A/PROF Zhe Liu

A/PROF Zhe Liu


  • Energy Materials (conversion or storage)
  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (Computational Materials Physics)
  • Metallic and Semiconductor Alloys



  • Dr. Zhe Liu is associate professor of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Melbourne. He completed a BE and ME Degree in Solid Mechanics at Tsinghua University in China, and then a PhD Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in US. A/Professor Zhe Liu's research expertise is computational materials physics. He focuses on employing/developing multi-scale computational methods to understand the structure-processing-property relationships of materials for rational design. His current research topics include alloys (metallic or semiconductor) and energy materials (conversion or storage). He has over 80 publications in international peer reviewed journals, including over 20 papers in top journals such as Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Science Advances, PRL, JACS, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters.   


Member of

  • Materials Research Society. Member 2009 -
  • American Physical Society. Member 2006 -
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Member 2005 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2018 - 2019: Zhe Liu, "The study of actuation effects in phosphorene and its analogous 2D materials", Joint Research Grant of Distinguished Oversea Young Scholars, NSFC 2016 - 2018: Yilun Liu and Zhe Liu, "Multiscale Studying the Mechanical and Electrical Behaviors of Graphene Aerogels", General Project, NSFC   


Education and training

  • Comp. Mat. Sci., Northwestern University 2006
  • Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University 2002

Awards and honors

  • National Natural Science Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, P. R. China, 2018
  • Natural Science Award, Ministry of Education, P. R. China, 2008
  • National Distinguished Thesis Award, Ministry of Education, P. R. China, 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research expertise is Integrated Computational Materials Engineering. I offer RHD projects in following areas: (1) Computational materials designs for metallic alloys (e.g., in 3D printing applications). (2) Two-dimensional smart nano materials for actuation applications. (3) Ion and Molecular transport in nanochannels for energy storage applications.