Distinguished Professor Jia-Ming Liu is Associate Dean for Academic Personnel. Professor Liu received a bachelor’s degree in electrophysics from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1975. He became a licensed professional electrical engineer in 1977. Mentored by the 1981 Physics Nobel Laureate Nicolaas Bloembergen, he received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University in 1979 and 1982, respectively. He joined the faculty at UCLA’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1986, after serving as a faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a senior member of the technical staff at GTE Laboratories.
Professor Liu has published more than 250 scientific papers and 14 book chapters, and holds 12 U.S. patents. He co-edited the book Digital Communications Using Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics and has authored two books: Photonic Devices and Principles of Photonics. He has delivered more than 180 conference presentations and technical seminars, including more than 90 invited talks.
Professor Liu is a pioneering researcher in ultrafast lasers, ultrafast laser-material interactions, and laser dynamics. His research interests and experiences include nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers, photonic devices, optical wave propagation, nonlinear laser dynamics, chaotic communications, chaotic radar, chaotic lidar, nanophotonic imaging, neurophotonics, and graphene photonics. He has performed extensive service to many government agencies and professional societies, and has consulted for various private companies. He has previously served on the UCLA Academic Senate’s Council on Academic Personnel. Professor Liu is a fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the Guggenheim Foundation.