Ruochen Liu

Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Doherty Hall, Room 3112
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Research Interests

My current interests are mainly on the combination of experimental and computational approaches to investigate physical, chemical and biological phenomena.

2009 – 2011 M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 – 2007   B. Sc. in Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Journal papers

  1. Ruochen Liu, Xuemei Bai, Zhanbin Zhang, Guofu Zi, Efficient asymmetric addition of diethylzinc to aldehydes using 3-hydroxyazetidine derivatives as chiral ligands, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2008,22, 671-675. [link]
  2. Zhanbin Zhang, Xuemei Bai, Ruochen Liu, Guofu Zi, Synthesis of new chiral cis-3-aminoazetidines and their use in catalytic asymmetric reactions, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2009, 362,1687-1691. [link]
  3. Ruochen Liu, Zhengping Liu, Polythiophene: Synthesis in Aqueous Medium and Morphology-Controlled Characterization, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009, 54, 2018-2021.[link]

Conference Proceedings

  1. Ruochen Liu, German Oliveros, Seetharaman Sridhar and B. Erik Ydstie, Multi-scale Modeling of a Silicon Solar Wafer Manufacturing Process, 21st European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering, 2011, accepted.
  2. Ruochen Liu, Linxin Cai, Hongyu Li, Zhengping Liu*, “Synthesis of Thiophene in the Aqueous Solutions,” A-P-170, 2007’ Polymer Symposium of China, Chengdu, China, October 9-13, 2007.


  1. Zhengping Liu, and Ruochen Liu, Synthesis of Thiophene in Aqueous Medium [P], Chinese Patent, Application No.: 200810005606.9.