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124 peer-reviewed journal papers and 2 book chapters with 18,000+ total citations, 5100+ citations since 2018. Highest single paper citation = 1,400, 49 papers > 100 citations/paper, h-index: 69.     Link to Google Scholar.




Manish Mosalpuri, Wenzhen Li, Mark Mba-Wright*, Techno-economic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Hydroxylamine Eco-manufacturing via Wastewater Electrochemical Reduction, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2023, 11, 13636-13645. full article.


Hengzhou Liu, Jiaqi Yu, Yifu Chen, Jungkuk Lee, Wenyu Huang, Wenzhen Li*, Cu-based Bimetallic Catalysts for Electrocatalytic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Furfural with Practical Rates, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15, 37477-37485. doi/10.1021/acsami.3c06783. Supporting Information



Min Wang, Huimin Chen, Jinxiu Wang, Yongxiao Tuo, Wenzhen Li, Shanshan Zhou, Linghui Kong, Guangbo Liu, Luhua Jiang, Guoxiong Wang, Tuning C1/C2 Selectivity of CO2 Electrochemical Reduction over in-Situ Evolved CuO/SnO2 Heterostructure,  Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2023, doi/10.1002/anie.202306456.


Basil Rawah, Mohammad Albloushi, Wenzhen Li*, Electro-Synthesis of Pure Aqueous H2O2 on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon in a Solid Electrolyte Flow Cell without Using Anion Exchange Membrane, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 466, 143282.



Yifu Chen, Pouya Ammari-Azar, Hengzhou Liu, Jungkuk Lee, Yu Xi, Michael Castellano, Shuang Gu*, Wenzhen Li*, Sustainable Waste-Nitrogen Upcycling Enabled by Low-Concentration Electrodialysis and High-Performance Ammonia Electrosynthesis, EES Catalysis, 2023, 1, 504-515. DOI: 10.1039/D3EY00058C. Supporting Information. TEA worksheet 1 TEA worksheet 2



Ting-Han Lee, Michael Forrester, Tung-ping Wang, Liyang Shen, Hengzhou Liu, Dhananjay Dileep, Baker Kuehl, Wenzhen Li, George Kraus, Eric Cochran*, Dihydroxyterephthalate — a Trojan Horse PET Counit for Facile Chemical Recycling, Advanced Materials, cover article, 2023, 221054.



Tianlei Li, Hengzhou Liu, Jiaqi Yu, Yifu Chen, Wenyu Huang, Wenzhen Li*, MOF-derived Co3O4/Nitrogen-doped carbon for efficient Chlorine-mediated Ethylene Oxidation, Green Chemistry, 2023, 25, 1982-1990. DOI: 10.1039/D2GC04508G



Lianbin Xia, Fang Wang*, Kunming Pan*, Biying Zhang, Wenzhen Li, Xiao Ma, Tianxiang Yang, Yanjie Xu, Yongpeng Ren, Hua Yi, Shizhong Wei,  Dual CoxSy-Modified Tungsten Disulfide Double-Heterojunction Electrocatalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution in All-pH Media, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 9, 11765–11776. 


Huimin Chen, Min Wang, Kaicai Fan, Linghui Kong, Honghao Lv, Wenzhen Li, Guangbo Liu, Luhua Jiang*, One Stone Three Birds: An Aqueous Mg–CO2 Battery for Generation of Electricity, Syngas, and High-Value Phosphate, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2023, 11, 3123-3132.


Jing Liu, Jie Wang, Yumeng Fo, Boyang Zhang, Costas Molochas, Jie Gao, Wenzhen Li, Xuejing Cui, Xin Zhou, Luhua Jiang*, Pangiotis Tsiakaras*, Unique Ni-Ru Nano-Twins as Highly Active and Robust Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Oxidation and Evolution Reactions, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 454, 139959.



Hengzhou Liu, Yifu Chen, Jungkuk Lee, Shuang Gu, Wenzhen Li*, Ammonia-Mediated CO2 Capture and Electroreduction to Formate, ACS Energy Letters, 2022, 7, 4483–4489.  10.1021/acsenergylett.2c02247

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Hengzhou Liu, Deep Patel, Yifu Chen, Jungkuk Lee, Ting-Han Lee, Sarah D Cady, Eric Cochran, Luke Roling*, Wenzhen Li*, Unraveling Furfural Electro-Reductive Mechanisms via Tailoring Interfacial Environments, ACS Catalysis, 2022, 12, 14072-14085.   10.1021/acscatal.2c03163Supporting Information



Jungkuk Lee, Hengzhou Liu, Wenzhen Li*, Tailoring Microenvironment in Bilayer Electrode with Copper and Silver Nanocatalysts for Bicarbonate Electroreduction to Multicarbon Products, ChemSusChem, Cover article, 2022, 10.1002/cssc.202201329Supporting Information

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Yifu Chen, Shuang Gu, Wenzhen Li*, Solid-Electrolyte Interphases Enable Efficient Li-Mediated Ammonia Electrosynthesis, Preview articleJoule, 2022, 6, 1973-1976.  

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Fan Yang, A Lusi, Harish Radhakrishnan, Hengzhou Liu, Wenzhen Li, Hantang Qin, Shan Jiang, Xianglan Bai, Shan Hu*, Hierarchical Nickel-Iron Phosphide Nanosheets for Efficient Conversion of Lignin to Electricity by a Direct Lignin Fuel Cell, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2022, 6, 4866-4872. DOI: 10.1039/D2SE00930G.


Hengzhou Liu#, Naveen Agrawal#, Arna Ganguly#, Yifu Chen, Jungkuk Lee, Jiaqi Yu, Wenyu Huang, Mark Mba-Wright*, Michael Janik*, Wenzhen Li*, Ultra-Low Voltage Bipolar Hydrogen Production from Biomass-Derived Aldehydes and Water in Membrane-Less Electrolyzers, Energy & Environmental Science, 2022, 15, 4175-4189. DOI: 10.1039/D2EE01427K.  Supporting Information.       



Ting-Han Lee, Hengzhou Liu, Michael Forrester, Liyang Shen, Tung-ping Wang, Huangchao Yu, Jia-Hao He, Wenzhen Li, George Kraus, Eric Cochran*, Next-Generation High-Performance Biobased Naphthalate Modified PET for Sustainable Food Packaging Applications, Macromolecules, 2022, 55, 7785–7797. Full article



Guangbo Liu, Honghao Lv, Qinghao Quan, Xiaolei Li, Huasen Lu, Wenzhen Li, Xuejing Cui, Luhua Jiang*, Self-powered Electrolysis Systems for Sustainable Acquisition of Hydrogen from Natural Seawater via a Ni/V2O3 Schottky Electrode, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 450, 138079.


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, 05451.


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, 10, 5453-5462. 

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

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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.  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



Fengshou Xiao, Wenzhen Li, Preface to Special Issue of Chinese Journal of Catalysis in Memory of Professor Qin Xin, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, Editorial, 2021, 42, 2089-2090.


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.



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.  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.   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.  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.  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.





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. Full articleDOI: 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/



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


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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.



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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.  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. 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.  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.  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


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.  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,  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.   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.  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. 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. 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. 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. 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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