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Research Group of Prof. Yongmin Liu
Welcome to the website of Prof. Yongmin Liu's research group! We hope that you can take this chance to look around and find something interesting and informative.

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 30 journal papers including Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters and Nano Letters, with an H-index of 26 and total citations over 3400 (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.


We have one postdoc position (https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/41699) available for candidates who have extensive experimental experience in at least one of the following areas: (1) nano optics, ultrafast optics, and/or nonlinear optics; (2) photonics and optoelectronics based on 2D materials; (3) nano plasmonics and optical metamaterials.


We also have one PhD position for Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. 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


– 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!


–  Welcome Prof. Junbo Yang from NUDT, who will stay in the group as a visiting professor for one month.


–  Feng Cheng received NEU Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Research Grant. Congratulations!


– The group participated in the MRS Fall conference. Zuojia Wang and Kan Yao gave two oral presentations, Feng Cheng competed for the Science of Art, and Prof. Liu chaired one symposium session.


– The collaborative work with Prof. Shuang Zhang on Line Degeneracy and Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling of Light with Bulk Bianisotropic Metamaterials was published in Physical Review Letters.


– Prof. Liu gave an invited talk at University of Dayton. Many thanks for Prof. Qiwen Zhan for the host.


– Prof. Liu gave an invited talk at Purdue University. Many thanks for Profs. Tongcang Li and Liang Pan for the host.


– Prof. Liu visited AFRL and gave an invited talk. Many thanks for Dr. Shin Mou for the host.


–  The work of Graphene Plasmonic Metasurfaces to Steer Infrared Light was published in Scientific Reports.
  – More archived news can be found here


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