Dr. Gao Liu is a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His research work focuses on high-energy lithium battery for transportation applications. Dr. Liu received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2001, where he had worked on polymer materials for lithium rechargeable batteries and other energy conversion systems. Dr. Liu joined the Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies (BATT) program at LBNL as a postdoctoral fellow in 2001, and became a scientist in 2004. He has been working on electrochemical energy storage field since he came to LBNL.