Associate Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Weishu Liu is currently an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He got his Ph.D from University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) at Jan. 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University of Washington and Boston College. Later, he joined in the Texas Center of Superconductor at University of Houston (TcSUH) as a senior associate researcher II. And then, he moved a company, Sheetak Inc., as a principal materials scientist. Dr. Liu’s research interesting is thermoelectric materials and devices. He has published 80 journal papers, with a total citation of >6000 times and an H-index 38. He has applied 30 patents, with licenses inclusing 25 Chinese patents, 1 world patent, 3 USA patents and 1 Japan patent. He wrote 4 book chapter in the topic of thermoelectric materials and devices. He is an PI of the NSFC project, one Co-PI of the Key Research and Development Plan of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and PI of three other projects of other ministries and enterprises, and won the 2012 Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award. and also the Tencent Explorer at 2019.

Personal Profile

Dr. Weishu Liu is currently an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He got his Ph.D from University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) at Jan. 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University of Washington and Boston College. Later, he joined in the Texas Center of Superconductor at University of Houston (TcSUH) as a senior associate researcher II. And then, he moved a company, Sheetak Inc., as a principal materials scientist. Dr. Liu’s research interesting is thermoelectric materials and devices. He has published 90 journal papers, with a total citation of >6000 times and an H-index 38. He has applied 28 patents, with licenses inclusing 16 Chinese patents, 1 world patent and 3 USA patents. He wrote 4 book chapter in the topic of thermoelectric materials and devices. He is an PI of the NSFC project, one Co-PI of the Key Research and Development Plan of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and PI of three other projects of other ministries and enterprises, and won the 2012 Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award and 2019 the Tencent Explorer.

 

Education Background      

  • 1999.09-2003.07     B.S. in Non-metal Materials, Chongqing University, China    
  • 2003.09-2009.01     M.S.-Ph.D.in Non-metal Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

 

Working Experience

  • 2016.9-present       Southern University of Science and Technology, Associate Professor, ShenZhen, China
  • 2012.01-2015.01    Sheetak Inc.Principal MaterialsScientist, Austin, TX
  • 2012.01-2015.01   University of Houston,Research Assistant II, Houston, USA
  • 2009.12-2012.12   Boston College, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  Boston, USA
  • 2009.02-2009.11    University of Washington, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Seattle,USA

 

Major Recognition

  • 2019: the Tencent Explorer Prize
  • 2018: Outstanding reviewing, for Eelectrochem Acta; Nano energy.

  • Board member of Chinese Thermoelectric Society, Chinese Materials Research Society since 2018
  • Board member of Shenzhen Society of Micro-Nano Technology since 2018           
  • 2017: Outstanding reviewing, for Applied Surface Science, Materials Today Physics, Materials Today Energy
  • Nanshan District Linghang Plan B, 2017
  • Guangdong Provincial Level Talents - Pearl River Talent Program, 2017
  • Shenzhen Peacock Plan B, 2017. 
  • Beijing Science and Technology Award, 2012
  • President Medal of University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2009   
  • Outstanding Scholar Star of University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2008
  • Chongqing Excellent Thesis Award, 2003

 

Teaching

  1. Teaching:Thermodynamics and Kinetics (SUSTech, MSE-5006, 2019 Spring)
  2. Teaching:Thermodynamics of Materials (SUSTech, MSE-311, 2018 Fall)
  3. Teaching: Physics of Materials (SUSTech, MSE-328, 2018 Spring)

 

Researching Interesting

  1. Fundamental scientific issues between thermoelectric transport and material structures;
  2. Orderingregulation of multi-scale defect structures in thermoelectric materials;
  3. Key technologies of thermoelectric interface material design and its application in high power thermoelectric generators;
  4. Small sized and flexible thermoelectric devices for power generation, thermal management and temperature sensing
  5. E-skin temperature simulation and IoT self-powered system and smart environment etc.

Research

1. New thermoelectric materials near room temperature.

2. The application and research of thermoelectric devices in the fields of E-skin temperature simulation, IoT self-powered system and smart environment etc.

3. High-throughput film preparation.

4. New energy direction


Teaching

1. MSE328 《Physics of Materials》2017 Spring, 2018 Spring

2. MSE311 《Thermodynamics of Materials》2017 Fall, 2018 Fall,2019 Fall

3. 《Thermodynamics and Kinetics》, 2019 Spring


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