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Deputy Head of Department

Department of Earth and Space Sciences


Room 409, Building 9, Innovation Park

Professor Liu earned his PhD degree in space plasma physics at Cornell University in 2007, after graduating from Peking University with his B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He then worked as Postdoctoral Researcher for one year at Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland and for three and a half years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. After that, he joined the Department of Physics, Auburn University as Assistant Professor in 2012 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2017. In May 2018, he joined Southern University of Science and Technology. Professor Liu specializes in theoretical and computational space plasma physics and has authored/coauthored over 40 refereed research papers. His research interest is currently focused on plasma instabilities and wave-particle interactions in Earth’s radiation belts.


Education Background

2007      Ph.D. in Space Plasma Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

2002      M.S. in Space Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

1999      B.S. in Space Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China


Work Experience

5/2018-Present: Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences,

                           Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

8/2017-5/2018:  Associate Professor

                           Physics Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

2012-7/2017:     Assistant Professor

                           Physics Department, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

2009-2012:        Postdoctoral Researcher

                           ISR1, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

2007-2008:        Postdoctoral Researcher

                          Earth Observation Division, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland 


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