UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Prof Huiyun Liu

Prof Huiyun Liu

Professor of Semiconductor Photonics

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2007

Research summary

Professor Liu's general interest concentrates on the nanometre-scale engineering of low-dimensional semiconductor structures (such as quantum dots, quantum wires, and quantum wells) by using molecular beam epitaxy and the development of novel optoelectronic devices including lasers, detectors, and modulators by developing novel device process techniques. He has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed journal papers in the area of semiconductor materials and devices. 

Teaching summary

Professor Liu teaches in the area of optoelectronics and nanotechnology.


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ01 - Successfully completed an institutional provision in teaching in the HE sector |
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2001


Professor Liu received the Ph.D from the Institute of Semiconductor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After receiving his PhD, he joined the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies at University of Sheffield in August 2001. He was responsible for the development of Molecular Beam Epitaxy growth of semiconductor materials for the UK academic and industrial research community. In 2007, he was awarded Royal Society University Research Fellow and started his academic career in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL as a Senior Lecturer. In 2012, he was promoted as Chair of Semiconductor Photonics.