Yanjun LIU--Associate Professor

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Prof. LIU Yanjun’s main research interests are liquid crystal photonics, plasmonics, and metamaterials. He has many years research experience in polymer micro/nano photonic structures, liquid crystal devices and laser holography. He published more than 90 papers, 30 conference proceedings, 1 book chapter and held 5 patents.


B.Eng.   Shandong University  2000  

M.S.      Fudan University 2003

Ph.D.    Nanyang Technological University  2007

Working Experiences

2016—Present   Associate Professor Southern University of Science and Technology  

2010-2016         Scientist  Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore   

2008-2010         Postdoctoral Fellow The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Research Introduction

Surface Plasmons

Chiral Surface Plasmon


Liquid Crystal Photonics

Awards & Honors

2016, SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars recipients

2015, Joseph Wang Award

2006, National Scholarship for Outstanding Self-Financed Oversea Students


  1. E. H. Khoo, E. S. P. Leong, S. J. Wu, W. K. Phua, Y. L. Hor, and Y. J. LiuEffect of Asymmetrical Nanostructures on the Extinction Difference Properties of Actin Biomolecules and FilamentsSci. Rep. 6, 19658 (2016).
  2.  G. Y. Si, E. S. P. Leong, X. X. Jiang, J. T. Lv, J. Lin, H. T. Dai, and Y. J. LiuAll-Optical, Polarization-Insensitive Light Tuning Properties in Silver Nanorod Arrays Covered with Photoresponsive Liquid CrystalsPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 13223-13227 (2015).
  3. G. Y. Si, Y. H. Zhao, J. T. Lv, M. Q. Lu, F. W. Wang, H. L. Liu, N. Xiang, T. J. Huang, A. J. Danner, J. H. Teng, and Y. J. LiuReflective Plasmonic Color Filters Based on Lithographically Patterned Silver Nanorod ArraysNanoscale 5, 6243-6248 (2013).
  4. Y. J. Liu, G. Y. Si, E. S. P. Leong, N. Xiang, A. J. Danner, and J. H. Teng, Light-Driven Plasmonic Color Filters by Overlaying Photoresponsive Liquid Crystals on Gold Annular Aperture ArraysAdv. Mater. 24, OP131-OP135 (2012).
  5. Y. J. Liu, Y. B. Zheng, J. Liou, I.-K. Chiang, I. C. Khoo, and T. J. Huang, All-Optical Modulation of Localized Surface Plasmon Coupling in a Hybrid System Composed of Photo-Switchable Gratings and Au Nanodisk ArraysJ. Phys. Chem. C 115, 7717-7722 (2011).
  6. Y. J. Liu, X. Y. Ding, S.-C. S. Lin, J. J. Shi, I.-K. Chiang, and T. J. Huang, Surface Acoustic Wave Driven Light Shutters Using Polymer-Dispersed Liquid CrystalsAdv. Mater23, 1656-1659 (2011).
  7. Y. J. Liu, Q. Z. Hao, J. S. T. Smalley, J. Liou, I. C. Khoo, and T. J. Huang, A Frequency-Addressed Plasmonic Switch Based on Dual-Frequency Liquid CrystalsAppl. Phys. Lett. 97, 091101 (2010).


  1. Y. J. Liu, G. Y. Si, Y. H. Zhao, and E. S. P. Leong, Tunable Plasmonics Based on Liquid Crystals, a book chapter in Active Plasmonic Nanomaterials, Edited by Luciano De Sio, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 2015.


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