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BS Central South University, China 1995
MS Central South University, China 1998
PhD Brown University 2005

Professor Liang’s research explores the physics of interfaces between the nanometer and micron scales. Her team responds to the challenging interdisciplinary nature of their research endeavor through successful collaboration with colleagues with expertise in metrology, physics, bioscience, medical science, chemistry, and fire protection engineering. Her educational effort includes novel approaches to project-based learning and global centers for science and engineering. She has created three new courses with technical focuses on nanomaterials (ME4875/MTE575/MTE594), nanobiotechnology (ME/CHE 2301) and additive manufacturing (MTE 594). She enjoys fruitful research experience with our capable graduate and undergraduate students.

Scholarly Work

Zhang, M., El-Korchi, T., Zhang, G., Liang, J., & Tao, M. (2014). Synthesis Factors Affecting Mechanical Properties, Microstructure, and Chemical Composition of Red Mud-Fly Ash Based Geopolymers. Fuel, 134, 315-325.
Xu, Y., Lu, Y., Liang, J. & Sisson, R. D. (2018). Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V with Various Post-Heat Treatments. Materials Science and Technology, vol. 35 89-97
Xu, Q., Yao, Y., Liang, J., & Xia, Z. (2013). Interfacial Energy and Friction between Carbon Nanotubes and Polymer Matrix. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 21(5), 393-401.
Cen, Y., Fan, Y., Qin, Q., Sisson, R.D., Apelian, D. and Liang, J. (2019). Synthesis of Si Anode Having a Microsized-branched Structure from Recovered Al Scrap for use in Li-Ion Batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 410–411, 31-37
Kheirandish, E., Kouklin, N. A. and Liang, J. (2018). Light Emission by Nanoporous GaN Produced by a Top-Down, Nonlithographical Nanopatterning. Journal of Nanomaterials.
Xu, Y., Lu, Y., Sandberg, K. L., Liang, J., & Sisson, R. D. (2017). Effect of Annealing Treatments on the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Direct Metal Laser Sintered Ti-6Al-4V. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 26(6), 2572-2582.