Ping Liu

Chemist
 

Chemistry Department
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-5970
FAX:    (631) 344-5815
e-mail

Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure

 

Curriculum Vitae

B.S.(Phys) Jilin University, P. R. China (June,1994)
M.S.(Phys) Jilin University, P. R. China (June, 1997)
Ph.D.(Phys) Jilin University, P. R. China (March, 2000)
Assistant Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark (May, 2000 - April, 2002)
Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (May, 2002 - 2005)
Assistant Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (2005 – 2007)
Associate Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (2007 – 2010)
Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (2010 – present)

Research interests

Computational studies in heterogeneous catalysis and electro-catalysis: theoretical description of nanostructures, supported nanostructures, surfaces and their catalytic applications in petroleum refining of conventional fuel, the production, conversion and use of non-conventional fuels, such as hydrogen and alcohols, in fuel cell. Electronic structure calculations and kinetic modeling are employed.

Recent Publications

 

      2011

1.       Y. Choi, P. Liu, “Understanding of ethanol decomposition on Rh(111) from density functional theory and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations”, Catalysis Today (2011) 165, 64-70.

2.       J.A. Rodriguez, P. Liu, Y. Takahashi, F. Vines, Leticia Feria, E. Florez, K. Nakamura, F. Illas, “Novel Au-TiC catalysts for CO oxidation and desulfurization processes”, Catalysis Today 166 (2011) 2-9.

3.       F. Yang, J. Graciani, J. Evans, P. Liu, J. Hrbek, J. F.Sanz, J. A. Rodriguez, “CO oxidation on inverse CeOx/Cu(111) catalysts: high catalytic activity and ceria-promoted dissociation of O2”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (2011) 3444-3451.

4.       L. Yang, Y. Choi, W. Qin, H. Chen, K. Blinn, M. Liu, P. Liu, J. Bai, T. A. Tyson, M. Liu, “Promotion of water-mediated carbon removal by nanostructured barium oxide/nickel interfaces in solid oxide fuel cells”, Nature Communications 2 (2011) 357.

5.       F. Yang, Y. Choi, P. Liu, D. Stacchiola, J. Hrbek, J. A. Rodriguez, “Identification of 5-7 defects in a copper oxide surface”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (2011) 11474-11477.

6.       F. Yang, S. Kundu, A. B. Vidal, P. J. Ramírez, S. D. Senanayake, D. Stacchiola, J. Evans, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, “Determining the behavior of RuOx nanoparticles in mixed-metal oxides: structural and catalytic properties of RuO2/TiO2(110) Surfaces”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50 (2011) 10198-10202.

7.       J. X. Wang, C. Ma, Y. Choi, D. Su, Y. Zhu, P. Liu, R. Si, R. R. Adzic, ” Kirkendall effect and lattice contraction in nanocatalysts: a new stratege to enhance sustainable activity”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (2011) 13551-13557.

8.       G. G. Asara, L. Feria, E. Florez, J. M. Ricart, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, F. Illas, “Theoretical study of the interaction of CO on TiC(001) and Au nanoparticles supported on TiC(001): probing the nature of the Au/TiC interface”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (2011) 22495-22504.

9.       F. Yang, Y. Choi, S. Agnoli, P. Liu, D. Stacchiola, J. Hrbek,  J. A. Rodriguez, “CeO2↔CuOx interactions and the controlled assembly of CeO2(111) and CeO2(100) nanoparticles on an oxidized Cu(111) substrate”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (2011) 23062-23066.

2012

10.   K. Kuttiyiel, K. Sasaki, Y. Choi, D. Su, P. Liu, R. R. Adzic, “Bimetallic IrNi core platinum monolayer shell electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction”, Energy & Environmental Science 5 (2012) 5297-5304.

11.   Y. Yang, M. G. White, P. Liu, “A theoretical study of methanol synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation on metal-doped Cu(111) surfaces”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) 248-256.

12.   S. Kundu, A. Vidal, F. Yang, P. Ramirez, S. Senanayake, D. Stacchiola, J. Evans, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, “Special chemical properties of RuOx nanowires in RuOx/TiO2(110): dissociation of water and hydrogen production”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) 4767-4773.

13.   M. Liu, Y. Choi, L. Yang, K. Blinn,W. Qin, P. Liu, M. Liu, “Direct octane fuel cells: A promising power for transportation”, Nano Energy 1 (2012) 448-455.

14.   A. Bruix, J. A. Rodriguez, P. J. Ramírez, S. D. Senanayake, J. Evans, J. B. Park, D. Stacchiola, P. Liu, J. Hrbek, F. Illas, “A new type of metal-support interaction and the production of H2 through the transformation of water on Pt/CeO2(111) and Pt/CeOx/TiO2(110) catalysts”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (2012) 8968-8974.

15.   A. E. Baber, D. Torres, K. Müller, M. Nazzarro, P. Liu, D. E. Starr, D. J. Stacchiola, “Reactivity and morphology of oxygen-modified Au surfaces”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) 18292-18299.

16.   A. B. Vidal, L. Feria, J. Evans, Y. Takahashi, P. Liu, K. Nakamura, F. Illas, J. A. Rodriguez, “CO2 activation and methanol synthesis on novel Au/TiC and Cu/TiC catalysts”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3 (2012) 2275-2280.

17.   E. Bae, D. Gokcen, P. Liu, P. Mohammadi, S. R. Brankovic, “Size effects in monolayer catalysis – model study: Pt submonolayers on Au(111)”, Electrocatalysis 3 (2012) 203-210.

18.   D. Torres, P. Liu, “Vacancy-driven surface segregation in NiO-MgO(100) solid solutions from first principles calculations”, Catalysis Letters 142 (2012) 1211-1217.

19.   K. Sasaki, H. Naohara, Y. Choi, Y. Cai, W. Chen, P. Liu, R.R. Adzic, “Highly durable Pt monolayer on PdAu nanoparticle electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction”, Nature Communications 3 (2012) 1115.

20.   K. Gong, Y. Choi, M. B. Vukmirovic, P. Liu, C. Ma, D. Su, R. R. Adzic “Tetrahedral palladium nanocrystals: a new support for platinum monolayer electrocatalysts with high activity and stability in the oxygen reduction reaction”, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie 226 (2012) 1025-1038.

21.   A. B. Vidal, P. Liu, “Density functional study of water-gas shift reaction on M3O3x/Cu(111)”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14 (2012) 16626-16632.

22.   W. P. Zhou, W. An, D. Su, R. Palomino, P. Liu, M.G. White, R. R. Adzic, “Electrooxidation of methanol at SnOx-Pt interface: a tunable activity of tin oxide nanoparticles”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3 (2012) 3286-3290.

23.   P. Liu, “Understanding the behavior of TiO2(110)-supported Pd7 cluster: a density functional study”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (2012) 25337-25343.

24.   M. Li, P. Liu, R. R. Adzic, “Platinum monolayer electrocatalysts for anodic oxidation of alcohols”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3 (2012) 3480-3485.

25.   K. A. Kuttiyiel, K. Sasaki, Y. Choi, D. Su, P. Liu, R. R. Adzic, “Nitride stabilized PtNi core-shell nanocatalyst for high oxygen reduction activity”, Nano Letters 12 (2012) 6266-6271.

 2013

26.   K. Müller, D. Torres, D. Stacchiola, J. B. Park, P. Liu, D.E. Starr, “NiO-MgO and CoO-MgO thin-film solid oxide solutions on a Mo(100) support: formation, reduction and influence of the support”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 280-287.

27.   P. Liu, Y. X. Yang, M. G. White “Theoretical perspective of alcohol decomposition and synthesis from CO2 activation”, Surface Science Report 68 (2013) 233-272.

28.   D. Stacchiola, S. Senanayake, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, “Fundamental studies of well-defined surfaces of mixed-metal oxides: Special properties of MOx/TiO2(110) {M= V, Ru, Ce or W}”, Chemical Reviews 113 (2013) 4373-4390. 

29.   K. Mudiyanselage, S. Senanayake, L. Feria, S. Kundu, A. Baber, J. Graciani, Jesus; A. Vidal, S. Agnoli, J. Evans, R. Chang, S. Axnanda, Z. Liu, J. Sanz, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, D. Stacchiola, “Importance of the metal-oxide interface in catalysis: in-situ studies by ambient-pressure XPS of the water-gas shift reaction”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52 (2013) 5101–5105.

30.   J. Carrasco, L. Barrio, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, M. V. Ganduglia-Pirovano1,Theoretical studies for the adsorption of CO and C on Ni(111) and Ni/CeO2(111): Evidence of a strong Metal-Support interaction”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 8241-8250.

31.   K. Mudiyanselage, W. An, F. Yang, P. Liu, D. J. Stacchiola, “Selective molecular adsorption in sub-nanometer cages of a Cu2O surface oxide”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013) 10726-10731.

32.   S. Kundu, A. B. Vidal, A. Nadeem, S. Senanayake, H. Idriss, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, D. Stacchiola, “Ethanol Photoreaction on RuOx/Ru-Modified TiO2(110)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 11149-11158.

33.   K. Mudiyanselage, Y. Yang, F. Hoffmann, O. Furlong, J. Hrbek, M. G. White, P. Liu, D. Stacchiola, “Adsorption of hydrogen on the surface and sub-surface of Cu(111)”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 139 (2013) 44712.

34.   A. E. Baber, K. Mudiyanselage, S. D. Senanayake, A. B.Vidal, K. A. Luck, E. Charles H. Sykes, P. Liu, J. A. Rodriguez, D. J. Stacchiola, “Assisted deprotonation of Formic acid on Cu(111) and self-assembly of 1D chains”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 12291-12298.

35.   W. An and P. Liu, “Size and Shape Effects of Pd@Pt Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Unique Role of Surface Contraction and Local Structural Flexibility”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (2013) 16144-16149.

36.   K. Sasaki, H. Naohara, Y-M. Choi, J. X. Wang, M.B. Vukmirovic, P. Liu, R.R. Adzic. “Recent Advances in Platinum Monolayer Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, Journal of Fuel Cell Technology, 12 (2013) 58-64.

37.   K. Mudiyanselage, H. Y. Kim, S. D. Senanayake, A. E. Baber, P. Liu, D. Stacchiola, “Probing adsorption sites for CO on Ceria”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013) 15856-15862.

38.   H. Y. Kim, P. Liu, “Tuning the catalytic selectivity of copper using TiO2: water-gas shift vs. CO oxidation”, ChemCatChem, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201300449.

39.   Y. Hsieh, Y. Zhang, D. Su, V. Volkov, R. Si, L. Wu, Y. Zhu, W. An, P. Liu, C. B. Capuano, K. E. Ayers, P. He, S. Ye, R. R. Adzic and J. X. Wang, “Ordered bilayer ruthenium–platinum core-shell nanoparticles as carbon monoxide-tolerant fuel cell catalysts”, Nature Communications 4 (2013) 2466.

40.   J. A. Rodrigueza, J. Evansb, L. Feriac, A.B. Vidal, P. Liu, K. Nakamurae, F. Illasc, “CO2 hydrogenation on Au/TiC, Cu/TiC and Ni/TiC catalysts: production of CO, methanol and methane”, Journal of Catalysis 307 (2013) 162-169.

  

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