He is currently an Associate Professor at the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University. Bin Liu received PhD in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2008. His research interests include applying first-principles methods to understand fundamental heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry for sustainable chemicals and fuels production, as well as materials engineering. He was named the Outstanding Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Award in 2016; and is currently the Wayne and Barbara Harms Key Stone Research Scholar (2019). He was actively involved in organizing the inaugural GPCS annual meeting held in Manhattan, KS in 2018.