Andrea J. Liu
Hepburn Professor of Physics
Andrea Liu’s ongoing research concerns theoretical problems in soft matter physics, including jamming in glass-forming liquids, foams and granular materials, and biophysical self-assembly and motility in actin structures and other systems. The recipient of a CAREER Faculty Award from the National Science Foundation, Liu is also a fellow of the American Physical Society. She received her doctorate from Cornell University and her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, before joining the Penn faculty in 2004. In 2010, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Liu currently serves as a member of the Aspen Center for Physics and as a member of the Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee on the National Research Council.