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03 May 2022 Back to news

SafeREnergy Chief Investigator, Professor Hua Kun Liu AM has been honoured with an Emeritus Professorship at University of Wollongong

The SafeREnergy team congratulate Distinguished Professor Liu, AM for being awarded Emeritus Professorship in recognition of an extraordinary contribution to the University of Wollongong.  Professor Liu is a Chief Investigator for the Hub, bringing years of experience and mentoring for our younger researchers in energy materials research.  Awarded on the same day was her husband of 55 years, Distinguished Professor Shi Xue Dou, AM.

Professor Liu and Professor Dou came to Australia to work at UNSW in 1986, before joining University of Wollongong in 1994.  Since then, Professor Liu has played a significant role in raising the profile of Australia’s research in energy storage materials, leading pioneering work on new battery systems.  Professor Dou research has also focused on energy storage materials and electronic materials, as well as their applications for commercialization and industry transformation, founding and guiding of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) from 1994 until 2019.

As Professor Liu says, “the recognition by the University of Wollongong for both of my husband and me is not only for us, but also a recognition to my colleagues, students and all executives for their contributions to ISEM and UOW”.

Congratulations to this exemplar couple.  Read more of William Verity’s article here

Earlier in 2022, Professor Liu was also appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours, Professor Liu was recognised for her work in lithium-ion battery developments

Read more about Professor Liu’s Australia Day honours.

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