Our research is mainly focused on light-matter interactions at the micro/nano scale, with applications in nanophotonics, optical trapping, and optofluidics. We are particularly interested in developing tools based on radiation pressure and applying these tools to tackle difficult problems at the intersection of various disciplines. The goal of our research is, from an engineering point of view, to advance scientific understanding of optical and biophysics and to improve the life of the masses.

Acknowledgements to our sponsors:

NSF       DOE    nih-logo_1000_3      my ccdc_soldier_center




Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering (by courtesy)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
yliu11 at wpi.edu

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Lab Phones: 508-831-5000 ext 2956; 508-831-5000 ext 2059
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