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Affiliated with

  • Laboratory of Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology. Groene Loper, 5612 AE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Institute for Complex Molecular Systems. Eindhoven University of Technology. Groene Loper 5, 5612 AE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

  • SCNU-TUE Joint Lab of Devices Integrated Responsive Materials. South China Normal University. No. 378, West Waihuan Road, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou 510006, China.

Academic background

Danqing Liu received her master degree in Electrical Engineering in 2009 at the Delft University in The Netherlands. She joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands for her PhD research. She developed polymer responsive surfaces based on hydrogels and liquid crystal polymers. She received her PhD degree in 2013. In the same year she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the same university working as postdoctoral student on new mechanisms of surface activation. In 2015 she was Research Fellow at the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. From 2019 she is appointed as Assistant professor (Tenture) at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Dr. Liu has around 30 publications in important peer-reviewed journals as Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. She is the recipient of a Dutch national 4TU grant (2015), and Veni grant (2016) from Dutch national science foundation (NWO) to proceed her research within the Netherlands.

Research profile

Details of my research profile please refer to www.danqingliu.nl

With the broad backgrounds in various disciplines (electric, mechanical and chemical engineering), Danqing Liu is a materials scientist. In the work, she attempts to fill the field between molecular sciences, such as synthetic organic chemistry, and the dimensions of the more macroscopic materials including morphology and shape control. Special in the approach is the transfer or even amplification of the responsive (dielectric-, ferroelectric-, piezoelectric-, and/ or photo-chemical) effects of a single molecule to the macroscopic level of a device. This is realized by incorporating the functional molecules into suitable and cooperative host materials, such as liquid crystals.

Education and Teaching

  • 6EMA62  Cross disciplinary course: Device integrated responsive materials (Mede-docent)
  • 6EMA60 (2017-GS4) Natural versus synthetic materials 2.0
  • 6I2X0 DBL Energy (Docent)

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Research Output

Artificial Organic Skin Wets Its Surface by Field-Induced Liquid Secretion

Zhan, Y., Zhou, G., Lamers, B. A. G., Visschers, F., Hendrix, M. M. R. M., Broer, D. J. & Liu, D., 16 Jun 2020, In : Matter. 3, p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • Combined light and electric response of topographic liquid crystal network surfaces

    Feng, W., Broer, D. J. & Liu, D., 10 Jan 2020, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 30, 2, 7 p., 1901681.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    25 Downloads (Pure)

    Electric-field induced oscillating surface waves with programmable shapes

    Visschers, F. L. L., Broer, D. J. & Liu, D., 22 Apr 2020, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII. Bar-Cohen, Y., Anderson, I. A. & Shea, H. R. (eds.). SPIE, 10 p. 113751F. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11375).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Electroplasticization of Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks

    van der Kooij, H. M., Broer, D. J., Liu, D. & Sprakel, J., 29 Apr 2020, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 12, 17, p. 19927-19937 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Static and dynamic control of fingerprint landscapes of liquid crystal network coatings

    Feng, W., Broer, D. J., Grebikova, L., Padberg, C., Vancso, J. G. & Liu, D., 5 Feb 2020, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 12, 5, p. 5265-5273 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 18 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

  • Courses

    DBL Energy

    1/09/14 → …

    Course

    Press / Media

    Artificial skin heals wounds and makes robots sweat

    Danqing Liu & Yuanyuan Zhan

    24/06/2025/06/20

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Radio wave-activated artificial skin absorbs and releases liquids

    Danqing Liu

    24/06/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Coming soon: self-cleaning windscreens and solar panels

    Dirk J. Broer & Danqing Liu

    12/08/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Smart surfaces which make robots sweat and let the body absorb medical fluids

    Danqing Liu

    12/08/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Dynamic Lotus Effect

    Author: Wang, D., 2014

    Supervisor: Liu, D. (Supervisor 1) & Broer, D. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Enhanced surface topographies in liquid crystal polymer networks: photo-responsive LC droplets

    Author: Sirma, B., 2017

    Supervisor: Broer, D. (Supervisor 1), Liu, D. (Supervisor 2) & Hendrikx, M. (Coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Formation of surface topograpies in liquid crystal networks on soft substrates

    Author: Zhou, Y., 1 Sep 2017

    Supervisor: Schenning, A. (Supervisor 1), Broer, D. (Supervisor 2), Liu, D. (Supervisor 2) & Sijbesma, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Photo/ electric responsive sponge in liquid crystal networks

    Author: Schuster, M., 2017

    Supervisor: Liu, D. (Supervisor 1) & Broer, D. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Protective coatings for oscillating bi-layered system

    Author: Koeken, E., 2018

    Supervisor: Visschers, F. (Coach), Liu, D. (Supervisor 2), Broer, D. (Supervisor 1) & Mes, E. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Bachelor