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Materials Chemistry Group


Dr Yingjun Liu

PhD (Cantab), MEng, BSc 


Research Associate, Consultant


Research Interests:

Advanced materials for renewable energy and sensor applications
Mixed ionic–electronic conductors: Perovskite, nicklates, etc.
Interface effects in heterogeneous and nanostructured solid
Charge transport in disordered systems: molten salt, molten glass, Nafion, etc.


R&D on advanced materials and metallurgy technology projects, sponsored by EPSRC (SOFC (2013 and 2015)), TSB (solid-state sensor (2012)), and UKIERI (sustainable processing of strategic metals (2010 and 2012)); leading a solar fuel project, sponsored by Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Foundation, US; managing projects as main researcher with industrial partners, including corrosion of alloy in molten glass (2015), solid-state oxygen sensor on chip (2014), solid-state humidity sensor in super-dry environment (2013), molten salt metallurgy of Nb3Sn (2013), coating for photocatalysis (2012), solid-state CO2 sensor (2012), thermodynamic properties of quaternary molten salt mixture (2011).

Selected Publications

  1. MR Huang, YB Ding, XG Li, YJ Liu, K Xi, CL Gao, and RV Kumar (2014) Synthesis of semiconducting polymer microparticles as solid ionophore with abundant complexing sites for long-life Pb(II) sensors, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(24): 22096-107.
  2. YJ Liu, CL Gao, RV Kumar (2013) Synthesis and Characterization of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 Nanofiber/Ce0.9Gd0.1O2 Nanoparticle Composite as Cathode Material for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, ECS Transaction 57(1): 2009-2017.
  3. YJ Liu, S Vimalnath, S Sampath, S Subramanian, C Schwandt, RV Kumar (2012) Cyclam-modified electrodes for lead detection in recycling system, Proceedings of Fray International Symposium, Volume 4.