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Ph.D.Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 2014.
B.S.Physics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 2010.


Aug 2019 – presentAssistant Professor, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, Macao, China
2016 – 2019Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
2015 – 2016Research Associate, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2014 – 2015Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China


 Research Interests

  • Ghost imaging and single-pixel imaging 
  • Optical properties of metamaterials
  • Electric transport experiment on topological materials and 2D materials

 Research Group       


   Undergraduate Courses

  • To be announced

   Ph.D. Courses

  • APME8031 Advanced Micro and Nano-systems: from Fundamentals to Applications



  Ghost imaging & Single-pixel imaging:

  1. H. C. Liu*#, H. Yang#, J. Xiong*, and S. Zhang*, “Positive and negative ghost imaging”, Physical Review Applied 12, 034019 (2019).
  2. H. C. Liu*, and S. Zhang*, “Computational ghost imaging with thermal objects in long-wave infrared range”, Applied Physics Letters 111, 031110 (2017).
  3. H. C. Liu*, “High-order correlation of chaotic bosons and fermions”, Physical Review A 94, 023827 (2016).
  4. H. C. Liu and J. Xiong*, “The role of the degree of polarization in Nth-order thermal ghost imaging”, Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 47, 145503 (2014).
  5. H. C. Liu, and J. Xiong*, “Properties of high-order ghost imaging with natural light”, Journal of the Optical Society of America A 30, 956-961 (2013).

  Metamaterials & Topological photonics:

  1. H. C. Liu*, B. Yang, Q. H. Guo, J. H. Shi, C. Y. Guan, G. X. Zheng, H. Mühlenbernd, G.X. Li, T. Zengtgraf, and S. Zhang*, “Single-pixel computational ghost imaging with helicity-dependent metasurface hologram”, Science Advances 3, e1701477 (2017).
  2. Q. H. Guo#, O. B. You#, B. Yang#, J. B. Sellman, E. Blythe, H. C. Liu, Y. J. Xiang, J. Li, D. Y. Fan, J. Chen*, C. T. Chan*, and S. Zhang*, “Observation of three-dimensional photonic Dirac points and spin-polarized surface arcs”, Physical Review Letters 122, 203903 (2019).
  3. B. Yang#, Q. H. Guo#, B. Tremain#, R. J. Liu#, L. E. Barr, W. L. Gao, H. C. Liu, Y. J. Xiang, J. Chen, C. Fang, A. Hibbins*, L. Lu*, and S. Zhang*, “Ideal Weyl points and helicoid surface states in artificial photonic crystal structures”, Science 359, 1013-1016 (2018).
  4. Q. H. Guo#, B. Yang#, L. B. Xia, W. L. Gao, H. C. Liu, J. Chen, Y. J. Xiang*, and S. Zhang*, “Three dimensional photonic Dirac points in metamaterials”, Physical Review Letters 119, 213901 (2017).
  5. B. Yang#, Q. H. Guo#, B. Tremain#, L. E. Barr, W. L. Gao, H. C. Liu, B. Beri, Y. J. Xiang, D. Y. Fan, A. Hibbins*, and S. Zhang*, Nature Communications 8, 97 (2017).

  Topological materials & Superconductors:

  1. H. C. Liu, H. Li, Q. L. He, I. K. Sou, S. K. Goh*, and J. N. Wang*, “Robust two-dimensional superconductivity and vortex system in Bi2Te3/FeTe heterostructures”, Scientific Reports 6, 26168 (2016).
  2. H. C. Liu, S. G. Liu, Y. Yi, H. T. He, and J. N. Wang*, “Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations in n and p type Bi2Se3 flakes”, 2D Materials 2, 045002 (2015).
  3. Q. L. He#, H. C. Liu#, M. Q. He, Y. H. Lai, H. T. He, G. Wang, K. T. Law, R. Lortz, J. N. Wang, and I. K. Sou*, “Two-dimensional superconductivity at the interface of Bi2Te3/FeTe heterostructure”, Nature Communications 5, 4247 (2014).
  4. H. C. Liu#, H. Z. Lu#, H. T. He, B. K. Li, S. G. Liu, Q. L. He, G. Wang, I. K. Sou, S. Q. Shen*, and J. N. Wang*, “Tunable interaction-induced localization of surface electrons in antidot nanostructured Bi2Te3 thin films”, ACS Nano 8, 9616-9621 (2014).
  5. H. C. Liu, H. T. He, B. K. Li, S. G. Liu, Q. L. He, G. Wang, I. K. Sou, and J. N. Wang*, “Interface effect in Nb-Bi2Te3 hybrid structure”, Applied Physics Letters 103, 152601 (2013).

     *corresponding author  #equal contribution

     For full publication list, please visit Researchgate, Google Scholar


2019IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award: Journal of Optics 


Session Organizer / Chair: Session–“Ghost Imaging and Single Pixel Imaging”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2019), Xiamen, China, Dec. 2019.

Journal / conference referee: Physical Review A, Physical Review Applied, New Journal of Physics, Scientific Reports, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Photonics Research, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Optics, Optics Communications, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Optics and Laser Technology, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Sensors, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, AIP Conference Proceedings, etc.


Opening position for Ph.D. student (Aug. 2020) in Dr. Liu’s research group: Interested applicants please send CV to hcliufor further connection.