Dr. Gao Liu is the Group Leader of the Applied Energy Materials Group in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and specializes in materials and energy storage R&D. Dr. Liu has led research projects for the U.S. Department of Energy and industry. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 patents and patent applications. He has received numerous awards from his work on electrochemical energy storage materials and systems. His most recent awards include R&D100 Award in 2013 for the conductive polymer for lithium-ion battery application, and FMC Scientific Achievement Award in 2014 for the understanding fundamentals of prelithiation, and R&D 100 Award in 2015 for the high capacity lithium-ion anode design.