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        2006-2010, Department of physics, Tsinghua University, Doctor of Science

        2003-2006, Department of physics, Tsinghua University, Master of Science

        1999-2003, Department of physics, Tsinghua University, Bachelor of Science

    Professional Experience

        2018-present, Associate Professor, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

        2013-2018, Assistant Professor, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

        2011-2012, Post doctoral fellow, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    Additional Positions

    Prof. Liu serves as a reviewer for the following SCI journals:

    Nano Research; Applied Energy; Journal of Power Sources; Energy Conversion and Management; Electrochimica Acta; IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement; ChemSusChem; Applied Surface Science; Electroanalysis; Plasmonics; Journal of Applied Electrochemistry; Journal of Energy Storage; International Journal of Energy Research; Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical; Sensors and Actuators A: Physical; Journal of Sensors; Results in Physics



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  • Current Courses

        Experimental Design & Data Processing

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

        Online optical detection of chemica reactions

  • Research Interests

    During his Master's and Ph.D. studies, Prof. Liu researched optical detection techniques, including Surface Plasmon Resonance, fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Optical Coherent Tomography, as well as the application of these techniques in biology and chemistry. From 2011, he expanded his research into the electrochemical field, focusing on the on-line detection and kinetics study of chemical reactions in vanadium redox flow battery (VFB) and other electrochemical systems.


    [1] Natural Science Foundation of China (61975089): Study the kinetics of chemical reactions in vanadium redox flow batteries with optical detection techniques.

    [2]  Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong province (2018A030313741): Study on capacity decay mechanism and recovery technology of vanadium flow battery.

    Research Output

    Prof. Liu has published 45 journal papers as the corresponding author, first author or second author, and has applied for 12 invention patents (8 have been authorized).

  • Selected Publications

    [1]     Kaijie Ma, Yunong Zhang, Le Liu*, Jingyu Xi, Xinping Qiu, Tian Guan, Yonghong He*, In situ mapping of activity distribution and oxygen evolution reaction in vanadium flow batteries, Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 5286

    [2]     Zhuoyu Li, Le Liu*, Yang Zhao, Jingyu Xi, Zenghua Wu, Xinping Qiu, The indefinite cycle life via a method of mixing and online electrolysis for vanadium redox flow batteries, Journal of Power Sources, 2019, 438:226990.

    [3]     Kaijie Ma, Le Liu*, Pengfei Zhang, Yonghong He, Qing Peng*, Optimization of angle-pixel resolution for angular plasmonic biosensors, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2019, 283: 188-197.

    [4]     Yunong Zhang, Kaijie Ma, Xiangrong Kuang, Le Liu*, Jingyu Xi, Yunxu Sun, Real time study of the disequilibrium transfer in vanadium flow battery at different state of charge via refractive index detection, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, 122(50): 28550-28555.

    [5]     Ke Wang, Yunong Zhang, Le Liu*, Jingyu Xi, Zenghua Wu, Xinping Qiu, Broad temperature adaptability of vanadium redox flow battery-Part 3: The effects of total vanadium concentration and sulfuric acid concentration, Electrochimica Acta, 2018, 259: 11-19.

    [6]     Yunong Zhang, Le Liu*, Jingyu Xi, Zenghua Wu, Xinping Qiu, The benefits and limitations of electrolyte mixing in vanadium flow batteries, Applied Energy, 2017, 204: 373-381.

    [7]     Ke Wang, Le Liu*, Jingyu Xi, Zenghua Wu, Xinping Qiu, Reduction of capacity decay in vanadium flow batteries by an electrolyte-reflow method, Journal of Power Sources, 2017, 338: 17-25.

    [8]     Le Liu, Zhaohua Li, Jingyu Xi*, Haipeng Zhou, Wenjing Dai, Zhengyang Zhang, Shuibo Xiao, Zenghua Wu, Xinping Qiu*. Rapid detection of the positive side reactions in vanadium redox flow batteries, Applied Energy, 2017, 185: 452-462.

    [9]     Yixi Liu, Le Liu, Yonghong He*, Qinghua He, Hui Ma, Quantum-dots-encoded-microbeads based molecularly imprinted Polymer, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 77: 886-893.

    [10]  Yixi Liu, Le Liu, Yonghong He*, Liang Zhu, Hui Ma, Decoding the quantum dots encoded microbeads using a hyperspectral fluorescence imaging method, Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87(10): 5286-5293.

    [11]  Le Liu, Jun Guo, Yonghong He*, Pengfei Zhang, Yilong Zhang, Jihua Guo, Study on the despeckle methods in angular surface plasmon resonance imaging sensors, Plasmonics, 2015, 10(3): 729-737.

    [12]  Le Liu, Jingyu Xi*, Zenghua Wu, Wenguang Zhang, Haipeng Zhou, Weibin Li, Xinping Qiu*. State of charge monitoring for vanadium redox flow batteries by the transmission spectra of V(IV)/V(V) electrolytes, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 2012, 42: 1025-1031.

    [13]  Le Liu, Xiangliang Chen, Zhiyi Liu, Suihua Ma, Chan Du, Yonghong He*, Jihua Guo. Polarization interference interrogation of angular surface plasmon resonance sensors with wide metal film thickness tolerance. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2012, 173: 218-224.

    [14]  Le Liu, Suihua Ma, Yanhong Ji, Xingyuan Chong, Zhiyi Liu, Yonghong He* and Jihua Guo. A two-dimensional polarization interferometry based parallel scan angular surface plasmon resonance biosensor. Review of scientific instruments, 2011, 82, 023109.

    [15]  Le Liu, Yonghong He*, Ying Zhang, Suihua Ma, Hui Ma and Jihua Guo. Parallel scan spectral surface plasmon resonance imaging. Applied Optics, 2008, 47(30):5616-5621.






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