Applied Energy Materials

Applied Energy Materials group focuses on synthesis and processing of energy materials including energy storage materials, solar energy materials, high performance materials and prototype development based on modern computational, synthesis and processing methods.

Area Focus:

  • Energy storage materials
  • Solar energy materials
  • High performance materials


  • Computational research/materials genomics
  • Materials synthesis and combinatory research
  • Polymer composites synthesis, formulation and scale up

Group Leader

Gao Liu

Related Publications


Vaughey, Jack T., Gao Liu, and Ji-Guang Zhang. "Stabilizing the surface of lithium metal." MRS Bulletin 39, no. 05 (2014): 429-435.
Deng, Yonghong, Wen Yuan, Zhe Jia, and Gao Liu. "H-and J-aggregation of Fluorene-based Chromophores." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118 (2014): 14536-14545.


Xiang, Bin, Lei Wang, Gao Liu, and Andrew M. Minor. "Electromechanical Probing of Li/Li2CO3 Core/Shell Particles in a TEM." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 160, no. 3 (2013): A415-A419.