Originally appeared in The Herald Journal
Tianbiao “Leo” Liu has been interested in battery chemistry for years.
“Battery chemistry is pretty practical — you find battery applications everywhere,” said Liu, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Utah State University. “I think we have become like a heart for society.”
With the idea that battery chemistry can be used to improve daily life, Liu and his colleagues set out to study neutral aqueous organic redox flow batteries, known as AORFBs, to see if they could make them more efficient.
The studies Liu headed up were made possible by a Utah Science Technology and Research grant. The findings were published into two journals, “Chem” and “Journals of Material Chemistry A.”