Yubiao Liu, Ph.D.

Medical Application Development Scientist
Eastman Chemical Company

Yubiao Liu, Ph.D., is the global technical platform lead in Eastman specialty plastics medical device segment at Eastman Chemical Company, in Kingsport, Tenn., USA. Liu supports medical customers globally with a greater focus on developing new products to address previously unmet needs for medical device housings and electronics. With over 12 years of experience in the medical industry specialized in polymer synthesis and material evaluation, Liu is an authority in the field.

He joined Eastman in 2012 as the medical application development representative, specializing in Tritan™ copolyester for applications in the medical device industry. Prior to his time at Eastman, in 2006, Liu was a research scientist at Greatbatch Medical, working on the development of biomimetic coating and on an antimicrobial coating project. He has eight years of medical industry experience in polymer and biomaterial synthesis and polymer material evaluation, and has provided support to 510(k) submissions.

Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Akron. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Akron and Emory University School of Medicine, focusing on polymer synthesis and biomaterial surface modification.