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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Jin Liu

Jin Liu

Associate Professor

Sloan 225A

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2001

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Bioengineering,  University of Pennsylvania, 2009 – 2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering,  Johns Hopkins University, 2008 – 2009

Research Interests

  • Multiscale modeling and simulation
  • Fluid mechanics, turbulent flow and computational fluid dynamics
  • Micro/Nano-fluidic and bio-fluidics
  • Electrokinetic transport and electrowetting
  • Modeling of mesoscale molecule adhesion and targeted drug delivery

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • J. Liu, M. Wang, S. Chen and M. Robbins, “Uncovering molecular mechanisms of electrowetting and saturation with simulations”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108: 216101 (2012)
  • J. Liu, N. Agrawal, A. Calderon, P.S. Ayyaswamy, D.M. Eckmann and R. Radhakrishnan, “Multivalent binding of nanocarrier to endothelial cells under shear flow”, Biophys. J. 101 (2): 319-326 (2011) (Featured Cover Story)
  • J. Liu, G. Weller, B. Zern, P.S. Ayyaswamy, D.M. Eckmann, V.R. Muzykantov and R. Radhakrishnan, “Computational Model for Nanocarrier Binding to Endothelium Validated using in Vivo, in Vitro and Atomic Force Microscopy Experiments”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107 (38): 16530-16535 (2010)
  • J. Liu, M. Wang, S. Chen and M. Robbins, “Molecular Simulations of Electroosmotic Flows in Rough Nanochannels”, J. Comput. Phys. 229 (20): 7834-7847 (2010)
  • J. Liu, S. Chen, X. Nie and M. Robbins, “A Continuum-Atomistic Simulation of Heat Transfer in Micro- and Nano-Flows”, J. Comput. Phys. 227 (1): 279-291 (2007)