SuPing Lyu

Dr. SuPing Lyu
Senior Principle Scientist and Technical Fellow
Medtronic Inc.
“Implantable Medical Devices:
Medical Needs and Technologies”
Friday, March 13th, 2015
10:50 am – 11:50 am
BI 2504

ABSTRACT: This seminar will focus on three topics: what implantable biomedical devices are in today’s market, what devices we wish to have in future, and what key considerations we need have in developing medical devices. A message I want to deliver is that one needs to combine medical benefits, technologies, and commercial values of an innovative idea all together in order to bring products to the market to benefit the patients. Graduate students who are interested in industrial careers may learn how industrial research works.

BRIEF BIO: SuPing Lyu received his BE from Tsinghua University in 1991 and PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Both degrees are in chemical engineering. He joined Medtronic as a materials scientist in 2000 and was elected to Technical Fellow in 2008. Currently, he is a Senior Principal Scientist. He has experience in developing materials and related technologies for cardiac, spinal, vascular, and renal disease management products. He has served on industrial advisory boards for multiple institutes. He was invited to attend the US National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Conference. He authors over 25 peer-reviewed papers. He has a number of patents that helped the market-release of several medical products to serve hundreds of thousands of patients. SuPing’s current focus is on performance prediction of medical implants and drug-device combination products.