Dr. Ying Liu is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has expertise and extensive research experience in the areas of nanotechnologies, biomaterials, and microfluidics.
Her PhD training was in a laboratory of soft-matter materials and polymer physics at Princeton University. Dr. Liu’s PhD thesis focused on developing aerosol particles for treatment of lung diseases and her postdoctoral training was in a microfluidic laboratory.
After starting at UIC in 2008, her research group has developed several scalable, reproducible processes to generate drug-delivery nanoparticles and microparticles, based on comprehensive understanding of the competitive kinetics and molecular dynamics.
Together, they have employed these technologies as the platforms to targeting delivery and sustained release of many compounds, including small-molecular organic compounds, peptides, siRNA, and miRNA.