Dr. Lifeng Liu
Dr. Lifeng Liu
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal
Title: Developing efficient, cheap and durable water splitting electrocatalysts
Lifeng Liu (Researcher ID: A-2522-2012, Orcid ID: 0000-0003-2732-7399) is currently Senior Staffer Researcher (with tenure), Principal Investigator and Group Leader at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) – the first international research organization in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. He obtained his B. S. degree in Applied Physics from Beijing Jiaotong University (2001), and both his MS (2004) and PhD (2007) degrees in Condensed Matter Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP-CAS). He joined Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics – Halle (MPI-Halle), Germany in 2007, first working as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a staff scientist. He started his independent research career in 2008 and became the head of group “Porous Alumina” in 2009. In 2011, he moved to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and set up a research group there. Lifeng Liu has been actively working on nanomaterials and nanostructures since 2002, with particular emphases on fabrication and characterization of complex nanostructures, nano-magnetism, nanoscale solid-state reactions, ferroelectric nanostructures and nano-electrocatalysts. His present interest mainly focuses on nanomaterials for renewable energy generation, storage, and conversion. So far, he has filed 2 PCT patents and authored/coauthored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in major international journals, which have been collectively cited 4600+ times, leading to an h-index of 40 (Web of Science, as of Dec 2017). In addition, Lifeng Liu has delivered 30+ oral presentations at different international conferences/workshops/universities including 1 plenary talk, 5 keynote speeches, and 14 invited talks. Besides, he has offered extensive professional services to the community. He actively serves as a reviewer for 60+ scientific journals and for grant applications of several funding agencies from North America, Europe and Asia. He was a member of organizing/scientific committee of a number of national/international conferences. Honors and awards he was granted recently include: FCT Investigator Grant 2014, Young Researcher Award 2015 by the Portuguese Electrochemical Society, INL Award for Professional Services 2016, and Prof. Ruldoph A Marcus Award 2017.