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Dr LIU Kuan received his BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) in 2013, and PhD in Advanced Materials and Mechanics from Peking University (PKU) in 2018. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Prof. LI Gang in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) from 2019 to 2021. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department. Prior to joining PolyU, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018-2019), and a Research Assistant in Technical University of Denmark (2015).

Dr Liu is an awardee of the RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2020/21. He won the Grand Prize (Innovation Category) and the First Prize in the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, together with his research team members. His research interests include renewable energy application, third-generation photovoltaic technologies, e.g., hybrid perovskite solar cells and polymer solar cells.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Peking University

Bachelor of Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing


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  • Crystals (Journal)

    Kuan Liu (Guest editor)

    Aug 2021Jun 2022

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work for journals