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Meng Li, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Areas:
Energy Storage Technology

Biography:
Meng Li is currently a research scientist working at Idaho National Laboratory, USA. She received her B.E in Materials Science and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China in Jun 2012, and earned her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from HUST in Dec 2016. During her graduate studies, she spent one and a half years at Curtin University, Australia, as a joint graduated student. Meng joined the University of Alberta, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow of Materials Engineering after she obtained her Ph.D. and worked there until Feb 2019. Meng has been working on Energy Storage & Conversions and Catalysis since 2012. She has experience with theoretical computations (DFT/AIMD), machine learning, aqueous electrolyzers, solid oxide electrochemical cells, metal-air batteries, lithium-ion batteries. She combines experimental design and examination with theoretical calculation to understand the mechanisms of related reactions and intrinsic properties of developed materials. She has been the author on 39 peer reviewed papers, including those on Nature Catalysis, Chem, ACS Energy Letter and Nano Energy.

Education:

Ph.D., Materials Science – Huazhong University of Science and Technology

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering – Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Affiliations:

Editorial board member of Materials.

Guest Editor leading a special issue for Crystals.

Guest Editor leading a special issue for Materials.

Reviewer for several journals, including Journal of Power Sources, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, etc.

Publications:

​​​​​“Switching of metal-oxygen hybridization for selective CO2 electrohydrogenation under mild temperature and pressure” M. Li, B. Hua, L.-C. Wang, J. D. Sugar, W. Wu, Y. Ding, J. Li, D. Ding, Nature Catalysis, accepted.


“Enhancing perovskite electrocatalysis through synergistic functionalization of B-site cation for efficient water splitting” L. Tang, Z. Chen, F. Zuo, B. Hua, H. Zhou, M. Li, J. Li, Y. Sun, Chemical Engineering Journal, 401 (2020), 126082.


“Organic photochemistry-assisted nanoparticle segregation on perovskites” Z. Chen, B. Hua, X. Zhang, L. Chen, Y.-Q. Zhang, G. Yang, G. Wan, H. Zhou, Y. Yang, J. Chen, H. Fan, Q. Li, M. Li, J. Li, W. Zhou, Z. Shao, J.-L. Luo, Y. Sun, Cell Reports Physical Science, 1 (2020), 100243.


“Discovery of single-atom alloy catalysts for CO2-to-methanol reaction by density functional theory calculations” M. Li, B. Hua, L.-C. Wang, Z. Zhou, K. Stowers, D. Ding, Catalysis Today, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2020.04.059.


“Exploring Ni(Mn1/3Cr2/3)2O4 spinel-based electrode for solid oxide cell” N. Duan, M. Gao, B. Hua, M. Li, B. Chi, J. Li, J.-L. Luo, Journal of Materials Chemistry A,  8 (2020), 3988-3998.


“A-site deficient perovskite with nano-socketed Ni-Fe alloy particles as highly active and durable catalyst for high-temperature CO2 electrolysis” S. Ding, M. Li, W. Pang, B. Hua, N. Duan, Y.-Q. Zhang, S.-N. Zhang, Z. Jin, J.-L. Luo, Electrochimica Acta, 225 (2020), 135683.


“A rational design of Cu2O-SnO2 core-shell catalyst for highly selective CO2-to-CO conversion” S.-N. Zhang, M. Li, B. Hua, N. Duan, S. Ding, S. Bergens, K. Shankar, J.-L. Luo, ChemCatChem, 11 (2019) 4147.


“Charge transfer dynamics in RuO2/perovskite nanohybrid for enhanced electrocatalysis in solid oxide electrolyzers” M. Li, B. Hua, J. Chen, Y. Zhong, J.-L. Luo, Nano Energy, 57 (2019), 186.


“In situ grown cobalt phosphide (CoP) on perovskite nanofibers as an optimized trifunctional electrocatalyst for Zn–air batteries and overall water splitting” Y.-Q. Zhang, H.-B. Tao, Z. Chen, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, B. Hua, J.-L. Luo, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7 (2019) 26607.


“Activating p-blocking centers in perovskite for efficient water splitting” B. Hua, M. Li, W. Pang, W. Tang, S. Zhao, Z. Jin, Y. Zeng, B. Shalchi Amirkhiz, J.-L. Luo, Chem, 4 (2018) 2902.


“Thermally stable and coking resistant CoMo alloy-based catalysts as fuel electrodes for solid oxide electrochemical cells” M. Li, B. Hua, Y. Zeng, B. Shalchi Amirkhiz, J.-L. Luo, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6 (2018), 15377.


“A facile surface chemistry approach to bifunctional excellence for perovskite electrocatalysis” B. Hua, M. Li, J.-L. Luo, Nano Energy, 49 (2018), 117.


“A strongly cooperative spinel nanohybrid as an efficient bifunctional oxygen electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction” Y.-Q. Zhang, M. Li, B. Hua, Y. Wang, Y.-F. Sun, J.-L. Luo, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 236 (2018), 413.


“Toward a rational photocatalyst design: a new formation strategy of co-catalyst/semiconductor heterostructures via in situ exsolution” Y.-F. Sun, Y.-L. Yang, J. Chen, M. Li, Y.-Q. Zhang, J.-H. Li, B. Hua, J.-L. Luo, Chemical Communications, 54 (2018), 1505.


“Iron oxide nanoclusters incorporated into iron phthalocyanine as highly active electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction” Y. Cheng, J. Liang, J.-P. Veder, M. Li, S. Chen, J. Pan, L. Song, H.-M. Cheng, C. Liu, S. P. Jiang, ChemCatChem, 10 (2018), 475.


“Alternative fuel cell technologies for cogenerating electrical power and syngas from greenhouse gases” M. Li, B. Hua, J.-L. Luo, ACS Energy Letters, 2 (2017), 1789.


“Coke Resistant and sulfur tolerant Ni-based cermet anodes for solid oxide fuel cells” M. Li, B. Hua, S. P. Jiang, J. Li, ECS Transactions, 78 (2017), 1217.


“Enhancing perovskite electrocatalysis of solid oxide cells through controlled exsolution of nanoparticles” B. Hua, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, J.-H. Li, J.-L. Luo, ChemSusChem, 10 (2017) 3333.


“Grafting doped manganite into nickel anode enables efficient and durable energy conversions in biogas solid oxide fuel cells” B. Hua, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, Y.-Q. Zhang, N. Yan, J. Li, T. Etsell, P. Sarkar, J.-L. Luo, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 200 (2017), 174.


“All-in-one perovskite catalyst: smart controls of architecture and composition toward enhanced oxygen/hydrogen evolution reactions” B. Hua, M. Li, Y.-Q. Zhang, Y.-F. Sun, J.-L. Luo, Advanced Energy Materials, 7 (2017) 1700666.


“A coupling for success: Controlled growth of Co/CoOx nanoshoots on perovskite mesoporous nanofibres as high-performance trifunctional electrocatalysts in alkaline condition” B. Hua, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, Y.-Q. Zhang, N. Yan, J. Chen, T. Thundat, J. Li, J.-L. Luo, Nano Energy, 32 (2017) 247.


“Stabilizing double perovskite for effective bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis in alkaline conditions” B. Hua, Y.-F. Sun, M. Li, Y.-Q. Zhang, N. Yan, J. Chen, Y. Zeng, B. S. Amirkhiz, J.-L. Luo, Chemistry of Materials, 29 (2017), 6228.


“Smart utilization of cobaltite-based double perovskite cathodes on barrier-layer-free zirconia electrolyte of solid oxide fuel cells” M. Li, K. Chen, B. Hua, J.-L. Luo, W. D.A. Rickard, J. Li, J. T.S. Irvine, S.-P. Jiang, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (2016), 19019.


“Enhancing sulfur tolerance of Ni-based cermet anodes of solid oxide fuel cells by ytterbium-doped barium cerate infiltration” M. Li, B. Hua, J.-L. Luo, S.-P. Jiang, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (2016), 10293.


“Carbon-resistant Ni-Zr0.92Y0.08O2-δ supported solid oxide fuel cells using Ni-Cu-Fe alloy cermet as on-cell reforming catalyst and mixed methane-steam as fuel” B. Hua, M. Li, J.-L. Luo, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, Journal of Power Sources, 303 (2016), 340.


“Facile synthesis of highly active and robust Ni–Mo bimetallic electrocatalyst for hydrocarbon oxidation in solid oxide fuel cells” B. Hua, M. Li, Y.-Q. Zhang, J. Chen, Y.-F. Sun, N. Yan, J. Li, J.-L. Luo, ACS Energy Letters, 1 (2016), 225.


“Biogas to syngas: flexible on-cell micro-reformer and NiSn bimetallic nanoparticle implanted solid oxide fuel cells for efficient energy conversion” B. Hua, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, Y.-Q. Zhang, N. Yan, J. Chen, J. Li, T. Etsell, P. Sarkar, J.-L. Luo, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (2016), 4603.


“Novel layered solid oxide fuel cells with multiple-twinned Ni0.8Co0.2 nanoparticles: the key to thermally independent CO2 utilization and power-chemical cogeneration” B. Hua, N. Yan, M. Li, Y.-Q. Zhang, Y.-F. Sun, J. Li, T. Etsell, P. Sarkar, K. Chuang, J.-L. Luo, Energy & Environmental Science, 9 (2016), 207.


“Anode-engineered protonic ceramic fuel cell with excellent performance and fuel compatibility” B. Hua, N. Yan, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, Y.-Q. Zhang, J. Li, T. Etsell, P. Sarkar, J.-L. Luo, Advanced Materials, 28 (2016), 8922.


“Toward highly efficient in situ dry reforming of H2S contaminated methane in solid oxide fuel cells via incorporating a coke/sulfur resistant bimetallic catalyst layer” B. Hua, N. Yan, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, J. Chen, Y.-Q. Zhang, J. Li, T. Etsell, P. Sarkar, J.-L. Luo, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (2016), 9098.


“Direct application of cobaltite-based perovskite cathodes on the yttria-stabilized zirconia electrolyte for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells” K. Chen, N. Li, N. Ai, M. Li, Y. Cheng, W. D. A. Rickard, J. Li, S. P. Jiang, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (2016), 17678.


“The excellence of both worlds: developing effective double perovskite oxide catalyst of oxygen reduction reaction for room and elevated temperature applications” B. Hua, Y.-Q. Zhang, N. Yan, M. Li, Y.-F. Sun, J. Chen, J. Li, J.-L. Luo, Advanced Functional Materials, 26 (2016), 4106.


“Carbon-tolerant Ni-based cermet anodes modified by proton conducting yttrium- and ytterbium-doped barium cerates for direct methane solid oxide fuel cells” M. Li, B. Hua, J.-L. Luo, S.-P. Jiang, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2015), 21609.


“Electrochemical performance and carbon deposition resistance of M-BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ (M = Pd, Cu, Ni or NiCu) anodes for solid oxide fuel cells” M. Li, B. Hua, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, Scientific Reports, 5 (2015), 7667.


“BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3−δ as highly active and carbon tolerant anode for direct hydrocarbon solid oxide fuel cells” M. Li, B. Hua, S. Jiang, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (2014), 15975.


“BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ enhanced coking-free on-cell reforming for direct-methane solid oxide fuel cells” B. Hua, M. Li, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014), 12576.


“Methane on-cell reforming by alloys reduced from Ni0.5Cu0.5Fe2O4 for direct-hydrocarbon solid oxide fuel cells” B. Hua, M. Li, W. Zhang, J. Pu, B. Chi, J. Li, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161 (2014), F569.


“Enhanced electrochemical performance and carbon deposition resistance of Ni–YSZ anode of solid oxide fuel cells by in situ formed Ni–MnO layer for CH4 on-cell reforming” B. Hua, M. Li, B. Chi, J. Li, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014), 1150.


“Improved microstructure and performance of Ni-based anode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells” B. Hua, W. Zhang, M. Li, X. Wang, B. Chi, J. Pu, J. Li, Journal of Power Sources, 247 (2014), 170.

Presentations:

Presentations (Oral):

2020-02: The 4th International Conference on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Invited talk, Chair of session Ⅳ)


2018-08: International Conference on Electrochemical Energy Science and Technology (EEST2018), Ontario, Canada


2018-07: Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Edmonton, Canada


2018-05: 25th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Saskatoon, Canada


2017-11: Postdoctoral Fellows Association Research Day, Edmonton, Canada


2017-07: 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XV), Hollywood, FL, USA


2016-09: The 5th International Workshop on Green Energy Conversion, Nagano Prefecture, Japan


2016-01: Curtin-UQ Workshop on Nanostructured Electromaterials for Energy, Perth, Australia


2014-11: International Conference on Electrochemical Energy Science and Technology (EEST2014), Shanghai, China


2014-09: 2014 Asian SOFC Symposium and Exhibition, Busan, Korea

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