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Professor of Physics
Ying Liu


Peking University (B.S., Physics), 1982
The Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (M.S., Physics), 1984
University of Minnesota (Ph.D., Physics), 1991

Honors and Awards

  • 1997 NSF Career Award.
  • 2006 Fellow, American Physical Society.
  • 2006 NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist (Type B)

Selected Publications

  1. 1. Y. Liu, Yu. Zadorozhny, M. M. Rosario, B. Y. Rock, P. T. Carrigan, and H. Wang, "Destruction of the global phase coherence in doubly connected superconducting cylinders," Science 294, 2332 (2001). 
  2. 2. K. D. Nelson, Z.Q. Mao, Y. Maeno, and Y. Liu, “Odd-parity superconductivity in Sr2RuO4,” Science 306, 1151-1154 (2004).
  3. 3. Neal E. Staley, Linjun Li and Zhuan Xu, and Ying Liu, "Electric field effect on superconductivity in atomically thin flakes of NbSe2," Phys. Rev. B 80, 184505 (2009).
  4. 4. Y. A. Ying, Y. Xin, B. W. Clouser, E. Hao, N. E. Staley, R. J. Myers, L. F. Allard, D. Fobes, T. Liu, Z. Q. Mao, and Y. Liu, "Suppression of proximity effect and the enhancement of p-wave superconductivity in the Sr2RuO4-Ru system," Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 247004 (2009).
  5. 5. Neal E. Staley and Ying Liu, "Manipulating superconducting fluctuations by the Little-Parks-de Gennes effect in Ultrasmall Al loops," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 109, 14819–14823 (2012).
  6. 6. X. Cai, Y. A. Ying, N. E. Staley, Y. Xin, D. Fobes, T. Liu, Z. Q. Mao, and Y. Liu, “Quantum oscillations in small rings of odd-parity superconductor Sr2RuO4,” Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Comms.) 87, 081104(R) (2013).
  7. Y. A. Ying, N. E. Staley, Y. Xin, K. Sun, X. Cai, D. Fobes, T. J. Liu, Z. Q. Mao, and Y. Liu, “Dislocations and theenhancement of superconductivity in odd-parity superconductor Sr2RuO4,” Nature Comm. 4, Article number: 2596 (2013). 
  8. 8. Ying Liu and Zhi-Qiang Mao, “Unconventional superconductivity in Sr2RuO4,” (Invited Review. Physica C Special Issue on Superconducting Materials, editors: Jorge Hirsch, Brian Maple, Frank Marsiglio). Physica C 514, 339–353(2015). 
  9. 9. Yueshen Wu, Hui Xing, Chao-Sheng Lian, Hailong Lian, Jiaming He, Wenhui Duan, Jinyu Liu, Zhiqiang Mao, and Ying Liu, “Ion intercalation engineering of electronic properties of two-dimensional crystals of 2H-TaSe2”, Phys. Rev. Mat. 3, 104003 (2019).  
  10. 10. Justin R. Rodriguez, William Murray, Kazunori Fujisawa, Seng Huat Lee, Alexandra L. Kotrick, Yixuan Chen, Nathan Mckee, Sora Lee, Mauricio Terrones, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Thomas N. Jackson, Zhiqiang Mao, Zhiwen Liu, and Ying Liu, “Electric field induced metallic behavior in thin crystals of ferroelectric a-In2Se3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 052901 (2020).

Research Interests

  • Contemporary condensed matter and materials physics, focusing on superconductivity, physics in low dimensions, and quantum materials.
  • Systems under current study include Sr2RuO4, mesoscopic and 2D superconductors, 2D crystals of transition metal chalcogenides, graphene, topological insulators and superconductors, strongly correlated systems, and ferroelectricity.