Chang Liu (刘昶)

Prof. Chang Liu works in the Sensors and MEMS research area with 30 years of experiences in both research and commercialization.  He won the NSF Career Award in 1997, and was elected Fellow of IEEE in 2010.  He also specializes in education of technology entrepreneurship.  He has published a textbook with Pearson "Foundations of MEMS" and two texts with Tsinghua University Press on entrepreneurship and lab-market technology transfer.

His IEEE Fellow was based on the citation "for contributions to bioinspired and polymer micro electro-mechanical systems".




Bioinspired Sensors and Neuromorphic Sensing

Nature offers the best sensors in the world.  I want to study them.  One Approach is to build biomimetic systems.


Tsinghua University, China

Undergraduate studies in the Department of Precision Engineering and Mechatronics


Microelectromechanical Systems

Technology Commercialization, Entrepreneurship

All engineers should learn some business.  I am interested in teaching engineers business, and entrepreneurship.  For that purpose, I wrote two books, left academia (perhaps temporarily) and formed a company to explore.

Home Smart and Safety

SENSIC Corporation is dedicated to building sensor systems and for enhancing smartness and safety of home.


California Institute of Technology

Graduate work in the Electrical Engineering division.  Thesis title "Investigation of micro machined sensors and actuators for fluid mechanics applications". Advisor: Dr. YC Tai.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE).


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Full professor with tenure in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.