Group News 2015
151230 Bo arrived at Logan from China. Welcome!
151210 Camden Debruler, Jared Moss and Kevin Nielson officially joined the group! Guys, welcome!
151008 Our paper on a low cost and benign total organic aqueous redox flow battery (OARFB) was officially accepted by the top energy research journal, "Advanced Energy Materials". This is the first total OARFB reported so far while employing a low cost membrane and low cost and benign NaCl supporting electrolyte. Two well known redox active organic compounds, methyl vionlogen (MV) and HO-TEMPO were adopted as anolyte and catholyte enabling a 1.25 V aqueous battery system. The system demonstrated impressive performance including hight cycling rates and capacity retention, opening a promising approach to developing ARFB technology for large scale energy storage, such as renewable energy integration, in-house energy supply, and super charging station.
151005 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 goes to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura, Youyou Tu (屠呦呦). Tu is a female Chinese scientist, the first Chinese winner of the world class academic honor based on a pure science discovery, Artemisinin (青蒿素，QingHaoSu). Congratulations!
Here are more details:
Here are more details:
- Nobel Prize official website announcement: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2015/announcement.html
- 2011 Nature Journal's storytelling of Artemisinin (青蒿素，QingHaoSu) by Youyou Tu for her 2011 Albert Lasker Medical Research Award (see adopted figures below): http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v17/n10/full/nm.2471.html
150929 Leo attended the USTAR Confluence conference, "Where Innovative Ideas Seed, Grow, and Thrive", organized by the Utah Science Technology and Research. It was a rich and exciting experience to gain a sense on how Utah state government, Utah universities, and investors put synergetic efforts in promoting technology development and implementation.
150928 Graduate students, Jared Moss and Kevin Neilson joined our group as our second rotation students. Welcome, guys!
150920 Creighton King joined our group as our first undergraduate researcher. Welcome!
150829 Graduate student, Cade Mendenhall, joined our group as our first rotation student. Welcome, Cade!
150818 Leo attended a two day workshop and conference, "Empowering Teaching Excellence" at USU.
150816 The Liu group's website was launched! Thanks for visiting us!
150806 Leo Liu attended the CSC workshop for young chemistry faculty at the ACS office in Washington D.C.
150805 Leo Liu attended a warm-up meeting at University of Utah for a potential collaboration within the Utah Energy Triangle.
150729 The Liu group officially kicked off at Utah State University!
150227 Leo Liu accepted the offer of assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utah State University.