(Updated on Nov 2023)

We have openings for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral research associates in our group now. Please contact Dr. Liu ( for details.

We have thesis-based master student position openings in the group. Highly-motivated students who perform well during the master period can also be converted to Ph.D. students.

In general, we are looking for highly-motivated students who are interested in the area of transport phenomena in water, energy, and quantum information. We welcome students with background in mechanical engineering (especially heat transfer area), materials science, optics, physics, and electrical engineering. Students who are interested in computational fluid mechanics should contact other advisors.  In addition, talented undergraduates who want to develop hands-on experience with laser, optics, electronics, and heat transfer are also welcomed to contact us for research opportunities both during the semesters and in the summer (with financial compensation). Self-supported master students are welcome to apply.

For RA applications, please go through the department online application system, and also send your transcript, resume, and a paragraph stating why your background matches the research goals of the group to Dr. Liu. You do not need to re-send multiple times if there is no reply. For undergraduate applications, please contact Dr. Liu ( directly.

As an individual group, we do not offer answers or guidance to general inquiries for graduate application/admission, which could be well taken care of by our graduate office. We generally offer Research Assistantship (RA) positions to high profile students who have demonstrated potential research capabilities.