Dr Li Li
Research Fellow

Level 5
AIBN Building No. 75
Corner College and Cooper Roads,
The University of Queensland
St Lucia  Qld  4072

p: 61 7 3346 3810
f : 61 7 3346 3973 
e: l.li2@uq.edu.au


Bio and research overview

Dr Li Li is a UQ Postdoctoral research fellow in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland. She received her doctoral degree in chemical engineering and technology from the China University of Petroleum in 2007. After graduation, she joined the University of Queensland (UQ) as a postdoctoral research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, working on nanoparticles and nanomaterials for renewable energy production and storage, environment technology and catalysis including hydrogen production and storage, environmental protection, and gas adsorption. In 2011, she was awarded a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on nanoparticles and nanomaterials for environmental protection and drug delivery at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). She has received many awards including Smart State International fellowship, UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship, ATSE 2007 Early Career Fellow, a Finalist of Trailblazer from UniQuest in 2008, an excellence PhD thesis and outstanding talents by the China University of Petroleum in 2006.

Dr Li's research interest is nanostructure materials for clean energy production,  environmental protection, and drug delivery. She has focused on developing efficient and cost-effective nanocatalysts for energy production and storage and environmental protection. Specifically, she has done intensive work on synthesis and catalytic application of nanoporous material-confined nanocatalysts and nanostructured metal oxides for renewable energy generation and published more than 25 high impact papers in leading international journals.


Research projects

  • Nano-scale engineering of catalysts on nanoporous materials for clean energy generation and fuel cell application
  • Development of bioconjugated graphite mesoporous carbons for early breast cancer diagnosis
  • High-performance nano-engineered catalysts for volatile organic compound elimination


Top 10 publications

L. Li, X.D. Yao, Z.H. Zhu, A.J. Du, S.C. Smith, C.H. Sun, C.Z. Yu, C.H. Ming, G.Q. Lu, Lithiumcatalyzed dehydrogenation of ammonia borane within mesoporous carbon framework for chemical hydrogen storage, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 265.

L. Li, Z.H. Zhu, S.B. Wang, X.D. Yao, Z.F. Yan, Chromium oxide catalysts for COx-free hydrogen generation via catalytic ammonia decomposition, J. Mol. Catal. A, 2009, 304, 71.

J.L. Chen, Z.H. Zhu, Q. Ma, L. Li, V. Rudolph, G. Q. Lu, Effects of pre-treatment in air microwave plasma on the structure of CNTs and the activity of Ru/CNTs catalysts for ammonia decomposition, Catal. Today, 2009, 148, 97.

L. Li, Z.H. Zhu, X.D. Yao, G.Q. Lu, Z.F. Yan, Synthesis and Characterization of Chromium Oxide, Nanocrystals via Solid Thermal Decomposition at Low Temperature, Micro. Meso. Mater., 2008, 112, 621.

W.W. Huang, S.B. Wang, Z.H. Zhu, L. Li, X.D. Yao, V. Rudolph, F. Haghseresht, Phosphate Removal from Wastewater Using Red Mud, J. Hazard. Mater., 2008, 158, 35.

L. Li, Z.H. Zhu, G.Q. Lu, Z.F. Yan, S.Z. Qiao, Catalytic ammonia decomposition over Ru/CMK-3 and Ru modified catalysts: COx-free hydrogen generation for fuel cell, Carbon, 2007, 45, 11.

L. Li, Z.H. Zhu, Z.F. Yan, G.Q. Lu, L. Rintoul, Catalytic ammonia decomposition over Ru/carbon catalysts: The importance of the structure of carbon support, Appl. Catal. A, 2007, 320, 166.

P.F. Ng, L. Li, S.B. Wang, Z.H. Zhu, G.Q. Lu, Z.F. Yan, Catalytic ammonia decomposition over industrial-waste-supported Ru catalysts, Env. Sci. and Tech., 2007, 41, 3758.

L. Li, Z.F. Yan, G.Q. Lu, Z.H. Zhu, Texture and mesostructure of chromium oxide nanoparticles prepared by solid thermal decomposition reaction, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 178.

 L. Li, Z.H. Zhu, G.Q. Lu, Z.F. Yan, R. De Macro, Synthesis and Characterization of Turbostratic Carbon Black by Catalytic Pyrolysis of Acetylene, Appl. Catal. A, 2006, 309, 201. 


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