Yi Li

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctor

Research Interest

Dr. Yi Li’s research interests are in membrane separation processes for solvent recovery, molecular separation, water desalination and wastewater treatment. His research focuses on the development of high performance microporous membranes, functional materials (nanofiber, 2D materials, carbon) for advanced membrane separations and new methodologies for membrane fabrication. 

Selected Publications

  • Interfacially polymerized thin film composite membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration, Y. Li, Z. Guo, S. Li, B. Van der Bruggen, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 8 (3), 2001671.
  • Flexible aliphatic-aromatic polyamide thin film composite membrane for highly efficient organic solvent nanofiltration, Y. Li, J. Zhu, S. Li, Z. Guo, B. Van der Bruggen, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12 (28), 31962-31974.
  • Aramid nanofiber and modified ZIF-8 constructed porous nanocomposite membrane for organic solvent nanofiltration, Y. Li, J. Li, R. B. Soria, A. Volodine, B. Van der Bruggen, J. Membr. Sci., 603 (2020) 118002.
  • Controllable synthesis of a chemically stable molecular sieving nanofilm for highly efficient organic solvent nanofiltration, Y. Li, S. Li, J. Zhu, A. Volodine, B. Van der Bruggen, Chem. Sci., 11 (2020) 4263-4271.
  • Fabrication of composite polyamide/Kevlar aramid nanofiber nanofiltration membranes with high permselectivity in water desalination, Y. Li, E. Wong, Z. Mai, B. Van der Bruggen, J. Membr. Sci., 592 (2019) 117396.
  • Nanofibrous hydrogel composite membranes with ultrafast transport performance for molecular separation in organic solvents, Y. Li, E. Wong, A. Volodine, C. Van Haesendonck, K. Zhang, B. Van der Bruggen, J. Mater. Chem. A, 7 (2019) 19269-19279.
  • A high flux organic solvent nanofiltration membrane from Kevlar aramid nanofibers with in-situ incorporation of microspheres, Y. Li, S. Yuan, C. Zhou, Y. Zhao, B. Van der Bruggen. J. Mater. Chem. A, 6 (2018) 22987-22997.
  • Thin film nanocomposite reverse osmosis membrane modified by two dimensional laminar MoS2 with improved desalination performance and fouling-resistant characteristics, Y. Li, S. Yang, K. Zhang, B. Van der Bruggen, Desalination, 454 (2019) 48-58.
  • Pilot scale treatment of polluted surface waters using membrane-aerated biofilm reactor (MABR), Y. Li, K. Zhang, Biotechnol. Biotech. Eq., 32 (2018) 376-386.
  • Influence of hydrophilic carbon dots on polyamide thin film nanocomposite reverse osmosis membranes, Y. Li, S. Li, K. Zhang, J. Membr. Sci., 537 (2017) 42-53.
  • Effect of solvent on the morphology and performance of cellulose triacetate membrane/cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposite pervaporation desalination membranes, I. Prihatiningtyas, Y. Li, Y. Hartanto, A. Vananroye, N. Coenen, B. Van der Bruggen, Chem. Eng. J. 388 (2020) 124216.
  • Thin and robust organic solvent cation exchange membranes for ion separation, Y. Zhao, Y. Li, J. Zhu, A. Lejarazu-Larrañaga, S. Yuan, E. Ortega, J. Shen, C. Gao, B. Van der Bruggen, J. Mater. Chem. A, 7 (2019) 13903-13909.
  • A chemically assembled anion exchange membrane surface for monovalent anion selectivity and fouling reduction, Y. Zhao, Y. Li, S. Yuan, J. Zhu, S. Houtmeyers, J. Li, R. Dewil, C. Gao, B. Van der Bruggen. J. Mater. Chem. A, 7 (2019) 6348-6356.
  • Facile synthesis of Kevlar nanofibrous membranes via regeneration of hydrogen bonds for organic solvent nanofiltration, S. Yuan, J. Swartenbroekx, Y. Li, J. Zhu, F. Ceyssens, R. Zhang, A. Volodine, J. Li, P. Van Puyvelde, B. Van der Bruggen. J. Membr. Sci. 573 (2019) 612-620.
  • Structure architecture of micro/nanoscale ZIF-L on a 3D printed membrane for a superhydrophobic and underwater superoleophobic surface, S. Yuan, J. Zhu, Y. Li, Y. Zhao, J. Li, P. Van Puyvelde, B. Van der Bruggen. J. Mater. Chem. A, 7 (2019) 2723-2729.
  • MOFs-positioned polyamide membrane with fishnet-like structure for elevated nanofiltration performance, J. Zhu, J. Hou, S Yuan, Y. Zhao, Y. Li, R Zhang, M Tian, J. Li, J. Wang, B. Van der Bruggen. J. Mater. Chem. A, 7 (2019), 16313-16322

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2020.
  • M.Eng., Environmental Engineering, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2017.
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Xiangtan University, China, 2014.

Research Interests Keywords

Desalination seperation Functional Polymer Materials Organic Solvent nanofiltration (OSN)