News - Jia Liu Group

AFOSR Awards Grants to 31 Scientists and Engineers through its Young  Investigator Research Program > Wright-Patterson AFB > Article Display 11/05/2021We are extremely grateful to receive the Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to support our work! 
NIH 9/17/2021We are incredibly grateful to receive the NIH/NIDDK Catalyst Award (DP1 Pioneer Award Program) to support our work!
Axoft, Inc. 9/01/2021:  We are excited to launch a startup from our lab, Axoft Inc., led by PhD graduate, Paul Le Floch, to revolutionize the brain-machine interface by making implantable electronics as soft as the brain.
  8/20/2021We welcome new graduate student Ariel Lee to the lab.  Ariel has received the GRFP from NSF.  Congratulations!
Paul Thesis Defense 6/16/2021:  First graduate student from our group, Paul Le Floch, successfully defended his Ph.D.  Congratulations!!
  5/1/2021We welcome new graduate students Yichun He and Jaeyong Lee to the lab. Yichun has received the James Mills Peirce Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. Jaeyong has received a fellowship from Kwanjeong Education Foundation. Congratulations!
LInc 3/25/2021: Jia Liu has been awarded LInc Faculty Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Many thanks to The Learning Incubator at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for this fellowship.
National Science Foundation 2/2/2021:  The group receives a two-year seed award in collaboration with Harvard University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center to support the cyborg organoids research. We are grateful to the NSF for their support.
  1/11/2021Emma Bou Hanna and Sebastian Partarrieu, both from Mines ParisTech, join the lab as Visiting Undergraduate Research Interns, welcome!
Harvard Vice Provost 10/16/2020: Jia Liu has been awarded the William F. Milton Award.  We are grateful to Harvard's Office of the Vice Provost for Research for this award.
Harvard Brain Science Initiative 9/30/2020:  Jia Liu has been invited to join the Harvard Brain Science Initiative. We appreciate the support from the Initiative. 
  9/3/2020:  Bridget O'Kelly and Kazi Tasnim from Harvard College join the lab as undergraduate researchers, welcome! 
National Science Foundation


9/2/2020:  The group receives an NSF CPS award to support the collaborative work on AI, nanoelectronics, and stem cell biology. We are grateful to the NSF for their support.

National Institutes of Health

8/25/2020:  The group receives an NIH R01 grant to support the cyborg organoids research. We are grateful to NIH for their support.

  7/1/2020:  Daniel Solomon has been awarded Harvard College Research Program Fellowship. Congratulations!
Harvard Stem Cell Institute 5/1/2020:  Jia Liu has been awarded a Harvard Stem Cell Institute 2020 Seed Grant Award for his cyborg organoids project. We are grateful to the Institute for their support.
Science Magazine 3/20/2020:  New paper published:   Liu J, Kim Y, Richardson C, Tom A, Ramakrishnan C, Birey F, Katsumata T, Chen S, Wang C, Wang X, Joubert L-M, Jiang Y, Wang H, Fenno L, Tok B-HJ, Pasca S, Shen K, Bao Z, Deisseroth K. Genetically targeted chemical assembly of functional materials in living cells, tissues, and animals. Science 367, 1372 (2020).  For two perspectives on this publication, please see article by K.J. Otto and C.E. Schmidt and article by S. Mao. 
  3/1/2020:  Ren Liu joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.  Welcome!  Ren received her PhD in Electrical Engineering at U.C. San Diego.
Harvard University 9/1/2019:  Two Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Fellowship awards have been granted to Jia Liu and to Hao Sheng of our group.  Jia has been awarded the Aramont Junior Faculty Fellowship. Hao has been awarded the Aramont Graduate Student Fellowship. We are very grateful to the Aramont Charitable Foundation for their generous support of our research. Please see the Harvard Gazette article for more information.
  9/1/2019:  We welcome new graduate student Xin Tang to the lab.  Also joining the lab are Gaël Ancel and Charlene de Guitaut, Visiting Undergraduate Research Interns from Mines ParisTech, and Han Jiang, Research Fellow, MS, Boston University 2019.  Welcome all!
  8/1/2019:  Siyuan Zhao joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow, welcome!  Siyuan received his PhD in Physical Chemistry at Peking University, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, working with Prof. Xiaojie Duan.  We would also like to welcome Shiqi Guo, joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.  Shiqi received her PhD in MEMS, Electronics and Photonics from George Washington University.
  7/1/2019:  The following students joined the lab as undergraduate research interns:  Suwan Ding (Fudan University), Vivi Song (West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University), and Tianyu Shao (Fudan University).  Qinyi Chen also joined the lab as a Fellow appointment, having just graduated from Jilin University.
  5/1/2019: Thomas Blum joined the lab as undergraduate research intern, welcome! Thomas is a freshman in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University.  On 4/12/19, Thomas received the Davenport College Richter Summer Fellowship, congratulations!
  3/1/2019: Zuwan Lin joined the lab as graduate student, welcome!
  2/8/2019: Hao Sheng joined the lab as graduate student, welcome!
  01/10/2019: Dr. Kewang Nan joined the lab as postdoctoral fellow, welcome! Dr. Nan did his PhD at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, with Profs. John A. Rogers and Paul V. Braun.
  01/01/2019: Dr. Qiang Li joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow, welcome! Dr. Qiang Li did his PhD at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with Prof. Yuguo Lei.
  01/01/2019: Paul Le Floch joined the lab as a joint graduate student with Prof. Zhigang Suo, welcome!
  01/01/2019: We start at Harvard SEAS on January 1, 2019.