Dr Isaac Liu
Associate Professor ( Reader )
Isaac Kuo-Kang Liu received his PhD degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1995, and MSc/BSc from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1986/84, respectively.
He was formally a Reader (2003-2009) in Biomedical and Cell Engineering at the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine, School of Medicine, Keele University and an Associate Professor (1998-2003) in the Mechanical and Production School of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
He is a fellow of Nanotechnology Institute, a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and an expert panel of European Society for Translational Medicine.
He is an editor of several prestigious journals, including as the chief guest editor, he has served Interface Focus (The Royal Society Journal) for two theme issues in 2011 and 2014. He has been invited to give 17 plenary talks at international conferences and many invited lectures in world-renowned institutes such as Cambridge, Oxford, The Royal Society, Columbia University (New York), and Max Planck Institutes (Stuttgart and Potsdam).
He has published 80 high-impact journal papers (total citations more than 3000 times; h-index: 28) in Bioengineering and Biophysical areas and 30 other publications, including 2 US patents.
- Cell Biomechanics & Adhesion,
- Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine,
- Biofluid Mechanics,
Projects and Grants
|Title||Funder||Award start||Award end|
|Multiscale biomechanical investigation of engineered tissue||Leverhulme Trust||01 Jun 2013||31 Mar 2017|
|DUK Equipment Grant: AFM single-cell force spectroscopy: determining the functional role of cell-cell adhesion and membrane dynamics in diabetes||Diabetes UK||01 Jan 2013||31 Dec 2015|
|Nano-mechanically engineered tissues for the next generation of therapy: Senior research fellowship||Leverhulme Trust||01 Sep 2010||31 Aug 2011|
|Subcontract for BBSRC grant Novel in vitro dynamic corneal model with online mechanical characterisation for pharmaceutical screening and tissue engineering applications||BBSRC||08 Jul 2010||30 Sep 2010|