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Dr. Hao Liu

Assistant Professor, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2015
  •  M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2011
  •  BEng, City University of Hong Kong, 2010

Office:  Center of Excellence - room 2212
Phone:  607-777-4671
Fax:  607-777-4478
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Research Interests

Our research interests broadly lie in the area of energy storage and conversion. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms that underlie the function and failure of materials for energy applications. This requires characterizing the structure-function/property relationship of materials. In our group, we employ a range of experimental techniques, such as X-ray scattering and synchrotron radiation, to study the chemical and physical processes that occur during the operation of, for example, batteries.

Recent Selected Publications

Liu, H.; Liu, H.; Seymour, I. D.; Chernova, N.; Wiaderek, K. M.; Trease, N. M.; Hy, S.; Chen, Y.; An, K.; Zhang, M.; et al. Identifying the Chemical and Structural Irreversibility in LiNi 0.8 Co 0.15 Al 0.05 O 2 – a Model Compound for Classical Layered Intercalation. J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6 (9), 4189–4198.

Liu, H.; Wolf, M.; Karki, K.; Yu, Y.; Stach, E. A.; Cabana, J.; Chapman, K. W.; Chupas, P. J. Intergranular Cracking as a Major Cause of Long-Term Capacity Fading of Layered Cathodes. Nano Lett. 2017, 17 (6), 3452–3457.

Grenier, A.; Liu, H.; Wiaderek, K. M.; Lebens-Higgins, Z. W.; Borkiewicz, O. J.; Piper, L. F. J.; Chupas, P. J.; Chapman, K. W. Reaction Heterogeneity in LiNi 0.8 Co 0.15 Al 0.05 O 2 Induced by Surface Layer. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29 (17), 7345–7352.

Liu, H.; Choe, M.-J.; Enrique, R. A.; Orvañanos, B.; Zhou, L.; Liu, T.; Thornton, K.; Grey, C. P. Effects of Antisite Defects on Li Diffusion in LiFePO 4 Revealed by Li Isotope Exchange. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121 (22), 12025–12036.

Liu, H.; Grey, C. P. Influence of Particle Size, Cycling Rate and Temperature on the Lithiation Process of Anatase TiO 2. J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4 (17), 6433–6446.

Liu, H.; Strobridge, F. C.; Borkiewicz, O. J.; Wiaderek, K. M.; Chapman, K. W.; Chupas, P. J.; Grey, C. P. Capturing Metastable Structures during High-Rate Cycling of LiFePO₄ Nanoparticle Electrodes. Science 2014, 344, 1252817.

Last Updated: 9/17/18