Liu Research Group

Change the World with New Materials! — Liu Research Group

Research Interest: Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology

Liu Group Fall 2022

About Us: We are a group of scientists who are passionate about designing novel materials to solve real-world problems. The type of materials we are interested in is called Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). MOFs are nanoporous crystalline coordination polymers with great structural diversity and exceptionally high surface area. Due to their tunable structure and multifunctional nature, MOFs are great candidates for a variety of applications, including gas storage and separation, catalysis, solar energy harvesting and conversion, water purification, drug/gene delivery, sensing, and semiconducting. Our research primarily focuses on the design and synthesis of new nanomaterials and hybrid materials for the applications mentioned above. We are also interested in studying the structure-property relationship and practical implementation of these materials by collaborating with computational scientists, national laboratories, and industry. We believe that understanding materials at the molecular level will help us design and develop a new generation of novel materials with greater performance.

Interested in Research? We are always looking for motivated undergraduate/Master's students who are interested in research to join our lab. Volunteers and paid undergraduate/graduate positions are available in Dr. Liu's lab. If you want to join her lab or have questions, please email her via [email protected].

Postdoc Position Available: A postdoc position is available in Dr. Liu's lab (two years and starting in Spring 2023). This position is funded by the Department of Energy to work on hydrogen storage with porous materials. If you are a PhD graduate with organic/materials background, excellent writing skills, and are interested in renewable energy research, please submit your application (CV and Cover Letter) to [email protected]. Interviews will start in January 2023.

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