Dr. Jun Liu is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include Advanced energy materials, Nano/micro-mechanics, Self-powered electronics and systems, Nanotechnology, and Scanning probe microscopy (SPM).
Prior to joining the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at SUNY Buffalo as an Assistant Professor in Aug 2020, Dr. Liu received his PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2018. He was a postdoc fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at SUNY Buffalo from 2018 to 2020. Dr. Liu is passionate about understanding and manipulating fundamental physics at materials surface and interfaces for energy and sensing applications. He is the pioneer on nanoscale electromechanical and photoelectromechanical coupling with than 30 refereed publications in high-profile journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Science Advances, Matter, Advanced Functional Materials, Materials Horizons, Nano Energy, etc. He has also filed 1 US provisional patent and 4 invention disclosures. He is the recipient of many distinguished awards and honors such as Microsystem and Nanoengineering (MINE) Young Scientist Award, Nanosymposium on Scanning Probe Microscopy Best Scientific Research Award, Alberta Innovates–Technology Futures (AITF) Graduate Award, and National Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Overseas. The commercialization of his technology has been supported by the NSF I-corp program and UB Accelerator program. He has been invited for talk in many professional conferences such as MRS, SPIE, and NENS.