Hongxin Liao

Hongxin Liao


PhD candidate (University of Leeds) - Soft Robotics


Research interests

As a key member of a multidisciplinary research team, I am leading the development of a noval cell stretching device that aims to revolutionize the field of mechanobiology. This innovative device addresses the limitations of existing cell stretching technologies by offering novel strain profile control, scalability, and mass producibility. My key skills are soft robotics, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Control system (Arduino, MATLAB), Cell Culture and analysis.



  • MSc (Imperial college London) - Biomedical engineering
  • Beng (University of Leeds) - Mechanical engineering

Research groups and institutes

  • Healthcare Mechatronics
  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Manufacturing