Name of Group Leader:Dr. Zhe Liu
Physical Address:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800
Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:Dr. Zhe Liu is a computational materials and mechanics scientist. His current research interests include:
(1) Mass transport in advanced functional nanoporous materials (e.g., CNT, graphene membrane/foams, zeolite, 'intelligent' flexible MOF/ZIF)
(2) Mechanics of nanomaterials and nanostructures (e.g., nanotubes, graphene, graphite, etc.)
Physics of electromechanical actuation materials in NEMS/MEMS
(3) Thermodynamic, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of semiconductor and metal alloys and nano-heterostructures (e.g., superlattices)
Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:6 PhD students, 1 postdoc, and 1 research assistant.
Nanotechnology research facilities:High performance computing facilities from NCI and Monash Sun Grid.
First-principles computational software; In-house computational materials design codes.