Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2018
  • B.S., Bioengineering,Materials Science, Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Professional Honors
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2017
  • Robert A. Brown Graduate Fellowship, 2013
  • National Science Foundation REU Fellowship, 2012
  • Mandarin Chinese

Dr. Qing specializes in failure analysis, design, and development of consumer products. He is trained and certified on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for clinical investigations of devices. 

Dr. Qing leverages his training and project management experience to help clients with the design and execution of human participant research studies that are aimed to develop new wearable technologies for health and fitness tracking. Dr. Qing's expertise also includes synthesis of composite-based polymeric materials with tunable properties and mechanical testing of both synthetic materials and biological tissues at multiple length- and time-scales of deformation. He has extensive experience with various mechanical characterization techniques including oscillatory shear rheology, instrumented indentation, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and impact testing.

Additionally, he has experience with animal disease models, mammalian cell cultures, and various in vitro biological assays. His multidisciplinary engineering background enables him to investigate failures of medical devices and aid in the material selection and design of new products.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Qing obtained his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Biological Engineering. His doctoral research focused on developing synthetic surrogates for brain tissue that can be used as test media to evaluate new protective helmets and optimize robotic surgery techniques. During this work, he developed and validated new methods to measure the viscoelastic mechanical properties of brain tissue and of potential surrogate candidates. Dr. Qing also investigated the mechanisms of mechanical energy dissipation in soft, viscoelastic materials, specifically elucidating the role of surface adhesion.