Jun Liu is currently a Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the director for the Innovation Center for Battery 500 Consortium, a multi-institute program to develop next generation lithium batteries supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. In the past, he has served as the division director of the Energy Processes and Materials Division and fellow at PNNL, the science lead for the Joint Center for Energy Storage, thrust lead for the Integrated Center for Nanotechnologies, senior scientist at Lucent Bell Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, and PNNL. Liu is an elected member of Washington Academy of Science, a Materials Research Society fellow, and an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow.
Liu is recognized in both fundamental research and technology development. He has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications, an h-factor of 90 (Web of Science), and his research received over 40,000 citations over the years. Liu is among the top one percent highest cited researchers by Thomson Reuters in chemistry, materials science, and engineering. He has been named PNNL Inventor of the Year, and Battelle Distinguished Inventor.