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Hong Liu

Hong Liu

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Mailing Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • Professor in Materiaqls Science, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University
  • Ph.D. of Materials Sciences in State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan, China. 2001
  • Master of Condensed Matter Physics in State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan, China. 1997
  • Bachelor of Material Science and Engineering, Shandong Institute of Light Industry, Jinan, China, 1985

Research Area

  • Nanomaterials fabrication, characterization, and applications.
  • Functional single crystals growth, properties and applications.
  • Functional ceramics preparation, characterization, and application.


  1. "Bismuth Spheres Grown in Self-Nested Cavities in a Silicon Wafer", H. Liu and Z.L. Wang J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127 (2005) 15322-15326.
  2. Hong Liu, Hongmei Cui, Feng Han, Xia Li, Jiyang Wang?, R. I. Boughton, Growth of Bi2Se3 Nanobelts Synthesized through a Co-reduction Method Under Ultrasonic Irradiation at Room Temperature, Crystal Growth and design, (accepted)
  3. Hong Liu, Hongmei Cui, Jiyang Wang, Feng Han, R. I. Boughton, Minhua Jiang, Growth Mechanism of NaFe4P12 Skutterudite Single Crystalline Nanosprings Synthesized through a Hydrothermal-reduction-alloying Method, J. Phys. Chem. B., 108 (2004) 13254-13257
  4. H. Liu, J.Y. Wang, H.M. Cui, R.J. Shi, X.B. Hua, Z.P. Ai, Directional compounding of polyaniline on surface of NaFe4P12 whisker, Synthetic Metals 145 (2004) 75-82
  5. Xia Li, Hong Liu*, Jiyang Wang , Hongmei Cui , Feng Han ,R. I. Boughton, Production of Nano-sized YAG Powders with Spherical Morphology and Non-aggregation via a Solvothermal Method, Journal of American Ceramic Societ 87(2004) 2288–2290
  6. Hongmei Cui, Hong Liu?, Xia Li, Jiyang Wang, Feng Han, Xudong Zhang, and R. I. Boughton Synthesis of Bi2Se3 Thermoelectric Nano-sheets and Nnaootubes through Hydrothermal Co-reduction Method, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 177(2004) 4001-4006
  7. Hongmei Cui, Hong Liu, Jiyang Wang, Xia Li, Feng Han, R. I. Boughton, Sonochemical synthesis of bismuth selenide nanobelts at room temperature, Journal of Crystal Growth 271 (2004) 456-461
  8. Xia Li, Hong Liu, Jiyang Wang, Xudong Zhang, Hongmei Cui, Preparation and properties of YAG nano-sized powder from different precipitating agent, Optical Materials 25 (2004) 407–412
  9. Xudong Zhang, Hong Liu, Wen He, Jiyang Wang, Xia Li, Robert I. Boughton, Synthesis of monodisperse and spherical YAG nanopowderby a mixed solvothermal method, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 372 (2004) 300–303
  10. Xia Li, Hong Liu, Ji-yang Wang, Hong-mei Cui, Feng Han,Xu-dong Zhanga,, R.I. Boughton, Rapid synthesis of YAG nano-sized powders by a novel method, Materials Letters 58 (2004) 2377– 2380
  11. Xia Li, Hong Liu Jiyang Wang, Hongmei Cui, Xudong Zhang, Feng Han, Preparation of YAG:Nd nano-sized powder by co-precipitation method, Materials Science and Engineering A 379 (2004) 347–350
  12. Liu, H., Wang, J., Shi, R., and Hu X. Nano-dendrites in NaFe4P12 nano-wires synthesized by hydrothermal method, Optical Materials, 23 (2003) 475-478.
  13. Liu, H., Hu, X., Wang, J., and Boughton, R. Structure, Conductivity, and Thermo¬power of Crystalline Polyaniline Synthesized by the Ultrasonic Irradiation Polymerization Method, Macromolecules, 35 (2002) 9414-9419.
  14. Liu, H., Wang, J., Hu, X., Li, L., Gu, F., Zhao, S., Gu, M., Boughton, R., and Jiang, M. (2002): Pre¬par¬ation of filled skutterudite nanowires by a hydrothermal method, Journal of Alloys and Com¬pounds, 334 (2002) 313-316.
  15. Liu, H., Hu, X., Wang, J., Zhang, C., Zhao, S., Jiang, H., Gu, M., and Zhang. L. Growth mechanism of single crystal NaFe4P12 nanowires, Journal of Crystal Growth, 234 (2002) 679-682.
  16. Liu, H., Wang, J., Hu, X.., Boughton, R., Zhao, S., Li, Q., and Jiang, M. Structure and Elec¬tronic Transport Properties of Polyaniline/NaFe4P12 Composite, Chemical Physics Letters, 352/3-4 (2002) 185-190.
  17. Liu, H., Wang, J., Hu. X., Gu, F., Hua, L., Zhang, C., Teng, B., Cui, D., and Pan. J. Synthe¬sis of NaFe4P12 whiskers by hydrothermal-reduction-alloying method, Chemistry of Materials, 13 (2001) 151-154.
  18. Li, L., Liu H?., Wang, J., Hu, X., Zhao, S., Jiang, H., Huang, Q., Wang, H., and Li, Z. Raman Spectroscopy investigation of Partially filled Skutteru¬dite, Chemical Physics Letters, 347 (2001) 373-377.
  19. Liu, H., Wang, J., Wang J. Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of Lan¬tha¬num-modified 0.55 Pb(Sc1/2Ta1/2)O3 – 0.45 PbTiO3 ceramics, J. Euro. Ceram. Soc., 20 (2000) 2337-2346.
  20. Liu, H., Wang, J., and Wang J. Y. Microstructure and piezoelectric properties of Nb-doped 0.55 Pb(Sc1./2Ta1/2)O3 – 0.45 PbTiO3 ceramics, Ferroelectrics, 247(4) (2000) 333- 342.
  21. Liu, H., Wang, J., Hu, X., and Shi, G. Polycrystalline LaFe3Co4Sb12 material manufactured by melt-freeze-annealing method, Progress of crystal growth and character¬ization of materials, 40 (2000) 285-291.

Research Highlights

  • Synthesis of nanomaterials by wet-chemical method: including: thermoelectric nanostructures, such as, skutterudite and chalcogenides nanowires, nanobelts, nano staked nanostructure, etc; Ferroelectric nanostructures, luminescent nanomaterials
  • Single crystal growth by flux and Czochralski method
  • Synthesis, formation and sintering of some functional Functional ceramics: Laser Ceramics, Ferroelectric ceramics

Honors & Awards

  • Best Graduate Award, Shandong Province, China
  • Excellent Post-graduate student Award, Shandong University
  • Guanghua Award for Ph.D student, Shandong University
  • Award fund for excellent young scientists, Shandong Province, China