Dr. Liu is an Energy Systems Analyst in the Systems Assessment Center of the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory. She obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University in August 2018.
She has worked on several research topics including life cycle analysis (LCA) and techno-economic analysis after she joined Argonne in October 2018. She has developed a framework for farm-level carbon intensity (CI) calculation of biofuel feedstock by leveraging sensor and survey data, and she is currently leading the development of the FeeDstock Carbon Intensity Calculator (FD-CIC) tool (https://greet.es.anl.gov/tool_fd_cic), aiming to help stakeholders understand the impacts of farming inputs and land management practices on feedstock CI and incentivize policies to support sustainable, low-carbon farming practices.
Besides, she has applied the LCA technique to assess different technologies to produce energy vectors - hydrogen and ammonia - within the energy sector. She also has experiences working with various vehicle technologies - internal combustion engine vehicle, battery electric vehicle, and fuel cell electric vehicle - and with vehicles from different duty classes, e.g. light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty.