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Yuanyue Liu

Assistant Professor

Email: yuanyue.liu@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 232-3788
Office: ETC 9.168

Yuanyue Liu Group

Research Interests

Our research focuses on materials theory and simulations to solve fundamental and technologically-important problems, especially those related with electronics, optoelectronics, energy conversion and energy storage (e.g. transistors, solar cells, batteries/ supercapacitors, electro/photoelectro-catalysis).

We are particularly interested in emerging materials (e.g. 2D materials, topological materials etc). We are not only passionate about their exotic properties, and also strive to solve the practical challenges that limit their development.

We use a variety of simulation techniques, including quantum-mechanical methods (e.g. DFT) and classic force-field methods (e.g. ReaxFF)

We work closely with experimentalists on a wide range of topics, which span from materials syntheses to structures, properties and applications.

Education:
2008-2014, PhD, Materials Science and Nano Engineering, Rice University, USA
2004-2008, BS, Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Employment:
08/2017 – present, Assistant Professor, UT Austin
08/2015 – 08/2017, Resnick Prize Postdoc Fellow, California Institute of Technology
09/2014 – 08/2015, Postdoc, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
06/2013 – 08/2013, Summer student, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Awards:
2015 Resnick Prize Postdoc Fellowship, by Caltech
2014 Engineering Research Art Contest Award, by Rice University
2014 Franz and Frances Brotzen Award , by Rice University
2013 Best Achievement Award for Summer Students, by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Studying Abroad, by the Ministry of Education of China
2008 Excellent Undergraduate Research Award, by University of Science and Technology of China

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