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Liu, Zi-Kui
Dr. Zi-Kui Liu is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He obtained his BS from Central South University (China), MS from University of Science and Technology Beijing (China), PhD from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden). He was a research associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a senior research scientist at Questek Innovation, LLC. He has been at the Pennsylvania State University since 1999, the Editor-in-Chief of CALPHAD journal since 2001, and the President of CALPHAD, Inc. since 2013. He founded the NSF Center for Computational Materials Design and served its director from 2005 to 2014. Dr. Liu coined the name “Materials Genome®” in 2002 and his company, Materials Genome, Inc., owns its trademark.


Ab initio lattice stability in comparison with CALPHAD lattice stability  Calphad 28 (1), 79-90, 2004
Effect of substrate constraint on the stability and evolution of ferroelectric domain structures in thin films  Acta materialia 50 (2), 395-411, 2002
In situ epitaxial MgB2 thin films for superconducting electronics  Nature materials 1 (1), 35-38, 2002
Phase-field model of domain structures in ferroelectric thin films  Applied Physics Letters 78 (24), 3878-3880, 2001
Thermodynamic properties of Al, Ni, NiAl, and Ni 3 Al from first-principles calculations  Acta Materialia 52 (9), 2665-2671, 2004
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