• 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

  • 2013 NSF CAREER Award

Selected Publications

  • Deng, W. Fan, T., Li, Y. * In Situ Biomineralization-Constructed Superhydrophilic and Underwater Superoleophobic PVDF-TiO2 Membranes for Superior Antifouling Separation of Oil-in-Water Emulsions. Journal of Membrane Science, 2021, 622, 119030.
  • Pan, F., Li, B., Sarnello, E., Fei, Y., Feng, X., Gang, Y., Xiang, X., Fang, L., Li, T., Hu, Y., Wang, G., Li, Y. * Pore-Edge Tailing of Single Atomic Iron-Nitrogen Sites on Graphene for Enhanced CO2 Reduction. ACS Catalysis. 2020, 10, 10803-10811.
  • Gang, Y., Pan, F., Du, Z., Li, Y. * Highly Efficient Nickel, Iron and Nitrogen Co-Doped Carbon Catalysts Derived from Industrial Waste Petroleum Coke for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020, 8, 8840-8847.
  • Pan, F., Li, B., Sarnello, E., Fei, Y., Gang, Y., Xiang, X., Du, Z., Zhang, P., Wang, G., Nguyen, H., Li, T., Hu, Y., Zhou, H-C, Li, Y. * Atomically dispersed iron-nitrogen sites on hierarchically mesoporous carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons networks for CO2 reduction, ACS Nano. 2020, 14, 5506-5516.
  • Pan, F., Xiang, X., Sarnello, E., Li, T., Li, Y. * Integrating Photocatalysis and Thermocatalysis to Enable Efficient CO2 Reforming of Methane on Pt Supported CeO2 with Zn Doping and Atomic Layer Deposited MgO Overcoating, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2020, 260, 118189.