Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8 Canada.
Xinyu Liu is an Associate Professor and the Percy Edward Hart Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T, he was an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and BioMEMS in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 2009, all in Mechanical Engineering. He then completed an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (with George Whitesides) at Harvard University in 2009–2011. At U of T, his research focuses on micro/nanofluidics, M/NEMS, and micro/nanorobotics, with applications in medicine and biology. He received the Canadian Rising Star in Global Health Award (2012), the Douglas R. Colton Metal for Research Excellence (2012), the McGill Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence (2017), the MINE Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2018), and 7 best paper awards at major engineering and biomedical conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, IET Cyber-Systems and Robotics, and Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.