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Na Liu

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Laura Na Liu received her Ph.D. in Physics at University of Stuttgart in 2009. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and as a Texas Instruments visiting professor at Rice University, respectively. In 2012, she joined the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as an independent group leader. She became a professor at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at University of Heidelberg in 2015.

Laura Na Liu’s research interest is multi-disciplinary. She works at the interface between nanophotonics, biology, and chemistry. Her group focuses on developing sophisticated and smart optical nanosystems for answering structural biology questions as well as catalytic chemistry questions in local environments.

She was elected a Fellow of OSA 2020 and received the 2019 Adolph Lomb Medal “for seminal contributions to nano-optics, three-dimensional optical metamaterials, as well as interdisciplinary scientific work regarding the development of DNA nanotechnology-based dynamic plasmonics.”



Document Created: 1 May 2020
Last Updated: 1 May 2020