Dr.Liu Lab: Bio Nanomechanics, LU




Principle Investigator




Yaling Liu

Department of Mechanical Engireening & Mechanics

Bioengineering Program

Associate Professor, Lehigh University

Associate member, Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine



PhD Students



Jifu Tan

Mechanical Engineering

Project: Computational Nanoparticle Drug Delivery and Microfluidics experiment validation



Antony Thomas

Biomedical Engineering

Cancer cell capture on micropatterned surface
Nanoparticle biodistribution in biomimetic chips
DNA-Au Nanoparticle based optical switch and DNA-Au nanoparticle assembly



Shunqiang Wang


Project: Circulating Tumor Cell Capture and Biosensing at Ultralow Concentration



Doruk Erdem Yunus

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical/Biomedical design and manufacturing



Christopher Uhl


Particle delivery in biomimetic vascular flow networks
Testing the stent/cell interaction that occurs during stent implantation
Detection of proteins associated with circulating tumor cells at very low concentrations


Undergraduate Students




Dan DePietro


Cancer cell capture on micropatterned surface and Nanoparticle distribution on ICAM-1 coated biomimetic chips




John Curry

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Project: Enhanced mixing by ultrasound excited microbubbles




Kyle Selditch


DNA-Au Nanoparticle based optical switch and DNA-Au nanoparticle assembly




Hannah Feragen

Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences

Project: 3D design and visualization of complex bio-nano systems




Jinliang Li

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Project: Mechanical stretching device for stimulation of cells and biomolecules




Jordan Rejaud

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Project: Biomimetic Microfluidic Chips


Matthew Waller, (B.S., ME.) Project: Cell-Biomaterial Interaction

Chad Molyet, (B.S., ME.) Former Project: Nanoparticle Distribution in Capillary Channel

Daniel Tran, (B.S., Biology.) Former Project: Molecular Simulation of Nanoparticle Thermal Thearpy




Research Associates



Abhijit Ramchandran

Biomedical Engineering

Project: Characterization and Enumeration of Heterogeneous Cancer Cell Transformation and Clonal Progression using Microfluidics and Microelectronics

Past Graduate Students



Samar Shah

(M.S., ME, now work as Project Engineer in a chemical industry at Virginia)

Thesis: Numerical simulation of particle adhesion dynamics for applications in Nanomedicine and Biosensing



Abhijit Ramchandran

(M.S., BME, now at Dava Oncology working on Cancer Clinical Research at Dallas)

Thesis: Moleculer modeling of DNA translocation in Bio-Functionalized nanopores with applications in Gene sequencing



Qingjiang Guo

(M.S., ME)

Thesis: Biosensing at Ultralow Concentration



Manohara Mariyappa

(M.S., ME, now work as Project Engineer in Altair Engineering, Inc. at Detroit)

Thesis: Multiscale modeling of targeted drug delivery and DIEP flap perfusion


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