Principal Investigator

Chong Liu

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor

Postdoc, Stanford University (with Steven Chu and Yi Cui)
Ph.D. MSE, Stanford University (with Yi Cui)
B.S. Chemistry, Fudan University

Selected Honors and Awards

DOE Early Career Award (2022), MIT TR 35 (2020)

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Postdoctoral Researchers

The Liu Group seeks motivated and talented scientists and engineers to join the group. Candidates with background in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Please send your CV to

Mingzhan Wang

Ph.D. Chemistry, Peking University

Youwen Warren Zhang

Ph.D. Chemistry, IIT

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students from U Chicago’s graduate programs are welcome to join our group.

Eli Hoenig

Ph.D. PME, 2018

Grant Hill

Ph.D. PME, 2018

Adarsh Suresh

Ph.D. PME, 2018

Gangbin Ian Yan

Ph.D. PME, 2019

Yu Han

Ph.D. PME, 2019

Siqi Zou

Ph.D. PME, 2019

Leeann Sun

Ph.D. PME, 2021

Dongchen Yin

Ph.D. Chemistry, 2021

Suin Choi

Ph.D. PME, 2022

Jiadong Liu

Ph.D. PME, 2022

Seonwoo Kim

Ph.D. PME, 2022

Undergraduate Students

Current undergraduate students from U Chicago’s programs are welcome to join our group.

Raphael Stone

PME, Class of 2024

Emory Apodaca

PME, Class of 2024

Sohaila Abdelhamid

PME, Class of 2023


Guiming Peng, Postdoc

Jiaqi Wang, Visiting Student

Ge Zhang, Postdoc

An Li

Keda Song

Julia Radhakrishnan

Jiawen Wu

Our Research

We study and solve issues in energy, environment, and health.