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Professor Laura Na Liu Wins 2019 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award

Nano Letters and the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry are proud to announce Professor Laura Na Liu, Heidelberg University, as the winner of the 2019 Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship Award. The award honors the contributions of a young investigator who has made major impacts on the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Throughout her career, Professor Liu has contributed numerous key papers that have shaped the fields of nanophotonics, metamaterials, and DNA nanotechnology. Her research has also led to the creation of new fields, including DNA-enabled dynamic nanoplasmonics.

With over 11,000 citations and an average of almost 200 citations per article, it’s no wonder that Professor Liu is viewed as a highly respected researcher. She is known for producing sound results and carefully listing the methods and protocols in her papers so others can easily reproduce the research.

The quality of Professor Liu’s work is also evident in the various awards she’s won throughout her career, including the Light 2015 Young Woman in Photonics Award, the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics, the Kavli Foundation Early Career Award and the prestigious Rudolph-Kaiser prize, to name a few.

Professor Liu will be presenting her research at a symposium and award ceremony during the 2020 ACS Spring National Meeting in Philadelphia. In the meantime, here are some of her recent articles published in Nano Letters:

Dynamic Plasmonic System That Responds to Thermal and Aptamer-Target Regulations
Nano Lett., 2018, 18 (11), pp 7395–7399
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03807

Dynamic Janus Metasurfaces in the Visible Spectral Region
Nano Lett., 2018, 18 (7), pp 4584–4589
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01848

Dynamic Color Displays Using Stepwise Cavity Resonators
Nano Lett., 2017, 17 (9), pp 5555–5560
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02336

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