American Journal of Biomedical Engineering

American Journal of Biomedical Engineering provides a forum for the publication of the latest developments in biomedical engineering, and reflects the essential multidisciplinary nature of the subject. The journal publishes in-depth critical reviews, scientific papers and technical notes.

Yaling Liu

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, USA

Research Areas

Biofluid Mechanics, Lab-on-Chip, Nanomedicine, Biosensing, Nanofluidics


2006Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2004M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2001B.S.Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


2010-PresentAssistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University
2007-2008Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the University of Texas at Arlington
2006-2006Senior Engineer, Mechanical Research and Development, Seagate Technologies, MN

Academic Achievement

2010, NSF CAREER Award
2009, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
2009 , ΦΚΦ Recognized Professor
2005-2006, Royal E. Cabell Fellowship (Dissertation Year Fellowship), Northwestern University
2005, NSF Summer Institute on Nanoscale Mechanics, Bio-inspired Hierarchical Structures Fellowship Recipient
2004, NSF Summer Institute on Multiscale Modeling of Nanomechanics and Materials Fellowship Recipient
2001-2002, Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University

Publications: Journals

[1]  Y. Liu, Q. Guo, W. Qiang, and W. Hu, "Electrokinetic Effects on Detection Time of Nanowire Biosensor", Applied Physics Letters, submitted, 2011.
[2]  Y. Wan§, Y. Liu§, P. B. Allen, W. Asghar, M. A. I. Mahmood, Q. Guo, J. Tan, H. Duhon, Y.-t. Kim, A. D. Ellington and S. M. Iqbal, "Capture and Isolation of Cancer Cells with Aptamer-functionalized Glass Bead Array", Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), submitted, 2011 (§These authors contributed equally to this work).
[3]  Y. Liu, J. Tan, A. Thomas, V. Muzykantov, "The shape of things to come: importance of design in nanotechnology for drug delivery", Therapeutic Delivery, invited perspective article, under minor revision, 2011
[4]  J. Tan, A. Thomas, and Y. Liu, "Influence of Blood Cell-Particle Interaction on Nanoparticle Targeted Delivery in Microcirculation", Soft Matter, in press, 2011
[5]  S. Kona, J.F Dong, Y. Liu, and K. T. Nguyen, "Biodegradable Nanoparticles Mimicking Platelet Binding Facilitate Targeted Drug Delivery to Endothelial Cells under Shear Flow", International Journal of Pharmaceutics, in press, 2011.
[6]  Y. Wan, J. Tan, W. Asghar, Y. Kim, Y. Liu, and S. M. Iqbal, "Velocity Effect on Aptamers-based Circulating Tumor Cell Isolation in Microfluidic Devices", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115 (47), pp 13891–13896, 2011
[7]  R. Tian, S. Regonda, J.Gao, Y. Liu, Walter Hu, "Ultrasensitive protein detection using lithographically defined Si multi-nanowire field effect transistors", Lab on a Chip, 11, 1952-1961, 2011.
[8]  T. Li, W. Hu, Y. Liu, B.D. Sumer, and J. Gao, "Shape-specific Polymeric Nanomedicine: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges", Experimental Biology and Medicine, 236(1), pp 20-29, 2011
[9]  A. Ramachandran, Q. Guo, Y. Liu, "Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation of DNA Translocation in Chemically-Modified Nanopores", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115(19):6138-48, 2011
[10]  W. Yeo, K. Lee, Q. Guo, Y. Liu, J. Chung, "Ion Diffusion and DNA Stretching in an Open Nanofluidic System", Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 2(1), pp 011004, 2011
[11]  S. Shah, Y. Liu*, W. Hu, J. Gao, "Modeling Particle Shape-Dependent Dynamics in Nanomedicine", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11(2), pp. 919-928, 2011
[12]  J. Yang, M. Liang, N. Huang, Y. Liu, "Studying the Non-uniform Expansion of a Stent Influenced by the Balloon", Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 35(5-6):301-5., 2010
[13]  Y. Liu and S. Iqbal, "A Mesoscale Model for DNA Interaction in Functionalized Nanopores", Applied Physics Letters, 95, 223701 (2009). selected as the Cover Article of Nov. 30 Issue. (Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Dec 14, 2009; Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Dec 1, 2009).
[14]  A. Ramachandran, Y. Liu*, W. Asghar, S. Iqbal, "Characterization of DNA-Nanopore interaction by Molecular Dynamics", American Journal of Biomedical Science, 1(4), pp 344-351, 2009
[15]  W. Yeo, J. Chung, Y. Liu, and K. Lee, "Size-Selective Concentration of DNA to a Nanostructured Tip Using Dielectrophoresis and Capillary Action", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (31), pp 10849–10858, 2009
[16]  Y. Liu and S. Iqbal, "Silicon-based Novel Bio-sensing Platforms at the Micro and Nano Scale", Electrochemical Society Transactions, 16 (15), pp. 25-45, 2009.
[17]  W. Yeo, J. Chung, S. Liu, Y. Liu, and K. Lee, "Rapid Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Cells by Using Microtip-Based Immunoassay", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 393(6-7), pp 1593-600, 2009
[18]  Y. Liu, K. Oh, J.G. Bai, C. Chang, W. Yeo, J. Chung, K. Lee, W.K. Liu, "Manipulation of Nanoparticles and Biomolecules by Electric Field and Surface Tension", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197, pp 2156–2172, 2008.
[19]  Y. Liu, W.K. Liu, "Influence of red blood cell deformation and clustering on CO uptake", Proceedings of the 5th Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium, p: 103-110, 2008 (peer-reviewed article)
[20]  K. Oh, J. Chung, J. Riley, Y. Liu, and W.K. Liu, "Fluid Flow Assisted Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Nanowires", Langmuir, 23 (23), pp 11932 -11940, 2007
[21]  Y. Liu, W.K. Liu, N. Patankar, and T. Belytschko, "Immersed Electrokinetic Finite Element Method", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 71, pp 379-405, 2007.
[22]  Y. Liu and W.K. Liu, "Rheology of Red Blood Cell Aggregation in Capillary by Computer Simulation", Journal of Computational Physics, 220 (1), pp 139-154, 2006
[23]  W.K. Liu, Y. Liu, and D. Farrell et al, "Immersed Finite Element Method and Applications to Biological Systems", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195(1722-1749), 2006
[24]  Y. Liu, J. Chung, W.K. Liu, and R. Ruoff, "Dielectrophoretic Assembly of Nanowires", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (29), pp 14098-14106, 2006
[25]  Y. Liu, L. Zhang, X. Wang, and W.K. Liu, "Coupling of Navier–Stokes Equations with Protein Molecular Dynamics and Its Application to Hemodynamics", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 46(1237-1252), 2004

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Y. Liu, A. Ramachandran, "Coarse-Grained Modeling of DNA-Nanopore Interaction and Drug Delivery", Simulations in Nanobiotechnology, Taylor & Francis, 2011
[2]  W. K. Liu, A. Karpov, Y. Liu, "Computational Nanomechanics", Handbook of Nanophysics, Taylor & Francis, 2010
[3]  W.K. Liu, Y. Liu, A. Gerstenberger, D. Farrell, L. Zhang and X. Wang, "Immersed Finite Element Method and applications to Biological systems", in Finite Element Methods: 1970’s and Beyond, CIMNE, 2004
[4]  S. Li and W.K. Liu, Meshfree Particle Methods, Springer, 2004. Y. Liu contributed chapter 12
[5]  W.K. Liu, E. Karpov, H. Park, Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory, Multiscale Methods and Applications, John Wiley and Sons, 2006. Y. Liu contributed chapter 10
[6]  D. Qian, G.J. Wagner, W.K. Liu, M.F. Yu, Y. Liu, and R.S. Ruoff, "Mechanics and mechanical application of carbon nanotubes", in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers, 2003