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Research Group of Prof. Yongmin Liu
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The group led by Prof. Yongmin Liu is dedicated to interdisciplinary research that bridges engineering, optics, applied physics and nanoscience. Our research is a synergetic integration of fundamental science, nano material/structure design, and prototype device development. We are developing novel nano optical materials and devices for various applications including next-generation optical information processing, super-resolution imaging, efficient light harvesting and ultra-sensitive biomedical detection.


Prof. Liu joined Northeastern University in 2012. Currently he is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009, and both his M.S. and B.S. degree in Physics from Nanjing University (Nanjing, China) in 2003 and 2000, respectively. Prof. Liu has authored and co-authored over 70 journal papers including Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, with an H-index of 37 and total citations over 6000 (Google Scholar). His research findings were widely reported by international media including BBC News, CNN, TIME, NBC, New York Times, etc., as well as professional magazines such as Science, Nature, Nature Photonics, Nature Nanotechnology, Scientific American, National Geographic, Optics and Photonics News.


Prof. Liu was a recipient of Faculty Fellow of College of Engineering (2019), NSF CAREER Award (2017), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2016), SPIE DCS Rising Researcher Award (2016), 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2016), Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship (2015), and Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (2009). Currently he serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports, EPJ Applied Metamaterials and Nano Convergence.


Recent News


– Yihao received the John and Katharine Cipolla PhD Merit Award from MIE deparment. Congratulations!


– Yihao, Ziqiang and Lei presented their research at MRS 2019 Fall meeting.


– We received an NSF award to conduct exciting research on all-optical sensing and sorting of chiral molecules.


– Wei's work on probabilistic representation and inverse design of metamaterials based on a dDeep generative model was published in Advanced Materials, and Zhaoxian's work on complete control of Smith-Purcell radiation by graphene metasurfaces was published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations!


– We will work with Prof. Raymond Fu's group on a project of designing complex, multi-functional meta-systems by deep learning techniques, which was funded by NSF.


– Prof. Liu was selected as the Faculty Fellow of College of Engineering at Northeastern University. The College of Engineering Faculty Fellowship program recognizes the most promising Associate Professors in the College, who will have demonstrated both outstanding achievement and the potential for leadership in their respective departments, COE and Northeastern, and in their discipline.


– We will work with Prof. Sanjeev Mukerjee's group on plasmonics enahnced charge transfers and photo-electro-chemical energy conversion, which was funded by Army Reserch Office.


– Yihao and Prof. Liu presented two talks in APS March meeting.


– Two collaborative work with Prof. Hongli Zhu's group on processing and tuning cellulose nanocrystals for photonics was published in Advanced Optical Materials and Advanced Materials Interfaces. Congratudations to Feng!


– Prof. Liu was invited to write a Physics Viewpoint article about superscattering of light.


– The collaborative work with Prof. Zhenggao Dong on Dual-mode subwavelength trapping by plasmonic tweezers was published in Optics Letters. Cheers!


– Zuojia, our former visiting PhD student and now accosiate professor at Shandong University, received the best Ph.D. thesis award from Chinese Institute of Electronics. Congratulations!
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