Dr. Xiaozhou Liao

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Xiaozhou Liao

 

Contact Details

Mail: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Australia

Room: S507, Mechanical Engineering Building J07

Phone: +61 2 9351 2348

Fax: +61 2 9351 3760

Email: xzliao@aeromech.usyd.edu.au

 

 

Brief Biography

 

Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2011, Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow

Jun. 2006 – to date, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer

School of AMME, the University of Sydney

 

Jul. 2004 – Jun. 2006, Research Scientist and the Associate Director

The Electron Microscopy Core Facility, the University of Chicago

 

Apr. 2001 – Jul. 2004, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Division of Materials Science & Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Jan. 2000 – Apr. 2001, Research Associate, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Australian Key Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis, the University of Sydney

 

Feb. 1997 – Dec. 1999, Postgraduate Student

School of Physics, the University of Sydney

 

 

Qualifications

 

PhD in Materials Physics, the University of Sydney, 2000

MSc in Materials Physics, Dalian University of Technology/Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, 1991

BSc in Physics, Huaqiao University, 1984

 

 

Prizes/Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

 

2007 Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, Australian Research Council

2001 Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian Research Council (relinquished in April 2001)

2000 Director Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (taken up in April 2001)

2000 Cowley-Moodie Award, Australian Society of Electron Microscopy

1999 Graduate Student Gold Award, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, USA

1998 Best Student Oral Presentation Award, COMMAD’98, Perth, Australia

1997 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship and International Postgraduate Award, Sydney, Australia

1996 Croucher Foundation Visitorship, Hong Kong

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Member of Materials Research Society (MRS)

Member of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

Member of Microscopy Society of America (MSA)

Member of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society

 

 

Undergraduate Teaching

 

AMME2302 – Materials 1, Semester 2

 

 

Major Research Interests

 

Electron microscopy characterisation of advanced structural and functional materials, materials structure-property relationship, nanomaterials   

  

 

Projects available for PhD students

 

Please check the web: http://www.usyd.edu.au/research/opportunities/supervisors/537

 

 

Publications

 

5 invited book chapters, ~100 journal publications, ~60 conference papers and abstracts. H-index = 29

 

A complete list of my SCI papers is available at  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-3168-2009

 

20 selected Journal papers:

 

1) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, X. F. DUAN, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, R. LEON and C. LOBO

Transmission electron microscopy study of the shape of buried InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots

Phys. Rev. B 58 (1998) R4235.

 

2) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, R. LEON, and C. LOBO

Indium segregation and enrichment in coherent InxGa1-xAs/GaAs quantum dots

Phys. Rev Lett. 82 (1999) 5148.

 

3) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, J. QIN, Z. M. JIANG, X. WANG, and R. LEON

Strain relaxation by alloying effects in Ge islands grown on (001) Si

Phys. Rev. B 60 (1999) 15605.

 

4) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, Z. M. JIANG, X. WANG, and R. LEON

Composition and its impact on shape evolution in dislocated Ge(Si)/Si islands

Appl. Phys. Lett. 77 (2000) 1304.

 

5) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, Z. M. JIANG, and X. WANG

Extracting composition and alloying information of coherent Ge(Si)/Si(001) islands from [001] on-zone bright-field diffraction contrast images

J. Appl. Phys. 90 (2001) 2725.

 

6) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, J. WAN, Z. M. JIANG, G. JIN, and KANG L. WANG

Annealing effects on the microstructure of Ge/Si(001) quantum dots

Appl. Phys. Lett. 79 (2001) 1258.

 

7) X. Z. LIAO, J. ZOU, D. J. H. COCKAYNE, J. WAN, Z. M. JIANG, G. JIN, and KANG L. WANG

Alloying, elemental enrichment and interdiffusion during the growth of Ge(Si)/Si(001) quantum dots

Phys. Rev. B.65 (2002) 153306

 

8) X. Z. LIAO, A. C. SERQUIS, Y. T. ZHU, J. Y. HUANG, D. E. PETERSON, F. D. MUELLER, and H. F. XU

Controlling flux pinning precipitates during MgB2 synthesis

Appl. Phys. Lett.80 (2002) 4398

 

9) X. Z. LIAO, A. C. SERQUIS, Y. T. ZHU, J. Y. HUANG, L. CIVALE, D. E. PETERSON, F. M. MUELLER, and H. F. XU

Mg(B,O)2 precipitation in MgB2

J. Appl. Phys.93 (2003) 6208

 

10) X. Z. LIAO, Y. T. ZHU, A. SERQUIS, D. E. PETERSON, and H. F. XU

Effect of catalyst composition on carbon nanotube growth

Appl. Phys. Lett. 82 (2003) 2694

 

11) F. ZHOU, X. Z. LIAO, Y. T. ZHU, S. DALLEK, and E. J. LAVERNIA

Microstructural evolution during recovery and recrystallization of a nanocrystalline Al-Mg alloy prepared by cryogenic ball milling

Acta Mater.51 (2003) 2777

 

12) X. Z. LIAO, F. ZHOU, E. J. LAVERNIA, S. G. SRINIVASAN, M. I. BASKES, D. W. HE, and Y. T. ZHU

Deformation mechanism in nanocrystalline Al: partial dislocation slip

Appl. Phys. Lett. 83 (2003) 632

 

13) X. Z. LIAO, F. ZHOU E. J. LAVERNIA, D. W. HE, and Y. T. ZHU

Deformation twins in nanocrystalline Al

Appl. Phys. Lett. 83 (2003) 5062

 

14) X. Z. LIAO, Y. H. ZHAO, S. G. SRINIVASAN, Y. T. ZHU, R. Z. VALIEV, and D.V. GUNDEROV

Deformation Twinning in Nanocrystalline Copper at Room Temperature and Low Strain Rate

Appl. Phys. Lett. 84 (2004) 592

 

15) X. Z. LIAO, Y. H. ZHAO, S. G. SRINIVASAN, F. ZHOU, E. J. LAVERNIA, M. I. BASKES, H. F. XU, and Y. T. ZHU

Formation mechanism of wide stacking faults in nanocrystalline Al

Appl. Phys. Lett. 84 (2004) 3564

 

16) Y. T. ZHU and X. Z. LIAO

Nanostructured Metals: retaining ductility

Nature Materials 3 (2004) 351

 

17) X. Z. LIAO, Y. H. ZHAO, Y. T. ZHU, R. Z. VALIEV, and D. V. GUNDEROV

Grain size effect on the deformation mechanisms of nanostructured copper processed by high-pressure torsion

J. Appl. Phys. 96 (2004) 636

 

18) S. G. SRINIVASAN, X. Z. LIAO, M. I. BASKES, Y. T. ZHU, R. J. MCCABE, and Y. H. ZHAO

Compact and dissociated dislocations exist in Al: implications for deformation in fcc metals

Phys. Rev. Lett.94 (2005) 125502

 

19) X. Z. LIAO, A. R. KILMAMETOV, R. Z. VALIEV, H. S. GAO, X. D. LI, A. K. MUKHERJEE, J. F. BINGERT, and Y. T. ZHU

High-Pressure Torsion-Induced Grain Growth in Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni

Appl. Phys. Lett. 88 (2006) 021909

 

20) X. L. WU, X. Z. LIAO, S. G. SRINIVASAN, F. ZHOU, E. J. LAVERNIA, R. Z. VALIEV, and Y. T. ZHU

Deformation Twinning Generates Zero Macro-Strain in Nanocrystalline Metals

Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 095701