Li, Ligui

Title:Associate Professor



Admissions Major

  • Master of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Master of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Working experience

  • 01/2013 - Present: Associate Professor, School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology.

  • 06/2011-12/2012: Post-doctor, University of Utah, Tutor: Prof. Ling Zang

  • 04/2010-05/2011: Post-doctor, Drexel University, Tutor: Prof. Hai-Feng Ji

  • 10/2007-03/2008:Exchange student, Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Tutor: Prof. Joachim Loos

Educational experience

  • 09/2004-01/2010: Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Master's degree, supervisor: Yang Xiaoniu,

  • 09/2000-07/2004: Jilin University, Undergraduate advisor: Prof. Weihong Zhou

Field of research

  • Electrocatalysis for fuel cells, metal-air batteries; electrode materials for lithium-sulfur batteries.

  • Novel anti/sterilization nanomaterials, environmental nanocatalytic materials.

Recent research projects

  • Prof.Li is currently in charge of Two projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China..

Academic achievements

  1. Wenhan Niu, Ligui Li*, Xiaojun Liu, Nan Wang, Ji Liu, Weijia Zhou, Zhenghua Tang, Shaowei Chen*, Mesoporous N-Doped Carbons Prepared with Thermally Removable Nanoparticle Templates: an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 5555.

  2. Xinwen Peng*, Lei Zhang, Zhongxin Chen, Linxin Zhong, Dengke Zhao, Xiao Chi, Xiaoyu Zhao, Ligui Li*, Xihong Lu, Kai Leng, Cuibo Liu, Wei Liu, Wei Tang and Kian Ping Loh*, Hierachically Porous Carbon Plates Derived from Wood as Bifunctional ORR/OER Electrodes, Adv. Mater, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900341.

  3. Nan Wang, Bingzhang Lu, Ligui Li*, Wenhan Niu, Zhenghua Tang, Xiongwu Kang, and Shaowei Chen*, Graphitic N is Responsible for Oxygen Electroreduction on N-Doped Carbons in Alkaline Electrolytes: Insights from Activity Attenuation Studies and Theoretical Calculations, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 6827−6836.

  4. Jinghao Wu+, Lijun Hu+, Nan Wang+, Yanmin Li, Dengke Zhao, Ligui Li* et al., Surface Confinement Assisted Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Hollow Carbon Cages with Co nanoparticles as Breathable Electrodes for Zn-Air Batteries, Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 2019, in revision.

  5. Wenhan Niu, Ligui Li*, Ji Liu, Nan Wang, Wei Li, Zhenghua Tang, Weijia Zhou, and Shaowei Chen*, Graphene-Supported Mesoporous Carbons Prepared with Thermally Removable Templates as Efficient Catalysts for Oxygen Electroreduction, Small, 2016, 12, 1900. (highlighted by Materials View China)

  6. Dengke Zhao,# Xiaojing Zhu,# Nan Wang,# Bingzhang Lu, Ligui Li*, Shaowei Chen, Low-dimensional heteroatom-doped carbon nanomaterials prepared with thermally removable templates for the electrocatalytic reduction of oxygen, Mater. Today Chem., 2019, 11, 253..

  7. Ni Zhou, Ligui Li*, Shaowei Chen, Xinwen Peng, Wenhan Niu, Yunpeng Qu, Mesoporous, Nitrogen-Doped, Graphitized Carbon Nanosheets Embedded with Cobalt Nanoparticles for Efficient Oxygen Electroreduction, J. Mater. Sci., 2019, 54, 4168.

  8. Dengke Zhao a, Jiale Dai a, Ni Zhou a, Nan Wang a, Xinwen Peng b, Yunpeng Qu Ligui Li*, “Prussian blue analogues-derived carbon composite with cobalt nanoparticles as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution”, Carbon, 142 (2019) 196-205.

  9. Ni Zhou, Nan Wang, Zexing Wu and Ligui Li*, “Probing Active Sites on Metal-Free, Nitrogen-Doped Carbons for Oxygen Electroreduction: A Review”,  Catalysts, 2018, 8(11), 509.

  10. Shuaibo Zeng, Ligui Li*, Jingping Yu, Nan Wang, Shaowei Chen*, Highly crosslinked organosulfur copolymer nanosheets with abundant mesopores as cathode materials for efficient lithium-sulfur batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 2018, 263, 53.

  11. Dengke Zhao, Ligui Li*, Lihong Xie, Ni Zhou, Shaowei Chen, Sulfur codoping enables efficient oxygen electroreduction on FeCo alloy encapsulated in N-Doped carbon nanotubes, J. Alloys Comp., 2018, 741, 368.

  12. Nan Wang, Ligui Li*, Ni Zhou, Dengke Zhao, and Shaowei Chen*, Cage Breaking of C60 into Photoluminescent Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots: An Efficient Peroxidase Mimic, Phys. Status Solidi B: Solid State Phys., 2018, 255, 1700535.

  13. Yifang Wang, Jie Zhang*, Shuhuang Chen, Haoyu Zhang,Ligui Li*, and Zhiyong Fu,* Surface passivation with nitrogen-doped carbon dots for improved perovskite solar cell performance. J. Mater. Sci., 2018, 53, 9180.

  14. Shuaibo Zeng, Ligui Li*, Lihong Xie, Dengke Zhao, Ni Zhou, Nan Wang, and Shaowei Chen*, Graphene-Supported Highly Crosslinked Organosulfur Nanoparticles as Cathode Materials for High-Rate, Long-Life Lithium-Sulfur Battery, Carbon, 2017, 122, 106.

  15. Xiuxia Lin, Xiufang Wang, Ligui Li*, Mingfang Yan,* and Yong Tian*, Rupturing Cotton Microfibers into Mesoporous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanosheets as Metal-Free Catalysts for Efficient Oxygen Electroreduction, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 9709−9717

  16. Jinghao Wu, Ji Liu, Ligui Li* et al, A Bottom-Up, Template-Free Route to Mesoporous N-Doped Carbons for Efficient Oxygen Electroreduction, J. Mater. Sci., 2017, 52, 9794–9805.

  17. Wenhan Niu, Ligui Li*, Shaowei Chen*, Recent Progress in Template-Assisted Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbons for Oxygen Electroreduction, J. Electrochem., 2017, DOI:10.13208/j.electrochem.161242. (Review in the special issue for Prof. Zhaowu Tian's 90th birthday)

  18. Shuaibo Zeng, Ligui Li*, Dengke Zhao, Ji Liu, Wenhan Niu, Nan Wang, and Shaowei Chen*, Polymer-Capped Sulfur Copolymers as Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cathode: Enhanced Performance by Combined Contributions of Physical and Chemical Confinements, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 2495.

  19. Dengke Zhao, Ligui Li*, Wenhan Niu, and Shaowei Chen*, Highly Conductive Polythiophene Films Doped with Chloroauric Acid for Dual-Mode Sensing of Volatile Organic Amines and Thiols, Sens. Actuator B-Chem, 2017, 243, 380.

  20. Ji Liu, Ligui Li*, Wenhan Niu, Nan Wang, Dengke Zhao, Shuaibo Zeng, and Shaowei Chen, A Hydrogen-Bonded Organic-Framework-Derived Mesoporous N-Doped Carbon for Efficient Electroreduction of Oxygen, ChemElectroChem, 2016, 3, 1116.

  21. Wenhan Niu; Ligui Li*, Xiaojun Liu, Weijia Zhou, Wei Li, Jia Lu, and Shaowei Chen*,One-pot synthesis of graphene/carbon nanospheres/graphene sandwich supported Pt3Ni nanoparticles with enhanced electrocatalytic activity in methanol oxidation, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40, 5106-5114.

  22. Ligui Li*, Wenhan Niu, Xiaoli Zhao, Xiaoniu Yang*, Shaowei Chen*,Recent progress in nanoscale morphology control for high performance polymer solar cells, Sci. Adv. Mater., 2015, 7, 2021-2036.

  23. Xiaojun Liu, Ligui Li*, Meixia Ye, Yang Xue and Shaowei Chen*, Polyaniline:poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate)-stabilized gold nanoparticles as efficient, versatile catalysts. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 5223-5229.

  24. Ligui Li, Lin-Huei Ferng, Yen Wei, Catherine Yang, and Hai-Feng Ji*,Highly Stable Polyaniline-Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) Colloid for Sensing of Amines. J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 2014, 14, 6593-6598。

  25. Ligui Li, Daniel Jacobs, Helin Huang, Yanke Che, Xiaomei Yang, and Ling Zang*,Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanofiber Networks for Enhancing the Morphology Stability of Polymer Solar Cells. Org. Electron., 2013, 14, 1383.

  26. Ligui Li, Yanke Che, Dustin Gross, Helin Huang, Jeffrey S. Moore* and Ling Zang*,Temperature-Controlled, Reversible, Nanofiber Assembly from an Amphiphilic Macrocycle. ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1, 1335.

  27. Ligui Li, Linhuai Ferng, Yen Wei, Catherine Yang and Hai-Feng Ji*,Effect of Acidity on the Size of Polyaniline-Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) Composites Particles and the Stability of Corresponding Colloids in Water. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2012, 381, 11.

  28. Ligui Li, Haowei Tang, Haoxi Wu, Guanghao Lu, and Xiaoniu Yang*, Effects of Fullerene Solubility on the Crystallization of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Performance of Photovoltaic Devices. Org. Electron., 2009, 10, 1334.

  29. Ligui Li, Guanghao Lu, Sijun Li, Haowei Tang, and Xiaoniu Yang*,Epitaxy Assisted Creation of PCBM Nanocrystals and Its Application in Constructing Optimized Morphology for Bulk-Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112, 15651.

  30. Ligui Li, Guanghao Lu, and Xiaoniu Yang*, Improving Performance of Polymer Photovoltaic Devices Using Annealing-free Approach via Constructing Ordered Aggregations in Solution. J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 1984.

  31. Ligui Li, Guanghao Lu, Xiaoniu Yang* and Enle Zhou, Progress in polymer solar cell. Chin. Sci. Bull., 2007, 52, 145.