Welcome to Wei Liu's Lab. We are a new lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University. Research in our group focus on the areas of organic synthesis, energy catalysis, and electrochemistry.

Lab News


Jan. 2019

Our research paper “Csp3-Csp3 Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Well-Defined Copper(III) Complexes” has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congratulations to Matt, Sam, Will and Elizabeth!


Jan, 2019

Wenhao Yan joined the lab as graduate student. Welcome Wenhao!

Jan, 2019

Our research paper Electrochemical benzylic oxidation of C–H bonds” has been published in Chemical Communications. Congratulations to Jason and Tony.



August, 2018

Our research paper "Tuning Gold Nanoparticles with Chelating Ligands for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction" has been accepted for publication in Angewantde Chemie as a Hot Paper. Congratulations to Samson, Elizabeth, Will and Sam.


June, 2018

Our first research paper "Copper Mediated Trifluoromethylation of Benzylic Csp3-H bonds" is published in Chemistry - A European Journal. Congratulations to Matt and Will.

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May, 2018

The group welcomes Ashley as a REU student

February, 2018

Sam Tyndall, Juliana Livieri andTony Durgham join the group as undergraduate researchers


November, 2017

Jenn Peters joins the group as an undergraduate researcher

October, 2017

Matthew Paeth and Kate Bradford  join the group as graduate researchers

October, 2017

Samson Zacate Joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher 

September, 2017

William Carson and Elizabeth Hale joins the group as undergraduate researchers and help set up the lab.

August, 2017

The lab begins