Yin Liu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yin Liu joined our department as an assistant professor in July 2022. He joins us from Stanford University, where his research is focused on the science and technology of nanomaterials. His lab will develop advanced growth, characterization, and device fabrication methods for low-dimensional (1D and 2D) materials.

Dr. Liu is particularly interested in using TEM imaging and spectroscopy in combination with optical spectroscopy to interrogate the nanoscale optoelectronic and quantum-optical properties of nanomaterials. His study will provide key knowledge enabling the development of advanced devices, including quantum optical circuits, highly efficient solar cells, neuromorphic computing, and novel valleytronic and spintronic devices.


Accelerating Quantum Materials Development with Advances in Transmission Electron Microscopy
Moradifar, P., Liu, Y., Shi, J., Thurston, M. L. S., Utzat, H., Driel, T. B., … Dionne, J. A. (2023). [Review of , ]. CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 123(3), 12757–12794. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.2c00917
Controlling Valley-Specific Light Emission from Monolayer MoS2 with Achiral Dielectric Metasurfaces
Liu, Y., Lau, S. C., Cheng, W.-H., Johnson, A., Li, Q., Simmerman, E., … Dionne, J. A. (2023), Nano Letters. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c01630
Size-Induced Ferroelectricity in Antiferroelectric Oxide Membranes
Xu, R., Crust, K. J., Harbola, V., Arras, R., Patel, K. Y., Prosandeev, S., … Hwang, H. Y. (2023, March 19), ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol. 3. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202210562
Controllable Edge Epitaxy of Helical GeSe/GeS Heterostructures
Wu, Q., Fang, Z., Zhu, Y., Song, H., Liu, Y., Su, X., … Shi, Y. (2022), Nano Letters. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c00395
Topotactic Growth of Free-Standing Two-Dimensional Perovskite Niobates with Low Symmetry Phase
Zhou, F., Li, Y., Liao, X., Lin, S., Song, H., Liu, Y., … Yao, J. (2021), Nano Letters, 21(11), 4700–4707. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00918
Tunable room-temperature ferromagnetism in Co-doped two-dimensional van der Waals ZnO
Chen, R., Luo, F., Liu, Y., Song, Y., Dong, Y., Wu, S., … Yao, J. (2021), Nature Communications, 12, 3952. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24247-w
Chemically Modulating the Twist Rate of Helical van der Waals Crystals
Fang, Z., Liu, Y., Gee, S., Lin, S., Koyama, S., So, C., … Yao, J. (2020), Chemistry of Materials, 32(1), 299–307. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03779
Growth and Properties of Dislocated Two-dimensional Layered Materials
Chen, R., Cao, J., Gee, S., Liu, Y., & Yao, J. (2020), MRS Advances. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2020.334
Solution-Based Synthesis of Layered Two-Dimensional Oxides as Broadband Emitters
Zhou, F., Yan, S., Yang, F., Liao, X., Lin, S., Liao, M., … Yao, J. (2020), ACS Nano, 14(11), 15544–15551. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c06164
Tunable valleytronics with symmetry-retaining high polarization degree in SnSxSe1-x model system
Lin, S., Fang, Z., Hou, T., Hsu, T. W., So, C. H., Yeoh, C., … Yao, J. (2020), Applied Physics Letters, 116(6). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5128717

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