Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Paul Liu

Assistant Professor


BA. MA. MEng. PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2009

AMIChemE, Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society


Research Associate (2013 - 2014)
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge

Senior Research Fellow (2014 - 2016)
Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore

Course Instructor (2016)
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Lecturer (2016 - present)
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Newcastle University

Honours and Awards

Danckwert-Pergamon Prize for best PhD Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge (2014)

College Scholar, Froster Prize and Hargreaves Prize for Chemical Engineering, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (2006 - 2009)


Research Interests:

  • Gas-solid reaction engineering
  • Carbon reduction technologies


Current Work:

  • Carbon capture using solid sorbents
  • Gasification of biomass and waste
  • Chemical looping applications (combustion, hydrogen generation, partial oxidation)


Stage 1 Courses

CME2121 Engineering practice (chemical engineering laboratory)

CME2126 Engineering mathematics

Stage 2 Courses

CME3122 Clean technology applications

CME3109 Plant design