Dr. Yongtao Liu is a postdoctoral research associate working in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Yongtao Liu received his B.S. in materials chemistry from the School of Chemistry, Nankai University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Yongtao Liu is the recipient of Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, American Vacuum Society Graduate Research Award, and Joseph E. Spruiell Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Yongtao Liu’s current research interest is developing machine learning-driven automated and autonomous scanning probe microscopy.