Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for alloy design (Alloy thermodynamics and structures)
Nano-Ionics (energy storage and clean environment) (Ion transport in nano-channels)
Two-Dimensional active/actuation materials (energy conversion) (Phase transformation and deformation)
Dr Zhe Liu is the Associate Professor of Computational Materials Engineering in the 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 the 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.
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
Tsinghua University 2002
Awards and honors
National Natural Science Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, P. R. China,
Natural Science Award, Ministry of Education, P. R. China,
National Distinguished Thesis Award, Ministry of Education, P. R. China,
My research expertise is the Integrated Computational Materials Engineering. I offer RHD projects in the following areas: (1) Computational materials design for metallic alloys (e.g., in 3D printing applications). (2) Two-dimensional smart nanomaterials for actuation applications. (3) Ion and Molecular transport in nanochannels for energy storage and clean environment applications.