Dr. Feng Liu is New Department Chair

Feng Liu

Over the past five years, few public research universities have risen in stature as quickly for both academic excellence and the creation of life-changing technological and medical innovation than the University of Utah.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Feng Liu as the new chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah.

Liu was also recently elected as an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow for his “contributions to the theory of nanostructures and strain-induced nanoscale self-assembly.”

Liu’s research focuses on modeling and simulating properties of surfaces and interfaces, growth mechanisms of thin films, and self-assembly and self-organization of nanostructures. He is designing nanostructures and nanodevices for such areas as high-tech electronics and medicine.

“The advantage of creating electronics on a nanoscale level is that not only would they be smaller than current technology, but the density would be greater, and therefore, the nanodevices would be much faster for information processing,” says Liu. Nanoelectronics would be used in computers for storing vast amounts of data.