Zhen Li, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientists

Research Interests

​Polyelectrolyte membrane for fuel cell, lithium-ion battery, lithium-sulfur battery
Nanostructure of microphase separation in polymers
Electrochemical deposition membrane

Selected Publications

  • Creating ionic channels in single-ion conducting solid polymer electrolyte by manipulating the microphase separatio... 
    Z. Li, Q. Yao, Q. Zhang, Y. Zhao, D. Gao, R. Li, S. Li, S. Xu
    J. Mater. Chem. A, (2018)
  • Ether modified poly(ether ether ketone) nonwoven membrane with excellent wettability and stability as a lithium ion... 
    Z. Li, W. Wang, Y. Han, L. Zhang, S. Li, B. Tang, S. Xu, Z. Xu, J.
    Power Sources , (2018)
  • Enhancing the hydroxide conductivity of imidazolium-functionalized polysulfone by incorporating organic microsphere... 
    Z. Li, G. He, Z. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zhao, M. Xu, S. Xu, Z. Jiang
    J. Membr. Sci. , (2018)
  • Highly conductive alkaline anion exchange membrane containing imidazolium-functionalized octaphenyl polyhedral olig... 
    Z. Li, Y. Zhang, T. Cao, Y. Yang, Y. Xiong, S. Xu, Z. Xu
    J. Membr. Sci. , (2017)
  • Enhancing Hydroxide Conductivity and Stability of Anion Exchange Membrane by Blending Quaternary Ammonium Functiona... 
    Z. Li, X. He, Z. Jiang, Y. Yin, B. Zhang, G. He, Z. Tong, H. Wu, K. Jiao
    Electrochim. Acta, (2017)
  • Novel lithium ion battery separator based on hydroxymethyl functionalized poly (ether ether ketone) 
    Z. Li, T. Cao, Y. Zhang, Y. Han, S. Xu, Z. Xu
    J. Membr. Sci. , (2017)
  • Preparing alkaline anion exchange membrane with enhanced hydroxide conductivity via blending imidazolium-functional... 
    Z. Li, Z. Jiang, H. Tian, S. Wang, B. Zhang, Y. Cao, G. He, Z. Li, H. Wu
    J. Power Sources, (2015)
  • Enhanced proton conductivity of proton exchange membranes by incorporating sulfonated metal-organic frameworks 
    Z. Li, G.W. He, Y.N. Zhao, Y. Cao, H. Wu, Y.F. Li, Z.Y. Jiang
    J. Power Sources, (2014)
  • Enhanced proton conductivity of Nafion hybrid membrane under different humidities by incorporating metal-organic fr... 
    Z. Li, G. He, B. Zhang, Y. Cao, H. Wu, Z. Jiang, Z. Tiantian
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2014)
  • .Tri-layer nonwoven membrane with shutdown property and high stability as a high-security lithium ion battery separ... 
    Z. Li, Y. Xiong, S. Sun, L. Zhang, S. Li, B. Tang, X. Liu, Z. Xu, S. Xu
    J. Membr. Sci. , (2018)


​Ph.D., Chemical engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2019
M. Sc., Chemical technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2015
B. Sc., Chemical engineering and technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2012

Professional Profile

​2019-now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2015-2019: Ph.D. candidate, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2012-2015: M. Sc. candidate, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Research Interests Keywords

Membrane polyelectrolyte nanostructured Electrochemical