LIU Xiang Yang

PhD (with cum laude title), University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1993)

Office : S12-03-12  |  Tel : (65) 6516 2812
Email : phyliuxy@nus.edu.sg

Current Research

  • Biological Materials and Physics
    Biomacro-molecule crystallization, self-assembly and aggregation in the bulk and at the surface; Antifreeze mechanism; Biomineralization; Silk formation mechanism; Bio mimicking of structural colors, lotus leaves, etc.
  • Micro/Nano Materials and Soft Materials Formation and Engineering
    Supramolecular self-assembly and micro/nano architecture; Micro/nano particle self assembly; Controlled self assembly of colloidal spheres, etc.
  • Crystallization, Molecular Assembly and Hybrid materials
    Colloidal, biomolecule crystallization; Surface roughening; Morphologies (shapes) of crystals; Nucleation and crystals growth; Crystal network (and aggregation) formation etc.

Selected Publications

  1. TH Zhang, XY Liu*, “Experimental Modelling of Single-Particle Dynamic Process in Crystallization by Controlled Colloidal Assembly”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 43, 2324-2347 (2014).

  2. Ying Ying Diao and X. Y. Liu*, “Colloidal Crystallization: Experimental Modeling of General Crystallization and Biomimicking of Structural Color”, Adv. Func. Mat. (Feature article) 22, 1354–1375 (2012).

  3. Tian Hui Zhang and Xiang Yang Liu*, "Nucleation: What Happens at the Initial Stage?", Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 48, 1308-1312 (2009).

  4. Jing Liang Li, X.Y. Liu*, Christina Strom, and J. Y. Xiong, “Engineering of a Supramolecular Functional Material by Architecture of the Micro/nano Structure of Fiber Network”, Adv. Mat. 18, 2574–2578 (2006).

  5. K.-Q. Zhang and X. Y. Liu*, “In situ observation of colloidal monolayer nucleation driven by an alternating electric field”, Nature 429, 739-742 (2004).

  6. X.Y. Liu*, E.S Boek, W.J. Briels and P. BENNEMA: "Prediction of growth morphology of crystals based on interfacial structure analysis", Nature 374, 342-345 (1995).

  7. X.Y. Liu*, P. BENNEMA and J.P. van der Eerden: "The rough-flat-rough transition at crystal surfaces", Nature 356, 778 (1992).

Affiliations & Links

  • Joint appointment with Department of Chemistry, NUS.