VPD Group

Yuan Li, PhD

yuanPostdoctoral Research Associate

Materials Science and Engineering

Northwestern University
Room: 1137 Cook Hall
2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-7794
E-mail: yuan.li1@northwestern.edu

 

Education

2011-2015     PhD, Materials Science, The University of Alabama, USA

2009-2011     Master, Nonferrous Metallurgy, Central South University, China

2005-2009     Bachelor, Metallurgical Engineering, Central South University, China

Research Objectives and Approach

Synthesis and performance improvement of nanostructured functional 2D materials

Selected publications

  • Yuan Li, Aditya Gupta, Nitin Chopra. Morphological evolution of gold nanoparticles on silicon nanowires for surface-enhanced Raman scattering effects. RSC Advances, 5, (2015): 49708-49718.
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Structural evolution of cobalt oxide - tungsten oxide nanowire heterostructures for photocatalysis. Journal of Catalysis, 329, (2015): 514-521.
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Plasmon-enhanced Photodegradation using novel heterostructures of semiconducting quantum dots integrated with multilayer graphene shells encapsulated gold nanoparticles. PCCP, 17, (2015): 12881-12893.
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Self-assembly and properties of graphene nanoparticles-semiconducting quantum dots heterostructures. Gold Bulletin, (2015): 1-11.
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Graphene Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticle – Quantum Dot Heterostructures and their Electrochemical Characterization. Applied Surface Science, 344, (2015): 27–32.
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Progress in Large-Scale Production of Graphene. Part 2: Vapor Methods. JOM, 67, (2015): 44-52. (Invited review)
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Progress in Large-Scale Production of Graphene. Part 1: Chemical Methods. JOM, 67, (2015): 34-43. (Invited review, Editor’s choice)
  • Yuan Li, Kuldeep Kumar, Nitin Chopra. Fabrication and electrochemical properties of copper oxide (CuO) nanowire–cobalt oxide (Co3O4) nanoparticle heterostructures for oxygen evolution reaction. Nanomaterials and Energy, 3, (2014): 93-101
  • Yuan Li, Nitin Chopra. Chemically modified and doped carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites with tunable thermal conductivity gradient. Carbon, 77, (2014): 675-687.
  • Yuan Li, Yanqing Lai, Liangxing Jiang, Xiaojun Lv, Jie Li, Yexiang Liu. Novel P-doped PbO2-MnO2 anode for oxygen evolution reaction. RSC Adv., 4 (2014): 24020-24028.
  • Yuan Li, Liangxing Jiang, Jie Li, Yexiang Liu. Novel phosphorus-doped lead oxide electrode for oxygen evolution reaction. RSC Adv., 4, (2014): 5339-5342
  • Yanqing Lai, Yuan Li, Liangxing Jiang, Xiaojun Lv, Jie Li, Yexiang Liu. Electrochemical performances of Pb/Pb-MnO2 composite anode in the sulfuric acid solution containing Mn2+. Hydrometallurgy, 115-116, (2012): 64~70.
  • Yanqing Lai, Yuan Li, Liangxing Jiang, Xiaojun Lv, Jie Li, Yexiang Liu. Electrochemical behaviors of co-deposited Pb/Pb-MnO2 composite anode in sulfuric acid solution – Tafel and EIS investigations. J. Electroanal. Chem. 671, (2012): 16~23.
  • Yuan Li, Liangxing Jiang, Xiaojun Lv, Yanqing Lai, Hongliang Zhang, Jie Li, Yexiang Liu. Oxygen evolution and corrosion behaviors of co-deposited Pb/Pb-MnO2 composite anode for electrowinning of nonferrous metals. Hydrometallurgy, 109, (2011): 252~257.
  • Liangxing Jiang, Xiaojun Lv, Yuan Li, Hongjian Peng, Yanqing Lai, Jie Li, Yexiang Liu. Anti-sandwich structure lead-based composite porous anode for zinc electrowinning. Journal of Central South University. 42, (2011): 871~875.
  • Yuan Li, Liangxing Jiang, Yanqing Lai, Yexiang Liu. Preparation and Properties of Pb/Pb-MnO2 Composite Anode for Zinc Electrowinning. Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals, 20, (2010): 4022~4030.