Full Name
Jia Liu
Job Title
Assistant Professor, Harvard University and Co-founder
Brief Biography
Jia Liu has more than 15 years of experience in nanoelectronics and bioelectronics. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2014. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University from 2015 to 2018. He joined the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2019. His laboratory at Harvard University is focusing on the development of soft bioelectronics, cyborg engineering, genetic/genomic engineering, and computational tools to address questions in brain-machine interface, neuroscience, cardiac diseases, and developmental disorders.

Jia has pioneered in bioelectronics where he has originated new paradigms that have defined the soft electronic materials and nanoelectronics architectures for “tissue-like electronics”, and their original applications for long-term stable brain-machine interface, high-density cardiac mapping, stem cell maturation, and multimodal spatial biology. His work has established some of the fundamental principles for current tissue- and brain-machine interfaces used in both academic research and industrial applications. He cofounded and served as scientific advisor of Axoft, Inc., a brain-machine interface company.

Jia’s work has been cited by Science as milestones in bioelectronics in 2013 and 2017 and awarded as Most Notable Chemistry Research and Top 10 World-Changing Ideas in 2015. Jia’s independent career has been recognized by recent awards, including a 2022 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), a 2021 NIH/NIDDK Catalyst Award from the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program, a 2020 William F. Milton Award, and a 2019 Aramont Award for Emerging Science Research Fellowship.
Jia Liu