Principal Investigator

Changchun Liu

Research Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania


Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, 2005
Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS), Beijing, China
M.S. in Organic Chemistry, 2002
Yunnan University, Kunming, China
B.S. in Applied Chemistry, 1999
Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Dr. Changchun Liu has a highly interdisciplinary background and training spanning Engineering (i.e., electronic, mechanical), Chemistry and Biomedicine, which well equips him to develop cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research at the interface of biomedicine, micro/nano technology and engineering. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at the Yunnan University, China in 1999 and 2002, respectively, and Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS), China in 2005. He received postdoctoral training in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania during 2007-2012. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor at the IECAS, China during 2005-2007. With the support of his NIH career development award (K25) (2012-2017), he received training in Biomedicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, enabling him to successfully transition from a Mechanical Engineer to become an independent biomedical researcher.

Professional Positions

Research Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 07/2017-present

Research Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 04/2012-06/2017

Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania, 09/2010-03/2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, 10/2007-08/2010

Assistant Professor, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 04/2005-09/2007

Awards and Honors (Selected)

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Award, 2016

Penn One Health Award, 2015

NIH Career Development Award (K25), 2012-2017

NSF Fellowship for Summer Institute on Cancer Nanotechnology, 2011

Professional Activities (Selected)

Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports from Nature Publishing Group, 6/2015 – present

NIH/NIAID Special Emphasis Panel, February 2017

Committee member, 2016 One Health Award Committee, October 2016

Stream Chair, Global Engage Microfluidics Congress: USA, July 11-12, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Referee for professional journals (> 20 journals)

Contact Details

Telephone: (215)-746-2848

210 Towne Building
220 S. 33rd St.
Pennsylvania, 19104-6315, USA