M.S. Thesis: Practical electron cloaking in solids, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2012

15. (Invited Review) J. W. Zhou, **B. L. Liao** and G. Chen, First-principles calculations of thermal, electrical and thermoelectric transport properties of semiconductors, Semiconductor Science and Technology, **31**, 043001, 2016.

14. J. W. Zhou, **B. L. Liao**, B. Qiu, S. Huberman, K. Esfarjani, M. S. Dresselhaus and G. Chen, Ab initio optimization of phonon drag effect for lower-temperature thermoelectric energy conversion, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, **112**, 14777, 2015.

13. (Invited Review) **B. L. Liao** and G. Chen, Nanocomposites for thermoelectrics and thermal engineering, MRS Bulletin, **40**, 746, 2015.

12. **B. L. Liao**, J. W. Zhou, B. Qiu, M. S. Dresselhaus and G. Chen, Ab initio study of electron-phonon interaction in phosphorene, Physical Review B, **91**, 235419, 2015.

11. B. Qiu, Z. T. Tian, A. Vallabhaneni, **B. L. Liao**, J. M. Mendoza, O. D. Restrepo, X. L. Ruan and G. Chen, First-principles simulation of electron mean-free-path spectra and thermoelectric properties in silicon, Europhysics Letters, **109**, 57006, 2015.

10. **B. L. Liao**, B. Qiu, J. W. Zhou, S. Huberman, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, Significant reduction of lattice thermal conductivity by electron-phonon interaction in silicon with high carrier concentrations: a first-principles study, Physical Review Letters, **114**, 115901, 2015.

9. **B. L. Liao**, S. Lee, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, First-principles study of thermal transport in FeSb_{2}, Physical Review B, **89**, 035108, 2014.

8. **B. L. Liao**, J. W. Zhou and G. Chen, Generalized two-temperature model for coupled phonon-magnon diffusion, Physical Review Letters, **113**, 025902, 2014. Highlighted in MIT News.

7. W. Q. Shen, T. Tian, **B. L. Liao** and M. Zebarjadi, Combinatorial approach to identify electronically cloaked hollow nanoparticles, Physical Review B, **90**, 075301, 2014.

6. M. Zebarjadi*, ** B. L. Liao***, K. Esfarjani, M. S. Dresselhaus and G. Chen, Enhancing the thermoelectric power factor by using invisible dopants, Advanced Materials, **25**, 1577, 2013. Highlighted in MIT News.

5. W. -C. Hsu, J. K. Tong, ** B. L. Liao**, B. R. Burg and G. Chen, Direct and quantitative broadband absorptance spectroscopy on small objects using Fourier transform infrared spectrometer and bilayer cantilever probes, Applied Physics Letters, **102**, 051901, 2013.

4. Q. Zhang, ** B. L. Liao**, Y. C. Lan, K. Lukas, W. S. Liu, K. Esfarjani, C. Opeil, D. Broido, G. Chen and Z. F. Ren, High thermoelectric performance by resonant dopant indium in nanostructured SnTe, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, **110**, 13261, 2013.

3. **B. L. Liao**, M. Zebarjadi, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, Isotropic and energy-selective electron cloaks on graphene, Physical Review B, **88**, 155432, 2013.

2. **B. L. Liao***, M. Zebarjadi*, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, Cloaking core-shell nanoparticles from conducting electrons in solids, Physical Review Letters, **109**, 126806, 2012. Highlighted by the Physics Synopsis and Nature Nanotechnology.

1. H. Z. Zhao, M. Pokharel, S. Chen, **B. L. Liao**, K. Lukas, C. Opeil, G. Chen and Z. F. Ren, Figure-of-merit enhancement in nanostructured FeSb_{2-x}Ag_{x} with Ag_{1-y}Sb_{y} nanoinclusions, Nanotechnology, **23**, 505402, 2012.

1. **B. L. Liao**, B. Qiu, J. W. Zhou, S. Huberman, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, Significant reduciton of lattice thermal conductivity by electron-phonon interaction in silicon with high carrier concentrations: a first-principles study, presented at 2015 MRS Spring Meeting, Session M10.02, San Francisco, CA, Apr.6-Apr.10, 2015.

2. **B. L. Liao**, J. W. Zhou, B. Qiu, M. Dresselhaus and G. Chen, Ab initio study of electron-phonon interaction in phosphorene, presented at 2015 MRS Spring Meeting, Session O7.08, San Francisco, CA, Apr.6-Apr.10, 2015.

3. **B. L. Liao**, B. Qiu, J. W. Zhou, T.-H. Liu, M. S. Dresselhaus and G. Chen, Understanding of electron transport in thermoelectrics from first-principles, presented at 2015 DOE EFRC PI Meeting, Washington DC, Oct.25-Oct.27, 2015.

4. **B. L. Liao**, B. Qiu, J. W. Zhou, S. Huberman, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, Significant reduction of lattice thermal conductivity by electron-phonon interaction in silicon with high carrier concentrations: a first-principles study, presented at 2015 ASME IMECE, Session 10-13-4, Houston, TX, Nov. 13-19, 2015.

1. **B. L. Liao**, J. W. Zhou and G. Chen, A magnetic analogue to thermoelectric effect: coupled phonon-magnon diffusion and the magnon cooling effect, presented at 2014 MRS Fall Meeting, Session CC.01, Boston, MA, Nov.30 - Dec.5, 2014.

1. B. L. Liao, Simultaneous enhancements of thermoelectric properties with "invisible" dopants, Presented at MIT Mechanical Engineering Micro/Nano Seminar, Feb. 27, 2013.

1. **B. L. Liao**, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, First-principles study of thermal transport in FeSb_{2}, presented at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Session 6-18-2: Materials for Energy Applications", Houston, TX, Nov. 9-15, 2012 (IMECE2012-87018)

2. **B. L. Liao**, M. Zebarjadi, K. Esfarjani and G. Chen, Cloaking core-shell nanoparticles from conducting electrons in solids, poster presentation at MRS Fall meeting 2012 at Boston, MA, Nov. 25-30, 2012 (B9.14). Winner of the Student Poster Award for Thermoelectric Symposium.