Associate Professor+


Associate Professor

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Education background

2011    Ph.D in Materials Processing Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

2007    MASc in Materials Processing Engineering (Welding), Harbin Institute of Technology

2005    BASc in Welding Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology


2017-present   Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University

2013-2017     Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University

2011-2012  PostDoctor fellow, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2008-2011  Visiting Scholar, Joint PhD student, Dept of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Teaching work

Course “Engineering Materials”

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

1. Micro-/ nano- joining for power electronics and advanced nanodevice

2. Ultrafast lasers micro-/nano- manufacturing (including femtosecond laser and picosecond laser).

3. Welding metallurgy.

Research Status

1. Advanced electronic packaging technology for next generation of power electronics. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Principal Investigator.

2. Ultrafast laser surface patterning for brazing enhancement. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Principal Investigator.

3. High efficiency ultrafast laser surface patterning. Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program. Principal Investigator.

4. Advanced laser nanojoining equipment. National Key Research and Development Program of China. Principal Investigator of sub-task

Also involved in projects as key research member, including projects from Samsung, POSCO, CFI Canada, MagNET Canada etc.

Academic Achievement


1. D. Shen, M. Xiao, G. Zou, L. Liu*, W.W. Duley Y. Zhou*. Self-Powered Wearable Electronics Based on Moisture Enabled Electricity Generation. Advanced Materials. 2018; 30 1705925 (8pages, cover paper)

2. L. Lin, L. Liu*, K. Musselman, G. Zou, W.W. Duley, N.Y. Zhou*,Plasmonic-Radiation-Enhanced Metal Oxide Nanowire Heterojunctions for Controllable Multilevel Memory. Advanced Functional Materials. 2016, 26(33): 5979-5986(cover paper)

3. L. Lin, G. Zou, L. Liu*, W.W. Duley, Y.N. Zhou*,Plasmonic Engineering of Metal-Oxide Nanowire Heterojunctions in Integrated Nanowire Rectification Units. Applied Physics Letters. 2016, 108(20): 203107.(IF3.1,Editor’s Pick highlight)

4. D. Shen, G. Zou, L. Liu*, W.W. Duley, Y.N. Zhou,Investigation of Splashing Phenomena During the Impact of Molten Sub-Micron Gold Droplets on Solid Surfaces. Soft Matter. 2016, 12:295-301.

5. Z. Zhao, L. Liu*, H.S. Choi, J. Cai, Q. Wang, Y. Wang, G. Zou*. Effect of Nano-Al 2 O 3 Reinforcement on the Microstructure and Reliability of Sn–3.0 Ag–0.5 Cu Solder Joints. Microelectronics Reliability. 2016, 60: 126-134

6. Y. Zhang, G. Zou, L. Liu*, A. Wu, Z. Sun, Y. Zhou. Vacuum Brazing of Alumina to Stainless Steel Using Femtosecond Laser Patterned Periodic Surface Structure. Materials Science and Engineering: A. 2016, 662: 178-184.

7. L. Liu*, P. Peng, A. Hu, G. Zou, W. Duley, Y.N. Zhou,Highly Localized Heat Generation by Femtosecond Laser Induced Plasmon Excitation in Ag Nanowires. Applied Physics Letters. 2013, 102(7): 073107

8. D. Montiel, L. Liu, L. Xiao, Y. Zhou, N. Provatas. Microstructure analysis of AZ31 magnesium alloy welds using phase-field models. Acta Materialia, 2012, 60(16): 5925–5932.

9. L. Liu, L. Xiao, S. Esmaieli, J.C. Feng, L.Q. Li and Y. Zhou. Bonding of immiscible Mg and Fe by nano-scale Fe2Al5 layer, Scripta Materialia, 2011, 65:982-985.

10. L. Liu, L. Xiao, J.C. Feng, Y.H. Tian, S.Q. Zhou, and Y. Zhou. The mechanisms of resistance spot welding of magnesium and steel. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2010, 41(10): 2651-2661.

Invited Talks of International Conference

1.  SPIE/COS Photonics Asia, Oct. 2016, Beijing

2.  3rd International Conference on Nanojoining and Microjoining (NMJ2016), Sept. 2016, Canada

3.  2014 International Conference on Brazing, Soldering and Special Joining Technologies, June 2014, Beijing

4.  9th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications, July 2012, Canada

Book Chapter

1.   L. Liu, J.C. Feng, and Y. Zhou. Welding and Joining of Magnesium Alloys: Chapter 18 Resistance Spot Welding. Woodhead Publishing, 2010, 351-366

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