Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Dr. Ji Liu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at SUSTech. Ji obtained his PhD degrees from the University of Bordeaux (France, Physiochemistry of Condensed Materials) University of Liege (Belgium, Chemistry) at 2013. Then he carried out post-doc researches in the University of Cambridge (UK, 2014-2018) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US, 2018-2019) and visiting fellow at Harvard Medical School (US, 2018-2019), working on functional soft material design, fabrication, engineering, and applications in biointerfaces, dynamic adhesion and human-machine interfaces, etc.

Personal Profile

Dr. Ji Liu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at SUSTech. Ji obtained his PhD degrees from the University of Bordeaux (France, Physiochemistry of Condensed Materials) University of Liege (Belgium, Chemistry) at 2013. Then he carried out post-doc researches in the University of Cambridge (UK, 2014-2018) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US, 2018-2019) and visiting fellow at Harvard Medical School (US, 2018-2019), working on functional soft material design, fabrication, engineering, and applications in biointerfaces, dynamic adhesion and human-machine interfaces, etc. 

 

Research interest:

◆ Functional soft material engineering
◆ Bioinspired material construction
◆ Soft materials with extreme properties

 

Work experiences:

◆ 09/2019 till now  Assistant Professor, SUSTech, Shenzhen, China

◆ 02/2018 – 08/2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT, Cambridge, USA

◆ 06/2014 – 01/2019 Marie-Curie Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

◆ 12/2013 – 05/2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

 

Education background
◆ 2013,University of Bordeaux (France), Ph.D in Physiochemistry of Condensed Materials
◆ 2013,University of Liege (Belgium), Ph.D in Chemistry
◆ 2010,Chinese Academy of Sciences, M.S. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics
◆ 2007,Zhejiang University of Technology, B.Eng. in Material Science and Engineering

 

Awards
◆ Young Investigator Award (2017)

◆ Marie-Curie Research Fellow (2015)

◆ PhD Thesis, Mention Tres Honorable (2013)

◆ Erasmus-Mundus Joint Doctorate Scholarship (2010)

◆ Outstanding Graduates of Zhejiang Provinces (20007)

Research

◆ Soft Material Engineering

◆ Bioinspired Soft Material Fabrication

◆ Soft Materials with Extreme Mechanics

◆ 3D Printing of Soft Materials

◆ Biointerface Engineering


Teaching

◆ Frontiers of Soft Materials Science (Graduate Course)


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He has published over 40 papers on those journals including Science Advances, Nature Communications, Accounts of Chemical Research, PNAS, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, etc, including two ESI highly cited papers. He has now had 5 Chinese patents granted, and one US patent applied. His work has been widely highlighted, inlcuding Materials Views China, MIT News, Phys.org, Materials Today, TechTheLead, Engadget, Research & Development, and also highlighted as the front page of MIT.

Dri Liu is the recipient of awards including Erasmus Mundus joint PhD fellowship (2010), PhD thesis Mention Très Honorable (2013), Marie-Curie Research Fellow (2015), Young Investigator Award (Japan Polymer Research Group, 2017), etc.

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  • SUSTech hosts precision manufacturing conference

    The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) & the College of Engineering (CoE)at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) were recently the hosts for the 5thConference on Precision Manufacturing Engineering & Automation, and the Symposium on Ultra-High-Speed Machining and Machining of Hard & Brittle Materials. MEE and CoE collaborated with the Institute of Machinery Manufacturing Technology […]

    2019-10-28
  • Mechanical Engineering students succeed in National AI Innovation Competition

    Earlier this month, Associate Professor Ke Wende of the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering led a group of undergraduate and postgraduate students to the 2019 National Competition on Artificial Intelligence Innovation among Universities that recently took place at Southwest Jiaotong University. The team won the first prize in AI+ transportation and second prize in […]

    2019-10-28
  • SUSTech students succeed in underwater robot contest

    Earlier this month, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) sent its first student team to compete in the 12th International Underwater Robot Competition, this year hosted by Shanghai Maritime University. The team won 6 prizes in total, four 2nd prizes and two 3rd prizes. 7 students from the Departments of Mechanical & Energy Engineering (MEE), Ocean Science […]

    2019-10-28

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Join us

We are always seeking enthusiastic and talented Research Professors, Post-doc Research Associates, Research Assistants and graduate (PhD or Master) candidates.

Candidates are suggested to send your CV (PDF) to liuj9@sustech.edu.cn and cc to dengxh@mail.sustech.edu.cn. The subject of the email should be "school of graduation + name + position applied for". 

 

Recruitment of Research Professors/ Post-doc (3 positions available)

The successful candidate will be responsible for building up cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetic soft materials. Focus will be within polymer materials, interfacial engineering, additive construction and bio-applications to solve those challenges in human-machine interfaces. Tasks will involve working within a research group consisting master/PhD students and young researchers, and build strong collaboration across the SUSTech departments as well as with other international partners in both academic institutions and industry.

1. Qualifications

  1. Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding aposition as a researcher or postdoc.
  2. Applicants must possess and document strong qualificationsin research demonstrated through publications and citations in international scientific journals, and through successful collaborations and projects. The candidate must have a background in material engineering.
  3. The applicant is expected to have strong competences within some of the following topics:
  • Biomimetic materials· Nano-materials (i.e.colloids, carbon based nanomaterials)
  • 3D printing
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Ceramic synthesis and processing
  • Soft materials
  • Tissue engineering

2. Benefits & Culture

   We offer our staff with:

  • competitive salary packaging and start funding;
  • internationalized and relax working environment (working language is English);
  • professional administration support.

3. Enquiries

To apply for or obtain further information about the positions, applicants are invited to contact Dr. Ji Liu at liuj9@sustc.edu.cn.  All applicants need to provide the following documents:

  • a cover letter;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a research proposal;
  • a list of at least three referees.

 

Recruitment of Research Assistants (2 positions available)

Qualifications

  • Excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in soft materials and related majors (polymer/material/chemistry/mechanics/engineering);
  • Familiar with the basic operation of material synthesis and preparation, and strong hands-on ability;
  • Interested and enthusiastic in scientific research;
  • Diligent, and good team worker;
  • English proficiency, i.e. good scientific reading and writing.

To apply, applicants are invited to contact Dr. Ji Liu at liuj9@sustc.edu.cn with the following documents:

  • a cover letter;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a summary of previous research experience/projects.

 

Recruitment of Graduate candidates (2 positions available)

If you are willing to conduct graduate studies with our group, you are always welcome to contact Dr. Liu directly. 

 

 

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Contact Address

No 1088, xueyuan Blvd., Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong

Office Phone

0755-88015376

Email

liuj9@sustech.edu.cn

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