Liang Qi joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Winter 2015. Qi studied Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University in China. He earned his master's degree at Ohio State University and doctoral degree of computational materials science at University of Pennsylvania.
Qi’s research fields are investigations of the mechanical and chemical properties of materials by applying theoretical and computational tools, including first-principles calculations, atomistic simulations and multiscale modeling. His current major research interests are quantitative understanding of the intrinsic electronic/atomistic mechanisms for the mechanical deformation, phase transformation and chemical degradation (corrosion/oxidation) of advanced alloys, and the integration of these electronic/atomistic results with large-scale simulations and experimental characterizations in order to design advanced alloys with improved mechanical performances and chemical stabilities.
L. Qi and J. Li, “Adsorbate Interactions on Surface Lead to a Flattened Sabatier Volcano Plot in Reduction of Oxygen”, Journal of Catalysis 295 (2012) 59-69.
Q. Yu*, L. Qi* (*: equal contribution), K. Chen, R. Mishra, J. Li and A. Minor, “The Nanostructured Origin of Deformation Twinning”, Nano Letters 12 (2012) 887-892.
L. Qi, D. Chrzan, “Tuning Ideal Tensile Strengths and Intrinsic Ductility of BCC Refractory Alloys”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2014) 115503 (Featured in Physics and Editors’ Suggestion).
Q. Yu*, L. Qi* (*: equal contribution), T. Tsuru, R. Traylor, D. Rugg, J. Morris, M. Asta, D. Chrzan, A. Minor, “Origin of dramatic oxygen solute strengthening effect in Titanium”, Science, 347 (2015) 635-639.