In February 2010, Chengtie joined the group of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow. His study will focus on the development of novel bioactive materials for drug delivery and tissue repair with Dr. Michael Gelinsky.
From 1996 to 2000, Chengtie studied Materials Science and Engineering at the Dalian Polytechnic University, China, for a bachelor degree. From 2000 to 2003, he finished his studies in Materials Science for a Master degree at the same university. During his studies he mainly focuses on the surface properties of biochips. After that, Chengtie studied bioactive ceramics for bone tissue repair as Ph.D at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Afterwards, as a postdoctoral research associate, he worked on bioactive ceramics at the University of Sydney, Australia. From 2007 to 2009, Chengtie, as a vice-chancellor research fellow, studied micro-engineering biomaterials for orthopedic application at the University of Sydney. From 2009 to 2010, he joined the Queensland University of Technology as a vice-chancellor research fellow. There he worked on bioactive mesopore bioglass for bone tissue regeneration.