People

 

Dr. Jun Liu (PI)

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Assistant 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 Assistant 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

Kyung Hoon Kim

Kyunghoon Recent

Email:kkim15@ncsu.edu

M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea (2014).
B.S., Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea (2012).

Research Interest:

  • Molecular dynamics simulations of thermal transport in 2D and inorganic materials.
  • Time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR) method for multiple thermophysical properties determination in nano-scale layerd structures.
  • TR-MOKE method for spin transport.

Jixiong He

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Email: jhe17@ncsu.edu

B.S., Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China (2016).

Research Interest:

  • High fidelity numerical simulations of thermal transport in organic materials and across organic-inorganic interfaces.
  • Phonon transport analysis in anharmonic systems.

 

Ankit Negi

Email: anegi2@ncsu.edu

Research Interest:

  • 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 intercalated two-dimensional materials.
  • Thermal transport in ferroelectric materials.

Master Students

 

Visiting Students

Undergraduate Students

 

K-12 Students

Fahad Shah

William Zhang

Alumni

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.