Dr Wenqing Liu

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Dr Wenqing Liu is a Reader and Head in Nano-Electronics and Materials at Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. She is a Senior Fellow of RAEng/Leverhulme Trust and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). She got her first degree in Physics from Nanjing University and her Ph. D from the University of York. She was an EPSRC PDRA at University of Cambridge and a visiting scholar of Hong Kong University (HK) and Nanjing University (CN). Her research has been developed on spintronic low dimensional materials and systems with a vision to advance new materials, architectures and mechanisms to manipulate electrons spin, which can be ultimately used in sensors, racetrack memory and logic devices. 


Dr Liu has published several papers in high-impact journals such as Physical Review LettersScience Advances, Advanced MaterialsNanolettersACS Nano as the leading author, and given over 50 (invited) talks in major conferences and the worldwide universities/research institutes. She is the invited author of several major review articles including “Hybrid Spintronic Materials:  Growth, Structure and Properties” on Progress in Materials Science and “Magnetic Two-dimensional Systems” on Current Opinion in Solid State and Material Science Anniversary Special Issue. She is a member of the editorial board of Nature Scientific Report and member of Diamond peer review panelShe is the session chair of the IEEE MMM conference, the committee member of the Advanced Materials & Processing, and the International Conference on Functional Materials.  She is the recipient of IAAM Young Scientist Medal, KM Stott Memorial Prize for Outstanding Research, and Holbeck Award.


Dr Liu has a portfolio of several research grants and maintains a set of national and international collaborations within the topic of Spintronics and Condensed Matter. She is the PI of EPSRC grant ‘Topological Spintronics’, Royal Society grant 'Enhancing Quantum Anomalous Effect in Magnetic TIs', RAEng grant 'A Solution for Robust Nano-electronics', and the PI/CI of more than 400 shifts of beamtime at the worldwide synchrotron-radiation stations which are equivalent to over £ 2.5 M STFC in-kind income as that in REF. 


Research Key Words: Quantum Materials, Condensed Matter, Spintronics, Synchrotron-radiation, Nano-electronics



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