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Shaohua Liu, Ph.D.

Medical Physicist

Shaohua Liu

Biography

Dr. Liu joined West Physics in December 2014 to pursue his professional career in Medical Physics where he is currently a Medical Physicist. Before that, Dr. Liu worked in the University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory on a DOE (Department of Energy)-funded project to measure the neutron scattering cross sections on 54Fe for advanced nuclear reactor design. He also had worked in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for three years on a DOE-funded R&D project to build the US first-ever ultra high resolution, multi-reflection time-of-flight nuclear isobar/isomer spectrometer and separator to provide pure rare isotope beams. Dr. Liu had spent four years obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physics from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Liu had his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Beijing Normal University.

Dr. Liu has been interested in Medical Physics for a long time since his graduate studies in China. Dr. Liu had a summer internship in 2004 at the National Institute for Radiological Protection, China CDC to participate in the development of a 3D automatic scanning water tank system for quality assurance for medical linear accelerators and Gamma knives. Dr. Liu also studied the radiation mechanism of the low-energy heavy ions with biological samples. Moreover, Dr. Liu has had extensive teaching experience at different levels and has been of great interest in helping people understand and enjoy science and technology, especially educating the public of nuclear radiation.

Dr. Liu is originally from Qingdao (Tsingtao), Shandong Province, China.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics – Vanderbilt University
  • Master of Science in Physics – Vanderbilt University
  • Master of Science in Physics – Beijing Normal University
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics – Beijing Normal University

Memberships

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Physical Society

Publications

S.H. Liu et al., “New high-spin level scheme of neutron-rich 112Rh”, Phys. Rev. C 87(5): 057302, May 2013.

S.H. Liu et al., First identification of high-spin states in the odd-odd neutron-rich nucleus 152Pr. Phys. Rev. C 84(4):044303, October 2011.

S.H. Liu et al., High-spin level structure of 115Rh: Evolution of triaxiality in odd-even Rh isotopes. Phys. Rev. C 84(1):014304, July 2011.

S.H. Liu et al., Signature inversion in odd-odd 114Rh: First identification of high-spin states in very neutron-rich 114Rh and application of the triaxial projected shell model. Phys. Rev. C 83(6):064310, June 2011.

S.H. Liu et al., Evidence for octupole excitations in the odd-odd neutron-rich nucleus 142Cs. Phys. Rev. C 81(5):057304, May 2010.

S.H. Liu et al., Nuclear structure of the odd-odd N = 85 neutron-rich nucleus 140Cs. Phys. Rev. C 81(3):037302, March 2010.

S.H. Liu et al., g-factor and spin-parity assignments of excited states in the N = 83 isotones 135Te, 136I, 137Xe, and 138Cs. Phys. Rev. C 81(1):014316, January 2010.

S.H. Liu et al., High spin structure of the neutron-rich nuclei 137I and 139Cs. Phys. Rev. C 80(4):044314, October 2009.

S.H. Liu et al., Identification of high spin states in 134I from 252Cf fission. Phys. Rev. C 79(6):067303, June 2009.