Dr Nengye Liu is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He was educated in Wuhan (China, LLB and LLM) and Ghent (Belgium, Doctor of Law). Prior to Macquarie, he taught at Universities of Adelaide and New England, and 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).
A/Prof Liu's research covers the law of the sea, international environmental law, international polar law, Chinese law and the EU External Relations law. His research examines the relationships between power, order and international law, with aim to answer the big question on how international community could best govern final frontiers of our planet (Arctic, Antarctica, Deep Seabed, High Seas and Outer Space) for a peaceful and sustainable future. A/Prof Liu has co-edited two books (Brill, Edward Elgar), published more than 40 refereed articles and book chapters, such as Marine Policy, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Ocean Development and International Law, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, and presented research results in 30 countries across five continents. Dr Liu is a Chief Investigator of Australian Research Council Discovery Grant "Geopolitical Changes and the Antarctic Treaty System" (2019-2021). His research has also been supported by other major funding bodies, including EU Marie Curie Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Research Council of Norway and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). He regularly wrote opinion pieces in various places, such as The Conversation, The Interpreter, The Diplomat, China Dialogue, Policy Forum and Australian Outlook. His research has been covered by mainstream media, e.g., BBC, ABC News, The Atlantic and Strait Times.
A/Prof Liu has held visiting research positions at universities of Cambridge, Tsinghua, Montreal, Hamburg, Lapland, Tromsø, Tasmania, Trier and Shanghai Jiao Tong. He was 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 Editor of the ANZSIL Perspective.