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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Hui LI

Chair Professor

Materials Science and Engineering


Research Interests:

◆ PEM fuel cell key technologies and materials that hinder the large scale commercialization

◆ Hydrogen production technologies including PEM water electrolysis, photocatalytic water splitting, photo-electrochemical water splitting.

◆ Hydrogen storage including compressed gas, material-based storage and chemical hydrogen storage

◆ Eledctrochemical energy storage/conversion for smart grid applications including metal air batteries, flow batteries and electrochemical reduction of CO2.

Professional Experience:

◆ 2015-present, Chair Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China

◆ 2015-present, Adjunct Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

◆ 2007-2015, Research Council Officer and Energy Storage Program technical leader, National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

◆ 2006-2007, Postdoc, Clean Energy Research Centre at University of British Columbia (UBC-CERC)

◆ 1994-2002, Associate Professor, Sunwen University (Guangdong, Zhongshan)

◆ 1990-1994, Research Engineer, Kunming Metallurgical Institute

Educational Background:

◆ 2002-2006, Ph.D in Electrochemical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada (UBC, Canada)

◆ 1987-1990, Master Degree in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

◆ 1982-1987, Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

Honors & Awards:

Recipient of China's “National Thousand-Talents Plan” (2015)

Author of “Top 25 Hottest Articles” awarded by ScienceDirect (2010 and 2008)

Selected Publications:

◆Yanjie Wang, Nana. Zhao, Zheng Bai, Hui Li, Haijinag Wang, Tony Bi. “Carbon-Supported Pt-Based Alloy Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: Particle Size, Shape, and Composition Manipulation and Their Impact to Activity”. Chemical Reviews, 115(2015) 3433-3467

◆Dmitri Bessarabov, Haijiang Wang, Hui Li, Nana Zhao (2015). . CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA.

◆Lei Zhang, Hui Li, Jiujun Zhang. “Kinetics of Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Three Different Pt Surfaces of Pt/C Catalyst Analyzed by Rotating Ring-disk Electrode in Acidic Solution”. Journal of Power Sources, 255 (2014) 242-250

◆Colin Oloman and Hui Li. “Electro-reduction of Carbon Dioxide Process” Chinese Patent Na. ZL 2006 8 0037810.8. Publication date: June 6, 2013.

◆Colin Oloman and Hui Li. “Electro-reduction of Carbon Dioxide Process”. Indian patent No. 251493. Publication date: Oct, 2012.

◆Hui Li, Shengsheng Zhang, Weimin Qian, Yi Yu, Xiao-Zi Yuan, Haijiang Wang, Max Jiang, Silvia Wessel, Tommy Cheng. “Impacts of Operating Conditions on the Effects of Chloride Contamination on PEM fuel cell Performance and Durability”. Journal of Power Sources. 218 (2012) 375-382

◆Hui Li, Haijiang Wang, Weinmin Qian, Silvia Wessel, Tommy T. H. Cheng, Jun Shen, Shaohong Wu. “Chloride Contamination Effects on PEM fuel Cell Performance and Durability”, Journal of Power Sources. 196 (15) (2011) 6249-6255

◆Hui Li, Hao Liu Jong, Wei Qu, Dongsheng Geng, Xueliang Sun, Haijiang Wang. “Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes with High Activity for Oxygen Reduction in Alkaline Media”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 2258-2265.

◆Haijiang Wang, Hui Li, Xiao-Zi Yuan (2011). , CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA.

◆Haijiang Wang, Xiao-Zi Yuan, Hui Li (2011). , CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA.

◆Hui Li, Shanna Knight, Zheng Shi, John Van Zee, Jiujun Zhang (2010). , CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA.

◆Colin Oloman and Hui Li. “Electrochemical processing of carbon dioxide”, ChemSusChem 1 (2008) 1-8

◆Hui Li and Colin Oloman. “Development of a Continuous Reactor for the Electro-reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate-Part 2: Scale-up”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 37 (14) (2007): 1107-1117.

◆Hui Li and Colin Oloman. “Development of a Continuous Reactor for the Electro-reduction of Carbon dioxide to Formate-Part 1: Process Variables”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 36 (10) (2006): 1105-1115.

◆Hui Li and Colin Oloman. “The electro-reduction of carbon dioxide in a continuous reactor”, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 35 (2005): 955-965.

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