The Liu research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is working at the interface between physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and nanoscience.

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Jan, 2014   Karen's paper on Surfactant-free Exfoliation of Graphite in Aqueous Solutions was accepted to Chemical.Communications.

Jan, 2014    Raul's paper on Mechanistic Insights into the Role of Alkylamine in the Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals was accepted to J.Am.Chem.Soc.

Jan, 2014   Raul's paper on A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of the Binding of Trimethylphosphine Selenide to Cadmium Oleate was accepted to J.Phys.Chem.C.

Jan, 2014   Guolei's paper on Unusual Enrichment and Assembly of TiO2 Nanocrystals at Water/Hydrophobic Interfaces in a Pure Inorganic Phase was accepted to Langmuir.

Jul, 2013   Raul's paper on Solution Structure of Cadmium Carboxylate and its Implications for the Synthesis of Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanocrystals was accepted to Chemical.Communications.

Jul, 2013    Feng and Zhiting's paper on Enhanced Room Temperature Corrosion of Copper in the Presence of Graphene was accepted to ACS. Nano.

Jul, 2013    Andrew and Zhiting's paper on Lubricating Graphene with a Nanometer-thick Perfluoropolyether was accepted to Thin Solid Films.

Jul, 2013    Zhiting and Yongjin's paper on Effect of Airborne Contaminants on the Wettability of Supported Graphene and Graphite was accepted to Nature. Materials.

Apr, 2013     Sumedh's paper on Nanoscale Growth and Patterning of Inorganic Oxides Using DNA Nanostructure Templates was accepted to J.Am.Chem.Soc.

Jan, 2013     Raul's paper on Conversion Reactions of Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanocrystal Precursors was accepted to Chem.Mater.

Jan, 2013    Haitao has been awarded an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) grant through its Young Investigator Research Program.

Sep, 2012    Guomei's paper on DNA nanostructure meets nanofabrication was accepted to Chem.Soc.Rev.

Sep, 2012    Sumedh's paper on Thermal Oxidation of graphene was accepted to J.Phys.Chem.C

Aug, 2012    Shichao's paper on Photochemical Oxidation of graphene was accepted to Nanotechnology

Jan, 2012     Raul's paper on Synthesis of CdSe Nanocrystals was accepted to J.Am.Chem.Soc.

July, 2011    Sumedh and Shichao's paper on DNA-templated nanofabrication was accepted to J.Am.Chem.Soc.and highlighted by Chemistry World and Nanowerk

April, 2011   Our group received a seed grant from the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation for developing graphene-based filters

Nov, 2010    Prof. Liu was selected by the New York Acadamy of Sciences to receive the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists


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