Di-Jia Liu is Chemist and Principal Investigator in the Catalysis and Energy Conversion group of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division. He studies hydrogen storage for transportation purposes; fuel cells; and batteries, including Li-Air batteries, which may be the next generation of lithium batteries.
Specific research activities include leading teams in synthesis and characterization of nanostructured polymeric materials for on-board hydrogen storage application; preparing aligned carbon nanotube based membrane electrode for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell application; low-cost electrode catalysts as alternative to platinum group metals for fuel cell; studying catalytic transition state via ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy; CO2 conversion and mitigation through green chemistry; next generation materials for Li-Air battery.
Liu joined Argonne in 2000 after working for several private technology companies, including Honeywell International, Inc. and AlliedSignal Research Companies.
- PhD, Physical Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 1987
- BS, Chemistry, Beijing University, 1982
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
- Honeywell Aerospace Technology Achievement Award, 2001
- USA Today Quality Cup, 2000
Publications & Patents
- Patents: 8 (USP), 6 (EP)
- Journal Publications & Book Chapters: 44
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