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Department of Chemistry

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ChongYang Liu

Chair Professor

Department of Chemistry


Professional Experience

1990-2012, Research Scientist, University of Texas at Austin;
1987-1990, Post doctor, University of Texas at Austin.



Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese academy of Sciences and Hahn-Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany 1987.
B.S., in Theoretical Physics, Northwestern University, 1982.


Research Interests


Single-molecule detection, analysis, and manipulation;

In situ re-growth and purification of single crystal thin films for the utilization of solar energy;

The photoelectric conversion mechanism in photosensitive materials for the application of solar cells and LEDs; 


Representative publications


C.-Y. Liu, A. J. Bard, Chemical Redox Reactions Induced by Cryptoelectrons on a PMMA surface, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 6397-6401, 2009. (highlighted as an editor's choice in Science, 324, 857-858, 2009).

C.-Y. Liu, A. J. Bard, Electrostatic electrochemistry at insulators, Nature Materials, 7, 505-509, 2008.

C.-Y. Liu, A. J. Bard, Individually Addressable Submicron Scale Light-Emitting Devices Based on electroluminescence of solid Ru(bpy)3(Cl4)2 films, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 124, 4190-4191, 2002.

C.-Y. Liu, A. J. Bard, Pressure-induced insulator–conductor transition in a photoconducting organic liquid crystal film, Nature, 418,162-164, 2002.

C.-Y. Liu, H.-L Pan, M. Fox, A. J. Bard, High-density nanosecond charge trapping in thin films of the photoconductor ZnODEP, Science, 261, 897, 1993.

Research Fields

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