Liangbo Liang

Research Staff Member

Dr. Liangbo Liang is currently a research staff member in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Prior to that, He was a Wigner Fellow at ORNL from 2015 to 2018. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2014. Liang’s thesis research is the development and employment of theoretical/computational methods to understand low-dimensional systems. which was recognized by the Huntington Award at RPI. As a Wigner Fellow at ORNL, he worked on integration of accurate theoretical/computational approaches with various experimental techniques for the understanding of nanomaterials and quantum materials, including modeling of scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S), Raman scattering, photoluminescence spectroscopy. His current research generally lies in condensed matter theory and computational physics, focusing on developing and applying large-scale theoretical/computational methods on supercomputers to understand and engineer diverse materials from first principles. Methods including DFT and many-body GW approach are used to study electronic, magnetic, optical, vibrational and Raman scattering properties of quantum materials and nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, metal halides, black phosphorus, etc.Postdoc Job Opportunities: Areas Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics; Computational Physics; First-principles Density Functional Theory; Many-body GW Approximation; Nanomaterials; Quantum Materials1. Theoretical research on diverse properties of quantum materials and nanomaterials, including their electronic, magnetic, optical, vibrational, thermal, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, photovoltaic properties, etc.2. Developing and applying computational packages for quantum mechanical modeling of various experimental techniques including scanning tunneling microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, etc.3. Close collaborations with experimentalists across the world to corroborate and guide experimental measurements on diverse systems ranging from molecules to nanomaterials to strongly correlated systems.(Publication links and Experiences2018–Present Research Staff, CNMS, ORNL2015–2018 Eugene P. Wigner Fellow/Research Staff Associate, CNMS, ORNL2014–2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, RPI2010–2014 Research Assistant, Department of Physics, RPIProfessional and Synergistic Activities2018 Invited Talk at the Fifth Wuhan University International Forum2017 Invited Talk at Graphene Week 20172017 Invited Talk at 2017 CNMS-SNS User Meeting Workshop 2016 Contributed Talk at American Physical Society March Meeting2015 Program Coordinator for International Phosphorene Symposium2014 Contributed Talk at American Physical Society March Meeting2013 Invited Talk at the Physics Colloquium of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


2017 CNMS Division Award: Distinguished Scientific Paper2017 CNMS Division Award: Outstanding Scientific or Technical Contribution2016 CNMS Division Award: Most Notable CNMS User Project 2015 Eugene P. Wigner Fellowship of Oak Ridge National Laboratory2015 Outstanding Reviewer - Journal Carbon2014 Hillard B. Huntington Award for Outstanding Graduate Student at RPI2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Student of Wuhan University2007 First Prize of the National Scholarship 2006 Samsung Scholarship


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