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 Arlington, 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.



Yaling Liu
Yaling Liu
(610) 758-5839
Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015


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

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