Ming Liu

Ming Liu Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Prior to joining UCR, Liu was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, where he worked on using low-dimensional materials to understand the chemical reaction processes at catalyst surfaces, and to improve the performance of heterogeneous catalysts and to replace noble metals with earth-abundant metals for the chemical industry. Liu received his Ph.D. in applied physics from UC Berkeley in 2010, with doctoral research focusing on using nano-materials to control light at the nanoscale. He developed a new type of optical modulator based on graphene for high-speed on-chip optical communication. He also demonstrated a nanoscale plasmonic motor to generate force by harvesting energy from light. His current research interests include investigating the electrical and optical properties of advanced materials, for the purpose of developing novel optoelectronic devices and energy-conversion solutions.


Academic Senate Regents Award, 2014
Hellman Research Award, 2015
NSF CAREER Award, 2017