Yang Liu received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. She worked as a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2011-2013), and Curtin University, Australia (2013-2016). From 2016-2018, she held a position as a Chemist and Research Officer at ChemCentre, Western Australian Government. In March 2018, she joined James Cook University as a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry.

Dr Liu’s research interests are primarily in the exploration of innovative analytical technologies based on electrochemical reactions, including application of nanomaterials for label-free sensor devices and study of biomedical molecules at liquid-liquid (or oil-water) interfaces. The current area of interest is working towards applying advanced senising technologies for tropical environmental studies.

Research Opportunities

Currently, we are looking for motivated Honours, Master and PhD students to join us.

If you are an Australian/New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you might want to consider applying for a Domestic Prestige Research Training Program Scholarship to start for your Master or PhD studies.  

If you are an international student, you might want to consider applying for an International Research Training Program Scholarship to start your PhD. 

If you are a Chinese citizen or permanent resident and are interested in applying for a PhD or visiting scholarship from China Scholarship Council, please contact Yang to discuss an appropriate program.

If you already have a scholarship from your country and are looking to obtain your PhD degree in Australia (or just spend some months in our group as part of your studies), please contact Yang directly.

If you have completed BSc or equivalent and are interested in a Chemistry Honours, please contact Yang for potential projects. Honours studies can start in either March or August.

  • CH2042: Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology (Level 2; TSV)
  • CH2103: Analytical Chemistry (Level 2; TSV)
  • CH3104: Advanced Chemistry Project (Level 3; TSV)
  • CH3110: Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Level 3; TSV)
  • CH5001: Research and Dissertation in Chemistry (Level 5; TSV)
  • CH5203: Analytical Chemistry (Advanced) (Level 5; TSV)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects)
  • 2018 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Chemist and Research Officer, ChemCentre (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2016 - Research Associate, Curtin University (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
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  • 2019 - EMCR Award, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University
  • 2018 - Rising Stars Early Career Researcher Award, James Cook University
  • 2018 - Research Support Grant, James Cook University
  • 2019 - Committee Member of the Electrochemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 2018 - Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • 2018 - Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr Yang Liu from 2007 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Development of Optical Sensor based on the Lanthanide Doped Luminescent Materials (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Optimisation of QCIDE Extraction and Separation (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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