Dr. Ling Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University from Fall 2019. Prior to joining Temple, he was an Assistant Professor (2012-2018) and Associate Professor (2018-2019) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University. He received PhD in Mechanics and Materials from Columbia University in 2010, and BS and MS in Engineering Mechanics from Dalian University of Technology, China.

Dr. Liu's current research focuses on the multiscale modeling and simulation of advanced materials for improved physical understanding and accelerated design. Examples include nanostructured materials for applications in energy storage and phase separation, novel nano/bio-materials with extraordinary mechanical and thermal properties, and advanced engineering composites for prolonged services in extreme environments. His research has been sponsored by NSF, DOE/NE, DOD and industry, leading to over 50 peer-refereed journal publications.

Dr. Liu received the NSF CAREER award in 2018. He was the chair of two Technical Committees of ASME including the Multifunctional Materials Technical Committee, and the Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine Technical Committee.

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale computation for fundamental understanding and accelerated design of energy storage, healthcare, nuclear, and composite materials with extraordinary mechanical thermal, and electrochemical properties.

Courses Taught




ENGR 2333

Mechanics of Solids


ENGR 3201

Material Science for Engineers


MEE 0843

Technology Transformations


Selected Publications

  • He, J., Cui, X., Lua, J., & Liu, L. (2023). Interplay of manufacturing-induced thermal residual stresses and microvoids in damage and failure of fiber-reinforced composites. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 242, pp. 108000-108000. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2022.108000

  • Li, T., Mao, Z., Du, J., Liu, L., & Wang, B.o. (2023). Shear-governed microstructural variation and evolution of PPTA in dry-jet-wet spinning process. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 240, pp. 107950-107950. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2022.107950

  • Islam, M.d.M. & Liu, L. (2022). Deep learning accelerated topology optimization with inherent control of image quality. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 65(11). Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00158-022-03433-4

  • He, J., Zhang, L., & Liu, L. (2021). The hydrogen-bond configuration modulates the energy transfer efficiency in helical protein nanotubes. Nanoscale, 13(2), pp. 991-999. England. doi: 10.1039/d0nr06031c

  • He, J., Zhang, L., & Liu, L. (2020). Improving thermal conduction across cathode/electrolyte interfaces in solid-state lithium-ion batteries by hierarchical hydrogen-bond network. Materials & Design, 194, pp. 108927-108927. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108927

  • Hyde, A., He, J., Cui, X., Lua, J., & Liu, L. (2020). Effects of microvoids on strength of unidirectional fiber-reinforced composite materials. Composites Part B Engineering, 187, p. 107844. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107844

  • Zhang, L. & Liu, L. (2019). Hierarchically hydrogen-bonded graphene/polymer interfaces with drastically enhanced interfacial thermal conductance. Nanoscale, 11(8), pp. 3656-3664. England. doi: 10.1039/c8nr08760a

  • He, J., Zhang, L., & Liu, L. (2019). Thermal transport in monocrystalline and polycrystalline lithium cobalt oxide. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21(23), pp. 12192-12200. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). doi: 10.1039/c9cp01585j

  • Ikeshima, D., Yonezu, A., & Liu, L. (2018). Molecular origins of elastoplastic behavior of polycarbonate under tension: A coarse-grained molecular dynamics approach. Computational Materials Science, 145, pp. 306-319. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.01.001

  • Li, N., Wei, W., Xie, K., Tan, J., Zhang, L., Luo, X., Yuan, K., Song, Q., Li, H., Shen, C., Ryan, E.M., Liu, L., & Wei, B. (2018). Suppressing Dendritic Lithium Formation Using Porous Media in Lithium Metal-Based Batteries. Nano Lett, 18(3), pp. 2067-2073. United States. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00183