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Liu Research Group at MSU is actively looking for highly creative and motivated scientists and engineers! Prospective researchers should have a strong interest in soft material synthesis and characterization, mass and heat transfer, biomaterials, microbiology, and/or additive manufacturing. For most inquiries, Xinyue can be reached at

Xinyue Liu

Assistant Professor 

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Michigan State University

Postdoc in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2022-2023

Ph.D.  in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2015-2021

B.S.  in Polymer Science & Engineering, Sichuan University, 2011-2015

Office: 3516 Engineering Building


Postdoctoral Researcher

Kai Xu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2015-2021

Research interest: Heat and mass transfer processes of biological materials


Graduate Student

Yijie Cheng

Ph.D. Student

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Nankai University, 2020-2023 

Research interest: Energy and mass transport in hydrogels

Lab: B212 Anthony Hall


Undergraduate Researcher

Yuchen Bian

B.S. in Botany, Michigan State University, 2023-Present

Research interest: Algae and plants


Braeden Keener

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2019-Present

Research interest: Flexible electronics


Tori Morgan

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering & Neuroscience, Michigan State University, 2020-Present

Research interest: Drug delivery


Adolfo Lopez

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2020-Present

Research interest: Biodegradable polymers