Institute for Bioengineering Research

Qiang (Charles) Ye, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Ye was trained as a polymer chemist (Ph.D.) at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He manages a core research facility at University of Kansas (KU) that provides multi-scale structure/property characterization of materials and material/tissue interfaces. He has been praised as a highly collaborative leader, very skilled at designing new approaches to address complex problems related to the characterization of tissues, biomaterial/tissue interfaces, and biomaterials development. Faculty, staff and students in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, and chemistry frequently seek his advice in the planning, implementation and troubleshooting of a wide variety of experiments, and the interpretation of data. At KU Institute for Bioengineering Research (IBER), he is actively involved in the development of novel biomaterials that can be used in the repair and reconstruction of oral and craniofacial tissues.

Selected Publications
•Q Ye, P Spencer, E Yuca, C Tamerler. Engineered Peptide Repairs Defective Adhesive-Dentin Interface. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2017, 302(5), 1600487 (This work is featured on the cover of the journal)
•F Abedin, Q Ye, HJ Good, R Parthasarathy, P Spencer. Polymerizationand Solvent-Induced Phase Separation in Hydrophilic-rich Dentin Adhesive Mimic. Acta Biomaterialia 2014, 10(7): 3038-3047.
•Q Ye, R Parthasarathy, F Abedin, JS Laurence, A Misra, P Spencer. Multivariate Analysis of Attenuated Total Reflection-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR/FTIR) Spectroscopic Data to Confirm Phase Partitioning in Methacrylate-based Dentin Adhesive. Applied Spectroscopy 2103, 67(12): 1473-1478.
•Q Ye, JG Park, J Laurence, R Parthasarathy, A Misra, P Spencer. Ternary Phase Diagram of Model Dentin Adhesive Exposed to Over-wet Environments. Journal of Dental Research 2011, 90(12), 1434-1438.
•YH Ni, XW Ge, ZC Zhang, Q Ye. Fabrication and characterization of the plate-shaped gamma-Fe2O3 nanocrystals, Chemistry of Materials 2002, 14(3), 1048~1052.

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