Qin (Maggie) Qi
Qin (Maggie) Qi joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2022. She earned dual BS from Cornell University and a PhD from Stanford University. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Her research focuses on combining extensive theoretical and computational work on predictive models that guide experimental design. She seeks to investigate particle-cell biomechanics and function for better targeted cell-based therapies. Qi also plans to design microphysiological systems that elucidate hydrodynamics in complex organs, including the delivery of drugs to the eye, and to examine ionic liquids as complex fluids for biomaterial design. Her aim is to push the boundaries of fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, and soft matter for human health and innovate precision healthcare solutions. Qi was a participant in the inaugural class of the MIT Rising Stars in chemical engineering.