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PhD Student

Alan Liu

Research Interests

My research focuses on modeling the reliability of conventional silicon PV modules and new-generation perovskite modules, which is important as we make the shift to renewables and away from fossil fuels!

Feel free to check out the projects that I’m working on below, and reach out if you'd like to discuss getting involved with the group! In my free time, I like to play tennis, swim, check out tattoo art, and listen to rock music.



  • A. Liu, P. Thornton, & R.H. Dauskardt, “Predicting Encapsulation Delamination in Photovoltaic Modules Using Photochemical Reaction Kinetics and Fracture Mechanics,” in preparation.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • A. Liu & R.H. Dauskardt, “Predictive fracture mechanics and photochemical reaction kinetics modeling of PV module reliability”, Durable Materials Consortium, Breckenridge, CO, August 30, 2022. Oral Presentation




Ph.D. Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, in progress
M.S. Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 2022
B.S. University of California, Berkeley, Chemical Engineering, 2019



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