Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Princeton 2008
Projects: THz properties of topological insulators, mid-IR quantum cascade lasers
Zhijun Liu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 2008. His doctoral research was on high-performance mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers for sensing applications. From October 2008 to September 2010, he was with the Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. During this time, his research was on subwavelength microdisk lasers and infrared photovoltaic devices using lead salt nanocrystals and carbon nanotubes. His current research interests include infrared and terahertz devices and spectroscopic study of topological insulators.