Institute of Bioengineering Research

Qiang (Charles) Ye, Ph.D.

Director, Institiute of Bioengineering Research Laboratories
Primary office:
Learned Hall
Room 5101E

Dr. Ye trained as a polymer chemist (Ph.D.) at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was a faculty member in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at USTC from 1997-2004. His research focused primarily in the areas of emulsion polymerization, dispersion polymerization, functional polymer microcapsules, and inorganic/polymer nanocomposites. Dr. Ye was actively involved in the development of novel synthetic materials that can be used in place of dental amalgam for posterior restorations. As Director of IBER laboratories, he has been instrumental in acquiring and configuring the research-grade equipment for the Center.  His efforts, in collaboration with the IBER executive team, have led to the creation of a facility at the University of Kansas that provides multi-scale structure/property characterization of materials and material/tissue interfaces. His analytical experience includes: vibrational spectroscopy, thermal analysis, HPLC, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, atomic force microscopy and nano-structure/mechanical testing to evaluate the composition of polymer and establish their structure-property relationships. He serves as research mentor for several graduate and undergraduate students.

Research Interests

  • Polymeric Biomaterials
  • Radiation Polymerization
  • Vibration Spectroscopy
  • Thermal Mechanical Analysis
  • Functional Imaging of Material/Tissue Interface


  • Society For Biomaterials, 2007-Present
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 2007-Present
  • International Association of Dental Research, 2005-Present
  • American Association of Dental Research, 2005-Present