Dr. Liu is the Cross-Science Lead on the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub in which PNNL is a partner. He has more than 450 peer reviewed publications, has received more than 60 U.S. patents. He has been a Highly Cited Researcher in the world in the fields of chemistry and materials sciences since 2014. He was named a Distinguished Inventor of Battelle in 2007, and was selected as PNNL's Inventor of the Year in 2012 and 2016. He has received the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Technology Award, the DOE EERE Exceptional Achievement Award, and PNNL Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (MRS), a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), and a Member of the Washington State Academy of Science. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Hunan University, a master's degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington, and a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering, also from the University of Washington.