Associate Professor Guozhen Liu
Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor Guozhen Liu

  • PhD in Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Australia (2003 –2006) under the supervising of Prof Justin Gooding
  • Master in Analytical Chemistry, College of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, China University of Geosciences, China (1997-2000)
  • Bachelor in Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, Hubei Normal University, China (1993-1997)
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

A/Prof Guozhen Liu is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW. Gaining her PhD degree in Chemistry in 2006 under the supervision of Prof Justin Gooding at UNSW, Liu is recognised for her innovative cross-disciplinary research in the area of biosensors, point-of-care diagnostics, and biomedical devices. She conducted her postdoctoral research at CSIRO (2006-2008) and UNSW (2008-2010), respectively before she accepted a faculty position as Associate Professor at the Central China Normal University, China (2010-2015). In 2015 Liu moved back to Sydney and worked as a Senior Research Fellow at ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhtotnics (CNBP), Macquarie University before she was awarded the prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2016.

Liu’s research career has alternated between industrial and academic research. Besides building effective collaborations within academia, she has maintained close engagement with the industry sector in the conduction of translational research. Liu’s industrial experience includes four years spent as R&D Manager for AgaMatrix Inc. (2010-2015), working for the US based company in China. This position saw her developing medical devices including glucose test strips and glucose meters. The sensing technologies described in her patents have attracted the attention and investment of industry end-users, such as AstraZeneca, BioLegend, Regeneus Ltd and AgaMatrix Inc. These technologies have been, or are in the process of being commercialised. Liu has attracted more than $5M in national and international research funding since 2016.

Professional Interests:

vice-chair in IEEE Sensors Council NSW chapter

Member of IEEE
Member of Australian Diabetes Society
Member of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Chartered member of Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Member of American Chemical Society
Member of Chinese Chemical Society
Member of Internatioanl Electrochemistry Society
Member of International Society of Aptamers (INSOAP)

Visit A/Prof Guozhen Liu's research web pages:


Hilmer Building E10 Level 5, Room 518 UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Han F; Wang T; Liu G; Liu H; Xie X; Wei Z; Li J; Jiang C; He Y; Xu F, 2022, 'Materials with Tunable Optical Properties for Wearable Epidermal Sensing in Health Monitoring', Advanced Materials, vol. 34, pp. e2109055,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Qiao K; Xu L; Tang J; Wang Q; Lim KS; Hooper G; Woodfield TBF; Liu G; Tian K; Zhang W; Cui X, 2022, 'The advances in nanomedicine for bone and cartilage repair', Journal of Nanobiotechnology, vol. 20, pp. 141,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Benzigar MR; Bhattacharjee R; Baharfar M; Liu G, 2021, 'Current methods for diagnosis of human coronaviruses: pros and cons', Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol. 413, pp. 2311 - 2330,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Xu X; Deng G; Sun Z; Luo Y; Liu J; Yu X; Zhao Y; Gong P; Liu G; Zhang P; Pan F; Cai L; Tang BZ, 2021, 'A Biomimetic Aggregation-Induced Emission Photosensitizer with Antigen-Presenting and Hitchhiking Function for Lipid Droplet Targeted Photodynamic Immunotherapy', Advanced Materials, vol. 33,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Frank MG; Baratta MV; Zhang K; Fallon IP; Pearson MA; Liu G; Hutchinson MR; Watkins LR; Goldys EM; Maier SF, 2020, 'Acute stress induces the rapid and transient induction of caspase-1, gasdermin D and release of constitutive IL-1β protein in dorsal hippocampus', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, vol. 90, pp. 70 - 80,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Li Y; Li S; Wang J; Liu G, 2019, 'CRISPR/Cas Systems towards Next-Generation Biosensing', Trends in Biotechnology, vol. 37, pp. 730 - 743,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wu W; Jia M; Wang Z; Zhang W; Zhang Q; Liu G; Zhang Z; Li P, 2019, 'Simultaneous voltammetric determination of cadmium(II), lead(II), mercury(II), zinc(II), and copper(II) using a glassy carbon electrode modified with magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles and fluorinated multiwalled carbon nanotubes', Microchimica Acta, vol. 186,


  • Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science 2020 , $25,000, Guozhen Liu
  • AstraZeneca Conference Sponsorship Fund, 2020, $14,000, Guozhen Liu
  • UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute Seed Fund, 2020, $30,000, Guozhen Liu
  • UNSW IRS 2020 Network Lab application fund, 2020-2021, $192,511, Nigel Lovell, et al, Guozhen Liu
  • UNSW-CAS Collaborative Research Bridging Grant, 2019, $50,000, Guozhen Liu
  • UNSW Conference Seed Fund, 2019, $10,000, Guozhen Liu
  • Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP180100801), 2019-2022, $475,000, Guozhen Liu, Nigel Lovell. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Margaret Morris, David Penn
  • UNSW Biomedical Engineering Seed Fund, 2019-2022, $450,000, Guozhen Liu, Margaret Morris, Jerry Greenfield, Maria Craig, Peter Vranes
  • Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant with Nutromics, 2019-2021, $2.15M, Guozhen Liu (Lead CI at UNSW)
  • MedImmune Industry Funding, 2018-2019, $591,000, Guozhen Liu
  • Australian Research Council  Future Fellowship (FT160100039), 2017-2021, $652,000, Guozhen Liu
  • ANSTO PhD Project Funding, 2018-2019, $7,500, Guozhen Liu (for PhD student Jagjit Kaur)
  • ANSTO PhD Project Funding, 2017-2018, $7,500, Guozhen Liu (for PhD student Fuyuan Zhang)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant for 3D-printer for biomedical applications, 2017, $100,000
  • Australian Research Council  Linkage Project, 2016-2019, $342,000, Ewa Goldys, Guozhen Liu, Graham Vesey
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant, 2015-2016, $50,000, Guozhen Liu, Ewa Goldys, Ayad Anwar
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant, 2015, $100,000
  • Regeneus Inc. Industry Funding, 2015, $75,000, Guozhen Liu, Ewa Goldys
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China General Project Funding, 2016-2019, Guozhen Liu
  • Central China Normal University Infrastructure Funding, 2014, China
  • Ministry of Education Self-determined Research Funding, 2013-2016, China
  • Wuhan Rongtan Tech, Industry Funding, 2011-2012, China
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China Early Career Research Funding, 2010-2012, China
  • Central China Normal University New Staff Funding, 2010, China
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship (IPRS) 2003, awarded by Australian government


  • Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science 2020, Australia
  • The second prize of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for Overseas High-level Talents 2018, China, Australia and South Africa
  • The Rising Star Award, Australian Association of Chinese Biomedical Scientists, 2018, Australia
  • Academic Excellence Award for transdisciplinary research publications in 2017, Australia
  • ARC Future Fellowship, 2016, Australia
  • Shortlisted by Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science 2016, Australia
  • Travel grant and Childcare grant for Emerging Therapeutics Summit 2016, Melbourne, awarded by International Innovative Research Network
  • Best Poster Award, CNBP Annual Retreat 2015, Lake Macquarie, Australia
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship (IPRS) 2003, awarded by Australian government