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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 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 PhD position for Spring 2017 or Fall 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 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 is 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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