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




MEE 4572

Heat and Mass Transfer


ENGR 2333

Mechanics of Solids


Selected Publications

  • 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, pp. 107844-107844. Elsevier BV. 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. 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 Letters, 18(3), pp. 2067-2073. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00183

  • Zhang, L. & Liu, L. (2017). Polymeric Self-Assembled Monolayers Anomalously Improve Thermal Transport across Graphene/Polymer Interfaces. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(34), pp. 28949-28958. doi: 10.1021/acsami.7b09605

  • Sun, Z., Chen, X., Xi, G., Liu, L., & Chen, X. (2017). Mass transfer mechanisms of rotary atomization: A numerical study using the moving particle semi-implicit method. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 105, pp. 90-101. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.09.053

  • Zhu, L., Wu, J., Liu, L., Liu, Y., Yan, Y., Cui, Q., & Chen, X. (2016). Gating mechanism of mechanosensitive channel of large conductance: a coupled continuum mechanical-continuum solvation approach. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 15(6), pp. 1557-1576. doi: 10.1007/s10237-016-0783-4

  • Bai, Z., Zhang, L., Li, H., & Liu, L. (2016). Nanopore Creation in Graphene by Ion Beam Irradiation: Geometry, Quality, and Efficiency. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(37), pp. 24803-24809. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b06220

  • Sadeghzadeh, S. & Liu, L. (2016). Resistance and rupture analysis of single- and few-layer graphene nanosheets impacted by various projectiles. Superlattices and Microstructures, 97, pp. 617-629. doi: 10.1016/j.spmi.2016.07.005

  • Zhang, L., Bai, Z., & Liu, L. (2016). Exceptional Thermal Conductance across Hydrogen-Bonded Graphene/Polymer Interfaces. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 3(13). doi: 10.1002/admi.201600211

  • Zhang, L., Bai, Z., & Liu, L. (2016). Thermal Conductance: Exceptional Thermal Conductance across Hydrogen-Bonded Graphene/Polymer Interfaces (Adv. Mater. Interfaces 13/2016). Advanced Materials Interfaces, 3(13). doi: 10.1002/admi.201670060

  • Bai, Z., Zhang, L., & Liu, L. (2016). Improving low-energy boron/nitrogen ion implantation in graphene by ion bombardment at oblique angles. Nanoscale, 8(16), pp. 8761-8772. doi: 10.1039/c6nr00983b

  • Liu, L. & Zhang, L. (2016). Nanofluidics in graphene-based material systems. In Graphene Science Handbook: Mechanical and Chemical Properties (pp. 465-476).

  • Chen, X., Sun, Z.G., Liu, L., & Xi, G. (2016). Improved MPS method with variable-size particles. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 80(6), pp. 358-374. doi: 10.1002/fld.4082