109 peer-reviewed journal papers and 2 book chapters with 15,000+ total citations, 5400+ citations since 2015, 4100+ citations for papers published after 2008. Highest single paper citation = 1,366, 46 papers > 100 citations/paper, h-index: 61.    Link to Google Scholar.




Joel Kirner, Yifu Chen, Hengzhou Liu, Junhua Song, Jinyun Liao, Wenzhen Li, Feng Zhao*, Exploring Electrochemical Flow-Cell Designs and Parameters for CO₂ Reduction to Formate Under Industrially Relevant Conditions, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/ac6bc1, accepted.


Yingshuang Xu, Honghao Lv, Huasen Lu, Qinghao Quan, Wenzhen Li, Xuejing Cui, Guangbo Liu*, Luhua Jiang*, Mg/seawater batteries driven self-powered direct seawater electrolysis systems for hydrogen production, Nano Energy, 2022, 98, 107295. DOI:10.1016/j.nanoen.2022.107295 Full article


Basil Rawah, Mohammad Albloushi, Wenzhen Li*, Highly Efficient Electrochemical Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Enabled by Amino Acid Glycine-Derived Metal-Free Nitrogen-Doped Ordered Mesoporous Carbon, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c08285  Supporting Information 









Jungkuk Lee, Hengzhou Liu, Yifu Chen, Wenzhen Li*, Bismuth Nanosheets Derived by In-Situ Morphology Transformation of Bismuth Oxides for Selective Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Formate, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14, 14210-14217. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c25217  Supporting Information


Ting-Han Lee, Huangchao Yu, Michael Forrester, Tung-ping Wang, Liyang Shan, Hengzhou Liu, Jingzhe Li, Wenzhen Li, George Kraus, Eric Cochran*, Next-Generation High-performance Bio-Based Naphthalate Polymers Derived from Malic Acid for Sustainable Food Packaging, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2022, 10, 2624-2633.  https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c06726  Full Article  Supporting Information


Usman Shahid#, Yifu Chen#, Shuang Gu*, Wenzhen Li*, Minhua Shao*, Electrochemical nitrogen reduction: An intriguing but challenging quest, Trends in Chemistry, 2022, 4, 142-156. 


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Ji Qi, Ziying An, Chuang Li, Xiao Chen, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang*, Electrocatalytic selective oxidation of ethylene glycol: a concise review of catalyst development and reaction mechanism with comparison to thermocatalytic oxidation process, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2022, 32, 100929 Full articleDOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2021.100929.



​Jiaqi Yu, Anna F. Kolln, Dapeng Jing, Jinsu Oh, Hengzhou Liu, Zhiyuan Qi, Lin Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Wenyu Huang*, Precisely controlled synthesis of hybrid intermetallic-metal nanoparticles for nitrate electroreduction, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 52073–52081.  DOI:acsami.1c09301 Full Article Supporting Information


Hengzhou Liu, Jaeryul Park, Yifu Chen, Yang Qiu, Yan Cheng, Kartik Srivastava, Shuang Gu, Brent H. Shanks, Luke T. Roling*, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic nitrate reduction on oxide-derived silver with tunable selectivity to nitrite and ammonia, ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 8431-8442. DOI: acscatal.1c01525  Supporting Information 



Hengzhou Liu, Wenzhen Li*, Recent advances in paired electrolysis of biomass-derived compounds towards co-generation of value-added chemicals and fuels, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2021, 30, 100795.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coelec.2021.100795



Hengzhou Liu#, Ting-Han Lee#, Yifu Chen, Eric Cochran*, Wenzhen Li*, Paired and tandem electrochemical conversion of 5(hydroxymethyl)furfural using membrane-electrode-assembly-based electrocatalytic systems, ChemElectroChem, 2021, 8, 2817-2824. DOI: 10.1002/celc.202100662  Supporting Information



Jie Wang, Xue Dong, Jing Liu, Wenzhen Li, Luke T Roling, Jianping Xiao*, Luhua Jiang*, Ultrafine nickel nanoparticles encapsulated in N-doped carbon promoting hydrogen oxidation reaction in alkaline media, ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 7421-7428. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.1c01284  Full Article

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Hengzhou Liu#, Ting-Han Lee#, Yifu Chen, Eric Cochran*, Wenzhen Li*, Paired electrolysis of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural in flow cells with high-performance oxide-derived silver cathode, Green Chemistry, 2021, 23, 5056-5063.  Issue 14 front cover article,   DOI: 10.1039/D1GC00988E  Supporting Information

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Yang Qiu, Xiaohong Xie, Wenzhen Li*, Yuyan Shao*, Electrocatalysts development for hydrogen oxidation reaction in alkaline medial from mechanism understanding to materials design, Chinese Journal of Catalysis ( 催化学报), 2021, 42, 2094-2104.  DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(21)64088-3

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Basil Rawah, Wenzhen Li*, Electrosynthesis of H2O2 over cobalt embedded -N-doped carbon black catalyst (Co-N-C), Chinese Journal of Catalysis ( 催化学报), 2021, 42, 2296-2305. DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(21)63804-4




Yifu Chen, Hengzhou Liu, , Nguon Ha, Shuang Gu*, Stuart Licht*, Wenzhen Li*, Revealing nitrogen-containing species in commercial catalysts used in ammonia electrosynthesis, Nature Catalysis, 2020, 3, 1055-1061. doi.org/10.1038/s41929-020-00527-4   Supporting Information

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Mohsen Torabi, Wenzhen Li*, Higher voltage in redox flow batteries with hybrid acid and base electrolytes, Engineered Science, 2020, 11, 54-65.



James Gerken, Colin Anson, Yulia Preger, Peter Symons, David Geners, Yang Qiu, Wenzhen Li, Thatcher Root, Shannon Stahl*, Comparison of quinone-based catholytes for aqueous redox flow batteries and demonstration of long-term stability with tetrasubstituted quinones, Advanced Energy Materials, 2020, 10, 2000340 (1-7). DOI: aenm. 202000340

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Xiaotong Chadderdon, David Chadderdon, Toni Pfennig, Brent Shanks, Wenzhen Li*, Paired electrocatalytic hydrogenation and oxidation of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural for efficient production of biomass-derived monomers, Green Chemistry, 2019, 21, 6210-6219. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02264C  Supporting Information



Kwiyong Kim#, Yifu Chen#, Jong-In Han, Hyung Chul Yoon, Wenzhen Li*, Lithium-mediated ammonia synthesis from water and nitrogen: A membrane-free approach enabled by immiscible aqueous/organic hybrid electrolyte system, Green Chemistry2019, 21, 3839–3845. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01338E  Supporting Information

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David J. Chadderdon, Li-Pin Wu, Zachary A. McGraw, Matthew G. Panthani*, Wenzhen Li*, Heterostructured bismuth vanadate/cobalt phosphate photoelectrodes promote TEMPO-mediated oxidation of 5 hydroxymethyl-furfural,  ChemElectroChem, 2019, 6, 3387– 3392. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201900482  Supporting Information




Yang Qiu#, Le Xin#, Yawei Li#, Ian T McCrum, Fangmin Guo, Tao Ma, Yang Ren, Qi Liu, Lin Zhou, Shuang Gu, Michael J Janik, Wenzhen Li*,  BCC-phased PdCu alloy as a highly active electrocatalyst for hydrogen oxidation in alkaline electrolytes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140 (48), 16580-16588DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08356

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Dang Qi, Mark Mba Wright*, Wenzhen Li, Technoeconomic analysis of a hybrid biomass thermochemical and electrochemical conversion systems, Energy Technology, 2018, 6, 178-187. DOI: 0.1002/ente.201700395. Full article




Xiaotong H. Chadderdon#, David J. Chadderdon#, John E. Matthiesen, Yang Qiu, Jack M Carraher, Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, Wenzhen Li*, Mechanisms of furfural reduction on metal electrodes: Distinguishing pathways for selective hydrogenation of bioderived oxygenates, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 14120–14128. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06331  Supporting Information



Neeva Benipal, Ji Qi, Ryan F. McSweeney, Changhai Liang, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic oxidation of meso-erythritol in anion-exchange membrane alkaline fuel cell on PdAg/CNT catalyst, Journal of Power Sources, 2017, 375, 345–350. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.06.082

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Fang Wang, Jinshuo Qiao*, Haitao Wu, Ji Qi, Wenzhen Li, Zhu Mao, Zhenhua Wang, Wang Sun, David Rooney, Kening Sun*, Bioethanol as a new sustainable fuel for anion exchange membrane fuel cells with carbon nanotube supported surface dealloyed PtCo nanocomposite anodes, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 317, 623-631. doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.02.111  Full article


Neeva Benipal, Ji Qi, Qi Liu, Wenzhen Li*, Carbon nanotube supported PdAg nanoparticles for electrocatalytic oxidation of glycerol in anion exchange membrane fuel cells, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017, 210, 121–130. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.02.082



Neeva Benipal, Ji Qi, Jacob C. Gentile, Wenzhen Li*, Direct glycerol fuel cell with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thin film separator, Renewable Energy,  2017, 105, 647–655. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.12.028

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Xin Di, Chuang Li, Bingsen Zhang, Ji Qi, Wenzhen Li, Dangsheng Su, Changhai Liang*, The role of Re and Ru in Re-Ru/C bimetallic catalysts for aqueous hydrogenation of succinic acid, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56 (16), 4672–4683.  doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b04875  Full article


Fan Yang, Le Xin, Aytekin Uzunoglu, Yang Qiu, Lia A Stanciu, Jan Ilavsky, Wenzhen Li, Jian Xie*, Investigation of the interaction between Nafion ionomer and surface functionalized carbon black using both ultra-small angle X-ray scattering and cryo-TEM, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017,.9, 6530-6538. doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b12949





Le Xin, Fan Yang, Yang Qiu, Aytekin Uzunoglu, Tommy Rockward, Rodney L Borup, Lia A Stanciu, Wenzhen Li, Jian Xie*, Polybenzimidazole (PBI) functionalized nanographene as highly stable catalyst support for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2016, 163, 1228–1236. DOI: 10.1149/2.0921610jes  Full article


Yang Qiu, Le Xin, Fan Jia, Jian Xie, Wenzhen Li*, Three-dimensional phosphorus-doped graphitic-C3N4 self-assembly with NH2-functionalized carbon composite materials for enhanced oxygen reduction reaction, Langmuir, 2016, 32, 12569–12578. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02498  Supporting Information

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Chuang Li, Mingming Zhang, Xin Di, Dongdong Yin, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang*, One-step synthesis of Pt@ZIF-8 catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of 1,4-butynediol to 1,4-butenediol, Chinese Journal of Catalysis ( 催化学报), 37 (2016) 1555–1561.  DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(16)62497-X 


Neeva Benipal , Ji Qi , Patrick A. Johnston , Jacob C. Gentile, Robert C. Brown , Wenzhen Li*, Direct Fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil Fuel Cell, Fuel, 2016, 185, 85–93. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2016.07.09



Ji Qi, Neeva Benipal, Changhai Liang, Wenzhen Li*, PdAg/CNT catalyzed alcohol oxidation reaction for high-performance anion exchange membrane direct alcohol fuel cell (alcohol = methanol, ethanol, ethylene glycol and glycerol), Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2016,199, 494–503. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.06.055



Le Xin, Fan Yang, Somaye Rasouli, Yang Qiu, Zhe-Fei Li, Aytekin Uzunoglu, Cheng-Jun Sun, Yuzi Liu, Paulo Ferreira, Wenzhen Li, Yang Ren, Lia A Stanciu, Jian Xie*, Understanding Pt nanoparticle anchoring on graphene supports through surface functionalization, ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 2642-2653. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b02722


Yang Qiu, Jiajie Huo, Fan Jia, Brent. H. Shanks, Wenzhen Li*, N- and S- doped mesoporous carbon as metal-free cathode catalysts for direct biorenewable alcohol fuel cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry, A, 2016, 4, 83-95. DOI: 10.1039/C5TA060  Supporting Information

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David J. Chadderdon, Le Xin, Ji Qi, Brian Brady, Julie A. Miller, Kai Sun, Michael J. Janik*, Wenzhen Li*, Selective oxidation of 1,2-propanediol in alkaline anion-exchange membrane electrocatalytic flow reactors: Experimental and DFT investigations, ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 6926-6936. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01085  Supporting Information



Ji Qi, Neeva Benipal, David J. Chadderdon, Jiajie Huo, Yibo Jiang, Yang Qiu, Xiaotong Han, Yun Hang Hu, Brent H. Shanks, Wenzhen Li*, Carbon nanotubes as catalysts for direct carbohydrazide fuel cells, Carbon, 2015, 89, 142–147. DOI: 10.1016/j.car



Xin Di, Zhengfeng Shao, Chuang Li, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang*, Hydrogenation of succinic acid over supported rhenium catalysts prepared by the microwave-assisted thermolytic method, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2015, 5, 2441-2448. DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00004A


Ji Qi, Neeva Benipal, Hui Wang, David J. Chadderdon, Yibo Jiang, Wei Wei, Yun Hang Hu, Wenzhen Li*, Metal-catalyst-free carbohydrazide fuel cells with three-dimensional graphene anodes, back cover articleChemSusChem, 2015, 8(7), 1147–1150. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.20140

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Olga Baturina*, Qin Lu, Monica Padilla, Le Xin, Wenzhen Li, Alexey Serov, Plamen Atanassov, Feng Xu, Albert Epshteyn, Todd Brintlinger, Mike Schuette, Greg Collins, Kateryna Artyushkova, CO2 electroreduction to hydrocarbons on carbon-supported Cu nanoparticles, ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4 (10), 3682–3695. DOI:10.1021/cs500537y


Xiaotong Han, David J. Chadderdon, Ji Qi, Le Xin, Wen Zhou*, Wenzhen Li*, Numerical analysis of anion exchange membrane direct glycerol fuel cells under steady state and dynamic operations, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 19767-19779. DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.08.144


68   (book chapter)

Wenzhen Li*, Anode catalysts for low temperature direct alcohol fuel cells, in Key Materials for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells, Editors: Bradley Ladewig, Yushan Yan, San Ping Jiang, John Wiley & Sons, 2014, Chapter 4:69-110. Full Article


Yang Qiu, Le Xin, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic oxygen evolution over supported amorphous Ni-Fe nanoparticles in alkaline electrolyte, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 7893-7901. DOI: 0.1021/la501246e



David J. Chadderdon, Le Xin, Ji Qi, Yang Qiu, Phani Krishna, Karren L. More, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid on supported Au and Pd bimetallic nanoparticles, Green Chemistry, 2014, 2014,16, 3778-3786. DOI:10.1039/C4GC00401A

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Jin Guo, Xiao Chen, Yanjiao Yi, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang*, Layer-controlled synthesis of graphene-like MoS2 from single source organometallic precursor for Li-ion batteries, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 16716-16720. DOI:10.1039/C4RA01318B Supporting Information


Shaohua Jin, Zihui Xiao, Chuang Li, Xiao Chen, Lei Wang, Jiacheng Xing, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang *, Catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of anisole as lignin model compound over supported nickel catalysts, Catalysis Today, 2014, 234, 125-132. doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2014.02.014



Ji Qiƚ, Le Xinƚ, David J. Chadderdon, Yang Qiu, Yibo Jiang, Neeva Benipal, Changhai Liang, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic selective oxidation of glycerol to tartronate on Au/C anode catalysts in anion exchange membrane fuel cells with electricity cogeneration, Applied Catalysis B, Environmental, 2014, 154–155, 360-368. DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.02.040



Lei Wang, Chuang Li, Shaohua Jin, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang*, Hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran over SBA-15 supported Pt, Pd, and Ru catalysts, Catalysis Letters, 2014, 144, 809-816.

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Yang Qiuƚ, Le Xinƚ, David Chadderdon, Ji Qi, Changhai Liang, Weznhen Li*, Integrated electrocatalytic processing of levulinic acid and formic acid to produce biofuel intermediate valeric acid, Green Chemistry, 2014, 16, 1305-1315. DOI:10.1039/C3GC42254B Supporting Information



Zhiyong Zhang, Le Xin, Ji Qi, David J. Chadderdon, Kai Sun, Kayla M. Warsko, Wenzhen Li*, Selective electro-oxidation of glycerol to tartronate or mesoxalate on Au nanoparticle catalyst via electrode potential tuning in anion-exchange membrane electrocatalytic flow reactor, Applied Catalysis B, Environmental, 2014, 147, 871-878. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.10.018



Zhichao Wang, Le Xin , Xusheng Zhao, Yang Qiu , Zhiyong Zhang , Olga A. Baturina , Wenzhen Li *, Carbon supported Ag nanoparticles with different particle size as cathode catalysts for anion exchange membrane direct glycerol fuel cells, Renewable Energy, 2014, 62, 556-562. DOI: S0960148113004060.




Le Xin, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhichao Wang, Ji Qi, Wenzhen Li* , Carbon Supported Ag Nanoparticles as High Performance Cathode Catalyst for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell , Frontiers in Green and Environmental Chemistry, 2013, 1:16. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2013.00016  Full article


Ji Qi, Le Xin, Zhiyong Zhang, Kai Sun, Haiying He, Fang Wang, David Chadderdon, Yang Qiu, Changhai Liang, Wenzhen Li*, Surface dealloyed PtCo nanoparticles supported on carbon nanotubes: facile synthesis and promising applications for anion exchange membrane direct crude glycerol fuel cell, Green Chemistry, 2013, 15, 1133-1137. DOI:10.1039/C3GC36955B, Supplementary information



Zhiyong Zhang, Le Xin, Ji Qi, David Chadderdon, Wenzhen Li*, Supported Pt, Pd and Au nanoparticle anode catalysts for high performance anion exchange membranes with glycerol and crude glycerol fuels, Applied Catalysis B, Environmental, 2013, 136-137, 29-39. DOI:S0926337313000659



Le Xin, Zhiyong Zhang, Ji Qi, David Chadderdon, Yang Qiu, Kayla Warsco, Wenzhen Li*, Electricity storage in biofuels: Electrocatalytic conversion of levulinic acid to valeric acid and γ-valerolacetone, ChemSusChem, 2013, 6, 674-686. DOI:10.1002/cssc.201200765





Zihui Xiao, Shaohua Jin, Xinkui Wang, Wenzhen Li, Junhu Wang, Changhai Liang*, Preparation, structure and catalytic properties of magnetically separable Cu-Fe catalysts for glycerol hydrogenolysis, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 16598-16605. DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32869K


Zhiyong Zhang, Le Xin, Ji Qi, Zhichao Wang, Wenzhen Li*, Selective electro-conversion of glycerol to glycolate on carbon nanotube supported gold catalyst, Green Chemistry, 2012,14, 2150-2152.  DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35505A



Le Xin, Zhiyong, Zhang, Ji Qi, David Chadderdon, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic oxidation of ethylene glycol (EG) on supported Pt and Au catalysts in alkaline media: Reaction pathway investigation in three-electrode cell and fuel cell reactors, Applied Catalysis B Environmental, 2012,125, 85–94. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.05.024



Le Xin, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhichao Wang, Wenzhen Li*, Simultaneous generation of mesoxalic acid and electricity from glycerol on Au anode catalyst in anion exchange membrane fuel cells, ChemCatChem, 2012, 4, 1105-1114 . DOI:10.1002/cctc.201200017  Correction and Addition



Zhiyong Zhang, Le Xin, Wenzhen Li*, Supported gold nanoparticles as anode catalyst for anion exchange membrane – direct glycerol fuel cell (AEM-DGFC), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37, 9393-9401. DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.03.019  Full article  


Zhiyong Zhang, Le Xin, Wenzhen Li*, Electrocatalytic oxidation of glycerol on Pt/C in anion exchange membrane fuel cell: Cogeneration of electricity and valuable chemicals, Applied Catalysis B Environmental, 2012, 119, 40-48. DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.02.009





Zhiyong Zhang, Le Xin, Kai Sun, Wenzhen Li*, Pd-Ni electrocatalysts for efficient ethanol oxidation reaction in alkaline electrolyte, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36, 12686-12697. DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.06.141

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Zhiyong Zhang, Karren L. More, Kai Sun, Zili Wu, Wenzhen Li*, Preparation and characterization of PdFe nanoleaves as electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction, Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23, 1570-1577. DOI: 10.1021/cm1034134



Zhiyong Zhang, Meijun Li, Zili Wu, Wenzhen Li*, Ultra-thin PtFe-nanowires as durable electrocatalysts for fuel cells, Nanotechnology, 2011, 22, 015602. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/1/015602 Full Article


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Wenzhen Li*, Chapter 5. Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to small organic molecule fuels on metal catalysts, 55-76, in ACS Book: Advances in CO2 Conversion and Utilization, Editor: Yun Hang Hu, 2010. Full Article


Olumide Winjobi, Zhiyong Zhang, Changhai Liang, Wenzhen Li*, Carbon nanotube supported platinum–palladium nanoparticles for formic acid oxidation, Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 55, 4217-4221. doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2010.02.062 Full Article


Changhai Liang*, Ling Ding, Chuang Li, Min Pang, Dangsheng Su, Wenzhen Li, Nanostructured WCx/CNTs as highly efficient support of electrocatalysts with low Pt loading for oxygen reduction reaction, Energy & Environmental Science, 2010, 3, 1121 - 1127. DOI: 10.1039/C001423K



Min Pang, Chuang Li, Ling Ding, Jian Zhang, Dangsheng Su, Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang*, Microwave-assisted preparation of Mo2C/CNTs nanocomposites as efficient electrocatalyst supports for oxygen reduction reaction, Industrial Engineering Chemical Research, 2010, 49, 4169-4174. DOI: 10.1021/ie901741c  Full Article


Wenzhen Li*, Qin Xin, Yushan Yan, Nanostructured Pt–Fe/C cathode catalysts for direct methanol fuel cell: The effect of catalyst composition, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35, 2530-2538. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.01.013 Full Article



Wenzhen Li*, Mahesh Waje, Zhongwei Chen, Paul Larsen, Yushan Yan*, Platinum nanopaticles supported on stacked-cup carbon nanofibers as electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Carbon, 2010, 48, 995-1003. doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2009.11.017 Full Article


Wenzhen Li*, Lianbin Xu, Zhongwei Chen, Yushan Yan* A solution-phase synthesis method to highly active Pt-Co/C electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, 2010, 195, 2534-2540. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.11.035 Full Article


Wenzhen Li*, Pradeep Haldar, Highly active carbon supported core-shell PtNi@Pt nanoparticles for oxygen reduction reaction, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 2010, 13, B47-49. DOI: 10.1149/1.3313347 Full Article


Wenzhen Li*, Pradeep Haldar, Supportless PdFe nanorods as highly active electrocatalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Electrochemical Communications, 2009, 11, 1195-1198. doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2009.03.046 Full Article

Mentored Papers:


Bharat Avasarala, Thomas Murray, Wenzhen Li, Pradeep Haldar*, Titanium nitride nanoparticles based electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009, 19, 1803-1805. doi.org/10.1039/B819006B  Full Article


Seth L Knupp, Wenzhen Li, Odysseas Pascos, Thomas Murray, Jeremy Snyder, Pradeep Haldar*, The effect of experimental parameters on the synthesis of CNT and CNF supported Pt by polyol processing techniques, Carbon, 2008, 46, 1276-1284. doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2008.05.007. Full Article


Zhongwei Chen, Mahesh Waje, Wenzhen Li, Yushan Yan*, Supportless Pt and PtPd nanotubes as electrocatalysts for oxygen-reduction reactions, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2007, 46, 4060-4063.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.200700894  Supporting Information



Jason Tang, Kurt Jenson, Mahesh Waje, Wenzhen Li, Paul Larsen, Kevin Pauley, Zhongwei Chen; Palanisamy Ramesh, Mikhail E.Itkis, Yushan Yan*, Robert C. Haddon*, High performance hydrogen fuel cells with ultralow Pt loading carbon nanotube thin film catalysts, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2007, 111, 17901-17904. doi.org/10.1021/jp071469k  Full article


Jason Tang, Kurt Jenson, Wenzhen Li, Mahesh Waje, Paul Larsen, Palanisamy Ramesh, Mikhail E Itkins, Yushan Yan*, Robert C Haddon*, Carbon nanotube free-standing membrane of Pt/SWNTs as catalyst layer in hydrogen fuel cells, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2007, 60, 528-532. 



Hiroyuki Nakano, Wenzhen Li, Lianbin Xu, Zhongwei Chen, Mahesh Waje, Susumu Kuwabata, Yushan Yan*, Carbon nanotube and carbon black supported Pt nanoparticles as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts for PEFCs, Electrochemistry, 2007, 75, 705-708. Full article


Zhongwei Chen, Lianbin Xu, Wenzhen Li, Mahesh Waje, Yushan Yan*, Polyaniline nanofiber supported platinum nanoelectrocatalysts for direct methanol fuel cells, Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 5254-5259. DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/17/20/035 Full article


Zhongwei Chen, Brett Holmberg, Wenzhen Li, Xin Wang, Weiqiao Deng, Ronnie Munoz, Yushan Yan*, Nafion/Zeolite nanocomposite membrane by in-situ Crystallization for a direct methanol fuel cell, Chemistry of Materials, 2006, 18, 5669-5675. doi.org/10.1021/cm060841q  Full article 


Xin Wang, Wenzhen Li, Zhongwei Chen, Mahesh Waje, Yushan Yan*, Durability investigation of carbon nanotubes as catalyst support for proton exchange membrane fuel cell electrode, Journal of Power Sources, 2006, 158, 154-159.  DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2005.09.039



Wenzhen Li, Xin Wang, Zhongwei Chen, Mahesh Waje, Yushan Yan*, Pt-Ru supported on double walled carbon nanotubes as high performance anode catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110, 15353-15358.  DOI: 10.1021/jp0623443.



Yaojun Zhang, JY Li, Wenzhen Li, Qin Xin*, Pt catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes for selective hydrogenation of citical and differential heats of CO adsorption, Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities-Chinese (高等化学学报), 2005, 26, 1345-1347.


Mahesh Waje, Xin Wang, Wenzhen Li, Yushan Yan*, Deposition of platinum nanoparticles on organic functionalized carbon nanotubes grown in situ on a carbon paper for fuel cell application, Nanotechnology, 2005, 16, S395-S396. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/16/7/013  Full article


Weijiang Zhou, Shuqin Song, Wenzhen Li, Zhenhua Zhou, Gongqun Sun, Qin Xin*, S. Douvartzides, P. Tsiakaras*, Direct ethanol fuel cells based on PtSn anodes: the effect of Sn content on the fuel cell performance, Journal of Power Sources, 2005, 140, 50-58. Full article  



Wenzhen Li, Xin Wang, Zhongwei Chen, Mahesh Waje, Yushan Yan*, Carbon nanotube film by filtration as cathode catalyst support for proton-exchange membrane fuel cell, Langmuir, 2005, 21, 9386-9389. DOI:10.1021/la051124y



Wenzhen Li, Gongquan Sun, Yushan Yan, Qin Xin*, Supported noble metal electrocatalysts in low temperature fuel cells, Progress in Chemistry (化学进展, invited review), 2005, 17, 761-772. 


Wenzhen Li, Shuqin Song, Weijiang Zhou, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, C. Poulianitis, P. Tsiakars*, Direct methanol fuel cells: The influence of methanol on the reduction of oxygen over Pt/C catalysts with different particle sizes, Ionics, 2005, 11, 112-119. DOI: 10.1007/BF02430409


Zhenxing Liang, Weimin Chen, Jianguo Liu, Suli Wang, Zhenhua Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, FT-IR study of microstructure of Nafion membrane, Journal of Membrane Science, 2004, 233, 39-44. Full articledoi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2003.12.008


Shuqin Song, Weijiang Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, S. Kontou, P Tsiakaras*, Direct methanol fuel cells: Methanol crossover and its influence on single DMFC performance, Ionics, 2004, 10, 458-462. DOI: 10.1007/BF02378008


Huanqiao Li, Qin Xin, Wenzhen Li, Zhenhua Zhou, Luhua Jiang, Shaohua Yang, Gongquan Sun*, An improved palladium-based DMFC cathode catalyst, Chemical Communications, 2004, 2776-2777. doi.org/10.1039/B409539A  Full article


Luhua Jiang, Zhenhua Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Weijiang Zhou, Shuqin Song, Huanqiao Li, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Effect of treatment in different atmosphere on Pt3Sn/C electrocatalysts for ethanol electro-oxidation, Energy & fuels, 2004, 18, 866-871.doi.org/10.1021/ef034073q  Full article


Weijiang Zhou, Bing Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Zhenhua Zhou, Shuqin Song, G.ongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, S. Douvartzides, M. Goula, P. Tsiakaras*, Performance comparison of low-temperature direct alcohol fuel cells with different anode catalysts, Journal of Power Sources, 2004, 126, 16-22. doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2003.08.009   Full article


Weijiang Zhou, Shuqin Song, Wenzhen Li, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, S. Kontou, K Poulianitis, P Tsiakaras*, Pt-Based anode catalyst for direct ethanol fuel cells, Solid State Ionics, 2004, 175, 797-803. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssi.2004.09.055  Full article


Weijiang Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Shuqin Song, Zhenhua Zhou, Luhua Jiang, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, K. Poulianitis , S. Kontou and P. Tsiakaras*, Bi- and tri-metallic Pt-based anode catalysts for direct ethanol fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 2004, 131, 217-223. Full Article



Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang, Qin Xin*, Application of novel carbon nanomaterials in low temperature fuel cell catalysts, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (催化学报, invited review), 2004, 25, 839-843. Abstract


Xinsheng Zhao, Wenzhen Li, Gongquan Sun, Weijiang Zhou, Luhua Jiang, Qin Xin*, Baolian Yi*, Mutil-wall carbon nanotubes supported PtSn nanoparticles as anode catalyst for direct ethanol fuel cells, Carbon, 2004, 42, 3263-3265. doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2004.07.031. Full article


Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang, Jieshan Qiu, Huanqiao Li, Weijiang Zhou, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Multi-walled carbon nanotubes supported Pt-Fe cathodic catalyst for direct methanol fuel cell, Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters, 2004, 82, 235-240. DOI:REAC.0000034832.46112.90


 Wenzhen Li, Weijiang Zhou, Huanqiao Li, Zhenhua Zhou, Bing Zhou, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Nano-structured Pt-Fe/C as cathode catalyst in direct methanol fuel cell, Electrochimica Acta, 2004, 49, 1045-1055. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.01.013. Full article


Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang, Weijiang Zhou, Jieshan Qiu,Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Homogeneous and controllable Pt partcles deposited on multil-wall carbon nanotubes as cathode catalyst for direct methanol fuel cells, Carbon, 2004, 42, 436-439. doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2003.10.033. Full article


Weijiang Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Zhenhua Zhou, Shuqin Song, Zhaobin Wei, Gongquan Sun, P. Tsiakaras, Qin Xin*, Preparation and characterization of anode catalysts PtRu/C for direct methanol fuel cells, Chemical Journal of Chinese University (高等化学学报), 2003, 24, 858-862. Abstract


Zhenhua Zhou, Suli Wang, Weijiang Zhou, Guoxiong Wang, Luhua Jiang, Wenzhen Li, Shuqin Song, Jianguo Liu, Gongqun Sun, Qin Xin*, Novel synthesis of highly active Pt/C cathode electrocatalyst for direct methanol fuel cell, Chemical Communications, 2003, 394-395. DOI: 10.1039/B211075J  Full article


Weijiang Zhou, Zhenhua Zhou, Shuqin Song, Wenzhen Li, Gongquan Sun, Panagiotis Tsiakaras, Qin Xin*, Pt based anode catalysts for direct ethanol fuel cells, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2003, 273-285. DOI: S0167273804007192

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Wenzhen Li, Zhenhua Zhou, Weijiang Zhou, Huanqiao Li, Xinsheng Zhao, Guoxiong Wang, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Preparation and characterization of Pt/C cathode catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells: Effect of different preparation and treatment methods, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (催化学报), 2003, 24, 465-470. Abstract


Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang, Weijiang Zhou, Jieshan Qiu, Zhenhua Zhou, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Preparation and characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotube-supported platinum for cathode catalyst of direct methanol fuel cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2003, 107, 6292-6299. DOI: 10.1021/jp022505c

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Zhaobin Wei, Suli Wang, Baolian Yi, Jianguo Liu, Likang Chen, Weijiang Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Qin Xin*, Influence of electrode structure on the performance of a direct methanol fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, 2002 106, 364-369. i.org/10.1016/S0378-7753(01)01023-0. Full article


Wenzhen Li, Changhai Liang, Jieshan Qiu, Weijiang Zhou, Hongmei Han, Zhaobin Wei, Gongquan Sun, Qin Xin*, Carbon nanotubes as support for cathode catalyst of a direct methanol fuel cell, Carbon, 2002, 40, 791-794. DOI: 10.1016/S0008-6223(02)00039-8

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Changhai Liang, Wenzhen Li, Zhaobin Wei, Qin Xin, Can Li*, Catalytic decomposition of ammonia over nitrided MoNx/r-Al2O3 and NiMoNy/r-Al2O3 catalysts, Industrial Engineering Chemical Research, 2000, 39, 3694-3697. DOI:10.1021/ie990931n


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