Wen Liu, Ph.D.

Primary office:
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160



-Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

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


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China, 1982
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautucis and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 1986
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 1997

Detailed Research Information

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.