Our Research
The Gao Liu Research Lab combines synthetic chemistry, composite engineering and electrochemistry to solve interdisciplinary problems in energy generation, storage and usage. We use advanced diagnostics to understand fundamental and critical issues in energy systems, as well as synthetic techniques to develop new materials that improve overall system performance.
Research Areas
Recent Highlights

New publication on Joule!

The team has recently developed a novel methodology to annalyze the decomposition product of electrolyte and additives by using an on-electrode chromtography and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI). This work was published on Joule https://www.cell.com/joule/fulltext/S2542-4351(20)30611-5, and was highlited on Berkeley Lab news center website https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/01/14/new-... more

Our micelle electrolyte work highlighted on ResearchOutreach!

The team's work on micelle electrolyte has been selected by ResearchOutreach and wad highlighted on thier magazine (Jan edition), issue 120. Check out the links below for details: https://researchoutreach.org/articles/inspiration-surfactants-li-s-cells... https://researchoutreach.org/publication/  

Welcome Tianyu and Nhan !

Warmly welcome our new members- Tianyu Zhu and Nhan Tran! Tianyu joined the group since October 2020, graduated from U South Carolina with a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry, and is currently leading effort to synthesize and test polymer binder materials for Si/SiO2 anode. Nhan joined group since Dec 2020. He recieved a Ph.D degree in Energy Science and Engineering in DGIST, South Korea in 2020. He is currently working on Si anode and Li-S projects.  We wish them off to a good start on the job! Tianyu Zhu Nhan Tran