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, artificial intelligence 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, high-rate data storage, super-resolution imaging, efficient light harvesting and ultra-sensitive biomedical detection.

Prof. Liu joined Northeastern University in 2012. He is a full 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. degrees in Physics from Nanjing University (Nanjing, China) in 2003 and 2000, respectively. Prof. Liu has authored and co-authored over 100 journal papers including ScienceNatureNature NanotechnologyNature CommunicationsAdvanced MaterialsPhysical Review LettersNano LettersACS Nano, with an H-index of 56 and total citations over 14000 (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 the Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award (2023), 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). He has served as an editorial board member for Nano Convergence, PhotoniX, EPJ Applied Metamaterials and Scientific Reports. He is a Fellow of Optica and SPIE.

Recent News

2024
4/2024– Ziqiang successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Cai!
4/2024– Lin successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Deng!
1/2024– Yuxiao Li joined our group as a new PhD student. Welcome on board!
2023 
8/2023– Chuangtang received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship at Northeastern University. Congratulations!
8/2023– Yihao successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Xu!
4/2023– Yihao received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship at Northeastern University. Congratulations!
4/2023– Yihao received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship at Northeastern University. Congratulations!
4/2023– Nature Photonics published a News & Views article to highlight our recent Science paper.
3/2023– Alex received the prestigous Draper scholarship. Congratulations!
1/2023– Our collaborative work with Prof. Ruwen Peng and Prof. Mu Wang at Nanjing University was published in Science! In this work, we break the fundamental limit of polarization multiplexing capacity of metasurfaces by introducing the engineered noise.
1/2023– Alexander Montes McNeil joined our group as a new PhD student. Welcome on board!
1/2023– Prof. Yongmin Liu was elected as a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. Congratulations!.
2022 
11/2022– Prof. Yongmin Liu was elected as a Fellow of OPTICA (formerly OSA). He was honored for significant contributions to the fundamental and application of nanophotonics, particularly plasmonics and photonic metamaterials. Congratualtions!
11/2022– Prof. Zengbo Wang from Bangor University, UK will be visting our group for one year, under the support of the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship. Welcome, Prof. Wang!