The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has appointed Luqiao Liu as the Robert J. Shillman (1974) Career Development Professor.
Luqiao Liu joined EECS in July 2015 as an assistant professor. He is an expert in the properties of magnetic materials and their application to non-volatile memory and spin-based logics. His research aims to use spin-based electronics to solve the power, scaling, and speed issues associated with conventional semiconductor devices.
Liu is also a core and resident member of the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). Liu received his BS in physics from Peking University, Beijing, in 2006 and his PhD in applied physics from Cornell Uniersity, Ithaca, NY, in 2012. Prior to joining MIT, he was a research staff member in the magnetic random access memory (MRAM) group of IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Professor Liu's research focuses on exploring new materials and mechanisms that can be used as building blocks for spintronic devices, which operate at high speed with low power consumption.