Dr Yawei Liu | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Yawei Liu

Postdoctoral, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Liu explores the use of numerical simulations to investigate various properties and behaviours of soft matters, such as the mechanism of the stabiltiy of surface nanobubbles, the interface flow induced by concentration gradient (e.g. Marangoni effect and diffusio-osmosis/phoresis). Within the Centre, he is using the molecule dynamics simulations to predict the mechanism and rate of forming self-assembly structures and materials, which will help develop solution-processed materials for extracting energy from sunlight.

PhD Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2017)
BSc Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2010)
Centre Research Themes: 
2. Control of Excitons


Journal Articles
Zhang, H.; Liu, Y.; Shahidan, M. Faris Shah; Kinnear, C.; Maasoumi, F.; Cadusch, J.; Akinoglu, E. Metin; James, T. D.; Widmer‐Cooper, A.; Roberts, A.; et al. Direct Assembly of Vertically Oriented, Gold Nanorod Arrays. Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31 (6), 2006753 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202006753. doi: 10.1002/adfm.202006753
Liu, Y.; Bernardi, S.; Widmer-Cooper, A. Stability of pinned surface nanobubbles against expansion: Insights from theory and simulation. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2020, 153 (2), 024704 DOI: 10.1063/5.0013223. doi: 10.1063/5.0013223
Sharma, A.; Wojciechowski, J. P.; Liu, Y.; Pelras, T.; Wallace, C. M.; Müllner, M.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Thordarson, P.; Lakhwani, G. The Role of Fiber Agglomeration in Formation of Perylene-Based Fiber Networks. Cell Reports Physical Science 2020, 1 (8), 100148 DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100148. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100148
Lloyd, J. A.; Liu, Y.; Ng, S. Hock; Thai, T.; Gómez, D. E.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Bach, U. Self-assembly of spherical and rod-shaped nanoparticles with full positional control. Nanoscale 2019, 11 (47), 22841-22848 DOI: 10.1039/C9NR06679A. doi: 10.1039/C9NR06679A
Liu, Y.; Widmer-Cooper, A. A versatile simulation method for studying phase behavior and dynamics in colloidal rod and rod-polymer suspensions. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2019, 150 (24), 244508 DOI: 10.1063/1.5096193. doi: 10.1063/1.5096193