School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University
28 West Xianning Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049, P. R. China
E-mail: boyuliu07@gmail.com

Experience
Xi’an Jiaotong University, School of Material Science & Engineering
2015-present Lecturer Xi’an Jiaotong University
2010-2015 Ph.D. Candidate in Material Science
2005-2009 B.S. in Materials Science
Oak Ridge National Lab, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge, TN, US
2011-2012 Visiting student

Research
2010-present In situ TEM study on mechanical behaviors of magnesium alloys.
2011-2012 In situ (S)TEM and EELS investigation of electrochemistry in solid state lithium ion batteries.
2007-2009 In-situ ultrasonic characterization on the curing process of calcium phosphate bone cement.

Awards
1. Magnesium Technology Best Paper–Fundamental Research, Light Metals Division, TMS, 2013
2. Gold Poster of International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale, Xi’an, 2011
3. Excellent in National Innovation Experiment Program for Students, Xi’an, 2009

Publications
3. Liu, B.Y., Wan, L., Wang, J., Ma, E., Shan, Z.W., “Terrace-like morphology of the boundary created through basal-prismatic transformation in magnesium.” Scripta Materialia, (Accepted 2015).
2. Liu, B.Y., Wang, J., Li, B., Lu, L., Zhang, X.Y., Shan, Z.W., Li, J., Jia, C.L., Sun, J., Ma, E., “Twinning-like lattice reorientation without a crystallographic twinning plane.” Nature Communications, 5:3297 (2014)
1. Liu, B.Y., Li, B., Shan, Z.W., “Twin Boundary Migration Creating Zero Shear Strain: In-Situ TEM Observations and Atomistic Simulations.” Magnesium Technology 2013, p107-111, (2013)

International conference contribute oral talks (3)
3. Visualizing the room temperature plastic deformation of single crystal magnesium carried out through unit-cell-reconstruction, Liu, B. Y., Shan, Z.W., International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale 2014, Xi’an, China
2. Deformation twinning without twinning plane, Liu, B. Y., Wang, J., Li, B., Li, J., Sun, J., Ma, E., Shan, Z.W., International Workshop on Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale 2013, Xi’an, China
1. In situ TEM quantitative tension and compression study on twinning and detwinning in submicron-sized Mg crystals, Liu, B. Y., Shan, Z.W., Zhang, X.Y., Sun, J., Ma, E., Microscopy & Microanalysis 2011, Nashville, US

Other presentations
3. Poster: Quantitative TEM Investigation on Unit-Cell-Reconstruction in Magnesium, Liu, B. Y., Shan, Z.W., International Microscopy Congress, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
2. Invited talk, Unit-cell-reconstruction in Magnesium, Chongqing University, 2014, Chongqing, China
1. Poster: In Situ Quantitative Tension and Compression Study on Twinning and Detwinning in Submicron-sized Mg Crystals inside a Transmission Electron Microscopy, Liu, B. Y., Shan, Z.W., Zhang, X.Y., Sun, J., Ma, E., TMS 2012, Orlando, US

Career Highlights
Grants:
National Innovation Experiment Program for Students, (30, 000 CNY), (07-09)
Conference Organizers:
Assistant of International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale (14, Xi’an)
Assistant of International Workshop on Advancing Materials Performance from Nanoscale (13, Xi’an)
Assistant of International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale (11, Xi’an)
Assistant of FEI SDB-FIB winter school (10, Xi’an)
Assistant of International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale (10, Xi’an)