Education and Career
Professor Liu got his Bachelor degree in Department of Chemistry in 1986 and Doctor degree in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1991, respectively.
He worked at State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Metallurgy , Chinese Academy of Sciences as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Apr. 1991 to Mar. 1993, and became associate professor in 1993, and professor in 1997. From Oct. 1994 to Jul. 1995, He worked at Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering(LORRE), Purdue University , USA as visiting professor.
From May, 1999, he has been worked as director of Institute of Applied Chemistry in Department of Chemical Engineer, Tsinghua University .
Prof. Liu's specialized fields are renewable resources and bio-energy engineering, fermentation technology, bioreaction engineering, metabolic engineering, etc. So far, he has published more than 150 papers and applied more than 20 patents, among which 12 patents have been authorized.
Publication and patents
 Li, W; Du, W; Liu, DH. Optimization of whole cell-catalyzed methanolysis of soybean oil for biodiesel production using response surface methodology. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC, 2007 ， 45 (3-4): 122-127.
 Zhang, T; Zhou, YJ; Liu, DH; Petrus, L. Qualitative analysis of products formed during the acid catalyzed liquefaction of bagasse in ethylene glycol. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2007 ， 98 (7): 1454-1459
 Du, W; Wang, L; Liu, DH. Improved methanol tolerance during Novozym435-mediated methanolysis of SODD for biodiesel production. GREEN CHEMISTRY, 2007, 9(2): 173-176
 Zeng J, Du W, Liu XY, Liu DH , Dai LM. Study on the effect of cultivation parameters and pretreatment on Rhizopus oryzae cell-catalyzed transesterification of vegetable oils for biodiesel production. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC, 2006, 43 (1-4): 15-18.
 Liu HJ, Liu DH , Zhong JJ. Quantitative response of trehalose and glycerol syntheses by Candida krusei to osmotic stress of the medium. PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY, 2006, 41 (2): 473-476.
 Li LL, Du W, Liu DH , Wang L, Li ZB. Lipase-catalyzed transesterification of rapeseed oils for biodiesel production with a novel organic solvent as the reaction medium. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC, 2006, 43 (1-4): 58-62.
 Wang L, Du W, Liu DH , Li LL, Dai NM. Lipase-catalyzed biodiesel production from soybean oil deodorizer distillate with absorbent present in tert-butanol system. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC, 2006, 43 (1-4): 29-32.
 Cheng KK, Zhang JA, Liu DH , Sun Y, Yang MD, Xu JM. Production of 1, 3-propanediol by Klebsiella pneumoniae from glycerol broth. BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 2006, 28 (22): 1817-1821.
 Hao J, Xu F, Liu HJ, Liu DH . Downstream processing of 1,3-propanediol fermentation broth. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2006, 81 (1): 102-108.
 Liu HJ, Li Q, Liu DH , Zhong JJ. Impact of hyperosmotic condition on cell physiology and metabolic flux distribution of Candida krusei. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2006, 28 (1): 92-98.
 Du W, Xu YY, Liu DH , Li ZB. Study on acyl migration in immobilized lipozyme TL-catalyzed transesterification of soybean oil for biodiesel production. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC, 2005, 37 (1-6): 68-71.
 Lin RH, Liu HJ, Hao J, Cheng K, Liu DH . Enhancement of 1,3-propanediol production by Klebsiella pneumoniae with fumarate addition BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 2005, 27 (22): 1755-1759.
 Hao J, Liu HJ, Liu DH . Novel route of reactive extraction to recover 1,3-propanediol from a dilute aqueous solution. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 2005, 44 (12): 4380-4385.
 Xu YY, Du W, Liu DH . Study on the kinetics of enzymatic interesterification of triglycerides for biodiesel production with methyl acetate as the acyl acceptor. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC, 2005, 32 (5-6): 241-245.
 Liu HJ, Liu DH , Zhong JJ. Interesting physiological response of the osmophilic yeast Candida krusei to heat shock. ENZYME AND MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY, 2005, 36 (4): 409-416.