The Liu Group: Polymers and Nanoparticles

Postdoc Opening in Electrochemical Catalysis


  • Strong background in electrochemistry and catalysis,
  • Extensive experiences in EIS, GC-MS, SEM, and TEM,
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and good communication/writing skills

Contact: gliu1_at_vt_edu


Guoliang (Greg) Liu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Courtesy Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Affiliated Professor of Macromolecules Innovation Institute and Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

3107 Hahn Hall South (0344), 800 West Campus Dr., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061


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Research ID: A-9493-2011

ORCID: 0000-0002-6778-0625

Brief Bio:

Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Zhejiang University (China) in 2005. Before completing his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (advisor, Dr. Paul F. Nealey), he worked at HGST, a Western Digital® company (California), to apply his findings on 15-nm block copolymer lithography in magnetic data storage in 2010. After completing his doctorate in 2011, he conducted postdoctoral research at Northwestern University (advisor, Dr. Chad A. Mirkin), where he was named an Outstanding Researcher in the International Institute for Nanotechnology.

He joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and an affiliated professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech in Fall 2014. He is also an assistant professor of Virginia Tech's newly launched Nanoscience program in the Academy of Integrated Science. He is affiliated to the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) and the Virginia Tech Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (VTSuN).

Liu holds more than a dozen patents. Among them, three patents are assigned to Western Digital®, one licensed to Intel®, one licensed to Waves Audio, Ltd (Israel), and two assigned to Sabic Global Technologies B. V..

Reseach Interests:

polymers for energy and environmental sciences; functional carbon fibers; extreme-condition polymers

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