Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor of Biophysics
2674 G.G. Brown Laboratory
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, bottom-up synthetic biology, droplet microfluidics, systems biology of endocytosis and cell migration.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researcher (Germany), 2018
Endeavour Executive Fellowship (Australia), 2018
Emerging Investigator from Chemical Communications, 2017
Future of Biophysics Symposium Speaker at Biophysical Society Meeting, 2017
Rising Star Award from BMES-Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2017
Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2014
UROP Outstanding Research Mentor Award – Honorable Mention, University of Michigan, 2013
Director's New Innovator’s Award, National Institute of Health, 2012
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
Summer meeting travel award, American Society of Cell Biology, 2007
Student travel award, Biophysical Society, 2005
PGS-B Scholarship; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada, 2005
PGS-A Scholarship; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada, 2003
Science Scholar, University of British Columbia, 2000
Tenured and Tenure-Track
NSF Grant Awarded to Allen Liu Launches New Osteoporosis Study to Outer Space
A deeper look into bone cellular development and the effects of microgravity should bring a much better understanding of the condition.
High School Lab Researcher has Chance for Her Experiment to be Launched into Space
Studying the effects of microgravity on cytoskeleton wins a top 5 spot for high school student in the Genes in Space Competition.
NAE includes ME professor in the 2019 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Sixty early-career engineers were chosen to participate in NAE's symposium to discuss leading-edge research.
Liu's research highlighted in Research Features
What defines a living cell? How does one capture the molecular essence of life? These fundamental questions underpin the collaborative research program led by U-M ME Professor Allen Liu.
ME PhD Student Johanna Heureaux Receives 2017 STAR Award
The STAR award honors key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math
Liu's research featured in The Scientist magazine
Assistant Professor Allen Liu was featured in an article in The Scientist titled "The Mechanobiology Garage: New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells."