Laboratory for Low Carbon Energy and Sustainable Environment  
     
  News  
  March 2017: Our research on CO2 conversion to solar fuels by photocatalyst materials is reported on NSF News (link), Texas A&M Today (link), and Texas A&M Engineering News (link).  
     
  September 2016: Wei Deng joined in our group as a PhD student. Welcome!  
     
  March 2016: Dr. Li received an Qatar National Research Fund grant on water treatment.  
     
  September 2015: Xiaoyu Zheng joined in our group as a PhD student. Welcome!  
     
  August 2015: Dr. Li received an NSF EAGER grant.  
     
  June 2015: Huilei has won the First Place Award in the poster competition at the Texas A&M Energy Institute Workshop on "Fossil-Based Technoligies for Energy", where 32 graduate students at Texas A&M participated. The winning poster title is "Integrated Capture and Conversion of CO2 from Power Plant Flue Gas". Congratulations, Huilei! (Web link: http://energy.tamu.edu/research-workshop-on-fossil-based-technologies-for-energy)  
     
  May 2015: Dr. Li was invited to an NSF panel for a site visit of the Center for Chemical Innovation (CCI) - Solar Fuels at California Institute of Technology.  
     
  May 2015: Qianyi Zhang and Kristen Brastad passed their PhD thesis defenses. Congratulations, Qianyi and Kristen!  
     
  April 2015: Dr. Li gave an invited talk at the Bent Lecture Series Seminar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Missouri, Columbia.  
     
  December 2014: Dr. Li gave an invited talk in the School of Environmental Engineering at Tsinghua University.  
     
  November 2014: Cunyu Zhao passed his PhD thesis defense and Jinye Xu passed her MS thesis defense. Congratulations, Cunyu and Jinye!  
     
  November 2014: Dr. Li is granted tenure at Texas A&M University.  
     
  October 2014: Dr. Li gave an invited talk at the Physics Colloquium at Baylor University.  
     
  October 2014: Dr. Li is appointed the Pioneer Natural Resources Faculty Fellow III in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M.  
     
  August 2014: Our lab has moved to Texas A&M University.  
     
  May 2014: Cunyu won the "Top 3" poster award in the graduate student poster competition at the Annual Spring Symposium of the Catalysis Club of Chicago held on May 13, 2014 at the BP Research Center. Congratulations, Cunyu!  
     
  May 2014: An interview about Dr. Li's research and education activies is posted on Youtube (Watch here; Download the video)  
     
  April 2014: Qianyi and Cunyu won the 2nd and 3rd place awards (graduate level), respectively, at the UWM-CEAS Annual Poster Competition. Congratulations!  
     
  March 2014: Dr. Li received a research grant from the UWM School of Freshwater Science Water Catalyst Grant Program for commercialization of a novel membrane for water treatment.  
     
  February 2014: Our research on CO2 conversion to fuels was featured on the UWM 2014 Research Report  
     
  August 2013: Jiatang Chen joined in our group as a master student. Welcome!  
     
  July 2013: Dr. Li receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award. (Read the UWM Featured Story; Listen to the Radio Broadcast on WUWM 89.7)  
     
  June 2013: Dr. Li serves as the technical program committee member and session orgainzer for the International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XII), Washington D.C., June 2013.  
     
  May 2013: Dr. Li serves as a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on CO2 Capture, Sequestration, Conversion and Utilization for the journal of Aerosol and Air Quality Research.  
     
  April 2013: Dr. Li organized a Special Symposium on CO2 Capture, Sequestration, Conversion and Utilization for the 245th American Chemical Society (ACS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April, 2013.  
     
  November 2012: Dr. Li gave a lecture at the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) on "Nanotechnology for a Green Future". The audience were local high school students, community members, and UEC staff educators.  
     
  October 2012: Cunyu won the 1st place prize in the student poster competition of the Nano Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. Congratulations! Link to the award winner announcement on the AIChE website.  
     
  September 2012: Jordan Rogers joined in our group as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome!  
     
  July 2012: Dr. Li gave a lecture at the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) on "Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Control and Utilization" to an audience of community members. The lecture was part of the UEC's Citizen Science Lecture Series.  
     
  April 2012: Huilei won the 2nd place prize (graduate level) in the UWM CEAS annual poster competition. Congratulations!  
     
  April 2012: Dr. Li received a research grant from Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) - Water Equipment and Policy (WEP).  
     
  March 2012: Dr. Li received a research grant from Johnson Controls for lithium battery study.  
     
  February 2012: Jinye Xu has won the prestigious UWM Chancellor Award and will join in our group as a PhD student in Fall, 2012. Congratualtions and welcome!  
     
  October 2011: Dr. Li serves as the Chair of the Combustion & Material Synthesis Working Group of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)  
     
  September 2011: Matthew Kluczinske joined in our group as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome!  
     
  August 2011: Huilei Zhao joined in our group as a PhD student. Welcome!  
     
  July 2011: Dr. Li received a research grant from UW-Madison/UW-Milwaukee Intercampus Research Innovation Incentive Grant Program.  
     
  July 2011: Dr. Li received a research grant from UW System Applied Research Grant Program.  
     
  May 2011: Andy Krall joined in our group as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome!  
     
  May 2011: Qianyi published his paper in Applied Catalysis A: General, entitled "Visible light responsive iodine-doped TiO2 for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to fuels". Congratulations!  
     
  February 2011: Dr. Li received a research grant from NSF Energy for Sustainability Program.  
     
  February 2011: Dr. Lianjun Liu joined in our group as a Postdoc and received the UWM Research Foundation Research Fellow Award. Congratulations!  
     
  January 2011: Cunyu Zhao joined in our group as a PhD student. Welcome!  
     
  October 2010: Dr. Li received a research grant from ACS-Petroleum Research Fund  
     
  October 2010: Dr. Li was elected to be the Vice Chair of the Combustion & Material Synthesis Working Group of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)  
     
  October 2010: Dr. Li gave an invited talk at the UW-Madison Environmental Chemistry and Technology Seminar  
     
  July 2010: Dr. Li received the Bradley Catalyst Grant from UWM-Research Foundation  
     
  May 2010: Dr. Li was invited by Air & Waste Management Association to chair the session of "Emission Control Technology" at the AWMA International Specialty Conference: Leapfrogging Opportunities for Air Quality Improvement, Xi'An, China.  
     
  September 2009: Erik Ackerman and Erik Lewis joined in our group as undergraduate research assistants supported by the College of Engineering and Applied Science of UWM .  
     
  August 2009: Qianyi Zhang joined in our group as a PhD student.