Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Dr Isaac Liu

Academic profile photograph

Dr Isaac Liu

Associate Professor ( Reader ) 

I dot K dot Liu at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7657 4348

LinkedIn Google Scholar ResearchGate ORCID


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 the Nanotechnology Institute, a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and an expert panel of the 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 100 high-impact journal papers (total citations more than 3500 times; h-index: 30) in Bioengineering and Biophysical areas and 30 other publications, including 2 US patents.

Research Interests

  • Nanobiomechanics,
  • Cell Biomechanics & Adhesion,
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine,
  • Biofluid Mechanics,
  • Nanobioengineering.

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

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