After joining U Chicago


G. Yan, …, C. Liu
Nature Communications, accepted

55. Uncovering the predictive pathways of lithium and sodium interchange in layered oxides

Y. Han, W. Xie, G. Hill, P. Smeets, X. Hu, G. Yan, S. Zou, J. Liu, R. Wu, F. Shi, H. Zhou, P. Canepa, C. Liu
Nature Materials, 2024, 10.1038/s41563-024-01862-8

54. Lanthanide transport in angstrom-scale MoS2-based two-dimensional channels

M. Wang, Q. Xiong, M. Wang, N. H. C. Lewis, D. Ying, G. Yan, E. Hoenig, Y. Han, O. Lee, G. Peng, H. Zhou, G. C. Schatz, C. Liu
Science Advances, 2024, 10, eadh1330

53. Anomalously Enhanced Ion Transport and Uptake in Functionalized Angstrom-scale Two-dimensional Channels

M. Wang , T. Sadhukhan , N. Lewis , M. Wang , X. He , G. Yan , D. Ying , E. Hoenig , Y. Han , G. Peng , O.-S. Lee , F. Shi , D. M. Tiede , H. Zhou , A. Tokmakoff, G. C. Schatz, C. Liu
PNAS, 2024, 121 (2) e2313616121

52. Bioinspired mechanical mineralization of organogels

J. Ayarza, J. Wang, H. Kim, P.-R. Huang, B. Cassaidy, G. Yan, C. Liu, H. M. Jaeger, S. J. Rowan, A. P. Esser-Kahn
Nature Communications, 2023, 14,  8319

51. Crystal structures of molybdenum borides dictate electrocatalytic ammonia synthesis efficiency

G. Peng, J.-W. Zhao, J. Wang, E. Hoenig, S. Wua, M. Wang, M. He, L. Zhang, J.-X. Liu, C. Liu
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2023, 338, 123020

50. Solar-driven efficient heterogeneous subminute water disinfection nanosystem assembled with fingerprint MoS2

T. Wu, B. Liu, C. Liu, J. Wan, A. Yang, K. Liu, F. Shi, J. Zhao, Z. Lu, G. Chen, A. Pei, H. Y. Hwang,  Y. Cui
Nature Water, 2023

49. Direct synthesis and chemical vapor deposition of 2D carbide and nitride MXenes

D. Wang, C. Zhou, A. S. Filatov, W. Cho, F. Lagunas, M.Wang, ‪S. Vaikuntanathan, C. Liu, R. F. Klie, D. V. Talapin
Science, 2023, 379, 1242-1247

47. The role of solid solutions in iron phosphate-based electrodes for selective electrochemical lithium extraction

G. Yan, G. Kim, R. Yuan, E. Hoenig, F. Shi, W. Chen, Y. Han, Q. Chen, J.-M. Zuo, W.Chen, C. Liu
Nature Communications, 2022, 13, 4579

46. Defining the challenges of Li extraction with olivine host: the roles of competitor and spectator ions

G. Yan, M. Wang, G. T. Hill, S. Zou, C. Liu
PNAS, 2022, 119 (31), e2200751119

45. Tuning Transport through Graphene Oxide Membrane with Single-site Copper (II) Cations 

M. Wang, X. He, E. Hoenig, G. Yan, G. Peng, F. Shi, J. Radhakrishnan, G. Hill, D. M. Tiede, H. Zhou, C. Liu
iScience, 2022, 25, 104044

44. Surface Valence State Effect of MoO2+x on Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction

J. Wang, Z. Jiang, G. Peng, E. Hoenig, G. Yan, M. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Du, C. Liu
Advanced Science, 2022, 9, 2104857

43. Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems: The Central Role of Water/Solid Interfaces in Adsorption, Reactivity, and Transport

E. Barry, R. Burns, W. Chen, G. X De Hoe, J. M. Montes De Oca, J. J de Pablo, J. Dombrowski, J. W Elam, A. M Felts, G. Galli, J. Hack, Q. He, X. He, E. Hoenig, A. Iscen, B. Kash, H. H. Kung, N. HC Lewis, C. Liu, X. Ma, A. Mane, A. BF Martinson, K. L Mulfort, J. Murphy, K. Mølhave, P.Nealey, Y. Qiao, V. Rozyyev, G. C Schatz, S. J Sibener, D. Talapin, D. M Tiede, M. V Tirrell, A.Tokmakoff, G. A Voth, Z. Wang, Z. Ye, M. Yesibolati, N.J Zaluzec, S. B Darling.
Chemical Reviews, 2021, 121, 15, 9450–9501

42. Layer spacing gradient (NaLi)1−xCoO2 for electrochemical Li extraction

G. T. Hill, F. Shi, H. Zhou, Y. Han, C. Liu
Matter, 2021, 4, 5, 1611-1624 PDF

41. Electrochemically mediated deionization: a review
A. Suresh†, G. T. Hill†, E. Hoenig†, C. Liu
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 2021, 6, 25-51

40. Controlling the structure of MoS2 membranes via covalent functionalization with molecular spacers
E. Hoenig,  S. E. Strong, M. Wang, J. M. Radhakrishnan, N. J. Zaluzec, J. L. Skinner, C. Liu
Nano Letters, 2020, 20, 11, 7844–7851

39. Lithium Extraction from Seawater through Pulsed Electrochemical Intercalation
C. Liu, Y. Li, D. Lin, P.-C. Hsu, B. Liu, G. Yan, T. Wu, Y. Cui, S. Chu
Joule, 2020, 4, 1459-1469
Highlighted in Science News, 2020, doi:10.1126/science.abd8037

37. Charge-Free Mixing Entropy Battery Enabled by Low-Cost Electrode Materials
M. Ye, M. Pasta, X. Xie, K. L. Dubrawski, J. Xu, C. Liu, Y. Cui, C. S. Criddle
ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 11785-11790

36. Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil by asymmetrical alternating current electrochemistry
J. Xu, C. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, J. Zhao, T. Wu, J. Tang, K. Liu, Y. Cui
Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 2440

35. Direct/Alternating Current Electrochemical Method for Removing and Recovering Heavy Metal from Water Using Graphene Oxide Electrode
C. Liu†, T. Wu†, P.-C, Hsu, J. Xie, J. Zhao, K. Liu, J. Sun, J. Xu, J. Tang, Z. Ye, D. Lin, Y. Cui
ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 6431-6437

34. Amidoxime-Functionalized Macroporous Carbon Self-Refreshed Electrode Materials for Rapid and High-Capacity Removal of Heavy Metal from Water
T. Wu†, C. Liu†, B. Kong, J. Sun, Y. Gong, K. Liu, J. Xie, A. Pei, Y. Cui
ACS Central Science, 2019, 5, 719-726

Before joining U Chicago

  1. Core-shell nanofibrous materials with high particulate matter removal efficiencies and thermally triggered flame retardant properties
    K. Liu†, C. Liu†, P.-C. Hsu, J. Xu, B. Kong, T. Wu, R. Zhang, G. Zhou, W. Huang, J. Sun, Y. Cui
    ACS Central Science, 2018, 4, 894–898
  2. Morphology and property investigation of primary particulate matter particles from different sources
    R. Zhang, C. Liu, G. Zhou, J. Sun, N. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, H. Wang, Y. Qiu, J. Zhao, T. Wu, W. Zhao, Y. Cui
    Nano Research, 2018, 11, 3182–3192
  3. In Situ Investigation on the Nanoscale Capture and Evolution of Aerosols on Nanofibers
    R. Zhang, B. Liu, A. Yang, Y. Zhu, C. Liu, G. Zhou, J. Sun, P.-C. Hsu, W. Zhao, D. Lin, Y. Liu, A. Pei, J. Xie, W. Chen, J. Xu, Y. Jin, T. Wu, X. Huang, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2018, 18, 1130–1138
  4. A half-wave rectified alternating current electrochemical method for uranium extraction from sea water
    C. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, J. Xie, J. Zhao, T. Wu, H. Wang, W. Liu, J. Zhang, S. Chu, Y. Cui
    Nature Energy, 2017, 2, 17007
    Featured on the cover of Nature Energy, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2017
    Highlighted in Nature Energy, 2017, 2, 17022
    Stanford News,,, etc.
  5. A dual-mode textile for human body radiative heating and cooling
    P.-C. Hsu, C. Liu, A. Y. Song, Z. Zhang, Y. Peng, J. Xie, K. Liu, C.-L. Wu, P. B. Catrysse, L. Cai, S. Zhai, A. Majumdar, S. Fan, Y. Cui
    Science Advances, 2017, 3, e1700895
  6. Surface fluorination of reactive battery anode materials for enhanced stability
    J. Zhao, L. Liao, F. Shi, T. Lei, G. Chen, A. Pei, J. Sun, K. Yan, G. Zhou, J. Xie, C. Liu, Y. Li, Z. Liang, Z. Bao, Y. Cui
    JACS, 2017, 139, 11550–11558
  7. Engineering the surface of LiCoO2 electrodes using atomic layer deposition for stable high-voltage lithium ion batteries
    J. Xie, J. Zhao, Y. Liu, H. Wang, C. Liu, T. Wu, P.-C. Hsu, D. Lin, Y. Jin, Y. Cui
    Nano Research, 2017, 10, 3754–3764
  8. Identifying the active surfaces of electrochemically tuned LiCoO2 for oxygen evolution reaction
    Z. Lu, G. Chen, Y. Li, H. Wang, J. Xie, L. Liao, C. Liu, Y. Liu, T. Wu, Y. Li, A. C. Luntz, M. Bajdich, Y. Cui
    JACS, 2017, 139, 6270–6276
  9. Lithium metal anodes with an adaptive “solid-liquid” interfacial protective layer
    K. Liu, A. Pei, H. R. Lee, B. Kong, N. Liu, D. Lin, Y. Liu, C. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, Z. Bao, Y. Cui
    JACS, 2017, 139, 4815–4820
  10. A Prussian blue route to nitrogen-doped graphene aerogel as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction with enhanced active sites accessibility
    Y. Liu, H. Wang, D. Lin, J. Zhao, C. Liu, J. Xie, Y. Cui
    Nano Research, 2017, 10, 1213-1222
  11. Rapid water disinfection by vertically aligned MoS2 nanofilms and visible light
    C. Liu, D. Kong, P.-C. Hsu, H. Yuan, H. W. Lee, Y. Liu, H. Wang, S. Wang, K. Yan, D. Lin, P. Maraccini, K. Parker, A. B. Boehm, Y. Cui.
    Nature Nanotechnology, 2016, 11, 1098–1104
    Highlighted in Nature, 2016, 536, 253
    Highlighted in Nature Photonics 2016, 10, 621
    SLAC News, IEEE Spectrum, etc.
  12. Roll-to-roll transfer of electrospun nanofiber film for high-efficiency transparent air filter
    J. Xu†, C. Liu†, P.-C. Hsu, K. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 1270-1275
  13. In situ electrochemically derived nanoporous oxides from transition metal dichalcogenides for active oxygen evolution catalysts
    W. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. Li, J. Sun, Y. Qiu, C. Liu, G. Zhou, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 7588–7596
  14. Direct and continuous strain control of catalysts with tunable battery electrode materials
    H. Wang, S. Xu, C. Tsai, Y. Li, C. Liu, J. Zhao, Y. Liu, H. Yuan, F. Abild-Pedersen, F. B. Prinz, J. K. Nørskov, Y. Cui
    Science, 2016, 354, 1031-1036
  15. Radiative human body cooling by nanoporous polyethylene textile
    P.-C. Hsu, A. Song, P. Catrysse, C. Liu, Y. Peng, J. Xie, S. Fan, Y. Cui
    Science, 2016, 353, 1019-1023
  16. Development of an activated carbon-based electrode for the capture and rapid electrolytic reductive debromination of methyl bromide from post-harvest fumigations
    Y. Li, C. Liu, Y. Cui, S. Walse, R. Olver, D. Zilberman, W. Mitch
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, 11200-11208
  17. Nanofiber air filters with high-temperature stability for efficient PM2.5 removal from the pollution sources
    R. Zhang, C. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, C. Zhang, N. Liu, J. Zhang, H.-R. Lee, Y. Lu, Y. Qiu, S. Chu, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 3642-3649
  18. Balancing surface adsorption and diffusion of lithium-polysulfides on nonconductive oxides for lithium–sulfur battery design
    X. Tao, J. Wang, C. Liu, H. Wang, H. Yao, G. Zheng, Z. Seh, Q. Cai, W. Li, G. Zhou, C. Zu, Y. Cui
    Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 11203
  19. Three-dimensional porous sponge inspired electrode for stretchable lithium-ion batteries
    W. Liu, Z. Chen, Y. Sun, G. Zhou, H.-R. Lee, C. Liu, H. Yao, Z. Bao, Y. Cui
    Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 3578-3583
  20. Composite lithium metal anode by melt infusion of lithium into a 3D conducting scaffold with lithiophilic coating
    Z. Liang, D. Lin, J. Zhao, Z. Lu, Y. Liu, C. Liu, Y. Lu, H. Wang, K. Yan, X. Tao, Y. Cui
    PNAS, 2016,113, 2862-2867
  21. Transparent air filter for high-efficiency PM2.5 capture
    C. Liu†, P.-C. Hsu†, H. W. Lee, M. Ye, G. Zheng, N. Liu, W. Li, Y. Cui
    Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 6205
    Highlighted in Wall Street Journal, Stanford News, etc.
  22. A high tap density secondary silicon particle anode fabricated by scalable mechanical pressing for lithium-ion batteries
    D. Lin, Z. Lu, P.-C. Hsu, N. Liu, J. Zhao, C. Liu, Y. Cui
    Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, 8, 2371-2376
  23. Electrochemical tuning of olivine-type lithium transition-metal phosphates as efficient water oxidation catalysts
    Y. Liu, H. Wang, D. Lin, C. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, W. Liu, W. Chen, Y. Cui
    Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, 8, 1719-1724
  24. Polymer nanofiber-guided uniform lithium deposition for battery electrodes
    Z. Liang, G. Zheng, C. Liu, N. Liu, W. Li, K. Yan, H. Yao, P.-C. Hsu, S. Chu, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters. 2015, 15, 2910–2916
  25. Temperature nanotracers for fractured reservoirs characterization
    M. Alaskar, M. Ames, C. Liu, K. Li, R. Horne
    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2015, 127, 212
  26. Use of low cost and easily regenerated Prussian blue cathodes for efficient electrical energy recovery in a microbial battery
    X. Xie, M. Ye, C. Liu, P.-C. Hsu, C. Criddle, Y. Cui
    Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, 8, 546-551
  27. Personal thermal management by metallic nanowire-coated textile
    P.-C. Hsu, X. Liu, C. Liu, X. Xie, H. R. Lee, A. Welch, T. Zhao, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 365–371
  28. Static electricity powered copper oxide nanowire microbicidal electroporation for water disinfection
    C. Liu, X. Xie, W. Zhao, J. Yao, D. Kong, A. B. Boehm, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 5603–5608
  29. Enhancement of the nanomaterial bio-interface by addition of mesoscale secondary features: crinkling of carbon nanotube films to create ridges at subcellular scale
    X. Xie, W. Zhao, H. R. Lee, C. Liu, M. Ye, W. Xie, B. Cui, C. Criddle, Y. Cui
    ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 11958–11965
  30. Conducting nano-sponge electroporation for affordable and high-efficiency disinfection of bacteria and viruses in water.
    C. Liu, X. Xie, W. Zhao, N. Liu, P. A. Maraccini, L. M. Sassoubre, A. B. Boehm, Y. Cui
    Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 4288–4293
    Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology, 2013, 8, 699
  31. Nanoparticle and microparticle flow in porous and fractured media–an experimental study
    M. Alaskar, M. Ames, S. Connor, C. Liu, Y. Cui, K. Li, R. Horne
    SPE Journal, 2012, 17, 1160-1171
  32. Selective surface chemistry using alumina nanoparticles generated from block copolymers
    R. Stoltenberg, C. Liu, Z. Bao
    Langmuir, 2011, 27, 445-451
  33. Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of nanozeolites with controllable size
    Y. Hu, C. Liu, Y. Zhang, N. Ren, Y. Tang
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2009, 119, 306–314

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