Zhe Liu Lecturer
June 2006 Ph. D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, U.S.
June 2002 Ph. D., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
June 1997 B. E., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
The mechanical properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures (e.g., nanotubes, nanowires, quantum dots etc.)
The mechanics in NanoElectroMechanic systems and MicroElectroMechanic systems
Thermodynamic, mechanical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of semiconductor and metal alloys and heterostructures
Computational design of materials with target mechanical, electronic, and magnetic properties by the first-principles calculations
J. Chan, J. Z. Liu, and A. Zunger, Bridging the gap between atomic microstructure and electronic properties of alloys: The case of (In,Ga)N, Physical Review B 82, 045112 (2010).
M. D. Ma, J. Z. Liu*, Lifeng Wang, Luming Shen, Lin Xie, Fei Wei, Jing Zhu, Qianming Gong, Ji Liang, and Quanshui Zheng, Reversible high-pressure carbon nanotube vessel, Physical Review B 81, 235420 (2010)
Z. Liu, Q.-S. Zheng, and J. Z. Liu*, Stripe/kink microstructures formed in mechanical peeling of highly orientated pyrolytic graphite, Applied Physics Letters 96, 201909 (2010)
J. Z. Liu, G. Trimarchi and A. Zunger, Prediction of ordering and spontaneous rotation of epitaxial habits in substrate-coherent InGaN and GaAsSb, Applied Physics Letters 95, 081901 (2009)
J. Z. Liu and A. Zunger, Thermodynamic theory of epitxial alloys: first-principles mixed-basis cluster expansion of (In, Ga)N alloy film, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 21, 295402 (2009), (*Selected for inclusion in IOP Select)
D. J. Zeng, X. L. Wei, J. Z. Liu, Q. Chen, X. Li, and Q.-S. Zheng, Tunable resonant frequencies for determining Youngs modulus of nanowires, Journal of Applied Physics 105, 114311 (2009) (Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 19, issue 25)
J. A. Chan, J. Z. Liu, H. Raebiger, S. Lany and A. Zunger, Relative stability, electronic structure, and magnetism of MnN and (Ga,Mn)N alloys", Physical Review B 78, 184109 (2008)
J. Z. Liu and A. Zunger, Thermodynamic states and phase diagrams for bulk-incoherent, bulk-coherent, and epitaxially-coherent semiconductor alloys: Application to cubic (Ga, In)N, Physical Review B 77, 205201 (2008)
J. Z. Liu, G. Giancarlo and A. Zunger, Strain-minimizing networks in tetrahedral networks, Physical Review Letters 99, 145501 (2007)
F. E. Fine, J. Z. Liu and M. D. Asta, An unsolved mystery: The composition of bcc Cu alloy precipitates in bcc Fe and steels, Materials Science and Engineering A 463, 271 (2007)
J. Z. Liu, G. Ghosh, A. van de Walle and M. Asta, Applications of the Transferable Force Constant Approach to the Modeling of Vibrational Thermodynamic Properties in Al-TM (=Ti, Zr, Hf) fcc Alloys, Physical Review B 75, 104117 (2007).
J. Z. Liu, A. van de Walle, G. Ghosh and M. Asta, Structure, energetics and mechanical stability of Fe-Cu BCC alloys from first-principles calculations, Physical Review B 72, 144109(2005).
L.-F. Wang, Q.-S. Zheng, J. Z. Liu and Q. Jiang, Size dependence of the thin-shell model for carbon nanotubes, Physical Review Letters 95, 105501 (2005) (Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 12, issue 11)
J. Z. Liu, Q.-S. Zheng, L.-F. Wang and J. Qing Mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotube bundles as bulk materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 53, 123 (2005),
J. Z. Liu, Q.-S. Zheng and Q. Jiang, Effect of bending instabilities on the measurements of mechanical properties of multiwalled carbon nanotubes Physical Review B 67, 075414 (2003) (Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 7, issue 10)
Q.-S. Zheng. J. Z. Liu and Q. Jiang, The excess van der Waals interaction energy of a multi-walled carbon nanotube with an extruded core and intershell sliding. Physical Review B 65, 245409 (2002) (Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 5, issue 23)
J. Z. Liu, Q.-S. Zheng, Q. Jiang, Effect of a rippling mode on resonances of carbon nanotubes. Physical Review Letters 86, 4843(2001) (Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 3, issue 22)
Q.-S. Zheng, J. Z. Liu, Q. Jiang, Effect of rippling mode to resonances of carbon nanotubes. In: Mechanics and Materials Engineering for Science and Experiments (Zhou YC et al. eds), New York: Science Press, 13 (2001)
Phone: +61 3 990 53627
Office: Room 116, Building 31, Clayton Campus Eduction