Dr. J. Louise Liu received her Ph.D. from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2001 and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Calgary in 2004. She is the director of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, tenured Full Professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU)-Kingsville in 2016 and affiliated with the TAMU Energy Institute. Her research covers nanostructured materials design, evaluation and applications in alternative energy and biological science. She hosted 15 visiting scholars, taught > 12,000 students; trained > 200 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. She served as the National Science Foundation panelist & chair and reviewer of dozens of journals.
Dr. Liu participated and directed in more than 40 sponsored projects, supported by the different funding agencies. She published more than 130 journal articles, books, and book chapters. Due to her leadership in chemical sciences and engineering, she was awarded the Chartered Scientist by the Science Council and Chartered Chemist by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). She was selected as the Distinguished Fellow in the ONR Summer Faculty Research Program, named as the 2021 Distinguished Women by IUPAC, elected as the Fellow of the Linnean Society, and Fellow of RSC, in addition to the DEBI faculty fellow at the US Air Force, JSPS invitation fellow and Israel Summer Faculty Fellow. She is a member of “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect” Experts Panel and serves as a certified ACS Career Consultant, Councilor of Energy and Fuels & Chair-elect of South Texas Chapter.