Welcome to the Living Materials Group! We are an interdisciplinary research group led by Xinyue Liu in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University. 

We are creating hydrogel and living materials that are used in energy, sustainability, and human health. To achieve our goals, we design multiscale structures and model multiphysics behaviors of living materials, develop living materials with sensing and actuation, and build high-performance living devices for medical, water, agriculture, and construction.