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E-mail: liue@rpi.edu


Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, JEC 5046
Troy, New York 12180, USA

Telephone: +1-(518) 276-8592
Fax: +1-(518) 276-2623

Educational Background

Ph.D 2005 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B. Sci. 1999 Peking University

At Rensselaer

Dr. Li (Emily) Liu is Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is the recipient of various honors and awards including the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Fellowship from Drexel University (2019), Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship from National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, USA (2017), Class of 1951 Outstanding Teaching Aware from RPI (2013), School of Engineering Teaching Award - Education Innovation, RPI (2013), School of Engineering Research Excellence Award for a Junior Faculty Member, RPI (2012), a Career Campaign Award from the RAMP-UP Program of RPI (2009), a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty Development Award (2008), and the Cozzarelli Prize for the article: “The Violation of the Stokes-Einstein Relation in Supercooled Water”, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (2006).

Professor Liu's research interests include: use of Neutron, X-ray, and Dynamic Light Scattering in nanotechnology and polymer science, such as soft colloidal systems; Molecular Dynamics to Phase-Field simulations of nuclear fuel and cladding materials; radiation damage; experimental validations of nanoscale to mesoscale simulations; energy policy and energy related economic issues; and the measurements and calculations of inelastic neutron cross sections.

Professor Liu's research funding comes from U.S. Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Naval Research, Idaho National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

She teaches four courses at regular basis at RPI. (1) Nuclear Phenomena for Engineering Applications (Every Fall), Applied Atomic Nuclear Physics (Some Spring terms), Introduction to Engineering Analysis (some terms), and Modeling Analysis and Uncertainty (some terms).

Professor Liu maintains another website: http://emilyliu.org/

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