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Prof. Qing Li, Ph.D.


Phone: +86-18707120529

E-mail:qing_li@hust.edu.cn

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ltlG5J8AAAAJ&hl=en

Research ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-4502-2011



Prof. Qing Li is currently a full professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. He was awarded “1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars” in 2016 and then joined HUST. His research interests include functional nanomaterials and their applications in PEM fuel cells, batteries, electrocatalysis, and electroanalytical chemistry. His main research experience and expertise lie in: (1) Non-precious metal catalysts for oxygen reduction in PEM fuel cells; (2) Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and composites with controlled size and structure; (3) MEA preparation, fuel cell assembling, testing and troubleshooting; (4) Catalyst development and system optimization for direct methanol/dimethyl ether fuel cells; (5) Electrochemistry at liquid/liquid interface and scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). He has authored more than 60 scientific publications in prestigious journals including Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Lett., Nat. Commun., etc. Many of them are selected as “ESI highly cited paper”, “ACS Editor’s Choice”, etc. and reported by numerous media. He is also the author of 3 book chapters and holds 1 issued U.S. patent.

Education and Experience

• 2001.9-2005.7 B.S., College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, China. (Advisor: Prof. Shengshui Hu)

• 2005.9-2010.7 Ph.D., College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, China. (Advisor: Prof. Yuanhua Shao)

• 2010.12-2013.8 Postdoc, MPA-11, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. (Advisor: Dr. Piotr Zelenay)

• 2013.8-2015.11 Postdoc, Brown University, USA. (Advisor: Prof. Shouheng Sun)

• 2016.3 to present: Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Research Interests

• Electrochemistry and electrocatalysis (oxygen reduction, hydrogen evolution, methanol oxidation, etc.)

• Electrocatalysts (metal nanoparticles, nanocarbon, composites, etc.) for energy conversion (fuel cells, water splitting, etc.) and storage (batteries)

• Synthesis of metal, carbon, semiconductor, polymer and magnetic nanomaterials and their hybrids

• Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell assembly, testing and diagnostics.

• Nanomaterials-based analytical sensors

• Advanced electrode structures for Li-based batteries

• Electrochemistry at liquid/liquid interface


Funding Supports

1. 1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

3. Start-up Funds of HUST

4. National Program on Key Research Project of China


Honors and Awards

• 1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars, A-Class, China, 2016

• “Excellent Doctoral Dissertation”, College of Chemistry, Peking University, 2010

• “A-Class Scholarship” (top 2% of Ph.D. candidates, rank 4/550), Peking University, 2009

• “Outstanding Graduate Student” (top 5% of Ph.D. candidates, rank 2/110), Peking University, 2009

• “Undergraduate Student Research Award”, Wuhan University, 2005

• “Peoples’ Scholarship”, Wuhan University, 2004