Haipeng Liu

Haipeng Liu

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Haipeng Liu


2009 - 2013
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Materials Science and Bioengineering
Department of Materials Science and Bioengineering, HHMI
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA).

2007 - 2009
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Shands Cancer Center
University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Research Interests

Integrating approaches in synthetic chemistry and materials engineering for improving vaccines against autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases and cancer.

Research Projects

  • Engineering Albumin-hitchhiking vaccines for autoimmune diseases.
  • Designing multivalent molecular adjuvants (toll-like receptor agonists) for antigen presenting cells stimulation.
  • Engineering synthetic nanomaterials as antigen/adjuvant or drug carriers for subunit vaccine delivery.


 Xi, J.; Liu, H., Recent Advances in the Design of Self-Delivery Amphiphilic Drugs and Vaccines. Advanced Therapeutics. Adv. Therap. 2020, 3, 1900107.

Xi, J.; Li, M.; Jing, B.; An, M.; Yu, C.; Pinnock, C. B.; Zhu, Y.; Lam, M.; Liu, H.,* Long-Circulating Amphiphilic Doxorubicin for Tumor Mitochondria-Specific Targeting. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, (50), 43482-43492.

An, M.; Yu, C.; Xi, J.; Reyes, J.; Mao, G.; Wei, W. Z.; Liu, H.,* Induction of necrotic cell death and activation of STING in the tumor microenvironment via cationic silica nanoparticles leading to enhanced antitumor immunity. Nanoscale 2018, 10 (19), 9311-9319.

An, M.; Liu, H.,* Dissolving Microneedle Arrays for Transdermal Delivery of Amphiphilic Vaccines. Small 2017, 13 (26).

Yu, C.; An, M.; Li, M.; Liu, H.,* Immunostimulatory Properties of Lipid Modified CpG Oligonucleotides. Molecular Pharmaceutics 2017, 14 (8), 2815-2823.


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. 1998.
M.S. Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. 2001.
Ph.D. Chemistry, Purdue University - West Lafayette. 2007.

Courses taught by Haipeng Liu

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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