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Materials Science and Engineering
At Sep. 2016, Dr. Liu joined in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) as associate professor. Dr. Liu has published 70 journal papers, with a total citation of >3000 times and an H-index 31 (Web of Science), and >4000 times with a H-index 32 (Google Scholar). He has hold 12 Chinese patents, 1 world patent, 3 USA patent. He wrote 4 book chapters for two books in the topic of thermoelectric materials and devices. He also served as the reviewer for the international journals such as Energy Environ Sci., Adv. Energy Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc. Acta Mater., New J. Phys., etc. Dr. Liu was granted a President Gold Medal of USTB at 2009, Beijing Science and Technology Award at 2012.
◆ Traditional thermoelectric materials: from fundament to application:
◆ a) Electrons & phonons transport level: Theoretical investigation: transport phenomena of electrons and phonons at nano scale.
◆ b) Material level: Ordering nanocomposite: synthesis method, favorable ordering morphology for next generation thermoelectric materials.
◆ c) Device level: Reliable metal contact for the known thermoelectric materials: low contact resistance, high bonding strength, good thermal stability.
◆ d) System level: Waste heat harvest system, home energy harvest system, thermal management system for electronic skin and bio-chips, etc.
◆ 2016.8 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
◆ 2015.2– 2016.6: Principal Materials Scientist, Sheetak Inc., Austin, TX, USA
◆ 2012.1– 2015.1: Physics and TcSUH, Associate Researcher II, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
◆ 2009.12– 2012.12: Physics, post-doctoral fellow, Boston College, Boston, MA, USA
◆ 2009.02– 2009.11: echanical Engineering, post-do Materials Science and Engineering ctoral researcher, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
◆ Materials Science and Engineering, Ms.-Ph.D, 2003.9-2009.1 University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
◆ Materials Science and Engineering, Bachelor, 1999.9-2003.7 Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Honors & Awards：
◆ In 2017, Shenzhen Peacock Award, Category B, Shenzhen Municipality,China, 2017.
◆ In 2012, Beijing science and Technology Award,2012.
◆ University of Science and Technology Beijing president Medal,2009.
◆ Top ten academic stars of University of Science and Technology Beijing,2008.
◆ Chongqing outstanding undergraduate design,2003.
Selected Publications and Patents：
◆ H. S. Kim, W. S. Liu and Z. F. Ren*, “The bridge between the materials and devices of thermoelectric power generators”, Energy Environmental Science, 10:69-85 (2017).
◆ U. Saparamadu, J. Mao, K. Dahal, H. Zhang, F. Tian, S. W. Song, W. S. Liu* and Z. F. Ren*, “The effect of carrier and doping site on thermoelectric properties of Mg2Sn0.75Ge0.25”, Acta Materialia, 124:528-535(2017).
◆ J. Mao, H. S. Kim, J. Shuai, Z. H. Liu, R. He, U. Saparamadu, F. Tian, W. S. Liu* and Z. F. Ren*, “Thermoelectric properties of materials near the band crossing line in the Mg2Sn-Mg2Ge-Mg2Si system”, Acta Materialia, 103, 633-642 (2016).
◆ H. S. Kim, T. B. Wang, W. S. Liu*, Z. F. Ren*, “Engineering thermal conductivity for balancing between reliability and performance of bulk thermoelectric generators”, Advanced Functional Materials，26:3678-3686 (2016)
◆ W. S. Liu, J. W. Zhou, Q. Jie, Y. Li, H. S. Kim, J. M. Bao, G. Chen*, and Zhifeng Ren*, “New insight into the material parameter B to understand the enhancement thermoelectric performance of Mg2Sn1-x-yGexSbx”, Energy & Environmental Science, 9, 530-539 (2016).
◆ W. S. Liu, H. S. Kim, S. Chen, Q. Jie, B. Lv, M. L. Yao, Z. S. Ren, C. P. Opeil, S. Wilson, C. W. Chu*, Z. F. Ren*, “n-type thermoelectric materials Mg2Sn0.75Ge0.25 for high power generation”, Proc. Nation. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 3269-3274 (2015).
◆ H. S. Kim, W. S. Liu, G. Chen*, C. W. Chu*, Z. F. Ren*, New formulas for figure of merit and maximum efficiency in thermoelectrics, Proc. Nation. Acad. Sci. USA, 112, 8205-8210 (2015).
◆ W. S. Liu, Q. Jie, H. S. Kim, and Z. F. Ren*, Current progress and future challenges in thermoelectric power generation：from materials to devices, Acta Materialia, 8, 357-376 (2015).
◆ W. S. Liu†, C. F. Guo†, Q. Zhang, Y. C. Lan, S. Chen*, and Z. F. Ren*, “Bi2S3 nanonetwork as precursor for improved thermoelectric performance”, Nano Energy, 4,113-122(2014).
◆ W. S. Liu, X. Yan, G. Chen*, and Z. F. Ren*, “Recent advances in thermoelectric nanocomposites”, Nano Energy, 1, 42-56 (2012).