Dr Aiqin Liu

Dr Aiqin Liu


Dr. Aiqin Liu graduated from Southwest Jiaotong University China receiving her Master’s degree in Biomaterials. She came to UK to study a PhD in artificial joint replacements in University of Leeds in 2008. Her project was “Determination of the biological response to and cellular uptake mechanisms of nanometre-sized UHMWPE wear particles from total hip replacements”. After successfully obtained her PhD degree in 2012, she started to work as a research fellow in the area of tribological simulation of natural knee. In 2015, she received a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation Management from University of Leeds Business School, which established her knowledge in management of the commercialisation of medical device from pre-clinical research.  

Research interests

  • Tribological simulation of natural knee joints and total joint replacements
  • Preclinical testing of cartilage substitution therapies and meniscal repair interventions for early degenerative disease in the knee
  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering

To find out more about the Insitute of Medical & Biological Engineering's research visit imbe.leeds.ac.uk


  • BEng, MEng, PhD in Medical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation Management

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering