June 2024   [Research] Congratulations to Yijie Cheng who passed the qualifying exam in ChE! Now Yijie is a PhD candidate.

June 2024   [Research] Adolfo Lopez works in our lab as part of the ENSURE program, which offers summer research opportunities for high-achieving undergraduates. 

May 2024   [Research] Yijie (1st graduate) and Adolfo (senior undergraduate) presented their research at MSU's annual Engineering Graduate Research Symposium! Their audience is people with general engineering backgrounds. 

Apr 2024   [Outreach]  Liu Lab presented at the MSU's annual Science Festival! Curious kids and their parents from all around Michigan came to visit our expo booth. They learned Science about optical materials and played with different hydrogels.  Check more information about hydrogel optics here.

Feb 2024   [Research] Xinyue, in collaboration with Dr. Yun Liang in Physiology and Dr. Weiyi Lu in Civil Engineering, got the Tetrad Initiative Award. Thanks for the support from the departments and MSU! 

Jan 2024   [New members] Braeden Keener, Adolfo Lopez, and Tori Morgan joined our group as undergraduate researchers. Welcome Braeden, Adolfo, and Tori!

Nov 2023   [Social] Our group had a thanksgiving dinner at my home - No turkey but hotpot. 

Nov 2023   [New members] Yuchen Bian joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Yuchen!

Oct 2023   [New members] Yijie Cheng joined our group as a PhD student. Welcome Yijie!

Aug 2023   [Teaching] Xinyue is teaching MSE425 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility in Fall 2023. It is an undergraduate-level course open to juniors and seniors. 27 students from Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering are taking the course. 

Aug 2023   We started our lab in the basement of Anthony Hall! A wonderland for experiments.

July 2023   Xinyue, as a co-PI, received an NSF grant on In-situ Hydrogel-MXene Biosensors in collaboration with Dr. Shaoting Lin at MSU and Dr. Chenglin Wu at Texas A&M University.

June 2023   Xinyue started recruiting students at MSU in Fall 2023.