Haodong Liu is an affiliate fellow in Cyclotron Road Cohort 2022 and the co-founder and chief technology officer of Tyfast. Before Tyfast, he was a project scientist at UC San Diego, where he earned his Ph.D. in material science. He is an expert in a variety of the electrochemical systems and in the design, synthesis, processing, and characterization of advanced electrode materials for Li-ion batteries and novel electrolytes for Li-metal batteries. He has also built a pilot line for fabricating 2 Ah pouch type Li-ion batteries. Liu has published more than 80 papers and has 5 patents.