Lizhi Ouyang, Physics / 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
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Last updated:
08. 31. 2009 13:58:13

Research Interest

  • Interface physics and chemistry: solid-solid (intergranular film, grain-boundary, etc.), solid-liquid(bone, tissue)

  • Multiscale modeling of composite material (developing coarse-graining techniques)

  • Electronic structure and properties of biomolecule (Vitamin B12, DNA, Ferrocene peptide, etc.)

Recent projects

  • Computational Studies of Boron Carbide

  •  Modeling of prismatic interface of silicon nitride ceramics

  • REVVO: A Tiny 8-node PowerMac Cluster

  • 3D imaging of ceramics and dental tissue (at ORNL)

  • Mechanical properties of intergranular thin film in Si3N4

  • Calculating X-ray near edge structure (XANES) of Vatimin B12 and its derivatives

  • First-principles modeling of fluorapatite-water interface

Software Development

  • Fist:          A first principles XANES/ELNES package for large system

  • DefAna:    A local strain analysis program for modeling material elastic-plastic behaviors

  • GPT:         A first principles free energy calculation program using quasi-harmonic approximation

Recent publications

  •  W.Y. Ching, Jun Chen, Paul Rulis, Lizhi Ouyang, and Anil Misra, "ab initio Modeling of Clean and and Y-doped Grain Boundaries in Alumina and Intergranular Glassy Films (IGF) in β-Si3N4 " J. Materials Science (In press, 2006)

  • S. Yang, L. Ouyang, J.M. Phillips and W.Y. Ching, "First-principles Density Functional Theory Calculation of Methane Adsorption on Graphite(0001) Surface", Phys. Rev. B73, 165407-1-11(2006)

  • W.Y. Ching, Paul Rulis, Yong-Nian Xu and L. Ouyang, "The Electronic Structure and Spectroscopic Properties of 3C, 2H, 4H, 6H, 15R, 21R Polymorphs of SiC", Materials Science and Engineering A, 422 C1-2, 147-156 (2006)

  • J. Chen, P. Rulis, Lizhi Ouyang, A. Misra, and W.Y. Ching, "Complex Nonlinear Deformation of Nanometer Intergranular Glassy Films in β-Si3N4 ", Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 256103 (2005)

  • Lizhi Ouyang*, Wai-Yim Ching, " Predicting a high density phase of SiO2 with  high dielectric constant ", Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 242, R66 (2005)

  • Lizhi Ouyang*, Paul Rulis, Wai-Yim Ching; Miroslav Slouf, Giorgio Nardin, Lucio Randaccio "Electric Structure and Bondings in Hydroxocobalamin" Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 61, 1647, 2005 (invited)

  • Jun Chen, Yong-Nian Xu, Paul Rulis, Lizhi Ouyang, W.Y. Ching "ab-initio tensor experiments on Y-doped ∑=3 grain boundary in α-Al2O3" Acta Materialia, 53, 403, 2004.