Shiling Liang

Research interests

non-equilibrium thermodynamics, complex systems, origins of life


2020 - now École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Ph.D. in Physics @ Laboratory of Statistical Biophysics

2018 - 2020 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

M.Sc. in Physics

2016 - 2018 The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics with Theoretical Physics

2014 - 2018 Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

B.Sc. in Physics

Research & Projects

Feb 2019 - Jul 2019 Thermodynamic Origins of Life I

Feb 2018 - Jun 2018 Modelling of Bacterial Biofilms

May 2016 - May 2017 Complex Network Approach for the High Efficiency Light Harvesting System

Schools, Workshops & Conferences

Sep 2019 IX GEFENOL Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

Aug 2019 Mathematics of Deep Learning

Aug 2019 Bad Honnef Physics School: Physics of Bacteria

Jul 2019 Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School

Jun 2018 Introduction to Complex System Summer School


Programming Language: Python, Mathematica, MATLAB, C++, Julia

Computer Skills: LaTeX, Jupyter Notebook, Git, Linux, Microsoft Office

Scientific Computing: Numpy, Scipy, Sympy, Monte Carlo Simulation, Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Machine Learning: Pytorch, TensorFlow


Busiello, Daniel Maria, Shiling Liang, Francesco Piazza, and Paolo De Los Rios. “Dissipation-driven selection of states in non-equilibrium chemical networks.” Communications Chemistry 4, no. 1 (2021): 1-7.

Liang, Shiling, Daniel Maria Busiello, and Paolo De Los Rios. “The intrinsic non-equilibrium nature of thermophoresis.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2102.03197 (2021).

Dass, Avinash Vicholous, Thomas Georgelin, Frances Westall, Frédéric Foucher, Paolo De Los Rios, Daniel Maria Busiello, Shiling Liang, and Francesco Piazza. “Equilibrium and non-equilibrium furanose selection in the ribose isomerisation network.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2010.13188 (2020).

Awards, Grants & Honours

2015-2018 Scholarship of National Scheme for Cultivating Top-notch Students in Basic Disciplines, China

2015 The Second Prize, The 8th Undergraduate Physical Experiment Competition of Beijing

2015 The Second Prize, China Undergraduate Physics Tournament

2014-2015 & 2015-2016 The Second Prize Scholarship in Beijing Normal University, China