Yongmin Liu

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Office

  • 267 Snell
  • 617.373.4457

Lab

  • 150 EC
  • 617.373.2038

Research Focus

Nano optics, nanoscale materials and engineering, nano devices, plasmonics, metamaterials, and applied physics

Education

  • PhD (2009), Applied Science and Technology, University of California at Berkley

Honors & Awards

Teaching Interests

  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Materials properties and processing
  • Dynamics and vibrations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

Research Overview

Nano optics, nanoscale materials and engineering, nano devices, plasmonics, metamaterials, and applied physics

Yongmin Liu Research Group

Interdisciplinary research that bridges engineering, optics, applied physics and nanoscience. Our research is a synergetic integration of fundamental science, nano material/structure design, and prototype device development. We are developing novel nano optical materials and devices for various applications including next-generation optical information processing, super-resolution imaging, efficient light harvesting and ultra-sensitive biomedical detection.

Yongmin Liu Research Group

Selected Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Ma, Z., Liu, C., Kudyshev Z. A., Boltasseva, A., Cai, W., Liu, Y. M. (2021). Deep Learning for the Design of Photonic Structures, Nature Photonics 15, 77.
  • Cheng, Z., Du, D., Wang, X. J., Cai, Z. Q., Li, L., Wang, C. T., Benabbas, A., Champion, P., Sun, N. X., Pan, L., Liu, Y. M. (2020). All‐Optical Helicity‐Dependent Switching in Hybrid Metal–Ferromagnet Thin Films, Advanced Optical Materials 8, 2000379.
  • Cheng, F., Wang, C. T., Su, Z. X., Wang, X. J., Cai, Z. Q., Sun, N. X., Liu, Y. M. (2020). All-Optical Manipulation of Magnetization in Ferromagnetic Thin Films Enhanced by Plasmonic Resonances, Nano Letters 60, 6437.
  • Li, L., Yao, K., Wang, Z. J., Liu, Y. M. (2020). Harnessing Evanescent Waves by Bianisotropic Metasurfaces, Laser and Photonics Reviews 14, 1900244.
  • Ma, W., Cheng, F., Xu, Y.H., Wen, Q.L., Liu, Y.M. (2019). Probabilistic Representation and Inverse Design of Metamaterials Based on a Deep Generative Model with Semi-Supervised Learning Strategy, Advanced Materials 31, 1901111.
  • Su, H., Shen, X., Su, G., Li, L., Ding, J., Liu, F., Zhan, P., Liu, Y. M., Wang, Z. (2018). Efficient Generation of Microwave Plasmonic Vortices via a Single Deep-Subwavelength Meta-Particle, Laser & Photonics Reviews, 12, 1800010.
  • Ma, W., Cheng, F., Liu, Y.M. (2018). Deep-Learning-Enabled On-Demand Design of Chiral Metamaterials, ACS Nano, 12(6), 6326–6334.
  • Wang, Z.J., Jing, L.Q., Yao, K., Yang, Y.H., Zheng, B., Soukoulis, C.M., Chen, H.S., Liu, Y.M. (2017). Origami-Based Reconfigurable Metamaterials for Tunable Chirality, Advanced Materials, 29, 1700412.
  • Wang, L., Wang, Q., Xue, R. D., Chen, H. L., Guo, R. P., Liu, Y. M., Chen, J. (2017). Unidirectional Excitation of Radiative-Loss-Free Surface Plasmon Polaritons in PT-Symmetric Systems, Physical Review Letters 119, 077401.
  • Wang, Z.J., Yao, K., Chen, M., Chen, H., Liu, Y.M. (2016). Manipulating Smith-Purcell Emission with Babinet Metasurfaces, Physical Review Letters, 117(15), 157401.

Faculty

Feb 01, 2024

Faculty and Staff Awards 2024

The College of Engineering recognized faculty and staff at the annual faculty and staff awards event and thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication in support of our students, college, and university during the 2023-2024 academic year. View award recipients and photo gallery.

Faculty

Dec 07, 2023

2023 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2% of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes those […]

Yongmin Liu

Faculty

May 15, 2023

Unidirectional Excitation and Reflection of Surface Plasmon Polaritons using Non-Hermitian Metagratings

MIE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu’s group published their research on “Subwavelength control of light transport at the exceptional point by non-Hermitian metagratings” in Science Advances.

Faculty

Feb 14, 2023

$4 Million DARPA Grant for Ultra-Small, Fast, High-Resolution Infrared Sensors

Matteo Rinaldi, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and director of the Northeastern SMART research center, is leading a $4 million DARPA grant under the DARPA Optomechanical Thermal Imaging (OpTIm) program.

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Faculty

Jan 25, 2023

Liu’s Optical Metasurfaces Research Published in Science

MIE/ECE associate professor Yongmin Liu published research in Science that details a new method of using engineered noise to augment the information capacity of an optical polarization multiplexing system.

Yongmin Liu

Faculty

Jan 06, 2023

Liu Selected as SPIE Fellow

MIE/ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu was selected as a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

Faculty

Nov 09, 2022

Liu Elected 2023 Fellow Member of Optica

MIE/ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu was elected as a 2023 Fellow Member of Optica (formerly OSA). He is being honored specifically for significant contributions to the fundamental and application of nanophotonics, particularly plasmonics and photonic metamaterials. Fellow membership in Optica is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. 

Faculty

Nov 02, 2022

2022 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

Yongmin Liu

Faculty

Aug 25, 2022

Liu Selected as SPIE Senior Member

MIE/ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu was selected as a senior member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

Yongmin Liu

Faculty

Apr 14, 2022

Harnessing Light-Matter Interactions Using Plasmonic Nanostructures

MIE/ECE Associate Professor Yongmin Liu received a $466K NSF grant for “Elucidating and Controlling the Spectral, Spatial and Temporal Responses of Plasmonic Nanostructures based on a Data-Driven Approach.”

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