Dr. Zheng Liu received his B.S. degrees (2005) at Nankai University (China), and completed his Ph.D at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, China), working on the synthesis and energy harvest of carbon nanotubes. He then worked in Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan and Prof. Jun Lou’s groups as a joint postdoc research fellow (2010~2012) and research scientist (2012~2013) at Rice University (USA), focusing on the synthesis and applications of two-dimensional (2D) crystals, including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN, so called “white graphene”), oxides and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs: MoS2, WS2, MoSe2 etc.)
Currently, Dr. Liu Zheng is an associate professor at MSE and EEE, NTU. He works on the synthesis of high-quality and large-size novel 2D monolayers, especially transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and their applications in electronics and catalysis. He is the recipient of the finalist of the World Technology Award in Energy category, Singapore NRF Fellowship, NTU Nanyang Assistant Professorship, ICON-2DMAT Young Scientist Award, Singapore Young Scientist Award (YSA), Asia’s Rising Scientists, Nano Research Young Star Editors, Nanyang Research Award and Highly Cited researcher. He held the Materials Research Society of Singapore Chair Professorship at NTU.