Liu Research Group
Professor Dongxia Liu's group conducts research at the interface of materials synthesis and catalytic science, with an emphasis on precisely controlling the composition and constitution of nanostructured particles and membranes for renewable energy conversion and storage applications. Projects focus on tailoring the architectures and functionality of nanostructured materials to enable efficient and selective catalytic reactions in biorefinenery and petrochemical/fine chemical conversion; and on assembling nanostructured particles and membranes to provide desirable properties in fuel cells and batteries. The group's overall objective is nanoengineering advanced materials with structural elucidation, growth mechanism perception, and industrial application exploration in catalytic conversion technologies to enable the development of green and sustainable energies. The group is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund.