Qin Hu
Qin HuAssociate Professor
Electrical Engineering 
ET Building 234 
989-774-2138 



​​Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University, 2004
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P. R. China, 1998
  • B. S., Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P. R. China, 1995
​​Affiliations
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Biophysical Society; Society of Women Engineers; Bioelectromagnetics Society; American Physical Society; Technical reviewer forIEEE Trans on Plasma Science
​​Professional Interests
Bioengineering, Numerical Electromagnetics, Pulsed Power, High-Performance Computing, Nanotechnology
​​Teaching Areas
Microprocessor Fundamentals, Microelectronic Circuits
​​Selected Publications and Presentations
  • R.P. Joshi, Q. Hu, "Role of Electropores on Membrane Blebbing - A Model Energy-based Analysis," Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (6), 2012.
  • R.P. Joshi, Q. Hu, "Evolution Dynamics of Pore Sizes, Cell Volume, Ionic Concentrations Following High-Voltage Pulsing," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2012.
  • R.P. Joshi, Q. Hu, "Case for Applying Sub-nanosecond High-intensity, Electrical Pulses to Biological Cells," IEEE on Biomedical Engineering, 58(10), pp. 2860-2866, 2011.
  • Q. Hu, R. P. Joshi, “Model Evaluation of Changes in Electrorotation Spectra of Biological Cells After nsPEF Electroporation”, IEEE  onDielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 17(6), pp. 1888-1894, 2010.
  • R. P. Joshi, Q. Hu, “Analysis of Plasma Membrane Permeabilization Mechanics and Pore Shape Due to Ultrashort Electrical Pulsing”, Med. Biol. Eng. Comput., 48(9), 837-844, 2010
  • Q. Hu, O. Fadiran, W. Li, R. P. Joshi, “Dielectrophoresis and Electrorotation of Spheroidal cells after nsPEF Induced Electroporation”, The 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IEEE), Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICBBE.2010.5514999, pp.1-4, 2010
  • Hu, Q., R.P. Joshi, and A. Beskok, "Model Study of Electroporation Effects on the Dielectrophoretic Response of Spheroidal Cells," Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 024701, 2009
  • Hu, Q., R.P. Joshi, "Analysis of Intense, Subnanosecond Electrical Pulse-Induced Transmembrane Voltage in Spheroidal Cells with Arbitrary Orientation," IEEE on Biomedical Engineering, 1617-1626, 2009
  • Hu, Q., R.P. Joshi, "Transmembrane voltage analyses in spheroidal cells in response to an intense ultrashort electrical pulse," Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research - membrane biophysics 2, 2009
  • Hu, Q., R.P. Joshi, "Transmembrane voltage analyses in spheroidal cells in response to an intense ultrashort electrical pulse," Physical Review E 79, 011901, 2009
  • Joshi, R.P., Mishra, A., Hu, Q., Schoenbach, K.H., Pakhomov, A., “Self-Consistent Analyses for Potential Conduction Block in Nerves by an Ultra-Short, High-Intensity Electric Pulse,” Physical Review E 75, 061906, 2007
  • Joshi, R.  P., Nguyen, A., Sridhara, V., Hu, Q., Nuccitelli, R., and Schoenbach, K. H., "Simulations of Intra-Cellular Calcium Release Dynamics in Response to a High-Intensity, Ultra-short Electric Pulse,” Physical Review E 75, 041920, 2007
  • Hu, Q., Sridhara, V., Joshi, R. P., Kolb, J., and Schoenbach, K. H, “Molecular Dynamics Analysis of High Electric Pulse Effects on Bilayer Membranes Containing DPPC and DPPS”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol.34, No.4, pp.1405-1411, 2006
  • Joshi, R. P.,  Sridhara, V., Hu, Q., Nguyen, A., and Schoenbach, K. H., “Simulations of Cell   Response to High Intensity, Ultrashort Electrical Pulses,” Proceedings of the Bio-Electromagnetic Society Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 11-15, pp. 224-226, 2006 (invited)
  • Hu, Q., Joshi, R. P., Schoenbach, K. H., “Simulations of Nanopore Formation and Phosphatidylserine Externalization on Lipid Membranes Subjected to a High-Intensity, Ultra-Short Electric Pulse,” Physical Review E, 72, 031902, 2005
  • Hu, Q., Viswanadham, S., Joshi, R.P., Schoenbach, K.H., “Simulations of Transient Membrane Behavior in Cells Subjected to a High-Intensity, Ultra-Short Electric Pulse,”        Physical Review E, 71, 031914, 2005
  • Hu, Q., Joshi, R. P., Schoenbach, K. H., “Simulation of Dynamical Responses of Lipid Membranes Subjected to High-intensity Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields (nsPEF),” Electromed 2005 Conference, Portland, OR, May 15-18, 2005
  • Hu, Q.,  Joshi, R. P., Schoenbach, K. H., “Dynamical Studies of Model Membrane and Cellular Response to Short Duration, High Intensity Electric Fields,” Electromed 2005 Conference, Portland, OR, May 15-18, 2005
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., Lakdawala, V. K., and Schoenbach, K. H., “Modeling the Dynamical Response of Biological Cells,” IEEE Int’l Conference On Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Denver, CO, Oct. 17-20, 2004
  • Hu Q., "Dynamic Modeling Studies of Model Membrane and Cellular Response to Nanosecond, High-intensity Electric Fields,” Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Sep. 17, 2004
  • Joshi, R.P., Hu, Q., and Schoenbach, K.H., “Modeling Studies of Cell Response to Ultrashort, High-Intensity Electric Fields – Implications for Intracellular Manipulation,”        IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 1677-1686, Aug. 2004
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., Schoenbach, K. H., and Beebe, S. J., “An Energy-Landscape Model Analysis for Irreversibility and It’s Pulse Width Dependence in Cells Subjected to a High-Intensity, Ultrashort Electric Pulse,” Physical Review E 69, 051901, 2004
  • Hu, Q., and Joshi, R. P., “Modeling Studies of Cell Response to Ultrashort, High-Intensity Electric Fields”, Center for Bioelectrics, Norfolk, VA, Nov 11, 2003
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., and Schoenbach, K. H., “Modeling Studies Of Cell Response to Ultrashort, High-Intensity Electric Fields for Intracellular Manipulation,” Workshop on Bio-Dielectrics, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 19-22, 2003
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., Lakdawala, V. K., and Schoenbach, K. H., “Modeling Cellular Response to Ultrashort, High-Intensity Electric Fields,” IEEE Int'l Conference on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 19-22, 2003
  • Joshi, R.P., Hu, Q., and Schoenbach, K.H., “Dynamical Modeling of Cellular Response to Short-Duration, High-Intensity Electric Fields,” IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 778-787, Oct. 2003
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., and Schoenbach, K. H., “Modeling Studies of Cell Response to Ultrashort, High-Intensity Electric Fields–Implications for Intracellular Manipulation and Ion Transport,” ElectroMed Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 11-13, 2003
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., and Schoenbach, K. H., “Dynamical Modeling of Cellular Response to Short High-Intensity Electric Fields,” Bio-Electrics Workshop at the IEEE Conference on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Cancun, Mexico, Oct. 2002
  • Joshi, R.P., Hu, Q., Schoenbach, K.H., and Beebe, S.J., “Simulations of Electroporation Dynamics and Shape Deformations in Biological Cells Subjected to High Voltage Pulses,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1536-1546, Aug 2002 
  • Hu, Q., and Joshi, R. P., “Simulation of Ultrashort Electrical Pulse Effects on Cells: Electroporation Dynamics with Variance Surface Tension and Cell Deformation,” presented at the International Gordon Conference in St. Augustine, MA, July 2002
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., Schoenbach, K. H., and Hjalmarson, H. P., “Improved Energy Model for Membrane Electroporation in Biological Cells Subjected to Electrical Pulses,”Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research-Membrane Biophysics 3, 2002
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., Schoenbach, K. H., and Hjalmarson, H. P., “Improved Energy Model for Membrane Electroporation in Biological Cells Subjected to Electrical Pulses,”Phys. Rev. E, Vol. 65, pp. 041920:01-041920:07, 2002
  • Joshi, R. P., Hu, Q., Schoenbach, K. H., and Hjalmarson, H. P., “Theoretical Predictions of Electromechanical Deformation of Cells Subjected to High Voltage for Membrane Electroporation,” Phys. Review E, Vol. 65, pp. 021913-1–021913-13, 2002​