Feng LIU

Distinguished and Ivan B. Cutler Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Utah

Email: fliu@eng.utah.edu

Tel: 801-587-7719

Fax: 801-581-4816

Mail: Room 213, 122 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Research Interest

Our research interests lie in the materials modeling and simulation from the atomic to mesoscopic scales. We develop and apply both first-principles computational methods and phenomenological theoretical models to study a wide spectrum of materials properties in various materials systems. Most recently, we have focused on modeling and simulation of properties of topological materials, graphene, surfaces and interfaces, nanostructured materials, and self-assembly of nanostructures.

Click here to see more details of our research and google-scholar for my citation homepage.


Selected Book/Encyclopedia Chapters and Reviews

  1. "Exotic Topological Bands and Quantum States in Metal–Organic and Covalent–Organic Frameworks", W. Jiang, X. Ni, and Feng Liu, Acc. Chem. Res. 54, 416 (2021) (Invited review)(localcopy).
  2. "Computational design of two-dimensional topological materials", Z. F. Wang, K-H Jin and Feng Liu. WIREs Comput Mol Sci 2017, e1304. doi: 10.1002/wcms.1304 (localcopy).
  3. "Strain engineering of graphene: a review", C. Si, Z. Sun and Feng Liu. Nanoscale, 8, 3207 (2016) (Invited Review) (localcopy).
  4. "Nanomechanical Architecture --- A Mechanics-Driven Nanofabrication Approach", Feng Liu, M. G. Lagally and J. Zang, MRS Bulletin 34, 190 (2009). (Invited review) (localcopy).
  5. "Modeling and Simulation of Strain-Mediated Nanostructure Formation on Surface", Feng Liu, in "Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology", eds. M. Rieth and W. Schommers, Chapter 10, 577-625 (2006) (localcopy).
  6. "Surfaces and Interfaces, Structure of" , Feng Liu, M. Hohage, and M.G. Lagally, Encyclopedia of Appl. Phys., eds. H. Immergut and G. Trigg, Supplement Volume, 321-352 (1999) (localcopy).


Selected Recent Publications

  1. "Flat-Band-Enabled Triplet Excitonic Insulator in a Diatomic Kagome Lattice", G. Sethi, Y. Zhou, L. Zhu, L. Yang, and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 196403 (2021) (localcopy).
  2. "Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Spin Bott Index in a Quasicrystal Lattice", H. Huang and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett., 121, 126401, Editor's Suggestion, (2018) (localcopy).
  3. "Theory of spin Bott index for quantum spin Hall states in nonperiodic systems", H. Huang and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. B., 98, 12513, Editor's Suggestion,(2018) (localcopy).
  4. "Ubiquitous Spin-Orbit Coupling in a Screw Dislocation with High Spin Coherency", L. Hu, H. Huang, Z. Wang, W. Jiang, X. Ni, Y. Zhou, V. Zielasek, M. G. Lagally, B. Huang and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett, 121, 066401, Editor's Suggestion, Featured in Physics, (2018)(localcopy).
  5. "Quantum Spin Hall Phase in 2D Trigonal Lattice", Z. F. Wang, K. H. Jin and Feng Liu, Nature Commun., 7, 12746 (2016) (localcopy).
  6. "Topological Edge States in High-Temperature Superconductor FeSe/SrTiO3(001) Film", Z. F. Wang, H. Zhang, D. Liu, C. liu, C. Tang, C. Song, Y. Zhong, J. Peng, F. Li, C. Nie, L, Wang, X. J. Zhou, X, Ma, Q. K. Xue and Feng Liu, Nature Mat., 15, 968 (2016) (localcopy).
  7. "Epitaxial growth of large-gap quantum spin Hall insulator on semiconductor surface", Miao Zhou, Wenmei Ming, Zheng Liu, Zhengfei Wang, Ping Li and Feng Liu, PNAS 111, 14378 (2014) (localcopy).
  8. "Spatially separated spin carriers in spin-semiconducting graphene nanoribbons", Z. F. Wang, S. Jin and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 096803 (2013) (localcopy).
  9. "Prediction of a Two-Dimensional Organic Topological Insulator", Z. F. Wang, Ninghai Su and Feng Liu, Nano Letters, 13, 2842 (2013) (localcopy).
  10. "Organic topological insulators in organometallic lattices", Z. F. Wang, Zheng Liu and Feng Liu, Nature Commun. 4, 1471 (2013) (localcopy). [See also news report at ScienceDaily:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130213132431.html]
  11. "Flat Chern Band in a Two-Dimensional Organometallic Framework", Z. Liu, Z. F. Wang, J.-W. Mei, Y. Wu and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 106804 (2013) (localcopy).
  12. "Quantum anomalous Hall effect in 2D organic topological insulator", Z. F. Wang, Z. Liu and Feng Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 196801 (2013) (localcopy).