Luqiao Liu receives Young Scientist Prize from International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Award honors pioneering research in spin Hall effect in ferromagnetic materials.

Prof. Luqiao Liu and Prof. Dr. Burkard Hillebrands from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, the chair of IUPAP Commission on Magnetism
Prof. Luqiao Liu and Prof. Dr. Burkard Hillebrands from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, the chair of IUPAP Commission on Magnetism
At the 2018 International Conference on Magnetism in San Francisco last July, Luqiao Liu received the 2017 Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The citation reads: "For the pioneering demonstrations of the spin Hall effect excitation of ferromagnetic resonance, and of the surprisingly large spin Hall angles of particular heavy metals as determined by spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance, for seminal experiments and analysis of magnetic switching and auto-oscillation driven by that spin Hall effect, and for continuing research advancing the understanding and applicability of spin-orbit torques."

Luqiao Liu received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Cornell University in 2012. He spent three years as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Watson Research Center before joining the MIT faculty. He is currently the Robert J. Shillman (1074) Career Development Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. His current research focus is on advancing new materials and novel device structures for spintronics, including spin-based memory, logic and communication applications.