P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Yaling Liu

Position: 
Professor
Address: 
Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-5839
Yaling Liu

Areas of Research

Computational Mechanics
Engineering Mechanics
Fluid/Structure Interaction
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Transport Phenomena
Nanotechnology
Bio Microelectromechanical Systems
Micro- and Nanofabrication
Micro- and Nanoscale Manufacturing
Micro- and Nanosensors
Micro/Nanotechnology
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Microfluidics
Mathematical Sciences
Life Sciences and Bioengineering
Bioengineering
Biointerface Design
Biomaterials
Biomechanics
Biopharmaceutical Engineering
Biosensors
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Modeling of Biological Systems
Bioelectronics/Photonics
Life Science
Biophysics
Medical Devices
Medicine and Life Science
Artificial Organs
Physical Science, Mathematics, and Technology

Profile

Yaling Liu conducts interdisciplinary research in micro/nanoengineering for biology and medicine. In particular, he focuses on using combined experimental and computational fluid/solid mechanics approaches to characterize the interfacial phenomena at the micro/nano scale and in biological systems. Current efforts in his lab focus on emerging applications in nanomedicine, biosensing, and micro/nanofabrication. These involve multiscale modeling, biofluid mechanics, image-based simulation, MEMS fabrication, microfluidic chip testing, nanoparticle adhesion dynamics, and cell manipulation.

Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty, Liu served as assistant professor of mechanical aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arllington, and as senior engineer with Seagate Technology, and is recipient of the NSF Early CAREER Development Award as well as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He has pursued research through fellowships with Northwestern University and the NSF Summer Institute on Nanoscale Mechanics.

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University