Yuan LiuBack to all Members

MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, 2012
BS, Polymer Materials, Sichuan University, 2009

Doctoral Finishing Fellowship, MTU Graduate School, 2016

yliu23 (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

My project involves the development of hydrogel biomaterials with elevated strength and toughness using catecholic adhesive chemistries. Ability for these marine adhesive moieties to form strong reversible bonds is exploited to created hydrogels capable of resisting repeated loading with minimal loss to its initial mechanical properties. The long term goal of this project is to develop new and improved tissue adhesives and extracellular matrices for tissue engineering and repair of tissues that routinely experience large, repeated loads (e.g., cartilage, tendon, and ligament).

Selected Publications:
  1. Liu Y, Zhan H, Skelton S, Lee BP. Marine Adhesive Containing Nanocomposite Hydrogel with Enhanced Materials and Bioadhesive Properties. MRS Proceedings; 2013;1569:mrss13-1569-LL05-09.
  2. Dai F, Liu Y, Wang W, Liu W. Stable gene transfection mediated by polysulfobetaine/PDMAEMA diblock copolymer in salted medium. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. 2013;24:330-43.
  3. Yang J, Liu Y, Wang H, Liu L, Wang W, Wang C, Wang Q, Liu W. The biocompatibility of fatty acid modified dextran-agmatine bioconjugate gene delivery vector. Biomaterials. 2012;33:604-13.
  4. Wang N, Han Y, Liu Y, Bai T, Gao H, Zhang P, Wang W, Liu W. High-strength hydrogel as a reusable adsorbent of copper ions. Journal of hazardous materials. 2012;213:258-64.
  5. Liu Y, Yang J, Zhang P, Liu C, Wang W, Liu W. ZnO quantum dots-embedded collagen/polyanion composite hydrogels with integrated functions of degradation tracking/inhibition and gene delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2012;22:512-9.
  6. Liu C, Zhang P, Zhai X, Tian F, Li W, Yang J, Liu Y, Wang H, Wang W, Liu W. Nano-carrier for gene delivery and bioimaging based on carbon dots with PEI-passivation enhanced fluorescence. Biomaterials. 2012;33:3604-13.
  7. Li Y, Yang J, Li J, Liu Y, Liu W. Revisiting differences in the thermoresponsive behavior of PNIPAAm and PMEO2MA aqueous solutions. RSC Advances. 2012;2:2422-6.
  8. Han Y, Bai T, Liu Y, Zhai X, Liu W. Zinc Ion Uniquely Induced Triple Shape Memory Effect of Dipole–Dipole Reinforced Ultra‐High Strength Hydrogels. Macromolecular rapid communications. 2012;33:225-31.
  9. Bai T, Zhang P, Han Y, Liu Y, Liu W, Zhao X, Lu W. Construction of an ultrahigh strength hydrogel with excellent fatigue resistance based on strong dipole–dipole interaction. Soft Matter. 2011;7:2825-31.