Vice President of R&D for 3M International and APAC, 3M
Dr. Joe Liu has a Ph.D. in Thermal Energy Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, and a Ph.D. in Mechanics from the University of Minnesota.
Since joining 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1995 as a senior research engineer, he has held positions with increased responsibilities in multiple 3M operations, including laboratory manager in the corporate research materials laboratory, head of 3M China’s R&D center, and technical director of 3M China and 3M Hong Kong. In 2008, Dr. Liu was appointed as Vice President of R&D for 3M Asia Pacific and China Region. He is currently Vice President of R&D for 3M International and APAC and a member of 3M’s global executive conference. He has 27 issued U.S. patents and 36 technical publications. From 2006-2008, Dr. Liu served as a Shanghai Municipality Government Science and Technology Development Consultation Expert, and received the Magnolia Silver Award from Shanghai City.