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Chief Chemical Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems, Nanolaminates and Transparent Electronics, Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics, Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
Dr. Liu’s primary research interests are inter-disciplinary approach of materials processing and chemical engineering toward innovative solutions for energy and environmental problems. His ongoing projects include novel inorganic membranes for separation and membrane reactors (H2O, CO2, and ethanol), nano and micro-engineered adsorption technologies, multi-scale engineered structured reactors for multiphase reaction conversions, and novel designs of batteries and fuel cells.
He did pioneering research on ceria-based nano-composite catalysts for environmental and H2-processing applications, zeolite membranes for industrial separation processes, shape-selective catalytic processes, and monolith-structured reactors and membranes. He contributed to commercialization of several process technologies. Prior to PNNL, he worked at Corning Incorporated as research project manager, Amoco Oil Company as senior research engineer, and China Petrochemical Corporation as process design engineer.