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Zhaowei Liu

Research Interests

  • Super Resolution Imaging
  • Super Contrast Imaging and Biophotonics
  • Nanomaterials and Metamaterials
  • Nano-Manufacturing
  • Plasmonics
  • Novel Optical Phenomena and Applications
  • Ultrafast Optoelectronics


Zhaowei Liu is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego. His interdisciplinary research focus includes nanophotonics, plasmonics, nanomaterials and life science. Lui received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (MEMS/Nanotechnology) from UCLA in 2006. Before joining the Jacobs School faculty, Liu was a post-doctoral researcher at the NSF Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center (NSEC) in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley.


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Zhaowei Liu


Assoc. Professor, ECE

Phone: 858-822-3470


Website: Liu

Office: Jacobs Hall/EBU 1 Room: 3207


UC, San Diego

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

MS: 0407

9500 Gilman Drive, 0411
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411