Dr. Liu is the Deputy Director of CURENT. She is also the Governor’s Chair Professor of ORNL/UTK, a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the Academy of Engineering. She joined the University of Tennessee in August 2009 from Virginia Tech. She also has a joint appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Dr. Liu received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Xian Jiaotong University in 1982, and then received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Her areas of interest include power systems and smart grids.