Yayuan Liu

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Yayuan Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and an associate faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Her research group works at the interface of chemical engineering, materials science, and electrochemistry to accelerate the realization of energy and environmental sustainability.

The group designs and synthesizes materials at the molecular and the microscopic level, develops novel electrochemical processes using functional materials, and uses advanced characterization tools to correlate microscopic phenomena with macroscopic performance. Specifically, the Liu research group is interested in exploring the following themes: (1) Redox-active materials for carbon capture and its subsequent utilization in electrosynthesis; (2) Molecularly-precise electrochemical interfaces for separations in water remediation & chemical manufacturing; (3) Imaging platform for visualizing electrochemical processes at high temporal/spatial resolution and chemical specificity.

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