ARC Nanotechnology Network
Virtual Laboratory of Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials

Virtual Laboratory of Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials

Name of Group Leader:

Dr. Zhe Liu  

Physical Address:

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Monash University
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.  



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