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Tianbiao Liu

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Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: ML345
DialPhone: (435) 797-2267

Educational Background

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


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


USTAR UTAG Research Award, 2016

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Shuijian, H., Jian, L., Liu, T.L, (2017). MgCl2/AlCl3 Electrolytes for Reversible Mg Deposition/Stripping: Electrochemical Conditioning or not?.
          • Shuijian, H., Kevin , N., Jian, L., Liu, T.L, (2017). Recent Advances on MgCl2 Based Electrolytes for Mg Rechargeable Batteries” Energy Storage Mater.
          • Professional Journal

          • Bo, H., Camden, D., Zayn , R., Liu, T.L, (2017). Long Cycling Neutral Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries towards Sustainable and Safe Energy Storage. J. Am. Chem. Soc.

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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 - Translations & Transcripts

                  Publications - Other

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                    Scheduled Teaching

                    CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Spring 2017

                    CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Fall 2016

                    CHEM 7530 - Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Topic), Fall 2016

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

                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Bo Hu, Chemistry & Biochemistry
                    Camden Debruler, Chemistry & Biochemistry
                    Jared Moss, Chemistry & Biochemistry
                    Kevin Nielson, Chemistry & Biochemistry