Yining Liu (yiningliu@uchicago.edu)

Graduate Student

Yining Liu received his Bachelor’s degree in Material Physics at Shandong University in 2018 and Master’s degree in Material Science at Northwestern University in 2020. Yining joined University of Chicago, PME at fall quarter 2020 as a PhD student. His previous researches have focused on all-solid-state batteries system and catalytic behavior of fuel cell electrodes. Yining is now working on developing sensor platform based on heterojunction structure in Chen’s group.


Research topics

Materials Systems for Sustainability and Health

Current Research

Yining’s current research is focusing on developing heterojunction based material system for sensing applications.



H. Fei, Y. Liu, Y. An, X. Xu, J. Zhang, B. Xi, S. Xiong, J. Feng, Safe all-solid-state potassium batteries with three dimentional, flexible and binder-free metal sulfide array electrode. J. Power Sources. 433, 226697 (2019).


H. Fei, Y. Liu, Y. An, X. Xu, G. Zeng, Y. Tian, L. Ci, B. Xi, S. Xiong, J. Feng, Stable all-solid-state potassium battery operating at room temperature with a composite polymer electrolyte and a sustainable organic cathode. J. Power Sources. 399, 294–298 (2018).


Y. An, Y. Liu, Y. Tian, X. Xu, Y. Ma, H. Wei, C. Ma, J. Feng, Recent development and prospect of potassium-ion batteries with high energy and high safety for post-lithium batteries. Funct. Mater. Lett., 1930002 (2019).


Y. Tao, G. Zeng, C. Xiao, Y. Liu, Y. Qian, J. Feng, Porosity controlled synthesis of nanoporous silicon by chemical dealloying as anode for high energy Lithium-ion batteries. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 554, 674–681 (2019)