Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu is now a Professor in the Department of Physics at Arizona
State University (ASU). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in condensed matter
physics at ASU and then was funded by Shell for 4 years to develop electron
microscopy techniques for catalyst characterization before he joined Monsanto
Company as a group leader (1994). He was promoted to Corporate Fellow and then
Senior Fellow for sustained outstanding contributions to Monsanto's businesses.
Dr. Liu was recruited to University of Missouri-St. Louis (2006) as Professor
of Physics and Chemistry and Director of the Center for Nanoscience. He was
then recruited back to ASU (2011) as Professor of Physics and serves as
Director of the Professional Science Master’s in Nanoscience Program as well as
Committee Chair of the John M. Cowley Center for HREM at ASU. Dr. Liu received
the prestigious 2001 Edgar M. Queeny Award for Science and Technology, the
highest award within Monsanto for scientific achievement and business impact.
He is a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America and has published over 300
journal and conference articles.