Dr Yang Liu
Profiles

Dr Yang Liu

Technical Specialist (Electron Microscopy)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

A joint operator of new Zeiss Crossbeam 550 FIB-SEM, within the Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project supported by European Regional Development Fund. 

Qualifications

01.2017 - 12.2017    Post-doc fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University

Shell Research and Development funding for interfacial mineral physics research

09.2014 - 12.2016     Post-doc fellow, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University

Sustainability project: Future Energy & Resources, member of the 'Beta-Geo Task Force' for stimulation of interfaculty research

10.2009 - 07.2013      PhD in material science, INSA de Lyon, France                                                                               

10.2007 - 07.2009      Master in Advanced Materials for the Nanosciences and Energy, Aix-Marseille University, France                                                                                                             

09.2002 - 06.2006      Bachelor in Electronic and information engineering, Jiangnan University, China

Microscopes hands-on:

FIB-SEM              FEIHelios NanoLab G3 UC, FEI Nova NanoLab 600, Zeiss NVision 40

TEM                     FEI Talos F200X, Tecnai 20F, Tecnai 12 and 10

SEM                     FEI XL30F (environmental), Zeiss Supra 55VP, Phenom table-top

Raman                  WITec Alpha300 R


Research interests

Application of:

  • Electron Microscopy/Tomography
  • Correlative tomography
  • (In-situ) Raman

in the fields of:

  • Material science
  • Structural geology
  • and others

Articles

Da Wang, Michiel Hermes, Ramakrishna Kotni, Yaoting Wu, Nick Tasios, Yang Liu, Bart de Nijs, Ernest B. van der Wee, Christopher B. Murray, Marjolein Dijkstra, & Alfons van Blaaderen. Interplay between spherical confinement and particle shape on the self-assembly of rounded cubes. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04644-4. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04644-4

Oliver Plümper, Alexandru Botan, Catharina Los, Yang Liu, Anders Malthe-Sørenssen and Bjørn Jamtveit. Fluid-driven metamorphism of the continental crust governed by nanoscale fluid flow. Nature Geoscience, DOI :10.1038/ngeo3009. https://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo3009.html

Davit Jishkariani, Yaoting Wu, Da Wang, Yang Liu, Alfons van Blaaderen and Christopher B. Murray. Preparation and Self-Assembly of Dendronized Janus Fe3O4-Pt and Fe3O4-Au Heterodimers. ACS nano, accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b02485. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.7b02485

Oliver Plümper, Helen E. King, Thorsten Geisler, Yang Liu, Sonja Pabst, Ivan P. Savov, Detlef Rost, and Thomas Zack. Subduction zone forearc serpentinites as incubators for deep microbial life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol.114 no.17, 2017 (pp. 4324-4329). http://www.pnas.org/content/114/17/4324.full

M.E. Houben, N.J. Hardebol, A. Barnhoorn, Q.D. Boersma, Y. Liu, D.A.M. de Winter, C.J. Peach, G. Bertotti, M.R. Drury. Fluid flow from matrix to fractures in Early Jurassic shales. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 175, 15 April 2017, Pages 26-39. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166516217300472

Austrheim, Håkon, Dunkel, Kristina G., Plümper, Oliver, Ildefonse, Benoît, Liu, Yang & Jamtveit, Bjørn. Fragmentation of wall rock garnets during deep crustal earthquakes. Science advances, Vol. 3, no. 2, 2017. http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/2/e1602067.full

Z. F. Yao, J. C. Qiao, Y. Liu, J. M. Pelletier, Y. Yao. Aspect ratio effects on the serration dynamics of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass. Journal of Materials Science, 2017, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 138–144. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-016-0316-7

Yang Liu , Helen E. King, Marijn A. van Huis, Martyn R. Drury and Oliver Plümper. Nano-Tomography of Porous Geological Materials Using Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy. Minerals 2016, 6(4), 104. http://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/6/4/104

T. Fiorido, J. Galineau, Vincent Salles, L. Seveyrat, F. Belhora, P.-J. Cottinet, L. Hu, Y. Liu, B. Guiffard, A. Bogner-Van de Moortele, T. Epicier, D. Guyomar and A. Brioude. Bifunctional Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites for Energy Harvesting, Actuation and Magnetic Sensing Applications. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 211, 2014, 105-114. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924424714000740

N. Destouches, N. Crespo-Monteiro, G. Vitrant, Y. Lefkir, S. Reynaud, T. Epicier, Y. Liu, F. Vocanson, F. Pigeon. Self-organized growth of metallic nanoparticles in a thin film under homogeneous and continuous-wave light excitation. J. Mater. Chem. C, vol. 2, 2014, 6256-6263. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2014/tc/c4tc00971a

J.C. Qiao, J. M. Pelletier, C. Esnouf, Y. Liu, H. Kato. Impact of the structural state on the mechanical properties in a Zr–Co–Al bulk metallic glass. J. of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 607, 2014, 139–149. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838814008007

Magazine

Yang Liu, Helen E. King, Pierre Le Fur,Marijn A. van Huis, Martyn R. Drury and Oliver Plümper. FIB-SEM Tomography of Porous Geological Materials, A State-of-the-Art3D Characterization Technique. Imaging & Microscopy, Jun. 19, 2017. http://www.imaging-git.com/science/electron-and-ion-microscopy/fib-sem-tomography-porous-geological-materials

 

Conference communications

Maartje Houben, AukeBarnhoorn, Lisanne Douma, Yang Liu,Matthijs de Winter, Colin Peach, Martyn Drury. Pore network and permeability of the Whitby Mudstone (UK). 9thInternational Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting, May 8-11, 2017,Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Oliver Plümper,Alexandru Botan, Catharina Los, Yang Liu,Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, and Bjørn Jamtveit. Self-induced nanofluidic transport enables crustal-scale metamorphism.European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, April 23-28 2017, Vienna,Austria

D. Wang, B. de Nijs, N.Tasios, S. Dussi, F. Smallenburg, L. Filion, Y. Liu, T. Altantzis, D. Zanaga, B. Goris, Y. Wu, S. Najmr, E. B.van der Wee, J. D. Meeldijk, D. Groenendijk, C. B. Murray, S. Bals, M. A. vanHuis, A. Imhof, M. Dijkstra and A. van Blaaderen. Self-assembled Supraballs by Spherical Confinement. NWOPhysics@Veldhoven 2017, January 17-18, 2017, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Yang Liu, PierreLe Fur, Marijn A. van Huis, Oliver Plümper. ‘Slice& View’ nano-tomography of porous media using FIB-SEM. InternationalConference on Sustainability 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands (winner poster prize)

Da Wang, Bart de Nijs,Nick Tasios, Simone Dussi, Frank Smallenburg, Laura Filion, Yang Liu, Thomas Altantzis, DanieleZanaga, Yaoting Wu, Stan Najmr, E. Ashley Gaulding, Johannes D. Meeldijk, DirkGroenendijk, Christopher B. Murray, Sara Bals, Marijn A. van Huis, ArnoutImhof, Marjolein Dijkstra, and Alfons van Blaaderen. Self-assembled Supraparticles by Spherical Confinement. CHAINS2016, December 6-8, 2016, Veldohven, The Netherlands

Yang Liu,Pierre Le Fur, Marijn A. van Huis, Oliver Plümper. ‘Slice & View’ nano-tomography of porous media using FIB-SEM.EMC 2016 (The 16th European Microscopy Congress), Lyon, France

Da Wang, Bart de Nijs,Nick Tasios, Simone Dussi, Frank Smallenburg, Laura Filion, Yang Liu, Thomas Altantzis, DanieleZanaga, Yaoting Wu, Stan Najmr, E. Ashley Gaulding, Johannes D. Meeldijk, DirkGroenendijk, Christopher B. Murray, Sara Bals, Marijn A. van Huis, ArnoutImhof, Marjolein Dijkstra, and Alfons van Blaaderen. Self-assembled Supraparticles by Spherical Confinement. EMC 2016(The 16th European Microscopy Congress), Lyon, France

Plümper, O., King,H.E., Liu, Y., de Ruiter, L.,Verberne, R., Maffione M., Ziegler M. MassiveAbiogenic Methane Production During Mantle Peridotite Alteration At Near AmbientConditions. 4th international Serpentine Days 2016, Sète, France

Da Wang, Bart de Nijs,Nick Tasios, Simone Dussi, Frank Smallenburg, Laura Filion, Thomas Altantzis,Daniele Zanaga, Yaoting Wu, Stan Najmr, E.Ashley Gaulding, Johannes Meeldijk,Dirk Groenendijk, Yang Liu,Christopher Murray, Sara Bals, Marijn van Huis, Arnout Imhof, MarjoleinDijkstra, Alfons van Blaaderen. Self-AssembledSupraballs by Spherical Confinement. MRS Spring Meeting, March 28-April 1,2016, Phoenix, Arizona

Yang Liu,Marijn A. van Huis, Oliver Plümper. ‘Slice& View’ nano-tomography of porous media using FIB-SEM. NVvM 2015,Eindoven, The Netherlands

Yang Liu,Oliver Plümper, Marijn van Huis. ‘Slice& View’ nano-tomography of porous media in FIB-SEM microscope. InternationalConference on Sustainability 2015, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Oliver Plümper, HelenE. King, Lisa de Ruiter, Rick Verberne, YangLiu. Low-temperature nanocatalysis ofabiogenic methane during peridotite alteration. Goldschmidt 2015, Prague,Czech Republic

Y. Liu, A.Bogner-Van de Moorèle, T. Epicier. Multipleapproaches of electron tomography applied to polymer nanocomposites. NVvM2014, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Y Liu, ABogner-Van de Moortèle, T Epicier, K Sato and T Konno. “TEM and SEM tomography of polymer-based nanocomposites re-inforced bycarbon nanotubes”. EMC 2012 (The 15th European MicroscopyCongress), Manchester, United Kingdom

Y. Liu, A.Bogner, T. Epicier. ‘Tri-3D’Tomography in FIB, SEM and TEM: Application to Polymer Nano-Composites. CaZaC2012, Lausanne, Suisse

N. Destouches, N.Crespo-Monteiro, T. Epicier, Y. Liu,L. Nadar, F. Vocanson, R. Charrière, Y. Lefkir. Dichroic coloring of surfaces by laser-induced self-organization ofsilver nanoparticles. Metallic nano-objects 2012, Saint-Etienne

Y. Liu, A.Bogner, T. Epicier and K. Sato. Energy-filteredTEM tomograpy of a CNTS@polymer nano-composite. SSOM 3D-Symposium 2012, LesDiablerets, Suisse

Y. Liu, H.Yuan, A. Bogner, B. Van de Moortèle, T. Epicier. ‘Tri-3D’ Tomography in FIB, SEM and TEM: Application to Polymer Nano-Composites.SSOM 3D-Symposium 2012, Les Diablerets, Suisse

Y. Liu, A.Bogner, T. Epicier. Shrinkagestudy in polymer nanocomposites during electron tomography. SFmµ Symposium 2011,Strasbourg

Y. Liu, A.Bogner, T. Epicier. Approchemultiple de caractérisation tridimensionnelle de polymères chargés enmicroscopie électronique. ICL 2011, CPE Lyon

 

Other academic activities

Workshops

Avizo 3D Software Workshop. November 30, 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The 5th Stanisław Gorczyca European School on ElectronMicroscopy and Electron Tomography. July 5-8, 2016, Kraków, Poland

The 5th Workshop on the testing of low permeability materials.March 10-11, 2016, Mol, Belgium

NWO Physics@Veldhoven 2016, January 19-20, 2016, Veldhoven, TheNetherlands

Avizo advanced training course of Digital Rock Analysis. April 14-16,2015, Bordeaux, France

SCM 15th Anniversary Symposium. December 18-19, 2014, Utrecht,The Netherlands

Links

www.linkedin.com/in/yang-liu-33354483