Faculty & Research

Jonathan Liu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan Liu

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2005
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2000
  • B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Physics, Princeton University, 1999

Jonathan Liu joins the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor this fall. Recently an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY), he earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Jonathan directs a Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory where his research focuses on developing biomedical optical devices and molecular contrast agents for cancer diagnostics and therapy. Examples include miniature handheld microscopes for real-time optical biopsy of living tissues, as well as spectral- imaging endoscopes for in vivo molecular screening of disease biomarkers.

He received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Canary Foundation and American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a K99/R00 career-development award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He currently is the PI of an R21 and two R01 grants from the NIH that include first-in-human translational studies.