Yuan Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow



Yuan received her Ph.D. in Physics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Prior to joining KAUST, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre (ABIC) and Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). 

Research Interests

Fluid dynamics, microfluidics, soft matter

Selected Publications

  • Y. Liu, J.H.Y. Lo, J.K. Nunes, H.A. Stone and H.C. Shum, High-throughput measurement of elastic moduli of microfibers by rope coiling, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press, 2024.
  • Y. Shen#, Y. Liu#, J.K. Nunes, C. Wang, M. Xu, M.K.T. To, H.A. Stone and H.C. Shum, Fibro-gel: An all-aqueous hydrogel consisting of microfibers with tunable release profile and its application in wound healing, Advanced Materials, 2211637, 2023.
  • H.Y. Lo#, Y. Liu#, S.Y. Mak, Z. Xu, Y. Chao, K.J. Li, H.C. Shum and L. Xu, Diffusion-dominated pinch-off of ultralow surface tension fluids, Physical Review Letter 123, 134501, 2019.
  • Y. Liu, P. Tan and L. Xu, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in an ultra-thin air film causes drop splashing on smooth surfaces, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 3280-3284, 2015.
  • Y. Liu, P. Tan and L. Xu, Compressible air entrapment in high-speed drop impacts on solid surfaces, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 716, R9, 2013.