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Tianbiao Liu

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Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: ML 361
DialPhone: (435) 797-2267
SendEmail: leo.liu@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2009
MS, Applied Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, 2004
BS, Biochemistry, Hubei University of Technology, 2000

Licensures & Certifications

USU Teaching Portfolio Workshop Certificate, USU, 2018

Biography

Dr. Tianbiao Leo Liu received his Ph.D from Texas A&M University in 2009 and is currently an assistant professor at Utah State University. His research is broadly spread on energy and green chemistry including electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy storage, and environmentally benign chemical transformations.


Teaching Interests

Inorganic chemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis, Electrochemistry

Research Interests

• Catalysis and electrochemical chemistry related to renewable energy transformations and green chemical transformations • Batteries (redox flow batteries, multivalent batteries, and Li ion batteries) and fuel cell technologies for transportation and energy storage • Physical methods with emphasis on electrochemical methods, X-ray diffraction, advanced NMR techniques, and other spectroscopes; theoretical calculations using Gaussian, Gaussview, Molden, and Cerius2 simulation packages

Awards

NSF Career Award, 2019

National Science Foundation

Scialog Fellowship, 2019

Sloan Foundation and Research Corporation on Science Advancement

Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator, 2018

Royal Chemical Society

Scialog Fellow on Advanced Energy Storage , 2018

Research Corporation on Science Advancement

Innovative Challenge Award , 2018

2018 Defense TechConnect Summit

Scialog Fellow on Advanced Energy Storage , 2017

Research Corporation on Science Advancement

Co-recipient of the 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science, 2015

American Chemical Society

PNNL Lab Directed Research and Development (LDRD) research award, 2012

DIC (Division of Inorganic Chemistry) Student Travel Award, 2009

American Chemical Society

George Bush Presidential Library Research Award, 2009

Texas A&M University

Martin Corera Award, 2008

Texas A&M University

Robert A. Welch Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2005

Texas A&M University

Distinguished Research Graduate Award, 2004

Dalian University of Technology

Yufen Hou Award, the State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, 2004

Dalian University of Technology

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  CHEM 3520 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Spring 2019

                  CHEM 3510 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2019

                  CHEM 5520 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2018

                  Chem 5530 - Advanced Synthesis Laboratory, Spring 2018

                  CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Spring 2018

                  CHEM 6500 - Reactivity and Mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2017

                  Chem 5530 - Advanced Synthesis Laboratory, Spring 2017

                  CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Spring 2017

                  CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Fall 2016

                  CHEM 7530 - Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Systems), Fall 2016

                  CHEM 6500 - Reactivity and Mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2016


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Liping Zhang, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2018
                  Maowei Hu, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2018
                  Wenda Wu, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2018
                  Bo Hu, Chemistry & Biochemistry
                  Camden Debruler, Chemistry & Biochemistry
                  Kevin Nielson, Chemistry & Biochemistry
                  Jared Moss, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2015 - July 2018