Xiyuan Liu

Assistant Teaching Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

359 Link Hall




  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, USA
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering and Automation, Hefei University of Technology, China

Research interests

  • Microfluidics
  • Point of care diagnosis
  • Wearable biosensor

Current Research

Xiyuan specializes in microfluidics, point-of-care diagnosis and flexible wearable biosensor development. Specifically, her work focuses on developing biosensing, lab-on-a-chip systems for the emerging applications in clinical diagnosis, wearable sensing and mobile heath (mHeath) technology.

Teaching Interests

  • Microfluidics: fundamentals and applications
  • Bioinstrumentation


  • Council of Graduate Student (COGS) Conference Reward, 2017
  • MSUFCU Award of Research Translation in Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, 2016
  • Recognition for Outstanding Research in Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, 2016
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering Award – Most Downloaded Article, 2015

Recent Publications

  • X. Liu and P.B. Lillehoj. Embroidered electrochemical sensors on gauze for rapid quantification of wound biomarkers. (2017) Biosensor and Bioelectronics, 98: 189-194.
  • X. Liu and P.B. Lillehoj. Embroidered electrochemical sensor for biomolecular detection. (2016) Lab on a Chip, 16:2093-98
  • X. Liu and P.B. Lillehoj. Electrochemical detection in stacked paper networks. (2015) Journal of Laboratory Automation, 20(4): 506-10.
  • X. Liu, T.Y. Lin and P.B. Lillehoj. Smartphones for cell and biomolecular detection. (2014) Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(11): 2205-17. Most Downloaded Article in 2014-2015