Qianlang Liu obtained her bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. She was involved in an exchange program and has spent her senior year at ASU. Currently she is pursuing a Ph.D. degree also in Materials Science and Engineering in Dr. Crozier’s group.
Her interests include clean energy, nanomaterials and transmission electron microscope (TEM). She is studying the structure-reactivity relationships of titanium oxide and tantalum oxide based photocatalysts. This project involves testing the reactivity performances of catalyst nanopowders using a photo-reactor system, as well as characterizing their nanostructures in a TEM. Currently she is developing a technique to study the surface electronic structures of nanoparticles using in situ microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS).
Q. Liu, L. Zhang, P.A. Crozier, Structure–reactivity relationships of Ni–NiO core–shell co-catalysts on Ta2O5 for solar hydrogen production, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 172–173 (2015) 58–64.
Q. Liu, K. March, P.A. Crozier, Nanoscale probing of bandgap states on oxide particles using electron energy-loss spectroscopy, Ultramicroscopy. (in press).
L. Zhang, Q. Liu, T. Aoki, P.A. Crozier, Structural evolution during photocorrosion of Ni/NiO core/shell cocatalyst on TiO2, J. Phys. Chem. C. 119 (2015) 7207–7214.
M. Kaur, Q. Liu, P.A. Crozier, R.J. Nemanich, Photochemical reaction patterns on heterostructures of ZnO on periodically poled lithium niobate, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 8 (2016) 26365–26373.
P. A. Crozier, T. Aoki, Q. Liu, Detection of water and its derivatives on individual nanoparticles using vibrational electron energy-loss spectroscopy, Ultramicroscopy. 169 (2016) 30–36.
Published Conference Proceedings:
Liu, Q., Zhang L., and Crozier P.A. “Nano-level Structure-Reactivity Relationships of Ni-NiO Core-shell Co-catalysts on Ta2O5 for Solar Hydrogen Production.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 21.S3 (2015): 639-640.
Liu, Q., Zhang L., March K., Aoki T., and Crozier P.A. “Bandgaps and Surface Inter-Band States in Photocatalysts with High Energy Resolution EELS.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 21.S3 (2015): 1903-1904.
Liu, Q., Zhang L., and Crozier P.A. “Structure-reactivity Relationships of Ni-NiO Core-shell Co-catalysts on Ta2O5 for Solar Hydrogen Production.” CD of Proceedings of 23rd North American Catalysis Society, 2015, Published by North American Catalysis Society.
Liu, Q. and Crozier P.A. “Structural Changes of Ta2O5 Based Photocatalyst under Reaction Conditions” Proceedings of 18th International Microscopy Congress, 2014
Q. Liu and P.A. Crozier, “Investigation of Carbon Deposition on Ni/Gd Doped Ceria Reforming Catalysts for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, 2013
V. Sharma, Q. Liu, R. Sharma and P.A. Crozier, “In Situ Nanostructural Changes in Ni-GDC Anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Observed Using an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope”, Materials Research Society Meeting, 2012
“In Situ Nanostructural Changes in Ni-GDC Anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Observed Using an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope”, Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society, 2013
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