Dr. Julie Liu nominated to AIChE Chemical and Technology Operating Council

Dr. Julie Liu, Associate Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, was recently nominated as a Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chemical and Technology Operating Council (CTOC).

As a Director of the CTOC, Dr. Liu will work with fellow council members in two major areas: leading the frontier of chemical engineering in knowledge advancement and disseminating that knowledge.

Dr. Julie Liu

“I am excited about my new role as a Director of CTOC.  I currently serve on the Bylaws Subcommittee, which will formalize best practices and work with the Divisions and Forums to update their bylaws.  I also serve as the liaison with the Materials Engineering & Sciences Division, the Society for Biological Engineering, and the Regenerative Engineering Society and look forward to working with them!” states Dr. Liu.

Dr. Liu earned her B.S.E. from Princeton University in 2000 and her M.S. (2002) and PhD (2006) from the California Institute of Technology. She was a National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School prior to joining the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering in 2008.

Dr. Liu's research focuses on designing protein-based biomaterials for application in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, such as cartilage engineering and surgical adhesives. 

A member of AIChE since 2001, Dr. Liu has held numerous positions of leadership in the organization, including: Division 15 (Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division) Director representing subarea 15d/e (Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science area) (2015-2016); Division 8 (Materials Engineering & Sciences Division) 2nd vice chair for 2014-2015; 1st vice chair (2015-2016), chair (2016-2017), and past chair (2017-2018). Dr. Liu has chaired and co-chaired materials-related sessions in Biomaterials and Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science. She was elected as the Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science programming chair and also served as the chair of the AIChE Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC).

Additionally, Dr. Liu has organized sessions and served in leadership positions in the Society for Biomaterials (SFB). Specifically, she was Chair of the Biomaterials Education special interest group and has served on the SFB Membership Committee, Education & Professional Development Committee, and currently serves on the Finance Committee.

Learn more about the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE

Learn more about Dr. Julie Liu at http://bit.ly/Dr_Julie_Liu

Source: Dr. Julie Liu, julieliu@purdue.edu , (765) 494-1935

Writer: Makenna Fitzgerald, fitzge39@purdue.edu