Department of Biomedical Engineering
Stony Brook University, USA
Yi-Xian Qin is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Stony Brook University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Biomechanics) from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997. After a short postdoctoral training in Musculoskeletal Tissue Growth and Regeneration at Orthopaedics of Stony Brook, he became one of the founding faculty members in the Department of BME at Stony Brook University in 1998. His primary scholarly contributions to the field gravitate towards improving the understanding of the physical milieu of the skeletal system under physical regulations, particularly how fluid flow serves as regulatory signals to the bone cell functions and tissue remodeling. His research interest is also focused on the diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound for characterization the physical properties of bone and guided treatment for bone diseases. These works may potentially impact to the health and well-being of the (ever) aging population, as it pertains directly to understanding the etiology of osteoporosis, and may well identify novel means of suppressing bone loss, and may provide a unique clinical assay to accelerate healing and regeneration via non-pharmaceutical approaches. He has been an active member for more than 15 national and international scientific societies, and is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like BMC Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. He served as organizer for several national and international conferences, i.e., Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering track chair for BMES, the International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop, and the International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research. He has authored more than 70 papers and book chapters in related field.
Bone blood flow and remodeling, Mechanotransduction in biological tissues, Fluid flow and bone health, Tissue engineering and regeneration.