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Meet the Team

We are strongly committed to collectively creating an inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and collaborative group culture. We believe a diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual identity and orientation, ability, etc. helps us to effectively solve new and complex problems.

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Yayuan Liu

Assistant Professor  

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Postdoc: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019-2021

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2019

B.S. Nanyang Technological University, 2014

Awards: NSF CAREER Award (2023)

                Beckman Young Investigator Award (2023)

                Innovators Under 35 Global List (2023)

                Packard Fellowship (2023)


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Dian-Zhao Lin


Ph.D. South China University

of Technology

Zhengyuan Li

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati


Tianchen Li


Ph.D. Singapore University of Technology and Design

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Anmol Mathur

Ph.D.  Student
B.S. Georgia Tech, 2020

Andong Liu

Ph.D.  Student
B.S. USTC, 2022

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Lingyu Zhang

Ph.D. Student
M.S. JHU, 2022

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Zhiyao Qi

Ph.D. Student
M.S. East China University

of Science and Technology, 2022

Ziyi Hao

Ph.D. Student
, 2023


Jasmine Tran

Ph.D. Student (co-advised

by Dr. Betenbaugh)
B.S. Miami University, 2023

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Kai-Jui Pan

M.S. Student
B.S. National Taiwan

University, 2020

Undergraduate researchers
Krish Jayarapu (class of 2026)  Elenora Streb Muly UG research award

Lavanya Gupta (class of 2026) 

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Gabryelle McDaniel

Ph.D. Student
B.S. Hampton University, 2023

Join Us!

The Liu Group is actively seeking creative, dedicated, and enthusiastic scientists and engineers! Prospective researchers should have a strong interest in electrochemistry, organic chemistry, materials synthesis & processing, chemical separations, and/or advanced materials characterizations. For most inquiries, Yayuan can be reached at yayuanliu {at} jhu {dot} edu.

Prospective graduate students should apply directly to the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at JHU. You can email Yayuan with a CV and a brief summary of your research experience and interests when applying. 

Admitted graduate students from relevant JHU graduate programs are welcome to join our group! Contact Yayuan by e-mail to arrange a meeting. 

Postdoctoral candidates should contact Yayuan by e-mail with a CV, a 1-page summary of research experience and interests, and contact information of at least 2 references.

(openings available immediately)

Undergraduate Students should contact Yayuan by e-mail with a resume (1 page) and a brief statement of interest (<500 words). Need help with a resume? Explore resources at MIT Communication Lab.

Xing Li (2022-2024), current position: Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong

M.S. Students
James Clarke (2022), current position: KeyLogic, Life Cycle Analyst
Jerry Zhang (2022)
Yu Xu (2022-2023), current position: Process Engineer, Radisurf
Hongang Du (2022-2023), current position: PhD candidate, JHU
Soumit Roy (2022-2023), current position: Process Engineer, TSMC (Arizona)     
Adam Watson (2023-2024), current position: QuantumScape
Tae Jeong (TJ) Kim (2022-2024)

Undergraduate Students
Cherease Lamm  (class of 2022)
Alexandra Mo (class of 2023)
John Liu (class of 2023) 
Albert Augustino Anthony (class of 2024, Nanyang Technological University, CN Yang Scholar)
Jihan Zhang (Peking University), current position: PhD candidate at UC Berkeley
Junyang Meng (University of Science and Technology of China) 

Tiara Safaei (class of 2024), current position: PhD candidate at Princeton         

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