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 career in State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication (LSL), where his research focused on developing new synthetic lubricates and tribology chemistry and physics. Meanwhile, he served as secretary for the Director of LICP. After several years in LICP, he moved to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a Ph.D. student studying the smart fibre and surface grafting polymer brushes. During 2013-2014, he was a Ph.D. 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.
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.