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.


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
Molecular dynamics simulation of thermal transport in semicrystalline polyethylene: Roles of strain and the crystalline-amorphous interphase region
He, J., & Liu, J. (2021), JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 130(22). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0067999
Parallel Frameworks for Robust Optimization of Medium-Frequency Transformers
Booth, K., Subramanyan, H., Liu, J., & Lukic, S. M. (2021), IEEE JOURNAL OF EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN POWER ELECTRONICS, 9(4), 5097–5112. https://doi.org/10.1109/jestpe.2020.3042527
Thermal boundary conductance across solid-solid interfaces at high temperatures: A microscopic approach
Zhong, J., Xi, Q., Wang, Z., Nakayama, T., Li, X., Liu, J., & Zhou, J. (2021), JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 129(19). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0047396
Thermal percolation and electrical insulation in composite materials with partially metallic coated fillers
Zhong, J., Xi, Q., He, J., Liu, J., & Zhou, J. (2021), APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 119(21). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0067875
A skin layer made of cured polysilazane and yttria stabilized zirconia for enhanced thermal protection of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs)
Jia, Y., Ajayi, T. D., Ramakrishnan, K. R., Negi, A., Liu, J., Ekkad, S., & Xu, C. (2020), Surface and Coatings Technology, 404, 126481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.126481

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  • 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