Mr. Liu received both his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Chemistry from National Taiwan University and graduated in 2012. His master thesis was using multi-oriented biological techniques (molecular biology, microbiology, proteomics) to study the interaction behavior and properties of environmental bacteria, and has proved that a tomato pathogen Pst. DC3000 is capable to utilize a novel system to increase its growth advantage by repress other nearby microbe’s metabolism, which is a potential bio-control agent. He joined the Professional Master's program at Rice to further his education with focus on water management. Alex's goal is to acquire the skills to deal with challenges a water constrained world will face in the not so distant future. He completed an internship with City of Houston's environmental department, and is now employed with TCEQ in Austin, TX.