Lab News


8/10/2023 - Our review paper on using MOFs to fight infectious diseases is published on ACS Applied Bio Materials Today! This paper was led and written by Cal State LA undergraduate students. Congrats Nikita, Alisa, Anna and Edgar! Read the paper. 

ACS Appl. Bio. Mater. cover

8/7/2023 - Dr. Liu was awarded a $750,000 grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE FAIR) to work on carbon capture research! This research will promote student research at Cal State LA and offer student internships at Ames National Laboratory. This award and Liu lab were featured in the University News. Read the news.

8/4/2023 - Congratulations to our summer students, Cristina, Aatikah and Kimberly, for successfully completing their summer programs with REU poster presentations today at the Summer 2023 Symposium! 

summer REU 2023

8/4/2023 - Congratulations to Jin and Hannah! Our second-year Master's students, Jin and Hannah passed their Master's thesis defenses today! 

8/4/2023 - Congratulations, Pavithra! Our first-year Master's student Pavithra passed her prospectus today! 

7/24/2023 - Congratulations, Jesus and Matthew! Our first-year Master's students Jesus and Matthew passed their prospectus today!

06/10/2023 - Liu Group welcomes summer students! This summer, we are hosting two REU students, Cristina Martinez from Rio Hondo College and Aatikah Parise from Los Angeles Harbor College, and one high school student (TRIO-Upward Bound Program), Kimberly Robinson from South Pasadena High School. Cristina will be working with our graduate student, Benji, and postdoc, Dr. Divar, on hydrogen storage with porous materials. Aatikah and Kimberly will be working with our graduate student, Emily, on drug delivery with nanomaterials. Welcome to the lab!

5/26/2023 - Congratulations, Tristan! Our first-year Master's student, Tristan, successfully defended his prospectus today! Way to go!