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Dr Tao Liu

Research Fellow

School of Earth Science Downing site - Room N05
Cavendish Lab Mott 507

CB2 3EQ for Earth Sciences; CB3 0HE for Cavendish Lab
Office Phone: +44 1223 768341 or 337354


2016-2018 Research Fellow in School of Earth Sciences (Prof.David Hodell's group) & Cavendish Lab (Prof. Emilio Artacho group)

2013-2016 Research Fellow in School of Earch & Environment, University of Leeds in Dr. Stephen Steakhouse's group

2010-2013 Research Fellow in Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick in Prof. Alessandro Troisi's group

2006-2009 PhD in TCC lab in Jilin University in Prof. Hongxing Zhang's group


Research Interests

Computer Simulation on following topics:
Isotope fractionation for hydrogen and Oxygen in gypsum and opal (Cambridge University)
Elasticity and thermal conductivity of deep Earth minerals (Leeds University)
Charge transfer processes of solar cells (Warwick University)
OLED materials (Jilin University)

Research Supervision

A Postdoc in David Hodell's group


Stable isotopes ; Geochemistry ; Geophysics

Key Publications


International (PCT) Patent Application No. PCT/GB2013/051484 on New acceptors design for organic photovoltaics

Recent Publications from 2011, please check my Research ID for more! 

  • Zhang S, Cottaar S, Liu T, Stackhouse S, Militzer B High-pressure, temperature elasticity of Fe- and Al-bearing MgSiO3: Implications for the Earth's lower mantle EPSL, 434, 264-273, 2016
  • Liu T, Troisi A Understanding the microscopic origin of the very high charge mobility in PBTTT: tolerance of thermal disorder ADV. FUNCT. MATER., 2013, DOI:10.1002/adfm.201302069/abstract
  • Liu T, Troisi A Theoretical Evidence of Multiple Dye Regeneration Mechanisms in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells CHEM. PHYS. LETT. 570, 159-162, 2013
  • Liu T, Troisi A. What makes fullerene acceptors special as electron acceptors in organic solar cells and how to replace them ADV. MATER. 25, 1038-1041, 2013
  • Liu T, Cheung DL, Troisi A. Structural Variability and Dynamics of the P3HT/PCBM Interface and Its Effects on the Electronic Structure and the Charge-Transfer Rates in Solar Cells PHYS CHEM CHEM PHYS 13, 21461-21470, 2011
  • Liu T, Troisi A. Absolute Rate of Charge Separation and Recombination in a Molecular Model of the P3HT/PCBM interface J PHYS CHEM C 115, 2406-2415, 2011

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