We combine synthetic chemistry, composite engineering, and electrochemistry to solve the interdisciplinary problems in energy generation, storage, and usage. Advanced diagnostics are used to understand fundamental and critical issues in the energy system, while materials syntheses are used to develop new materials with better properties, which improve overall system performance. Our current research focuses on the lithium-ion and advanced lithium-ion battery, and beyond lithium-ion battery system. We are the major contributor to the electrical energy storage programs of Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Gao Liu is the Group Leader of the Applied Energy Materials Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.