Dr. Jun Liu is the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Chair in Clean Energy, a Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and both a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Campbell Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He also serves as the director of the Innovation Center for the Battery500 Consortium, a multi-institute program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with the goal of developing next generation batteries.

He has previously served as senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Bell Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories. He also served as the Department Manager for Chemical Synthesis and Nanomaterials at Sandia, Lead Scientist for Cross-Cutting Sciences for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), and Division Director for Energy Processes and Materials Division at PNNL.

Liu has authored more than 400 peer reviewed publications, received more than 55 U.S. patents, and ranked in the top one percent of highly cited researchers since 2014.

Jun Liu’s main interest is developing fundamental principles to guide materials synthesis, characterization and application of advanced materials for energy, biomedicine and environment, development and deployment of new materials and technologies for electric vehicles, grid scale energy storage and modern communications.