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Dr. Ning Liu

Biography

Dr. Ning Liu received a B.S. degree in Physics from Peking University, China, in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree in Condensed Matter Physics from University of California at Irvine in 2005. Prior to joining the University of Limerick,Ireland as a lecturer in 2013, she worked as postdoctoral research fellow in UK, Canada, China, and Ireland. She has specialties in scanning probe microscopy and ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy. Her current research interests focus on nanophotonics, plasmonics and light emitting diodes. She has published 49 journal articles, including papers in Nature nanotechnology, Nature chemistry, Nature Materials, Light:Science&Applications, Physical review letters, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, ACS Photonics etc. For a full list of publications, please visit: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QgUds54AAAAJ&hl=en

Teaching Interests

- Quantum Mechanics (PH4061)
- Semiconductor I/Semiconductor Processing (PH4071/PH5098)
- Mechanics/Heat/Electricity & Magnetism (PH4131)
-Physics for Engineers 1 (PH4011)
- Wave/Light/Modern Physics (PH4102)

Research Collaborators

  • Alberto Diaspro - Joint Publication - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT -Italy
  • Greg Sun - Host Incoming Visitor - University of Massachusetts Boston -USA
  • Hongxing Xu - Host Incoming Visitor - Chinese Academy of Sciences -China
  • Paolo Bianchini - Joint Publication - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT -Italy

Publications

Conference Publication

2017

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
Khurgin J.;Wu P.;Tsai D.;Liu N.;Hsieh W.;Sun G.
DOI: 10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2017.FF1G.3

2017

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
Corbett B.;Loi R.;Quinn D.;O'Callaghan J.;Liu N.
DOI: 10.1364/IPRSN.2017.ITu2A.4

2017

Do Low-loss Doped Semiconductor Nanoparticles Yield Stronger Field Enhancement?
Khurgin, JB,Wu, PC,Tsai, DP,Liu, N,Hsieh, W,Sun, G,
2014 Conference On Lasers And Electro-Optics (Cleo)

2013

Optics Express
Pita I.;Hendaoui N.;Liu N.;Kumbham M.;Tofail S.;Peremans A.;Silien C.
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.025632

Other Publication

2018

Plasmon Waveguiding in Nanowires
Wei, H,Pan, D,Zhang, SP,Li, ZP,Li, Q,Liu, N,Wang, WH,Xu, HX
Chemical Reviews DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00441

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Direct visualization of phase-matched efficient second harmonic and broadband sum frequency generation in hybrid plasmonic nanostructures.
Li Z;Corbett B;Gocalinska A;Pelucchi E;Chen W;Ryan KM;Khan P;Silien C;Xu H;Liu N;
Light-Science & Applications DOI: 10.1038/s41377-020-00414-4

2020

Quantitative Polarization-Resolved Second-Harmonic-Generation Microscopy of Glycine Microneedles.
Gleeson M;O'Dwyer K;Guerin S;Rice D;Thompson D;Tofail SAM;Silien C;Liu N;
Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.202002873

2019

Input coupling enhancement through antenna incorporation in thin Au-mica trench waveguides
Pita I.;Kumbham M.;Gleeson M.;Belochapkine S.;Ryan K.;Silien C.;Liu N.
Journal Of The Optical Society Of America B-Optical Physics DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.36.002954

2019

Synthesis and Characterization of CuZnSe<inf>2</inf> Nanocrystals in Wurtzite, Zinc Blende, and Core-Shell Polytypes
Ren H.;Wang M.;Li Z.;Laffir F.;Brennan G.;Sun Y.;Stokes K.;Geaney H.;O'Reilly E.;Gao P.;Liu N.;McCarthy C.;Ryan K.
Chemistry Of Materials DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03063

2018

Comparative analysis of metals and alternative infrared plasmonic materials
Hsieh, WT;Wu, PC;Khurgin, JB;Tsai, DP;Liu, N;Sun, G
Acs Photonics DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01166

2018

Label-free multimodal coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering analysis of microparticles in unconstrained microfluidics
O'Dwyer, K;Mouras, R;Mani, AA;Rice, D;Gleeson, M;Liu, N;Tofail, SAM;Silien, C
Applied Optics DOI: 10.1364/AO.57.000E32

2018

Control of piezoelectricity in amino acids by supramolecular packing
Guerin, S,Stapleton, A,Chovan, D,Mouras, R,Gleeson, M,McKeown, C,Noor, MR,Silien, C,Rhen, FMF,Kholkin, AL,Liu, N,Soulimane, T,Tofail, SAM,Thompson, D
Nature materials DOI: 10.1038/NMAT5045

2018

Surface plasmon propagation enhancement via bowtie antenna incorporation in Au- mica block waveguides
Pita, IA;Kumbham, M;Schmidt, M;Gleeson, M;Ryan, KM;Silien, C;Liu, N
Applied Optics DOI: 10.1364/AO.57.000E50

2017

Spatial-domain filter enhanced subtraction microscopy and application to mid-IR imaging
Kumbham, M,Mouras, R,Mani, A,Daly, S,O'Dwyer, K,Toma, A,Bianchini, P,Diaspro, A,Liu, N,Tofail, SAM,Silien, C
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.013145

2017

Assembling Ordered Nanorod Superstructures and Their Application as Microcavity Lasers
Liu, P,Singh, S,Guo, YN,Wang, JJ,Xu, HX,Silien, C,Liu, N,Ryan, KM
Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep43884

2016

Lithographically Defined, Room Temperature Low Threshold Subwavelength Red-Emitting Hybrid Plasmonic Lasers
Liu, N,Gocalinska, A,Justice, J,Gity, F,Povey, I,McCarthy, B,Pemble, M,Pelucchi, E,Wei, H,Silien, C,Xu, HX,Corbett, B
Nano Letters DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04017

2016

Far-Field Subdiffraction Imaging of Semiconductors Using Nonlinear Transient Absorption Differential Microscopy
Liu, N,Kumbham, M,Pita, I,Guo, Y,Bianchin, P,Diaspro, A,Tofail, SAM,Peremans, A,Silien, C
Acs Photonics DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00716

2016

Doubling the far-field resolution in mid-infrared microscopy
Kumbham, M,Daly, S,O'Dwyer, K,Mouras, R,Liu, N,Mani, A,Peremans, A,Tofail, SM,Silien, C
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.024377

2013

Plasmonic Amplification with Ultra-High Optical Gain at Room Temperature
Ning Liu, Hong Wei, Jing Li, Zhuoxian Wang, Xiaorui Tian, Anlian Pan, and Hongxing Xu
Scientific Reports

2013

High resolution imaging with differential infrared absorption micro-spectroscopy
Pita, I,Hendaoui, N,Liu, N,Kumbham, M,Tofail, SAM,Peremans, A,Silien, C
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.025632

2012

A framework for far-field infrared absorption microscopy beyond the diffraction limit
Silien, C,Liu, N,Hendaoui, N,Tofail, SAM,Peremans, A
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.029694

2012

Nanoelectromechanical devices in a fluidic environment
O. Svitelskiy, V. Sauer, D. Vick, K-M. Cheng, N. Liu, M. R. Freeman, and W. K. Hiebert
Physical Review E

2011

Quantum dot-based local field imaging reveals plasmon-based interferometric logic in silver nanowire networks
Hong Wei, Zhipeng Li, Xiaorui Tian, Zhuoxian Wang, Fengchi Cong, Ning Liu, Shunping Zhang, Peter Nordlander, Naomi J. Halas, and Hongxing Xu
Nano Letters

2011

Dynamic Chiral Flipping within Strongly Chemisorbed Molecular Monolayers at Surfaces
Ning Liu, George R. Darling, and Rasmita Raval
Chemical Communications

2009

Drastic symmetry breaking in supramolecular organization of enantiomerically unbalanced monolayers at surfaces
O. Svitelskiy, V. Sauer, N. Liu, K-M. Cheng, E. Finley, M. R. Freeman, and W. K. Hiebert
Physical Review Letters

2009

Drastic symmetry breaking in supramolecular organization of enantiomerically unbalanced monolayers at surfaces
S. Haq, N. Liu, Vincent Humblot, A. P. J. Jansen, and R. Raval
Nature Chemistry

2009

Semiconducting polymer waveguides for end-fired ultra-fast optical amplifiers
N. Liu, A. Ruseckas, N. Montgomery, I. D. W. Samuel, and G. A. Turnbull
Optics Express

2008

Time Domain Control of Ultrahigh Frequency Nanomechanical Systems
N. Liu, F. Giesen, M. Belov, J. Losby, J. Moroz, A. E. Fraser, G. McKinnon, T. J. Clement, V. Sauer, W. K. Hiebert, and M. R. Freeman
Nature Nanotechnology

2008

Reversible Switching among Three Adsorbate Configurations in a Single [2.2]Paracyclophane-Based Molecule
Silien, C; Liu, N; Ho, W; Maddox, JB; Mukamel, S; Liu, B; Bazan, GC
Nano Letters

2008

A simple cell for the analysis of nanoelectromechanical systems under gas pressure
O. Svitelskiy, N. Liu, V. Sauer, K-M. Cheng, E. Finley, M. Belov, M. R. Freeman, and W. K. Hiebert
Review Of Scientific Instruments

2007

Direct visualization of enantiospecific substitution of chiral guest molecules into heterochiral molecular assemblies at surfaces
Ning Liu, Sam Haq, George R. Darling, and Rasmita Raval
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition

2007

Chemical imaging of single 4,7,12,15-tetrakis[2.2]paracyclophane by spatially resolved vibrational spectroscopy
Liu, N; Silien, C; Ho, W; Maddox, JB; Mukamel, S; Liu, B; Bazan, GC
Journal Of Chemical Physics

2006

Simulation of Single Molecule Inelastic Electron Tunneling Signals in Paraphenylene-Vinylene Oligomers and Distyrylbenzene[2.2]paracyclophanes
Maddox, JB; Harbola, U; Liu, N; Silien, C; Ho, W; Bazan, GC; Mukamel, S
Journal Of Physical Chemistry A

2005

Vibronic Spectroscopy of Single C60 Molecules and Monolayers with the STM
Nilay A. Pradhan, Ning Liu, and Wilson Ho
Journal Of Physical Chemistry B

2005

Atomic scale conductance induced by single impurity charging
Pradhan, NA; Liu, N; Silien, C; Ho, W
Physical Review Letters

2004

Vibronic states in single molecules: C60 and C70 on ultrathin Al2O3 films
Ning Liu, Nilay A. Pradhan and Wilson Ho
Journal Of Chemical Physics