Dr Xuqing LIU obtained his BS in Chemistry at the Lanzhou University, China. He went on to the Chinese Academy of Sciences to start his research in developing new synthetic lubricates and tribology chemistry and physics. After several years in LICP, he moved to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a PhD student studying the smart textiles and surface grafting polymer brushes. During 2013-2014, he was a visiting PhD student at the University of Manchester. Completing his doctorate in 2015, Xuqing joined the School of Materials at the University of Manchester as an independent Research Fellow, where he investigates the Fibre Surface Molecular Engineering. Dr Liu is the Chairman of Chinese Textile and Apparel Society(CTAS－UK).
More than 50 research papers have been published in high-quality journals, such as Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Letters, Small, NPG Asia Materials, Chemistry-An Asian Journal, Nanoscales, and Journal of Materials Chemistry.