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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801


Office hours 8:30a - 5:00p


Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375


Gang Logan Liu

Gang Logan Liu

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
3104 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-4349
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Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of California-Berkeley and San Francisco, 2006
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Luke P. Lee

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.

Research Interests:
Nano-Bio Hybrid Photonics and Electronics, Green microfluidic environmental sensors, Mobile Digital Health Biochips
For more information:
Nanobionics Lab

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements:

  • Fellow (2015)
  • X Prize Foundation Nokia Sensing XChallenge Distinguished Award (2013)
  • Vodafone Wireless Innovation Award (2013)
  • Beckman Faculty Fellowship (2013)
  • Outstanding Advisor (2012)
  • Finalist, Vodafone Wireless Innovator (2012)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2011)
  • Finalist, Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award (2010)
  • Ernest O. Lawrence Fellowship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2007)
  • Outstanding Publication Award, University of California (2006)
  • Innovator Award Finalist, International Association of Laboratory Automation (2006)
  • Poster Competition Award, 4th UC Surface Science Symposium (2006)
  • Elected Member, Sigma Xi (2005)
  • Finalist and Honorable Mention, Berkeley Technology Breakthrough Competition Award (2005)
  • Winner, Berkeley-Stanford Technology Competition (2003)