Dr. Xuqing LIU obtained his BS in Chemistry at the Lanzhou University, China. He went on to 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 Director of LICP, Academician and Professor Weimin Liu. After several years in LICP, he moved to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a PhD student in the laboratory of Prof. YI LI , Prof Zijian Zheng, and Dr Juanyan Hu, studying the smart fibre and surface grafting polymer brushes. During 2013-2014, he was a PhD student in Prof Robert Young's group in the University of Manchester. Completing his doctorate in 2015, Xuqing joined the School of Materials in 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, Small, NPG Asia Materials, Chemistry-An Asian Journal, Nanoscales, and Journal of Materials Chemistry.