Welcome to Liu Research Group

The Liu research Lab is located in the School of Physics and Electronics, Hunan University, China. We are a multi-disciplinary research team that pursues frontier science and technology for enabling new device structures and concepts. Combining our expertise in  semiconductor materials, micro/nano-devices fabrication, and electrical measurement methodologies, we aim to explore new schemes of manipulating, processing, and engineering semiconductor materials and devices, to enable new device functionalities and unprecedented properties.  We encourage you to browse our site and learn more about our research. Interested students and researchers are welcome to contact yuanliuhnu@hnu.edu.cn for positions in the lab.​

Group News


Zheyi research of wafer-scale high-κ dielectrics for two-dimensional circuits via van der Waals integration is published on Nature Communications [link]. Congratulations!


Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Chinese Researchers in 2023 by Elsevier.

2023. 03

Xiangdong’s research of highly reproducible van der Waals integration of two-dimensional electronics is published on Nature Nanotechnology [link]. Congratulations!

2023. 02

Lingan’s research of wafer scale van der Waal metal-semiconductor contact is published on Nature Communications [link]. Congratulations!

2022. 11

Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Researchers in 2022 by Clarivate Analytics.

2022. 08

Zhiwei’s research of flexible 2D electronics through strain releasing is published on ACS Nano [link]. Congratulations!


Dr. Liu is selected as the winner of the IOP Outstanding Early Career Investigator in Nanoscience Award [link]. Congratulations!


Zheyi’s collabration work with Prof. Baicheng Yao (UESTC) about nonlinear co-generation of graphene plasmons is published in Nature Communications [link]. Congratulations!


Likuan’s research of complementary tunneling behaviors in van der Waals vertical heterostructures is published in Physical Reviews Applied [link]. Congratulations!


Wanying’s research of  ultra-scaled vertical Diodes via double-side electrodes lamination is published in Nano Letters [link]. Congratulations!


Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Chinese Researchers in 2022 by Elsevier.


Donglin’s research of strain‐plasmonic coupled broadband photodetector is published in Small [link]. Congratulations!


Donglin’s research of  modulation of  interlayer excitons via uniaxial strain is published in Applied Physics Letters [link]. Congratulations!


Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Researchers in 2021 by Clarivate Analytics.


Dr. Liu is seleted as Demo Young Fellow [link]. Congratulations!


Liting Liu is awarded National Scholarship for PHD student, Wenjing Song is awarded the National Scholarship for master student. Congratulations!.


PHD Xiao Liu and three master students Yinshuai Wang, Yunxin Li and Zhaojing Xiao joined the group. Welcome!


Two Postdoc researchers Xiaokun Yang from Shandong Univ. and Zhikai Le from East China Normal Univ.  joined the group. Welcome!


Zhiwei’s research of dry exfoliation technique for large scale 2D material is published in ACS Nano [link]. Congratulations!


Weiqi’s research of vdW gate metal for ultra-thin dielectric is published in Nano Research [link]. Congratulations!


Wenjing’s research of stencil lithography technique is published in Small [link]. Congratulations!


Liting’s research of  vdW short channel vertical transistor is published in Nat. Electronics [link] and highlighted by Nat. Electronics News and Views [link] and Tech Xplore [link]. Congratulations!


Dr. Liu is awarded Young Innovator Award in 2D Material by Nano Research. Congratulations!


Quanyang’s research of  disassembling and reassembling vdWH is published in Nat. Commun. [link]. Congratulations!


New perspective paper of  2D transistors promises and prospects is published in Nature [link] and highlighted by the EE Times [link]. Congratulations!.


Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Researchers in 2020 by Clarivate Analytics.


Zhiwei Li and Lingan Kong are awarded National Scholarship for PHD students. Congratulations!.


Two Postdoc researchers Donglin Lu and Likuan Ma joined the group.

Two master students Wei Tong and Shuimei Ding joined the group. Welcome!


Lingan’s Review of NMOS and CMOS logic functions based on 2DSC is published in Nano Res. [link]. Congratulations!


Liting’s Review of graphene-based vertical thin film transistors is published in Science China Information Sciences. [link] Congratulations!


Lingan’s research of WSe2 transistor polarity control and logic circuit is published in Nat. Commun. [link]. Congratulations!


Zhiwei’s research of 2D semiconductor strain engineering is published in Nat. Commun. [link] and is highlighted by editor’s focus [link]. Congratulations!


Dr. Liu received the support from Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation.


Dr. Liu is listed as MIT TR35 in China region by MIT Technology Review.


Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Researchers in 2019 by Clarivate Analytics.


Two doctoral students Yang Chen and Wanying Li joined the group.

Three master students Zeyi Lu, Liwang Ren, Wenjing Song joined the group. Welcome!


New perspective paper of van der Waals integration before and beyond 2D materials is published in Nature, and is featured in Nature’s 150 Year anniversary collection.


New paper of vertical thin film transistor based InAs heterostructure is published in ACS Nano.


Dr. Liu is listed as Highly Cited Researchers in 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.


Two doctoral students Lingan Kong and Quanyang Tao join the group.

Three master students Zhiwei Li, Liting Liu, Qianyuan Li join the group. Welcome!


New paper of two-dimensional transistors beyond graphene and TMDCs is published in Chem. Soc. Rev. 


New paper of vdW integration of metal to 2D material is published in Nature.


Dr. Liu received Postdoctoral Award from UCLA, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


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