I am currently a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My interests include the investigation and applications of optical and quantum phenomena. Recent work has included nonlinear spectroscopy of GaN quantum dots and coherent diffractive imaging.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2019 - Ph.D. Applied Physics
2016 - M.S.E. Electrical Engineering
2015 - B.S.E. Electrical Engineering
2015 - B.S. Interdisciplinary Physics

Publications (Google Scholar):

- A. Liu, L. G. Bonato, F. Sessa, D. B. Almeida, E. Isele, G. Nagamine, L. F. Zagonel, A. F. Nogueira, L. A. Padilha, and S. T. Cundiff. "Communication: Effect of Dimensionality on the Optical Absorption Properties of CsPbI3 Perovskite Nanocrystals". J. Chem. Phys. 151, (2019). DOI: 10.1063/1.5124399

- A. Liu, D. B. Almeida, W. K. Bae, L. A. Padilha, and S. T. Cundiff. "Simultaneous Existence of Confined and Delocalized Vibrational Modes in Colloidal Quantum Dots". J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 20 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02474.

- A. Liu, D. B. Almeida, W. K. Bae, L. A. Padilha, and S. T. Cundiff. "Non-Markovian Exciton-Phonon Interactions in Core-Shell Colloidal Quantum Dots at Femtosecond Timescales". Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 5 (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.057403.

News coverage:

- C. Nelson, S. Deshpande, A. Liu, S. Jahangir, P. Bhattacharya, and D. G. Steel. "High Resolution Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of InGaN Quantum Dots in GaN Nanowires". JOSA B, 34, 6 (2017). DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.34.001206.

Random Things I Like:

Research Inhibitions - Peter Franken

When Ad Hominem Goes Wrong - MSNBC

"I worked at the company almost 24 hours a day. The next day I would modify the reactor according to yesterday's results. I continued this pattern for almost 2 years. No holidays, no Sundays, no Saturdays. New Year's Day is a big day for Japan, so I only took off a couple of days for that." - Shuji Nakamura (2014 Nobel Laureate)