Welcome to Liu Lab at Duke!

Research Overview

Our research broadly focuses on the chemistry and material science of nanoscale materials for applications in catalysis and energy conversion, with the overarching goal of developing the next generation of clean energy technologies. Specific topics in our current research program include the following:
    • Distinguishing and exploiting the thermal and nonthermal contributions from plasmonic catalysis
    • Understanding and controlling light distribution in plasmonic catalysis
    • Developing one-step high-entropy catalyst synthesis for CO2 hydrogenation and thermal decomposition of ammonia
    • Studying the performances of bimetallic and high entropy electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction and ammonia oxidation reaction