Wen Liu, Ph.D.

Wen Liu
  • -Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training


Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Human Sensorimotor Control and Disorders
-Stroke Rehabilitation
-Sports Injury Rehabilitation


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Nanchang University, 1982
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1986
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 1997


Liu is currently conducting research in the area of motor learning, postural control, and gait disorders in individuals with age-related diseases such as stroke, and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Liu is also working on research projects to quantitatively assess the effect and mechanism of complementary medicine approaches including acupuncture and qigong exercise in cancer patients and patients with neurological diseases. In addition, he and his students are involved in research of functional instability of ankle joint after sprain injuries.

By utilizing a number of cutting-edge approaches, such as sensory-enhanced and robot-aided training, Dr. Liu hopes to create a more comprehensive understanding of how motor training can positively impact individuals with neurological or motor functional impairment.