Liu Research Group at Temple


There is currently an opening for a Ph.D. student to start in Fall, 2022 or Spring, 2023. Please see the Opening page for details.

Research Vision

Our vision is to transform the fundamental science of sensor technology, with a strong focus on acoustics, that has the potential to exceed the capability of sensor systems found in nature. To accomplish this goal, we conduct our research to tackle challenges from the “3M” aspects, i.e., mechanism, material, and mechanics. Specifically, we explore new bio-inspired sensing mechanisms, engineer advanced materials including nanomaterials and metamaterial, and develop a solid understanding of the underlying mechanics.

Research Interests

  • Bio-inspired sensing and bio-mechanics
  • Acoustic metamaterials
  • Sound source localization and robotic navigation
  • Sensors for civil, mechanical, biochemical, biomedical, and environmental applications
  • Theoretical and experimental mechanics