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).
Dr Liu's research centres on enhancing global governance regime for better protection of the oceans, with particular focus on the Polar Regions and the South China Sea. He has published extensively in leading journals in the fields of the law of the sea and international environmental law. He has presented research results in more than 20 countries across five continents and convened three international conferences 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), Australian Academy of Social Sciences (ASSA), EU COST Action, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 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, 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.