People

 

Dr. Jun Liu (PI)

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Associate Professor

Phone: 919-513-1397

Email: jun_liu@ncsu.edu

Website: junliu.wordpress.ncsu.edu

Office: 3417 Engineering Building III

Lab: 3404 Engineering Building III

 

Education:

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2013.

B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2008.

Biography:

Dr. Jun Liu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under Prof. David G. Cahill‘s supervision. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder in December 2013, under the guidance of Prof. Ronggui Yang. He earned his B.S. in 2008 from Power and Energy Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Awards and Honors:

2020 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2020 Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Award

Selected awards prior to joining NC State:

2014  Outstanding Dissertation Award (the sole one of 70+ Ph.D. graduates for AY 2013-2014), School of Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

2013  Third Prize in the NSF Poster Competition, San Diego, CA.

2013  NSF CBET/CMMI Student Travel Awards, San Diego, CA.

2013  Best Presentation of The Day Award for Graduate Engineering Annual Research & Recruitment  Symposium (GEARRS), University of Colorado at Boulder.

2012  First Prize in the NSF Poster Competition, Houston, Texas.

2012  NSF CBET/CMMI Student Travel Awards, Houston, Texas.

2010  Graduate Student of the Month Award in February 2010, University of Colorado at Boulder.

2008  Best Graduate Teaching Assistant Award of AY 2008-2009, University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

Ph. D. Students

Ankit Negi

B.S., Institute of Technology, Nirma University (2018).

Research Interests:

  • Time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR) method for multiple thermophysical properties determination in nano-scale layered structures.
  • 3-omega method for thermal conductivity of thin films.
  • Thermal transport in hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite materials.
  • Thermal transport in ferroelectric materials.

Ziqi Wang

 

M.S., Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts (2021).

B.S., Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China (2018).

Research Interests:

  • Time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR) method for multiple thermophysical properties determination in nano-scale layered structures.
  • Application of self-healing materials and thermosetting polymers.
  • Thermal transport in intercalated two-dimensional materials.
  • Time-resolved MOKE method for spin transport characterization.

 

Cong Yang

M.S., Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2021.

B.S., Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2018.

Research Interests:

  • Time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR) method for multiple thermophysical properties determination in nano-scale layered structures.
  • TR-MOKE method for spin transport in organic and hybrid materials.
  • Molecular dynamics simulation of nanoscale thermal transport in polymer materials.

 

Saqlain Raza

 

B.E., Department of Mechanical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan (2016)
Research Interests:
1. Water-Energy Nexus
2. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Multi-Phase Interactions
3. Thermal Transport in Organic and Inorganic Materials
4. Machine Learning and Its Applications in Nanoscience

Master Students

N/A

Visiting Students

Undergraduate Students

Carter Racine

Jordan Parrot

Cal Zheng

Niklas Bader

K-12 Students

Fahad Shah

William Zhang

Alumni

Jixiong He, Ph.D. student, who did molecular dynamics simulations.

Kyunghoon Kim, Ph.D. student, who did molecular dynamics simulations, TDTR and TRMOKE measurements.

Yuhan Pan, undergraduate student, who did 3-omega measurements of thermal conductivity.

Yunjian Wu, visiting Ph.D. student, who did the analysis on the polymer nanocomposites.

Banu Ganeshan, undergraduate student, who did molecular dynamics simulations.

Jincheng Yang, undergraduate student, who did video-recording of TDTR system and TDTR measurements.

Harish Subramanyan, Master student, who did theoretical work in understanding nano/mico and macro heat transfer in materials.

Lin Shi, undergraduate student, who did first-principle driven thermal properties prediction of materials.

Haodong Li, undergraduate student, who did molecular dynamics simulation on organic materials.

Yangchao Wang, undergraduate student, who did molecular dynamics simulation of polymers.

Weiye Zhang, undergraudate student, who did molecular dynamics simulation of polymers.

Tingyu Lu, visiting Ph.D. student, who did first-principle driven thermal properties calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, and TDTR modeling.