The Liu research group focuses on electrochemical energy storage, electrocatalysis, and homogenous catalysis employing earth abundant element based catalysts and materials. We strive to achieve sustainable, economical, and environment-benign energy and chemical transformations and to address the global energy and environment challenges simultaneously. Our research is highly multidisciplinary embracing inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, materials science, and electrochemical engineering.
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Openings Available (please send applications to Tianbiao Liu, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Liu group has openings for undergraduate assistants, graduate students, postdoc researchers, and visiting scholars. Motivated students and PhD chemists are welcome to join our research program. See our opening page for details.
200722 Leo was selected as a Scialog Fellow on Negative Emissions Science by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Sloan Foundation! Thanks very much for this great opportunity! [Link]
200720 Yujin's (now postdoc with Battery 500 at PNNL) paper entitled "A Robust Ionic Liquid Magnesium Electrolyte Enabling Mg/S Batteries", was published as a communication in J. Mater. Chem. A. Congratulations for this hard project! [Link]
200713 Bo and Maowei's paper entitled "High-performance solar flow battery powered by a perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell", was published in Nat. Mater. This is a collaboration with Song Jin's group at UW-M and other two groups. Congratulations! [Link]
200417 Cam gave a terrific presentation for his PhD defense and became PhD 2 of Liu's group! Congratulations for the success of a long journey!
200317 Kevin's (PhD 3 to be) invited paper entitled "Optimizing Calcium Electrolytes by Solvent Manipulation for Ca Batteries" was accepted by Batteries & Supercaps. Keep up good work and congratulations!
200316 Cam's (PhD 2 to be) paper entitled "Integrated Saltwater Desalination and Energy Storage through A pH Neutral Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Battery" was accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Well done and congratulations!
200302 Leo had a highly enjoyable, fruitful seminar trip in Texas duding the spring break. Leo shared our research on organic redox flow batteries and electrosynthesis in his home chemistry department at his alma mater Texas A&M University, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Houston. Met up many old friends and new ones! Thanks very much for the invitations and hosting by Marcetta Darensbourg (Leo's PhD advisor, TAMU), Michale Rose (UT-Austin), and Loi Do (UH).
200211 Bo gave a great defense talk and became the 1st PhD of Liu group. Congratulations! Extremely proud of Bo's accomplishments!
200126 Jenny and Yujing's paper entitled "In-Situ Sulfurized Carbon-confined Cobalt for Long-Life Mg/S Batteries" was accepted by ACS AEM. [Link] Congratulations!
200121 Our 2020 1st paper entitled "Dawn of Calcium Batteries" was just online in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]. Congratulations to Kevin!
200101 Look forward to 20s!