Gang Logan Liu

Gang Logan Liu
(217) 244-4349
3104 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
Assistant Professor
(217) 244-4349
3104 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab

Research Topics

  • Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology


  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of California-Berkeley and San Francisco, 2006

Academic Positions

  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-present

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Research Topics

  • Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Nano-Bio Hybrid Photonics and Electronics, Green microfluidic environmental sensors, Mobile Digital Health Biochips

Research Statement

My research area lies at the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology and information technology including both theoretical and experimental aspects. Particularly I have been extremely interested in studying the micro and nano scale interface between solid-state electronic/photonic system and biological system. My research efforts have been dedicated to understand and control molecular and cellular systems using nanoengineering methods for the benefit of curing diseases, and improving life quality and preserving environmental sustainability.

Being aware of the grand challenges of 21st century we are facing in the United States and the whole world such as cancer diagnostics and therapy, agricultural and water sustainability, and affordable health care for more people, I worked tirelessly to foster innovative research projects in my lab to directly respond to these challenges with the immediate and long-term scientific, technology and societal impacts. The three closely related thrusts of my research are 1) Nano-Bio hybrid photonic devices, 2) Green microfluidic environmental sensors, and 3) Mobile digital health biochips. Due to the unique nature of my research in ECE department, I have been very active in reaching out to many Illinois colleagues from different disciplines including chemistry, physics, environmental science, agricultural and food engineering, molecular and cell biology. By participating in many campus-wide research alliances, I have contributed to a few center-scale federal grant applications and my research group has created many novel works through the multidisciplinary collaborations.

Chapters in Books

  • G. L. Liu et al.(2012) "Biosensing based on Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" in J. Li and N. Wu (Ed.),Biosensors Based on Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
  • G. L. Liu (2012) "Plasmon Resonance Energy Transfer Nanospectroscopy" in B. Bhushan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. Springer
  • G. L. Liu (2010) "Introduction to Nanophotonics." In G. Popescu, Nanobiophotonics (Chap. 3). New York: McGraw-Hill
  • G. L. Liu and L. P. Lee (2009) "Micro and Nano Optofluidic Flow Manipulation." In C. Yang (Ed.), Optofluidics (Chap. 7). New York: McGraw-Hill

Selected Articles in Journals


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