Jun Liu

Associate Professor

Dr. Liu is interested in micro/nano-scale thermal transport and hybrid organic/inorganic functional materials for energy storage, conversion, and management.

Dr. Liu’s graduate students are motivated to learn; they are familiar with both simulation and experiment work, and tend to solve multidisciplinary, challenging problems. His students have the opportunity to learn multidisciplinary topics in optics, electronics, thermal science, materials, and solid state physics.

Dr. Liu teaches Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics at the undergraduate level.

Outside of work, Dr. Liu enjoys travelling and reading.


Chiral-phonon-activated spin Seebeck effect
Kim, K., Vetter, E., Yan, L., Yang, C., Wang, Z., Sun, R., … Liu, J. (2023, February 13), NATURE MATERIALS, Vol. 2. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-023-01473-9
Ferroelectric Domain Wall Engineering Enables Thermal Modulation in PMN-PT Single Crystals
Negi, A., Kim, H. P., Hua, Z., Timofeeva, A., Zhang, X., Zhu, Y., … Liu, J. (2023, April 27), ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol. 4. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202211286
Thermal Transport in Poly(p-phenylene): Anomalous Dimensionality Dependence and Role of & pi;-& pi; Stacking
Yang, C., Raza, S., Li, X., & Liu, J. (2023, July 21). Thermal Transport in Poly(p-phenylene): Anomalous Dimensionality Dependence and Role of & pi;-& pi; Stacking. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, Vol. 7. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.3c02947,
Thermal resistance network model for thermal conductivity of normal liquid helium-4 and helium-3
Huang, D., Zhong, J., Raza, S., Niu, R., Fu, B., Yu, D., … Zhou, J. (2023), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 35(41). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/ace412
Thickness-Dependent Thermal Conductivity and Phonon Mean Free Path Distribution in Single-Crystalline Barium Titanate
Negi, A., Rodriguez, A., Zhang, X., Comstock, A. H. H., Yang, C., Sun, D., … Liu, J. (2023, April 24), ADVANCED SCIENCE, Vol. 4. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202301273
Enhancement of thermal percolation in composites: A two-dimensional case study
Zhong, J., Xi, Q., Jin, H., Wang, Z., Ma, D., Liu, J., & Zhou, J. (2022), APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 121(16). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0093038
Molecular dynamics simulation of steady-state droplet condensation on a fiber in direct contact membrane distillation settings
Raza, S., He, J., Tafreshi, H. V., & Liu, J. (2022), JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, 368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2022.120736
Thermal Transport across Polyethylene Chains
Cong, Y., Xuhui, D., Jun, Z., Jun, L., & Xiaobo, L. (2022, June 3), JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE, Vol. 31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11630-022-1640-7
A Ubiquitous Thermal Conductivity Formula for Liquids, Polymer Glass, and Amorphous Solids (vol 37, 104401, 2020)
Xi, Q., Zhong, J., He, J., Xu, X., Nakayama, T., Wang, Y., … Li, B. (2021, March), CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol. 38. https://doi.org/10.1088/0256-307X/38/3/039901
Evaluating the roles of temperature-dependent eigenvectors in predicting phonon transport properties of anharmonic crystals using normal mode analysis methods
He, J., & Liu, J. (2021), JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 129(21). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0053287

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  • Elucidating Interplays of Chirality and Spin in Chiral Assemblies
  • Understanding Wettability and Slipperiness of Surfaces Grafted with Polymer Brushes using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
  • Domain-Engineering Enabled Thermal Switching in Ferroelectric Materials
  • Travel Support for Student Participation at the 2019 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (ASME-IMECE) Society-wide Micro and Nano Technology Forum
  • CAREER: Pushing the Lower Limit of Thermal Conductivity in Layered Materials
  • Fundamental Studies on the Thermal Spin-Transfer-Torque: Towards the Next Generation Nonvolatile Memory for Space Exploration
Jun Liu