Welcome to Liu Research Group

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We conduct research in three major areas:

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Reactors and Reaction Engineering
Catalyst Materials
Separation and Membrane Research



Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Recent Post

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Open Postdoctoral Researcher Positions – University of Delaware

Two post-doctoral positions are available in the lab of Prof. Dongxia Liu in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. The positions are focused on green and sustainable chemical/energy conversions via heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering and electrifiable processes.

Interested candidates should have a background in one or several of the following areas: materials synthesis and characterization (e.g., nanoporous and metal oxide materials), membrane development and separations (e.g., inorganic membranes), kinetics and reactor studies (e.g., gas or liquid phase reactions in plug flow reactors). Additionally, expertise with electrochemistry or electrochemical synthesis is desirable. The position has a term of one to three years. A competitive salary and benefits package is available.

Please email liud@udel.edu to submit a CV as well as the contact information for 3 references.

Featured Publications

Explore some of the lab’s featured publications below. For a complete list, click on the “View Publications” button.

At the Liu Group, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence in scientific research. We welcome applicants from historically underrepresented communities in science and are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive lab environment for all.

Graduate Students
Prospective graduate students should apply through Udel graduate programs first. Admitted Graduate students interested in rotating at the University of Delaware can contact Prof. Liu to learn more about the available projects. There are funded projects for 3-4 students available for incoming graduate students.

Postdoctoral Researchers
PhD students who are looking for a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Liu group should contact Prof. Liu to discuss potential opportunities.

Undergraduate students and High School students
Undergraduate students and High School students interested in research opportunities can contact Prof. Liu to learn more about the available projects.

Contact Us

150 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716

Directions to Colbrun Lab

Prospective Liu Group applicants should visit the Prospective Students page for more info.

Have a question for the Liu group?

Please reach out to Dr. Liu (liud@udel.edu) Phone: 302-831-6725