Dr Nengye Liu is a Senior Lecturer at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. He was educated in Wuhan (China, LLB and LLM) and Ghent (Belgium, Doctor of Law). Prior to moving to Australia, he had worked at King & Wood Mallessons (Shenzhen, China), Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence (Kiel, Germany) and University of Dundee (United Kingdom, as a Marie Curie Fellow).
Dr Liu's research centres on enhancing global governance regime for better protection of the oceans, with particular focus on the Polar Regions. He has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of the law of the sea and international environmental law, and has presented research results in more than 20 countries across five continents. He has also convened a number of international conferences/workshops, for example, in Scotland (EU-Arctic 2015), Australia (South China Sea 2016) and China (Polar Governance 2017). Dr Liu's research has been supported by major funding bodies, such as EU Marie Curie Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research Council of Norway and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). His opinion pieces regularly appear in various places, such as The Conversation, The Diplomat, China Dialogue, Policy Forum and Australian Outlook. His research has been covered by mainstream media, e.g., BBC, Xinhua, VOA, The Atlantic and Strait Times.
Dr Liu has held visiting research positions at universities of Cambridge, Tsinghua, Montreal, Hamburg, Lapland, Tromsø, Tasmania, Trier and Shanghai Jiao Tong. He is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, Finland (September 2017) and the School of Law, Xiamen University, China (September 2018, as CHEN An Chair Professor of International Law). Dr Liu serves as an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) and a Review Editor of the Frontiers in Marine Science.