J. Ping Liu, a UT Arlington physics professor who is working to develop stronger magnets for sustainable energy applications, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013.
Liu joined the UT Arlington Department of Physics in 2002 and researches the development of advanced nanocomposite magnets that have high performance while containing fewer expensive rare-earth materials. The advanced magnets can be used in nearly every industry and consumer device from computers to cars to medical imaging systems and cell phones.
In his more than a decade long tenure as a faculty member, Liu and his Nanostructured Magnetic Materials Group have worked as a leader in the research area and have carried out world-class work that has led to recognition from the American Physical Society.
A citation accompanying the honor noted Liu’s “pioneering work in research on advanced permanent-magnet materials, including innovative work on bottom-up approaches to fabrication of nanocomposite magnets with reduced rare-earth content via novel techniques."
Pamela Jansma, dean of the UT Arlington College of Science, said Liu’s latest honor is well deserved.
“Dr. Liu has been producing outstanding research in his field while mentoring students for more than a decade at UT Arlington, and he has remained continuously funded by grants that are a testament to his laboratory success,” Jansma said.