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Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Graduate Student, PhD Candidate

Office: 278, IPST Building
Telephone: 404-385-7211
Fax: 404-894-9140
Email: yliu316@mail.gatech.edu
Mailing Address: IPST, Georgia Institute of Technology 500 10th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Conferences | Honors | Activities

Biosketch

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Yuanpei College, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2005-2009.

Research Area

  • Fabrication and characterization of nanowire LEDs and photodetectors and piezo-phototronics
  • Fabrication and characterization of energy harvesting devices and integration of nanosystem
  • FEM simulation for energy harvesting and piezo-phototronics, including simulation for mechanics, semiconductor, electrostatics and optics
  • Analytical theory for piezotronics, piezo-phototronics and triboelectricity

Publications

  1. “A theoretical study of grating structured triboelectric nanogenerators” Simiao Niu+, Sihong Wang+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Yu Sheng Zhou, Long Lin, Youfan Hu, Ken C. Pradela and Zhong Lin Wang, Energy & Environmental Science, 2014, Online
  2. “Theoretical Investigation and Structural Optimization of Single-electrode Triboelectric Nanogenerators” Simiao Niu+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Sihong Wang, Long Lin, Yu Sheng Zhou, Youfan Hu and Zhong Lin Wang, Advanced Functional Materials, 2014, online
  3. “Features of the piezo-phototronic effect on optoelectronic devices based on wurtzite semiconductor nanowires” Q Yang+, Y Wu+, Y Liu+(co-first author), C Pan, Z L Wang*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16, 2790-2800
  4. “Triboelectrification-Based Organic Film Nanogenerator for Acoustic Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Active Acoustic Sensing” Jin Yang, Jun Chen, Ying Liu, Weiqing Yang, Yuanjie Su, and Zhong Lin Wang, ACS NANO, 2014, Online
  5. “Electrical Tuning of Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation in Graphene Nanowire Hybrid Structure” Haoliang Qian, Yaoguang Ma, Qing Yang, Bigeng Chen, Ying Liu, Xin Guo, Shisheng Lin, Jili Ruan, Xu Liu, Limin Tong, and Zhong Lin Wang, ACS Nano, 2014, 8(3), 2584–2589
  6. “Manipulating Nanoscale Contact Electrification by an Applied Electric Field” Yu Sheng Zhou, Sihong Wang, Ya Yang, Guang Zhu, Simiao Niu, Zong-Hong Lin, Ying Liu, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2014, 14(3), 1567–1572
  7. “Largely Enhanced Efficiency in ZnO Nanowire/p-Polymer Hybridized Inorganic/Organic Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diode by Piezo- Phototronic Effect” Qing Yang+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Caofeng Pan, Jun Chen, Xiaonan Wen, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2013, 13 (2), 607
  8. “In Situ Quantitative Study of Nanoscale Triboelectrification and Patterning” Yu Sheng Zhou+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Guang Zhu, Zong-Hong Lin, Caofeng Pan, Qingshen Jing, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2013, 13 (6), 2771
  9. “Theory of Sliding-Mode Triboelectric Nanogenerators” Simiao Niu+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Sihong Wang , Long Lin , Yu Sheng Zhou , Youfan Hu , and Zhong Lin Wang, Advanced Materials, 2013, 25(43), 6184
  10. “High-resolution electroluminescent imaging of pressure distribution using a piezoelectric nanowire LED array” Caofeng Pan, Lin Dong, Guang Zhu, Simiao Niu, Ruomeng Yu, Qing Yang, Ying Liu and Zhong Lin Wang, Nature Photonics, 2013, 7, 752
  11. “Temperature Dependence of the Piezotronic Effect in ZnO Nanowire” Youfan Hu, Benjamin D. B. Klein, Yuanjie Su, Simiao Niu, Ying Liu, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2013, 13(11), 5026
  12. “Piezo-phototronic Effect Enhanced Visible/UV Photodetector of a Carbon-Fiber/ZnO-CdS Double-Shell Microwire” Fang Zhang, Simiao Niu, Wenxi Guo, Guang Zhu, Ying Liu, Xiaoling Zhang, and Zhong Lin Wang, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (5), 4537
  13. “Linear-Grating Triboelectric Generator Based on Sliding Electrification” Guang Zhu, Jun Chen, Ying Liu, Peng Ba, Yu Sheng Zhou, Qingshen Jing, Caofeng Pan and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2013, 13 (5), 2282
  14. “Cylindrical Rotating Triboelectric Nanogenerator” Peng Bai, Guang Zhu, Ying Liu, Jun Chen, Qingshen Jing, Weiqing Yang, Jusheng Ma, Gong Zhang and Zhong Lin Wang, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (7), 6361
  15. “Theoretical study of contact-mode triboelectric nanogenerators as an effective power source” Simiao Niu, Sihong Wang, Long Lin, Ying Liu, Yu Sheng Zhou, Youfan Hu and Zhong Lin Wang, Energy & Environmental Sciences, 2013, 6, 3576-3583
  16. “Nanowire Piezo-phototronic Photodetector: Theory and Experimental Design” Ying Liu+, Qing Yang+ , Yan Zhang , Zongyin Yang , and Zhong Lin Wang, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24 (11), 1410
  17. “Self-Powered Ultrasensitive Nanowire Photodetector Driven by a Hybridized Microbial Fuel Cell” Qing Yang+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Zetang Li, Zongyin Yang, Xue Wang, and Zhong Lin Wang, Angewandte Chemie, 2012, 51 (26), 6443
  18. “Wavelength Tunable CdSe Nanowire Lasers Based on the Absorption-Emission-Absorption Process” J. Li , C. Meng , Y. Liu , X. Wu , Y. Lu , Y. Ye , L. Dai , L. Tong, X. Liu , Q. Yang*  Advanced Materials, 2012, 25, 833
  19. “BaTiO3 Nanotubes-Based Flexible and Transparent Nanogenerators” Zong-Hong Lin, Ya Yang, Jyh Ming Wu, Ying Liu, Fang Zhang, and Zhong Lin Wang, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2012, 3 (23), 3599
  20. “Flexible Nanocomposite Generator Made of BaTiO3 Nanoparticles and Graphitic Carbons” Kwi-Il Park , Minbaek Lee , Ying Liu , San Moon , Geon-Tae Hwang , Guang Zhu , Ji Eun Kim , Sang Ouk Kim , Do Kyung Kim , Zhong Lin Wang , and Keon Jae Lee, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 2999
  21. “Enhanced Cu2S/CdS Coaxial Nanowire Solar Cells by Piezo- Phototronic Effect” Caofeng Pan, Simiao Niu, Yong Ding, Lin Dong, Ruomeng Yu, Ying Liu, Guang Zhu, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (6), 3302
  22. “Functional Electrical Stimulation by Nanogenerator with 58 V Output Voltage” Guang Zhu, Aurelia C. Wang, Ying Liu, Yusheng Zhou, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (6), 3086
  23. “Hybrid cells for simultaneously harvesting multi-type energies for self-powered micro/nano systems” Chen Xu, Caofeng Pan, Ying Liu, Z.L. Wang, Nano Energy, 2012, 1, 259
  24. “Piezoelectric Effect at Nanoscale” Zhong Lin Wang, Ying Liu, Entry for Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Springer, 2012
  25. “Fundamental Theory of Piezotronics” Yan Zhang, Ying Liu, and Zhong Lin Wang, Advanced Materials, 2011, 23(27), 3004
  26. “Hybrid Nanogenerator for Concurrently Harvesting Biomechanical and Biochemical Energy” Benjamin J. Hansen+, Ying Liu+(co-first author), Rusen Yang, and Zhong Lin Wang, ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 3647
  27. “Piezoelectric BaTiO3 Thin Film Nanogenerator on Plastic Substrates” Kwi-Il Park, Sheng Xu, Ying Liu, Geon-Tae Hwang, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Zhong Lin Wang, and Keon Jae Lee, Nano Letters,2010, 10 (12), 4939
  28. “Ordered Nanowire Array Blue/Near-UV Light Emitting Diodes” Sheng Xu , Chen Xu , Ying Liu , Youfan Hu , Rusen Yang , Qing Yang , Jae-Hyun Ryou, Hee Jin Kim , Zachary Lochner , Suk Choi , Russell Dupuis , and Zhong Lin Wang, Advanced Materials, 2010, 22 (42), 4749
  29. “Reversible Luminescence Switching of NaYF4:Yb,Er Nanoparticles with Controlled Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles” Shu-Zhuo Zhang, Ling-Dong Sun,* He Tian, Ying Liu, Jian-Fang Wang, and Chun-Hua Yan*, Chemical Communication, 2009, 2547
  30. “Crumpling under an ambient pressure” Yan Chi Lin, Yong Li Wang, Ying Liu, and Tzay Ming Hong*, Physics Review Letter, 2008, 101, 125504

Conference Presentations

  1. “Self-Powered Ultrasensitive Nanowire Photodetector Driven by a Hybridized Microbial Fuel Cell”, poster, 2013 GTRIC, Atlanta, GA
  2. “Enhancing Light Emission of ZnO Microwire-Based Diodes by Piezo-Phototronic Effect”, poster, 2012 MRS, Boston, MA
  3. “Self-Powered Ultrasensitive Nanowire Photodetector Driven by a Hybridized Microbial Fuel Cell”, poster, 2012 MRS, Boston, MA
  4. “Nanowire Piezo-phototronic Photodetector: Theory and Experimental Design”, oral presentation, 2012 MRS, Boston, MA
  5. “piezo-phototronics and its application in optoelectronics”, invited talk (on behalf of Dr. Wang), 2011 IEEE photonics, Arlington, VA
  6. “Hybrid Nanogenerator for Concurrently Harvesting Biomechanical and Biochemical Energy”, poster, 2011 GTRIC, Atlanta, GA
  7. “Hybrid Nanogenerator for Concurrently Harvesting Biomechanical and Biochemical Energy”, oral presentation, 2010 MRS, Boston, MA

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, Chinese Consulate General
  • 2011 School of Materials Science and Engineering Research Initiation Awards, Georgia Tech
  • 2008 National Hortative Scholarship, China
  • 2008 Dean’s Award for Social Work Excellence, Peking University
  • 2008 Starlight International Scholarship, Peking University
  • 2007 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Peking University
  • 2006 Tung OOCL Scholarship, Peking University
  • 2006 National Fund for Creative Undergraduate Research, Ministry of Education of China
  • 2005 Scholarship for Excellent Freshmen, Peking University

Activities and Teaching

  • Member of Executive Officer Board, The American Paper & Pulp Association (TAPPI), Graduate Chapter @ Georgia Tech, 2011-2014
  • Teaching Assistant
    • SEM Lab (lecturing and training)
    • Material Structure and Properties
    • Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Student Member of Materials Research Society (MRS)