Dr. Yanjun Liu is currently an associate professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. He received his Ph.D. degree in photonics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2007, M.S. degree in optics from Fudan University, China, in 2003, and B.E. degree in optoelectronics from Shandong University, China, in 2000. Before joining SUSTech, he was a research scientist in ASTAR, Singapore (2010-2016), and postdoctoral scholar in Penn State University (2008-2010) and European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) (2007-2008). His research interests include liquid crystal photonics, active plasmonics and metamaterials, etc. He is experienced in polymer micro/nano-photonic structures, liquid crystal devices, and laser holograms. He has authored/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 30 peer-reviewed conference papers in his research fields. He is the recipient of Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad, ICTP TRIL programme fellowship in Italy.
Jul 2004–Feb 2007 (Ph.D) School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Sep 2000–Jul 2003 (M.Sc) State Key Lab for Advanced Phontonic Materials and Devices, Dept. of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, China.
Sep 1996–Jul 2000 (B.Eng) Dept. of Optoelectronic Information Engineering, Shandong University, China.
Aug 2016–Present Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology
Aug 2010–Aug 2016 Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
May 2010–Jul 2010 Temporary Research Staff, Nanyang Technological University.
Sep 2008–May 2010 Postdoctoral Scholar, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Nov 2007–May 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, European Laboratory for Non-Linear p; Spectroscopy (LENS), Italy.
Mar 2007–Nov 2007 Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University
Active plasmonics, plasmonic metamaterials, chiral plasmonics, super-resolution imaging.
Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals; Liquid crystal elastomers.
Liquid crystal photonics; Molecular machines.
Tunable photonic crystals, lasers, random lasers, microlenses, sensors, etc.
Light transport, diffusion, and localization in ordered & disordered structures.
2016, SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars recipients
2015, Joseph Wang Award
2006, National Scholarship for Outstanding Self-Financed Oversea Students