J. Ping, Liu
Department of Physics
Science Hall 202
502 Yates St
Department of Physics, SH 108
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019
Ph.D. April, 1994, Applied Physics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
M.Sc. July, 1987, Materials Science & Engineering, Central-South University, China.
B.S. July, 1982, Materials Science & Engineering, Central-South University, China.
Distinguished Professor, March 2014 — present, University of Texas at Arlington.
Professor, Feb. 2009 — present, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington.
Associate Professor, Feb. 2004 — Feb. 2009, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington.
Assistant Professor, Oct. 1999 — Feb. 2004, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington (from Sep. 2002); Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University and Department of Physics, Grambling State University.
Adjunct Professor, June 2010 — present, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Ningbo, Academia Sinica, China.
Research Assistant Professor, Jan. 1997 — Oct. 1999, at the Center for Materials Research and Analysis and the Department of Physics, University of Nebraska.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, July 1995 — Dec. 1996, at the Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska.
Postdoctoral Researcher, May 1994 — Jun. 1995, at the Van der Waals-Zeeman Laboratory, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Research Assistant, Jan. 1988 — Apr. 1990, at the Institute of Metal Research, Academia Sinica, Shenyang, China.
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- Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University, 2002.
- Outstanding Research Achievement Award, College of Science, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004.
- Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of Texas at Arlington, 2008.
- Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium speaker, invited by US National Academy of Sciences, 2012.
- Fellow of American Physical Society, 2013.
- Induction to the University of Texas at Arlington Academy of Distinguished Scholars, 2014.
Nanostructured bulk magnetic materials have wide applications. However, conventional compaction and condensation techniques often lead to grain growth and therefore a destruction of the nanostructures. We are working to fabricate fully dense bulk magnets with controlled nanostructure and improved magnetic properties.
Ultra-thin magnetic films and their micro- and nano-processed magnets are systems of great contemporary interest because of their advanced applications in MEMS, spintronics and magnetic recording media. We are working to deposit ultra-thin hard magnetic thin films with desired morphology to achieve optimal magnetic hardening by a variety of processing techniques including rapid thermal processing.
Magnetic nanoparticles are important not only for fabricating nanostructured bulk and thin film materials but also for biological and medical applications. We are working to synthesize by chemical methods various hard and soft magnetic nanoparticles (including rare-earth compounds) and apply them in drug delivery. We also study the preparation and characterization of magnetic nanorods and nanowires.