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Liu, Dan
Arts & Sciences
Maxcy Hall

    Dr. Dan Liu has been teaching physics at UNH since 2012. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 and her master's degree from the East Normal University in 2008. She has taught university physics, both algebra-based and calculus-based and has also taught undergraduate laboratory classes for many years. The direction of her research is in theoretical condensed matter physics. She has used a combination of statistical mechanics and computer simulation to understand how interactions at the elementary level give rise to the collective properties of complex systems. She has successfully applied this methodology to the Ising model for insulators and the model of jammed disks for granular matters. Her interests also include physics education research. Along with a bachelor's degree in physics education, she has teaching certificates in secondary physics from in China (2005) and the United States (2011). She was involved with the “Learning by Doing” project during 2005~2007 and the “Rhode Island Technology Enhanced Science” project in 2010.


    University of Rhode Island 2012
    Ph. D: Theoretical physics

    East China Normal University, Shanghai, China 2008
    Master of Science: Theoretical physics

    Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China 2005
    Bachelor of Science: Physics Education


    Norman Gundlach, Michael Karbach, Dan Liu, Gerhard Muller, “Jammed disks in narrow channel: criticality and ordering tendencies” J. Stat. Mech. (2013) P04018

    Ping Lu, Dan Liu, Gerhard Müller, Michael Karbach, “Interlinking motifs and entropy landscapes of statistically interacting particles” Condens. Matt. Phys. 15, 13001 (2012)

    Dan Liu, Jared Vanasse, Gerhard Müller, Michael Karbach, “Generalized Pauli principle for particles with distinguishable traits”, Phys. Rev. E 85, 011144 (2012)

    Dan Liu, Ping Lu, Gerhard Müller, Michael Karbach, “Taxonomy of particles in Ising Spin Chains”, Phys. Rev. E 84, 021136 (2011)

    Liu Dan, Jifeng Yang, “ Padé expansion and nucleon-nucleon scattering in coupled channels” Communications in Theoretical Physics 52, 115 (2009)

    Jifeng Yang, Jianhua Huang, Liu Dan, “Padé expansion and the renormalization of NN scattering”, Chin. Phys. Lett. 23, 2688 (2006)