Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Liang Guo received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, from Tsinghua University in 2009. He conducted graduate research on nanoscale heat transfer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. His supervisor was Xianfan Xu, one of the outstanding alumni of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). His projects included heat transfer across metal-dielectric interfaces, wavelength tuning effect in time-domain thermoreflectance for measuring thermal properties, and phonon dynamics in thermoelectric materials. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in September 2014. From October 2014 to July 2017, as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Graham Fleming, the member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, he utilized femtosecond two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy (2DES) to study energy transfer in novel two-dimensional semiconductors in chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. His project was exciton dynamics in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). He published more than 20 SCI-listed articles in world-renowned journals, including Nature Physics, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, ACS Photonics, etc.

He joined the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology in January 2018. He is focusing on nanoscale energy conversion and transfer, femtosecond laser manufacture, and energetic particles dynamics based on ultrafast spectroscopy. He teaches "Energy Engineering Fundamentals" and "Advanced Laser Processing and Inspection Technology" He manages 2 grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 grant from the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, 1 grant from the Characteristic Innovation Project of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province, 1 grant from University Consistent Support Program of Shenzhen Natural Science Foundation, 1 grant from the Shenzhen Science and Technology Program, and he also receives (Level C) high-caliber personnel financial support from Shenzhen Science and Technology Program.


Personal Profile

 Education and Working Experience
◆ 2018.01-Present     Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology 
◆ 2014.10-2017.12      Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
◆ 2009.09-2014.09      PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
◆ 2005.09-2009.06      BS, Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University


◆ Nanoscale energy conversion and transfer

◆ Laser-matter interaction

◆ Femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy

◆ Micro- and nanoscale manufacture by laser


Energy Engineering Fundamentals ME304 (Spring; For Undergraduates)

Advanced Laser Processing and Inspection Technology MEE5207 (Fall; For Graduates)

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    1. Guo L., Wu M., Cao T., Monahan, D. M., Lee Y. H., Louie S. G.*, & Fleming G. R.*, Exchange-driven intravalley mixing of excitons in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides. Nature Physics, 2019, 15, 228-232.

    2. Guo L., Chen C. A., Zhang Z., Monahan D. M., Lee Y. H., & Fleming G. R.*, Lineshape characterization of excitons in monolayer WS2 by two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy, Nanoscale Advances, 2020, 2, 2333-2338.
    3. Li L., Guo X., Ding P., Peng Z., Chen X., Li Y., Nielsen M. P.*, & Guo L.*, Ultrafast all-optical switching in the visible spectrum with 6h silicon carbide, ACS Photonics2021, 8 (10), 2940-2946.

    4. Ji Y., Liao Y., Li H., Cai Y., Fan D., Liu Q., Huang S.,  Zhu R., Wang S., Wang H.*, & Guo L*., Flexible metal electrodes by femtosecond laser-activated deposition for human-machine Interfaces, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14 (9), 11971-11980.

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  • Congratulations to Ding Pengbo, a student of the research group, for his thesis was awarded the "2022 school level excellent master's degree thesis“

  • The Department Director of ME of MIT, Prof. Evelyn Wang, and the Research Scientist, Dr. Aaron Schmidt, Visited Our Group


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Join us

◆The group welcomes postdoctoral researchers and research assistants. We also actively recruit PhDs, masters, and undergraduates with intense research interests.
◆The research in this group is interdisciplinary and we are open to students and scholars with interest in mechanical engineering (including energy engineering, thermal engineering, and precision instruments),  optics,  and material chemistry.
Experimental Conditions of Our Group:
Our Group currently has a clean laboratory of 50 square meters, equipped with a femtosecond spectroscopy experimental system, a laser processing experimental system, a laser imaging system, etc. The main equipment includes Femtosecond Laser, Pulse Shaper, Optical Parametric Amplifier, Cooling Cavity, Spectrometer, Ultraviolet Nanosecond Laser, Continuous laser, etc. The existing experimental equipment of Our group can meet the relevant experimental needs of femtosecond spectroscopy and laser manufacture.

Open Positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher(1-2 persons)
Recruitment Areas:
1) Femtosecond Spectroscopy
2) Laser Manufacture
Post Treatments:

Postdoctoral appointment period is two years
Postdoctoral annual salary is 335,000 yuan, including Guangdong subsidies of 150,000 RMB (before tax) and Shenzhen living subsidies of 60,000 RMB (after tax), and based on the relevant regulations of Shenzhen to participate in social insurance and housing provident fund. Postdoctoral welfare funds shall be paid according to the standards of faculty and staff in posts of the university.
Excellent candidates can apply for excellent postdoctoral positions with an annual salary of RMB 415,000. (including subsidies from Guangdong and Shenzhen).
The research group provides an excellent working environment and opportunities for cooperation and exchange at home and abroad. During the two years of postdoctoral study, the research group enjoys a total of 25,000 RMB academic exchange funds;
The research group shall provide sufficient scientific research support, and assist the postdoctoral fellow to apply for scientific research projects of China postdoctoral science foundation, national natural science foundation, Guangdong province and Shenzhen city as the person in charge;
The research group can assist qualified postdocs to apply for the "Guangdong overseas young postdoctoral program". In the world's top 200 universities (excluding, ranking above a year of The Times, USNEWS, QS world university rankings, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Ph.D., postdoctoral units engaged in postdoctoral research station to be established in the southern province of Guangdong, and promised to stand more than 2 years of postdoctoral, after the application is successful provincial finance gives each postdoctoral researcher to fund 600000 RMB allowance; For postdoctoral students who have been funded by this project and signed work agreements or labor contracts with employers in Guangdong province after leaving the station, and promised to work in Guangdong for more than 3 years continuously, the provincial finance department will give each person a housing subsidy of 400,000 RMB.

Post Requirements:

Applicants should obtain or will obtain a doctorate degree in mechanics (including energy, heat, precision instrument), optics,  and material chemistry., etc.;
Applicants should have a solid mathematical foundation and enthusiasm for scientific research, and he/she should also be able to think independently with an innovative spirit and a down-to-earth style of work.
Those with experience in femtosecond spectroscopy or laser processing are preferred.

Post Responsibilities 

Participate in team-building and management;
Participate in scientific research funding applications and rely on the team to apply for scientific research projects at the national, provincial and municipal levels (postdoctoral science fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Project, etc.);
Conduct research on topics relatively independently and publish high-level academic papers
Participate in the guidance of doctoral, master, and undergraduate students.

Interested Applicants please send soft copies of relevant supporting materials in pdf format, including detailed personal resumes, earliest arrival time, degree certificates, etc. to: and Cc to Professor Guo: Please indicate the subject of the email: graduation school + name + application position.
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