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Ruixing Liang Materials scientist

Ruixing Liang is widely regarded as one of the world’s best crystal growers in high-temperature oxide superconductors. He has collaborated for many years with CIFAR Quantum Materials Program members Doug Bonn and Walter Hardy. The synthesis of high-quality crystals of yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) by this trio has been, and continues to be, the vital basis for many of the experiments carried out by other members of the program, as well as by other materials scientists around the world.


NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, 2005.

Relevant Publications

T. Wu et al, "Magnetic-field-induced charge-stripe order in the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3Oy," Nature, vol. 477, pp. 191, 2011.



Senior Fellow Quantum Materials


University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Physics and Astronomy


PhD (Materials Science) Tokyo Institute of Technology

MSc (Materials Science) Tokyo Institute of Technology

BSc (Inorganic Materials) Qinghua University



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