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Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

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Prof. Gang Logan Liu obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of California-Berkeley and UC-San Francisco. He finished his postdoctoral training in the Helen Diller comprehensive cancer center at San Francisco as well as Lawrence Livermore national lab where he was a Lawrence fellow. He is now an associate professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers as well as several book chapters.  His research focuses on designing and developing integrative bionanophotonic and mobile sensing technologies and devices for the applications of advanced nanomanufacturing, bioimaging, cancer diagnostics and therapy, environmental sensing and mobile health.  Dr. Liu has been awarded for several major awards in the past including Lawrence fellowship, Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), lab-on-a-chip emerging investigator, Vodafone wireless innovation award and Nokia sensing XChallenge distinguished award.  He is an elected fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers. His research works on colorimetric nanoplasmonic device and mobile phone nanosensor were reported by Forbes, Wired magazine, Huffington Post, NBC, and many other major news media.