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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 as an Assistant Professor in 2012, 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 50 journal papers including Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters and Nano Letters, with an H-index of 29 and total citations over 4200 (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 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.


We have one PhD position for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. We are particularly interested in students with background in one or more of the following areas: optics, engineering, physics and materials science. The successful applicants will have opportunities to develop excellent stills in multiple aspects, including electromagnetic modeling, micro-/nano-fabrication, device processing, advanced optical and electrical characterization.

Recent News


– Our work on Dudal-band Light Focusing by Stacked Graphene Metasurfaces is published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations, Wei, Zhoang and Xiaokang!


– Our work on origami-based reconfigurable metamaterials is published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations, Zuojia and Kan!


– Kan received College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Research Award. Congratulations!


– Prof. Liu gave an invited talk at the 2017 SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference, and gave three seminars at the University of Southern California, UC San Diego and UC Riverside. Many thanks to Profs. Durdu Guney, Wei Wu, Zhaowei Liu and Ming Liu for the invitations!


– Prof. Liu led an outreach program entitled " Illusion Optics - Build Your 3D Image Projector and Invisibility Cloak", which was supported by the SPIE Education Outreach Grant.


– Prof. Liu received NSF CAREER Award. Congratulations, and many thanks for the support of NSF!


– Prof. Liu was selected as a member of SPIE Rising Researchers. The award ceremony will be held in 2017 SPIE DCS Meeting in Anaheim.


– Feng successfully denfended his master thesis. Congratulations!


– Our group was well presented in the MRS Fall conference. Kan, Feng and Prof. Liu gave three oral presentations, and Prof. Liu co-organized and chaired the symposium on Functional Plasmonics.


– Our paper on Circular Dichroism Metamirrors with Near-Perfect Extinction was published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations!


– Our paper on Manipulating Smith-Purcell emission with Babinet metasurfaces was published in Physical Review Letters. Congratulations, Zuojia and Kan!


– The invited review article on Optical Chiral Metamaterials was published in Nanotechnology. Congratulations, Zuojia, Feng and Thomas!


– We were awarded Samsung GRO grant. Congratulations!


– Prof. Liu presented two invited talks in PIERS 2016 conference in Shanghai. He also presented a talk in the International Nanophotonics Workshop at Peking University. Many thanks to Profs. Renmin Ma, Chengwei Qiu and Xinfeng Liu for the invitation and host!


– Kan's paper on Ultracompact Nanoantennas with Tunable Directionality was published in ACS Photonics. Congratulations!


– Prof. Liu was invited to attend 3M Science and Engineering Faculty Day at Saint Paul, and present our research work.


– Prof. Liu received a 2016 SPIE Cycle Education Outreach grant to develop new outreach events to raise the awareness and interest of K-12 students in optics and photonics.


– Prof. Liu received the prestigious ONR Young Investigator Award. Congratulations!


–  Welcome Prof. Gongli Xiao  from Guilin University of Electronic Technology, who will stay in the group as a visiting professor for one year.


–  Prof. Liu received 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Congratulations!
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