Junli Liu | AIChE

Junli Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Purdue University

Junli Liu, PhD, is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering at Purdue University. In addition to research, he also teaches courses on modeling and thermodynamics. He received his PhD degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University in 2012. He worked in the biodiesel industry for about 4 years after graduation with roles in quality control, process development, and research. He worked as a research scientist at Purdue University from 2016 to 2018 on using hemp to make biosorbents for wastewater treatment, and also on synthesizing cellulose nanocrystals. He joined Dr. Hao Feng’s group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2019 and worked on developing the ultrasonic separation from laboratory batch scale to continuous pre-pilot plant scale. His current research interests lie in renewable energy, biofuels, biochemicals, biomaterials, separation, wastewater treatment, nanoparticles, carbon capture, etc.