• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Faculty Fellow III
Ying Li

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida — 2007
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University — 2004
  • M.E., Thermal Engineering, Zhejiang University — 2002
  • B.E., Thermal Engineering, Zhejiang University — 1999

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials, Solar Energy Conversion, Catalysis and Photocatalysis, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization, Energy Storage, Rechargeable Battery, Water Treatment and Purification, Air Pollution Control, Aerosol Science and Technology.

Awards & Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2013

Selected Publications

  • Pan, F., Li, B., Deng, W., Du, Z., Gang, Y., Wang. G., Li, Y*. Promoting Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon with Sulfur Addition, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2019, 252, 240-249.
  • Li, C., Deng, W., Gao, C., Xiang, X., Feng, X., Batchelor, B., Li, Y. * Membrane Distillation Coupled with a Novel Two-Stage Pretreatment Process for Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Separation and Purification Technology. 2019, 224, 23-32.
  • Pan, F., Li, B., Xiang, X. Wu, G., Li, Y.* Efficient CO2 Electroreduction by Highly Dense and Active Pyridinic Nitrogen on Holey Carbon Layers with Fluorine Engineering, ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 2124-2133.
  • Feng, X., Pan, F., Zhao, H., Deng, W., Zhang, P., Zhou, H-C, Li, Y.* Atomic Layer Deposition Enabled MgO Surface Coating on Porous TiO2 for Improved CO2 Photoreduction, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2018, 238, 274-283.
  • Zhao, H., Zheng, X., Feng, X., Li, Y*. CO2 Reduction by Plasmonic Au Nanoparticles Decorated TiO2 Photocatalyst with an Ultrathin Al2O3 Interlayer. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, 122(33), 18949-18956.