Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Zhiwen Liu

Professor of Electrical Engineering

N-211 Millennium Science Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2362

E-mail: zzl1_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Optical Materials and Devices

Research Group: Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics Lab

Dr. Liu joined Penn State in 2003. His research interests include ultrafast optics, nanophotonics, biophotonics, and holography. His current research is focused on nonlinear imaging, nonlinear nanoprobes for nano femto optics, and supercontinuum.


Ph.D. The California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
M.S. The California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
M.S. Peking University, Radio Electronics
B.S. Peking University, Radio Electronics


Ultrafast and nonlinear optics, optical imaging, nonlinear spectroscopy, and holography

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here for selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation CAREER award - 2006
Walker von Brimer Award - 2001