Christopher Liu is a 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient and a graduating senior in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Energy and Sustainability. Chris studied the wettability of porous electrodes for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) for going-on three years in Prof. Zenyuk’s group with a first-author publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, contributed to machine-learning-enhanced PEFC models at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with Drs. Adam Weber and Lalit Pant, and is now leading a follow-up wettability study with collaborators from Imperial College London. In addition, Chris helped co-found In the Green—a business sustainability organization—lobbied for federal climate change solutions with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and interned for Congresswoman Katie Porter, in addition to being a member of the Thai Culture Association and Tau Beta Pi. Chris will pursue his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at UCI to conduct research at the intersection of fundamental electrochemistry and decarbonization.