Liping Huang



Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
B.E., Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


Dr. Huang did her postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan and North Carolina State University before joining the faculty at RPI in 2008. She won the Norbert J. Kreidl Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society, in 2003. Dr. Huang has published many articles and given numerous lectures at conferences and symposia. She also serves as a technical reviewer for Jjurnals and books, including Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Physics:,Condensed Matter, Molecular Simulation, Ceramic Transactions, and Science of Advanced Materials.

Research Interests

  • Glass materials
  • Energy
  • Computational modeling
  • Ceramic materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanomaterials

Dr. Huang's research uses a combination of computational and experimental techniques to investigate the structure-property relationship at the atomic level. The goal of Dr. Huang's research is to develop a basic understanding for the rational design of traditional materials like oxide glasses and ceramics with superior properties, as well as newly emerged nanostructured materials for energy, environment and biology-related applications.


  • 2009, Young Investigator Award, Defense Treat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • 2008, Young Faculty Researcher Award,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 2009, RAMP-UP Career Campaign Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 2006, Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Michigan
  • 2003, Norbert J. Kreidl Award, the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society
  • 1996, Outstanding Graduate, Zhejiang University, China
  • 1996, Outstanding Graduate, Zhejiang Province, China
  • 1995, Zhu Kezhen Scholarship, Zhejiang University, China
  • 1994, 1995, 1997 Guang Hua Prize (first place), Zhejiang University
  • 1993, 1994, 1995, Excellent Student Honor and Excellent Study Scholarship (first place), Zhejiang University, China


Liping Huang

Materials Research Center
Room 2042
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180

Office: (518) 276-2174
Fax: 518-276-8554