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Principal Investigator


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Awards and Scholarships

Mengxia Liu


Assistant Professor 

Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Sciences Institute

Yale University


Postdoc​: the University of Cambridge 2018-2021

Ph.D.: the University of Toronto (2018)

B.Sc.: Tianjin University (2014)

  • The Packard Fellowship (2023)

  • The Seal of Excellence Award - Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions (2019)

  • Rising Stars in EECS (2018) 

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2018)  

  • Hatch Graduate Scholarship (2015-2018)

Mengxia has benefited greatly from working with remarkable groups of dedicated scientists and engineers. Her goal at Yale University is to pass on her passion and enthusiasm for science to her students and postdocs.

Graduate Students

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Tyler Wang

  • Ph.D. candidate in Physics, Yale Unversity (joining Fall 2022)

        B.A. in Physics & B.Sc. in Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 2022.

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  • Tyler is interested in the physics of novel materials and their application towards the development of new technologies.  In his free time, he loves cooking and drinking boba.


Mingwei Ge

  • Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering, Yale Unversity (joining Fall 2023)

        B.Sc in Chemistry, Nankai University, 2023.

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  • Mingwei is interested in developing emerging optoelectronic materials and devices by leveraging a diverse range of knowledge. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and playing Dota2.

Visiting Students

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Yan Zhou

  • Undergraduate student in Materials Sciences and Engineering, USTC 

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  • Yan's research interests lie in synthesizing new materials and investigating their physical properties. During her leisure time, she enjoys reading novels and watching videos related to history.

Group Alumni

Allen Liu​​

  • Year and position at Liu Group:  2022 Fall, high-school intern

  • Current position: Undergraduate student at Princeton University

Mike Chen

  • Year and position at Liu Group:  2023 Spring, visiting student.

  • Current position: Postdoc at HKUST

Zhaohui Xing

  • Year and position at Liu Group:  2023 Summer, visiting student.

  • Current position: student at South China University of Technology

Open Positions

WE ARE RECRUITING postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate and visiting students. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates to drive the design, understanding, and implementation of next-generation semiconductors for energy, sensing, and computing applications. Please click Join Us for further information.

Zhengjie Li

  • Year and position at Liu Group:  2023 Summer, visiting student.

  • Current position: student at Zhejiang University

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