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Academic Areas: BioMEMS, Biosensor

Research Interests: Integrative bionanophotonic and mobile sensing technologies and devices for the applications of advanced biomanufacturing, bioimaging, non-invasive diagnostics and therapy, environmental health sensing and mobile health.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D.  Bioengineering, University of California - Berkeley, 2006;

B.S.  Biomedical Engieering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2000

Professional Experience

Professor (2016-present), The Thousand Talents Program, School of Life Science and Technology, HuaZhong University of Science and technology

Associate Professor (2014-present), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Beckman Fellow Faculty (2013-2014), Center for Advanced Study

Faculty Fellow (2012-2014), National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Affiliated Assistant Professor (2009-2013), Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Assistant Professor (2008-2013), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Lawrence Fellow (2007-2008), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Postdoctoral Scholar(2006-2007), Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF, CA

Selected Publications

1) A. Ameen, L. P. Hackett, S. Seo, F. K. Dar, M. R. Gartia, L. L. Goddard, and G. L. Liu, “Plasmonic Sensing of Oncoproteins without ResonanceShift Using 3D Periodic Nanocavity in Nanocup Arrays,” Adv. Optical Mater.1601051,(2017)

2) L. P. HACKETT, S. SEO, S. KIM, L. L. GODDARD, AND G. L.LIU, “Label-free cell-substrate adhesion imaging onplasmonic nanocup arrays,” BIOMEDICAL OPTICS EXPRESS 8, 1139 (2017)

3) X. Wang*, T. W. Chang*, G. Lin, M.R. Gartia, G. L. Liu, “Self-Referenced Smartphone-Based Nanoplasmonic Imaging Platform for Colorimetric Biochemical Sensing”, Analytical Chemistry89 (2017)

4) X. Wang, G. Lin, G. Cui, X. Zhou, G. L. Liu, “White blood cell counting on smartphone paper electrochemical sensor,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 90, 549-557 (2017)

5) S.Seo, X.Zhou and G.L.Liu*, “Sensitivity Tuning through Additive Heterogeneous Plasmon Coupling between 3D Assembled Plasmonic Nanoparticle and Nanocup Arrays,” Small 12, 3453–3462 (2016)

6) Z. Xu, J. Jiang, X. Wang, K. Han, A. Ameen, I. Khan, T.-W. Chang and G. L. Liu*, “Large-area, uniform and low-cost dual-mode plasmonic naked-eye colorimetry and SERS sensor with handheld Raman spectrometer,” Nanoscale 8, 6162-6172 (2016)

7) T.-W. Chang, X. Wang, A. Hsiao, Z. Xu, G. Lin, M. R. Gartia*, X. Liu*, and G. L. Liu*, “Bifunctional Nano Lycurgus Cup Array Plasmonic Sensor for Colorimetric Sensing and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,” Advanced Optical Materials 3, 1397-1404 (2015)

8) S. Seo, L. Edwards, G. L. Liu*, Absorbance Amplification Using Chromophore-Nanoplasmon Coupling for Ultrasensitive Protein Quantification, Analytic Chemistry 87, 9710-9714 (2015)

9) L. Plucinski, M. R. Gartia, W. R. Arnold, A. Ameen, T.-W. Chang, A. Hsiao, G. L. Liu*, A. Das*, “Substrate binding to cytochrome P450-2J2 in Nanodiscs detected by nanoplasmonic Lycurgus cup arrays,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 75, 337-346 (2015)

10) X. Wang, M. R. Gartia*, J. Jiang*, T. W. Chang*, J. Qian, Y. Liu, X. Liu, G. L. Liu*, “Audio jack based miniaturized mobile phone electrochemical sensing platform,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 209, 677–685 (2015)

11) M. R. Gartia, S. Seo, J. Kim, T. W. Chang, G. Bahl, M. Lu, G. L. Liu* and J. G. Eden*, “Injection- Seeded Optoplasmonic Amplifier in the Visible,” Scientific Reports 4, 6168 (2014)

12) J. Jiang*, X. Wang*, R. Chao, Y. Ren, C. Hu, Z. Xu and G. L. Liu*, “Smartphone based Portable Bacteria Pre-Concentrating microfluidic Sensor and Impedance Sensing System,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 193, 653-659 (2014)

13) M. R. Gartia, A. Hsiao, A. Pokhriyal, S. Seo, G. Kulsharova, B. T. Cunningham, T. C. Bond and G. L. Liu*, “Colorimetric Plasmon Resonance Imaging Using Nano Lycurgus Cup Arrays,” Advanced Optical Materials 1, 68-76 (2013)

14) Y. Chen, E. R. Cruz-Chu, J. C. Woodard, M. R. Gartia, K. Schulten*, and G. L. Liu*, “Electrically Induced Conformational Change of Peptides on Metallic Nanosurfaces”, ACS Nano 6, 8847–8856 (2012)

15) A. Hsiao, Y. Komaki, S. M. Imaad, B. J. Marinas, M. J. Plewa* and G. L. Liu*, “Cytotoxicity Analysis of Water Disinfection Byproducts with Micro-pillar Microfluidic Device”, Lab Chip 12, 3891-3900 (2012)

16) Y. Chen, Z. Xu, D. Whitlock, Y. Lian, and G. L. Liu*, “Ultrahigh Throughput Simultaneous Top-down and Bottom-up Silicon Nanomanufacturing,” ACS Nano 5, 8002-8012 (2011)

17) H. Xing, Z. Wang , Z. Xu , N. Y. Wong , Y. Xiang , G. L. Liu* and Y. Lu*, “DNA-Directed Assembly of Asymmetric Nanoclusters Using Janus Nanoparticles”, ACS Nano 6, 802–809 (2011)

18) S. Imaad, N. Lord, G. Kulsharova, and G. L. Liu*, “Microparticle and Cell Counting with Digital Microfluidic Compact Disc using Standard CD Drive, ” Lab on Chip 11, 1448-1456 (2011)

19) J. Luecha, A. Y. Hsiao, G. L. Liu*, J. Kokini*, “Green microfluidics made of corn proteins”, Lab Chip 11, 3419-25 (2011)

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