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Professor, College of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Liu Group's research interests lie in the materials modeling and simulation from the atomic to mesoscopic scales. They develop and apply both first-principles computational methods and phenomenological theoretical models to study a wide spectrum of materials properties in various materials systems. Most recently, they have focused on modeling and simulation of properties of surfaces and interfaces, growth mechanisms of thin films, and self-assembly and self-organization of nanostructures.