Dr Xiao Liu, PhD, CEng, SMIEEE

Lecturer and UK Research and Innovation Fellow
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 2264 (32264 if calling directly from UCL)
Email: xiao at ucl.ac.uk


Dr Xiao Liu received the B.Eng degree in Information Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2003, the M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics Systems Design from University of Southampton, U.K. in 2004, and the Ph.D degree from University College London, U.K. in 2008. From 2006 to 2008, he was a research assistant in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London. From 2009 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral research associate at UCL. From 2011 to 2013, he was a lecturer with the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. He came back to UCL in 2013 and is a lecturer in the Sensors Systems and Circuits Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Dr Liu has developed many application-specific integrated circuits and electronic systems for industrial and medical applications some of which have been commercialized to industry. He is a Technical Committee Member of Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and Systems of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Chartered Engineer. He was awared an UK Research and Innovation Fellowship by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council in 2018.


Research Interests

  • Analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuit design
  • Biomedical electronics
  • Wireless sensing
  • Reliability analysis and fail-safe circuit design
  • System integration and SOC solutions for biomedical devices
  • Microelectronic sensor design
  • Wearable technologies 

Current Funding

  • PI, £574k from the EPSRC and £210k from the industry, "A low-cost batteryless wireless dosage sensor for implantable drug delivery”, 2018 - 2021.
  • PI, £217k from the industry, "A novel electronic device to monitor adherence to inhaled therapy", 2017-2019
  • Co-I, £115k from the EPSRC, “Piezoelectric nano-fibre based acoustic sensors for artificial cochlea”, 2015-2019

Professional Activities

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Senior Member for Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Technical Committee Member of Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and Systems in the IEEE Cicuits and Systems Society
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I
  • External Examiner for University of East London
  • CASMI Fellow for UCL-Oxford Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation
  • Associate Fellow for the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering
  • TCM and RCM for ISCAS, BioCAS, ICECS, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vancancies for PhD students, postdocs and visiting scholars

(New studentship available) UCL and Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) are offering joint PhD studentships for Chinese scholars. Further detail can be found at
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/overs-res/csc_ucl_scholarships

If you are interested in doing a PhD in microelectronics, sensors, circuits and systems. Please send me your CV asap (by 21st January 2019 the latest)

(Studentship available) Applications are invited for a studentship on integrated circuit design and the successful applicant is expected to start in September 2019 or soon after. The studentship will cover tuition fee and provide a generous stipend for 4 years. The studentship is open to UK and EU students. Please contact Dr Xiao Liu by email with your CV.

(Studentship available) The university and department have funding to support the best students to pursue a research degree at UCL every year. This may be the best funding route for oversea applicants. If your first degree is electrical engineering, microelectronics, physics or computer science, has a first-class undergraduate and/or master degree, and want to make a difference to the scientific research, please contact me by email with your CV and a scanned copy of your academic transcript.

(Studentship available) There may be extra funding available from the Chinese government for Chinese students and scholars. If you graduated or are about to graduate from a Chinese 985 university, please contact me by email with your CV and a scanned copy of your academic transcript. If you have already secured all or partial funding, please highlight it in your email.

(Postdoc position available) Applications are invited for a postdoc position for at least 21 months. The successful applicant is expected to have at least one of the following expertise: analogue integrated circuit design with tape-out experience, microfabrication, nanotechnology and excellent programming skills.. UK, EU and oversea applicants are eligible to apply. Please contact Dr Xiao Liu by email with your CV.

(Closed. Teaching fellow position available) Applications are invited for a teaching fellow position (3-year fixed contract). The successful applicant will be expected to teach UCL-EEE undergraduates on analogue electronics and analogue CMOS integrated circuits.

(Closed. Postdoc position available) Applications are inivited for a postdoc position for at least 12 months. The successful applicant is expected to have at least two of the following expertise: electronic sensors and instrumentation, RFID technology and wireless sensing. UK, EU and oversea applicants are eligible to apply. Please contact Dr Xiao Liu by email with your CV.


News Update

August 2018, Vasileios's paper has been accepted by IEEE Sensor Conference. Congratulations!

June 2018, Dr Liu has been awarded a prestigious EPSRC-UK Research and Innovation Fellowship. 74 fellows have been awarded in the UK across 14 priority areas aligned to UK Industrial Strategy challenges.The offical media release is here.

June 2018, Aobo Zhao has joined the group as a postdoc from the Newcastle University. Welcome!

May 2018, we attended the ISCAS in Florence, Italy!

May 2018, Ya's paper has been shortlisted by IEEE ISCAS for the best student paper award. Only ten were shortlisted. Well done!

April 2018, Dr Liu gave an invited talk on scalable implant systems at the 2nd Workshop on Neuroengineering: Electroceuticals in Porto, Portugal.

 

Last Updated: 31st August, 2018