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Current Members


Chang Liu, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, 2013

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2007


Dr. Liu joined the Biomedical Engineering Program and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor in 2018. Prior to this, he was a Research Scientist at Arizona State University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Liu’s research interests include: in vitro diagnostics, point-of-care devices, and translational biomarkers for improving healthcare. Dr. Liu received the NSF CAREER Award and the USC Breakthrough Stars Award. He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Biophysical Society.

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Xiaojun Wei, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2018-present

  • Project Research Assistant, Key Laboratory of Colloid, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), 2018

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018

  • MS, Material Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), 2013

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Xiaoqin Wang

Graduate Student

  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, 2018

  • BS, Applied Chemistry, Southwest University, China, 2015

Email: xiaoqin[at]


Zehui Zhang

Graduate Student

  • Project Research Assistant, Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (ICCAS), 2017-2019

  • BS, Chemistry, Soochow University, 2017

Email: zehuiz[at]

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Nandhini Subramanian

Graduate Student

  • B Tech, Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, CSIR-CECRI, India, 2019

Email: nandhini[at]



Kara McClung (Undergraduate, 2018)


Rachel Teague (Undergraduate, 2018-2019)


Jonathan Gray (Undergraduate, 2018-2019)


Roberto Gambarini (Undergraduate, 2018-2019)

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Leon Wang (High School, 2019-2021)


Gabriela Lozada Calle (REU, 2022)


Nyasia Brown (High School, 2022)

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