Education and Professional Experience:
2005. 07, Fudan University, B.S. in Chemistry；
2010.07, Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Chemistry
2010.07 to 2013.06, Postdoc Scholar at Stanford University
2013.10 to present, Professor at Soochow University
Our present research focuses on nanoscaled functional materials for sustainable energy applications, which broadly include electrocatalysis, advanced lithium ion batteries, aqueous batteries, metal air batteries and solar water splitting. The major goal of my research group is to develop novel strategies and techniques exploiting nanoscale architectures through tailoring their structures, dimensions and chemical interfaces at the molecular level in order to enhance the efficiency of alternative energy conversion and storage devices. We launch interdisciplinary efforts to approach this goal with an emphasis on understanding the basic chemical and physical principles governing nanoscale effects on these important processes.
1. Y. G. Li, M. Gong, Y. Y. Liang, J. Feng, J. E. Kim, H. L. Wang, G. S. Hong, B. Zhang, H. J. Dai, Advanced Zinc Air Batteries Based on High Performance Hybrid Electrocatalysts, Nat. Commun. 4, 1805 (2013).
2. M. Gong, Y. G. Li, H. L. Wang, Y. Y. Liang, J. Z. Wu, J. G. Zhou, J. Wang, T. Regier, F. Wei, Hongjie Dai A Ni-Fe Layered Double Hydroxide-Carbon Nanotube Complex for Water Oxidation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 8452-8455 (2013). (?equally contributed)
3. Y. G. Li, W. Zhou, H. L. Wang, L. M. Xie, Y. Y. Liang, F. Wei, J. -C. Idrobo, S. J. Pennycook, H. J. Dai, An Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst Based on Carbon Nanotube – Nanographene Complexes, Nat. Nanotech. 7, 394-400 (2012).
4. Y. Y. Liang, Y. G. Li, H. L. Wang, J. Wang, J. G. Zhou, T. Z. Regier, H. J. Dai Co3O4 Nanocrystals Grown on Graphene: A New Bifuncationl Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Evolution, Nature Mater. 10, 780-786 (2011). (?equally contributed)
5. Y. G. Li, H. L. Wang, L. M. Xie, Y. Y. Liang, G. S. Hong, H. J. Dai MoS2 Nanoparticles Grown on Graphene: An Advanced Catalyst for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 7296-7299 (2011).
6. Y. G. Li, P. Hasin, Y. Y. Wu NixCo3-xO4 Nanowire Arrays for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution, Adv. Mater. 22, 1926-1929 (2010).
7. Y. G. Li, Y. Y. Wu Critical Role of Screw Dislocation in the Growth of Co(OH)2 Nanowires as Intermediates for Co3O4 Nanowire Growth, Chem. Mater. 22, 5537- 5542 (2010).
8. Y. G. Li, Y. Y. Wu Stress-Induced Splitting Mechanism of Na0.44MnO2 Nanowires from Birnessite Nanosheets, Nano Res. 2, 54-60 (2009).
9. Y. G. Li, Y. Y. Wu Coassembly of Graphene Oxide and Nanowires for Large-Area Nanowire Alignment, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 5851-5857 (2009).
10. Y. G. Li, B. Tan, Y. Y. Wu Mesoporous Co3O4 Nanowire Arrays for Lithium Ion Batteries with High Capacity and Rate Capability, Nano Lett. 8, 265–270 (2008).
11. Y. G. Li, B. Tan, Y. Y. Wu Ammonia-Evaporation-Induced Synthetic Method for Metal (Cu, Zn, Cd, Ni) Hydroxide/Oxide Nanostructures, Chem. Mater. 20, 567–576 (2008).
12. Y. G. Li, B. Tan, Y. Y. Wu Freestanding Mesoporous Quasi-Single- Crystalline Co3O4 Nanowire Arrays, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 14258–14259 (2006).
Edited by Juan Yang