Yongtao Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yongtao Liu is a R&D staff scientist in Data NanoAnalytics Group at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He obtained
his PhD degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2020. Driven by a passion for advancing scientific discovery through the fusion of machine learning and microscopy techniques, Liu's present research focuses on developing cutting-edge
autonomous microscopy by harnessing the power of machine learning to accelerate physics and materials discoveries in ferroelectrics, photovoltaics and optoelectronic materials. He has led over 30 journal papers. Liu has been the recipient of accolades
including MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, AVS Graduate Student Research Award in 2019, Joseph E. Spruiell Award for Excellence in Research, CNMS Postdoctoral Award, Microscopy Society of America (MSA) Postdoctoral Scholar Award, ORNL Outstanding
Scholarly Output Award, and R&D 100 Award.