Research interests

  • Materials informatics 材料信息学
  • Design for high-performance ferroic materials 铁性智能材料的高性能化研究
    • Information driven design 基于信息学的高性能化
    • Physics driven design 基于物理原理的高性能化
  • Mesoscopic modeling for ferroic materials 铁性智能材料的介观尺度模拟
  • Relaxation and dynamics in glassy systems 玻璃态体系的弛豫与动力学研究



  • 2017-2020    准同型相界原理结合数据挖掘技术设计窄热滞后形状记忆合金 国家自然科学基金面上基金,60万元 主持
  • 2014-2016    提高三临界无铅压电陶瓷温度稳定性的实验研究与理论模拟 国家自然科学基金青年基金,25万元 主持
  • 2013-2015    铁电材料中时效诱发多尺度效应的实验研究与理论模拟 国家博士后基金面上项目,8万元 主持
  • 2016-2018    基于材料基因组设计的新型铁性智能材料 西安交通大学青年教师跟踪计划,35万元 主持
  • 2013-2015    高性能无铅压电材料的开发 西安交通大学新教师支持计划,10万元 主持
  • 2017-2021    新型核燃料和核结构材料的高通量设计、制备、表征及服役性能评价 国家重点研发计划, 374万元 骨干成员
  • 2014-2018    基于应变工程的马氏体合金新型结构与功能特性 国家自然科学基金重大国际合作项目,270万元 骨干成员
  • 2015-2018    基于新原理的高性能金属智能材料研究 国家自然科学基金重点项目,354万元 骨干成员

Research in the News

  • MRS Bulletin, News & Analysis栏目专题推介:Liu, Y. (2016) ‘Adaptive design loop ushers exploration of new materials’, MRS Bulletin, 41(6), p. 424. doi: 10.1557/mrs.2016.120.
  • 被多家科学网站如Breitbart News NetworkEurekAlert!Phys.orgNewswiseNanowerkI4UUPI.come! Science News等,以”Machine Learning Increases Discovery of New Materials”“Machine Learning helps scientists discover new materials”, “Machine Learning Accelerates the Discovery of New Materials”等为题报道。
  • Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 12901 (2011) was selected as one of the “highly-cited articles during 2010 - 2014” by Applied Physics Letters.
  • J. Appl. Phys. 109, 054110 (2011) was selected as one of the “highly-cited articles during 2010 - 2014” by Journal of Applied Physics.
  • J. Appl. Phys. 109, 054110 (2011) was selected as one of the “most-cited articles of 2012” by Journal of Applied Physics.
  • Nature China专题推介 “Material physics: Ageing electrics”, by Felix Cheung, Nature China (2009)  doi:10.1038/nchina.2009.4



  • Physical Review B

  • Scientific Reports

  • Smart Materials and Structures

  • Journal of American Ceramic Society

  • New Journal of Physics

  • Journal of physics: Condensed Matter

  • Applied Physics A



2015    The American Ceramic Society’s Electronic Materials and Applications 2015, Orlando, US (oral)

Towards a vertical morphotropic phase boundary in BaTiO3-based lead-free piezoelectrics”

2015    TMS2015 144th Annual Meeting, Orlando, US (oral)

Slow dynamics of strain glass: aging, scaling, memory and rejuvenation”

2015    Codesign 3.0 Workshop, Los Alamos, US (oral)

Materials, Experiments and Data” 

2013    IUMRS-ICAM International Conference on Advanced Materials, Qingdao, China (oral)

Direct Evidence for Local Symmetry Breaking during a Strain Glass Transition”

2011 International Conference on Martensitic Transformations, Osaka, Japan (poster)

Martensite aging effects on the dynamic properties of Au-Cd shape memory alloys: characteristics and modeling”

2011 Annual Meeting of Japan Institute of Metals, Naha, Japan (poster)

         “Domain Memory in Ferroelectric materials”

2010 Annual Meeting of Japan Institute of Metals, Sapporo, Japan (oral) 

         “A Pb-free polycrystalline system Ba(Ti,Sn)O3-x(Ba,Ca)TiO3

2010 The 3rd International Congress on Ceramics, Osaka, Japan (poster)

         “Domain Memory and Polarization Memory in an Acceptor-doped Ferroelectric”

2009 The 12th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Xi'an, China (oral)

         “Modeling the paraelectric phase aging in ferroelectrics”

2008 Annual Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan, Nagaoka, Japan (oral)

         “Aging effect in paraelectric state of ferroelectrics”

2008 The 6th Asian Meeting on Electroceramics, Tsukuba, Japan (oral)

         “Paraelectric aging of ferroelectric materials”