I received my B.S. degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in July 2006, and M.S. degree in Physics from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in July 2009. I am now a 3rd year PhD student in the department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My advisor is Prof. Wei Ji. My research interests are Monte Carlo Method, Reactor Design and Computer Simulation.

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jan. 2010 -- Present
  • M.S., Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sep. 2006 -- Jul. 2009
  • B.S., Physics, University of Sci. & Tech. China, Sep. 2002 -- Jul. 2006

Research TOP

Teaching TOP
  • Introduction to mechanics, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2009

Publications TOP


Chao Liang, Wei Ji, On the Chord Length Sampling in 1-D Binary Stochastic Media. Transport Theory and Stochastic Physics: 40, 1 (2011). (invited paper) [pdf]

Chao Liang, Wei Ji, Optimization of Monte Carlo Transport Simulations in Stochastic Media. PHYSOR 2012, April 15-20, Knoxville, Tennessee [pdf]


Chao Liang, Wei Ji, and Forrest Brown, Chord Length Sampling Method for Analyzing VHTR Unit Cells in Continuous Energy Simulations. PHYSOR 2012, April 15-20, Knoxville, Tennessee [pdf]


Chao Liang, Wei Ji, Parameter Sensitivity Study on the Accuracy of Chord Length Sampling Method. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society:  105, 495 (2011). ANS 2011 winter meeting, October 30–November 3, Washington DC [pdf]


Chao Liang, Wei Ji, Chord Length Sampling in Stochastic Media Packed with Poly-Sized Spheres. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society:  104, 331 (2011). ANS 2011 summer meeting, June 26–30, Hollywood, Florida [pdf]


Aiping Ding, Tianyu Liu, Chao Liang, Wei Ji, Mark S. Shephard, Xie George Xu and Forrest Brown,  Evaluation of Speed up of Monte Carlo Calculations of Simple Reactor Physics Problems Coded for the GPU/CUDA Environment. International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2011). May 8-12, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil [pdf]


Chao Liang, Wei Ji, Investigation of Chord Length Sampling in Finite 1-D Binary Stochastic Media. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society:  103, 338 (2010). ANS 2010 winter meeting, November 7–11, Las Vegas, Nevada [pdf]


Chao Liang, Yuemin Xu, and Zhijiang Wang, Numerical Simulation of Plasma Antenna with FDTD Method. Chinese Physics Letters:  25, 3712 (2008). [pdf]


Awards TOP
  • Research Scholarship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2010 -- Present
  • Research Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006 -- 2009
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship, USTC, 2002 -- 2005
  • Excellent Student Scholarship in Zhejiang, 2002
  • Second Price in National Mathematical Olympiad in Senior, 2001