School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Yang Liu MBSc MPhi PhD

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Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Engineering


  • BSc in Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences from China;
  • MPhil in Drug Delivery and Biochemistry from Aston University;
  • PhD in Dentistry from University of Birmingham
  • Previously a pharmacist in China;
  • Joined Loughborough University in 2004 as Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Now a Senior Lecturer and RCUK Academic Fellow in the Healthcare Engineering Group

Research Interests and Activities

  • Background and extensive experiences on cell and biomaterials interaction, specialised in bone tissue engineering using calcium phosphate or polymer-based scaffold, adult stem cell culture and differentiation,
  • Current research areas:
    • Translational research on stem cell and tissue engineering technology and nanotechnology for healthcare, mainly focused on 3-dimentional tissue culture; scale up/out, characterisation and quantification of cell/tissue-based products; implants and cell/tissue interactions; cellular mechanics; biological effects of mechanical stimulation, mathematical modelling in biological science and healthcare.

External Activities

  • Professional affiliations:
    • Member of TERMIS (Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society) and a previous member of The European Society for Biomaterials. Journal referee for “Surface and Coatings Technology”


The Smith & Nephew Prize (University of Birmingham, UK): best biomaterials PhD student 2003