Alumni Profile

Haizhou Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Haizhou Liu, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 2010RESEARCH AREAS
Water Quality Systems Engineering

Professor Liu’s research interests include water chemistry, metal behavior, water reuse and treatment, environmental remediation, electrochemistry and catalysis. His current and recent research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy and Water Research Foundation. He has active collaborations with faculty in Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Toxicology, as well as international collaborations in Italy, Switzerland and China to address interdisciplinary and global environmental challenges.

Professor Liu receives his B.S. at Sichuan University, China, M.S. and Ph.D. at University of Washington, and completes a postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley before joining UC Riverside in 2013. Professor Liu is a member of several professional societies and currently serving on the International Water Association’s specialist committee on metals and toxic substances in drinking water. Professor Liu is selected as an Emerging Investigator in Water Engineering and Technology by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016, and receives a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2017.


National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2017.
Emerging Investigator in Water Engineering and Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016.
Hellman Family Fund Faculty Fellowship, 2016.
Graduate Advisor to Best Graduate Student Presentation Awards, Emerging Contaminant Summit, 2016; International Symposium on Toxic Persistent Substances, 2015; American Water Works Association California Sectional Conference, 2015; California Groundwater Association, 2013.
Best Platform Presentation, International Water Association, Young Water Professionals Conference, 2010.
Environmental Chemistry C. Ellen Gonter Award, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2009.
Best Young Professionals Poster Presentation, American Water Works Association Annual Conference, 2009.
Joseph W. Richards Research Fellowship, The Electrochemical Society, 2009.
Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2008.

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bourns Hall A239
Tel: (951) 827-2076
Fax: (951) 827-5696
Personal Website