Principal Investigator

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Dr. Wenzhen Li

Herbert L. Stiles Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Department

Associate Scientist, DOE Ames Lab

2140 Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL)

Iowa State University

Tel: 515-294-4582, Email: wzli@iastate.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D  Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics,   

                                             Chinese Academy of Science,          2004

                  Dissertation advisors: Prof. Qin Xin & Prof. Gongqun Sun

 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology,  1998

                                                                   Thesis adsivor: Prof. Can Li

Postdoctoral Researchers

Graduate Students

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Yifu Chen, Ph.D. candidate, 2017-present

Education:
B.S. Chemistry, Peking University, China, 2017

 

Research: Electrochemical ammonia synthesis, Innovative HER and OER catalysis

Email: yfchen@iastate.edu

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Basil Rawah, Ph.D. candidate, 2017-present

Education:
M.S. Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2017
B.S. Chemical Engineering, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, 2010

 

Research: Electrochemical production of H2O2 and activation of hydrocarbons, Environmental electrocatalysis

Email: bsr23@iastate.edu

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Ting-Han Lee, Ph.D. candidate, 2017-present

Education:
B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 2016

Research: Electrochemical synthesis of chemicals; paired electrolyzers (co-advised by Dr. Eric Cochran)

Email: thlee@iastate.edu

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Hengzhou Liu, Ph.D. student, 2018-present

Education:
M.S. Nano-Engineering, UCSD, 2018
B.S. Chemistry, Chongqing University, 2016

 

Research: Electrochemical reduction of nitrate, Paired electrolyzers

Email: hel094@iastate.edu

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Mohammod Albloushi, M.S. student, 2020-present

Education:
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University,  2020

 

Research: Electrosynthesis of H2O2 in flow cells

Email: mbhador@iastate.edu

Open Positions: Two GTA positions in the areas of CO2 reduction and selective oxidation (starting from fall 2021), and welcome self-motivated students to apply.

Undergraduate Students (recent 2 years)

Dexter Clark  since spring 2017,   Co-advised with Prof. Robert Brown  Electrochemical thermal cell

James Trettin Spring, Fall 2019, Griswold research internship  Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

James Lanasa  Spring 2020, ChE 490 research  Electrochemical Reduction of CO2

Grayson Tran  Fall 2020, Griswold research internship  Electrochemical Reduction of CO2

Group Photos

2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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Alumni

PhD

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Dr. David Chadderdon  2018 spring. PhD dissertation: Electrocatalysis for selective Oxidation of Biomass-derived Compounds

Current position: Research Scientist in NeoGraf Solutions, Cleveland, OH

 

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Dr. Xiaotong Han Chadderdon 2018 spring, PhD: dissertation: Electrochemical Conversion of Biomass-derived Furanics for Production of Renewable Chemicals and Fuels

Current position: Research Engineer in Energizer, Cleveland, OH

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Dr. Yang Qiu  2018 spring, PhD dissertation: Rational Design of Advanced Electrocatalysis for Oxygen and Hydrogen Reactions in Fuel Cells and Water Electrolyzers

Current position: Postdoc, Pacific Northwestern National Lab, DOE

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Dr.  Neeva Benipal 2017 spring PhD dissertation: Electrocatalytic Conversion of Birenewable Feedstocks for Electricity and Chemicals Cogeneration in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Current position: Research Engineer, California EPA, Sacramento, CA

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Dr. Ji Qi 2016 spring PhD dissertation: Electrocatalysts Design for Selective Oxidation of Organic Molecules in High-Performance Fuel Cell

Current position: Assistant Professor at Dalian University of Technology, China

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Dr. Le Xin 2014 spring PhD dissertation: Electrocatalytic Processing of Renewable Biomass-Derived Compounds for Production of Chemicals, Fuels and Electricity

Current position: Research Scientist, Sigma-Millipore, Milwaukee, WI

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Dr. Zhiyong Zhang 2012 fall PhD dissertation: Advanced Nanostructured Electro-Catalysts for Electricity Generation and Biorenewable Alcohol Conversion

Current position: Research Associate, University of  Virginia,  Charlottesville, VA

MS

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Joseph Watkins, M.S. 2019 fall

Research: Electrochemical oxidation of N-containing compounds for fuel cells

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Mohsen Torabi-Dizaji, M.S, 2019 spring

Research: Redox Flow Battery for Energy Storage

Current position: GRA in Civil Engineering, ISU

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Mr. Sean Gassen, M.S. 2018 fall

 

Research: Direct Carbohydrazide Fuel Cell

 

Current position: Regulatory Consultant, EcoEngineers, Des Moines, IA 

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Mr. Zhichao Wang  M.S. 2012 fall

 

Thesis: Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Applications of Nanostructured Non-Precious Metal Catalysts

 

PhD: Adrienne Minerick group, Michigan Tech

Current position: US Army

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Mr. Olumide Wijobi  M.S. 2010 fall 

 

Research:  Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) supported Pt and Pd Alloy Nanoparticles for Formic Acid Oxidation Reaction (FAOR)

 

PhD: David Shonnard group, Michigan Tech

Current position: Postodoc Researcher, Argonne National Lab, DOE

Postdoc Researchers

Dr. Yang Qiu  2018 Jun - 2019 Feb. Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia, Electrochemical Reduction of Nitrate, Alkaline Electrolyte Hydrogen Oxidation

Current position: Postdoc Researcher at DOE PNNL

Dr. Le Xin  2017 May - 2018 April,  Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia 

Current position: Staff Scientist at Sigma-Millipore

Dr. Peiqiang Li  2016 Sept- 2017 Mar., Electrochemical CO2 reduction

Current position: Associate Professor at Shangdong Agricultural University, China

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Dr. Kwiyong Kim,  2018 Aug - 2019 Mar, Electrosynthesis of ammonia 

Current position: Postdoc researcher at Chemical and Biological Engineering,  UIUC.

 

Undergraduates

Totally more than 40 undergraduate students had been trained in Dr. Li Lab at Iowa State and Michigan Tech since 2008.

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