Laboratory for Low Carbon Energy and Sustainable Environment  

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  Books and Book Chapters  
  1. Ying Li, "Fuel Production from Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with Water Using TiO2-Based Nanocomposites", Chapter 9 in "Green Carbon Dioxide: Advances in CO2 Utilization", edited by Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner, 2014, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-118-59088-1.  
  2. Huilei Zhao and Ying Li, "Nanocomposite Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Production from CO2 and Water", Chapter 11 in "Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications", edited by Zhanhu Guo, Yuan Chen and Na Lu, 2018, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN:9783527342501.  
  3. Xuhui Feng and Ying Li, "Solar-Driven Photothermocatalytic Dry Reforming of Methane for Syngas Production", Chapter 8 in “Nanostructured Materials for Sustainable Energy: Design, Evaluation, and Applications”, edited by Yingwen Cheng, Lisa Houston, and J. Louise Liu, 2022, ACS Publications. eISBN: ‍9780841297524.  
  Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  
  109. Hu, H., Yuan, M., Chen, J., Fan, T., Nguyen, N., Madison, C., Yan, T., Xiao, Z., Li, Y., Eitan, S., Zhou, H., Pellois, J-P., Wang, Y.* Pharmacokinetic modeling of solid and hollow gold coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for brain?targeted therapeutics: prediction and experiment, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 2024, 7, 76. (DOI: 10.1007/s42114-024-00884-9)  
  108. Du, Z., Chen, F., Fang, S., Yang, X., Ge, Y., Shurtz, K., Zhou, H., Hu, Y., Li, Y.* Engineering Bimetallic Ni-Cu Nanoparticles Confined in MOF-Derived Nanocomposite for Efficient Dry Reforming of Methane. ES Energy & Environment, 2024, 23, 1097. (DOI: 10.30919/esee1097)  
  107. Yan, T., Yuan, M., Nguyen, N., Chen, J., Feng, X., Fan, T., Harnett, M., Xiao, Z., Li, Y., Pellois, J-P., Zhou, H., Wang, Y.* Surface Modified Gold-Coated Superparamaganetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Promoting Light-Controlled Drug Release, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 2023, 6, 226. (DOI: 10.1007/s42114-023-00811-4)  
  106. Pellessier, J., Gong, X., Li, B., Zhang, J., Gang, Y., Hambleton, K., Podder, C., Gao, Z., Zhou, H., Wang, G., Pan, H., Li, Y.* PTFE Nanocoating on Cu Nanoparticles through Dry Processing to Enhance Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 towards Multi-Carbon Products. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2023, 11, 26252-26264. (DOI: 10.1039/D3TA05787A)  
  105. Fan, T., Lan, S., Li, Y.* Synergistic, Adaptive, Continuous-Flow, and Low-Carbon Solar Evaporation and Electrochemical Treatment (SEET) System – A Combined Numerical and Experimental Study. Separation and Purification Technology, 2023, 323, 124354. (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2023.124354).  
  104. Gang, Y., Pellessier, J., Du, Z., Fang, S., Fang, L., Pan, F., Suarez, M., Hambleton, K., Chen, F., Zhou, H., Li, T., Hu, Y., Li, Y.* Facile and Scalable Synthesis of Metal and Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Reduction. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2023, 11, 7231-7243. (DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c01222). The catalyst published in this paper is now commercially available on Fuel Cell Store: heteroatom doped CNT-based catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2  
  103. Gang, Y., Li, B., Fang, S., Pellessier, J., Fang, L., Pan, F., Du, Z., Hu, Y., Li, T., Wang, G., Li, Y.* Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to CO by Metal and Nitrogen Co-doped Carbon Catalysts Derived from Pharmaceutical Wastes Adsorbed on Commercial Carbon Nanotubes. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2023, 453, 139712. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.139712).  
  102. Du, Z., Petru, C., Yang, X., Chen, F., Fang, S., Pan, F., Gang, Y., Zhou, H., Hu, Y., Li, Y.* Development of Stable La0.9Ce0.1CeNiO3 Perovskite Catalyst for Enhanced Photothermochemical Dry Reforming of Methane. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 2023, 67, 102317. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2022.102317)  
  101. Du, Z., Pan, F., Yang, X., Fang, L., Gang, Y., Fang, S., Li, T., Hu, Y., Li, Y.* Efficient photothermochemical dry reforming of methane over Ni supported on ZrO2 with CeO2 incorporation. Catalysis Today. 2023, 409, 31-41. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2022.05.014).  
  100. Fan, T., Li, Y.* Emissivity Prediction of Multilayer Film Radiators by Machine Learning using an Ultrasmall Dataset. ES Energy & Environment. 2022, 18, 122-130. (DOI: 10.30919/esee8c790)  
  99. Fang, S., Zhang, W., Sun, K., Du, Z., Li, Y., Hu, Y.* Critical role of tetracycline’s self-promotion effects in its visible-light driven photocatalytic degradation over ZnO nanorods. Chemosphere. 2022, 309, 136691. (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.136691).  
  98. Fan, T., Deng, W., Feng, X., Lan, S., Pellessier, J., Li, Y.* Integrating solar steam generation with electrochemical with electrocatalysis to achieve simultaneous fouling-resistant desalination and accelerated organics degradation. Desalination. 2022, 532, 115763. (DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2022.115763).  
  97. Shen, R., Fan, T., Quan, Y., Ma, R., Zhang, Z., Li, Y., Wang, Q.* Thermal Stability and Flammability of Cotton Fabric with TiO2 Coatings Based on Biomineralization. Materials Chemistry & Physics, 2022, 282, 125986. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2022.125986)  
  96. Yuan, M., Feng, X., Yan, T., Chen, J., Ma, X., Cunha, P., Lan, S., Li, Y.*, Zhou, H-C, Wang, Y.* Superparamagnetic iron oxide enclosed hollow gold nanostructure with tunable surface plasmonic resonances to promote near-infrared photothermal conversion, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 2022, 5, 2387-2398. (DOI: 10.1007/s42114-022-00444-z)  
  95. Feng, X., Du, Z., Sarnello, E., Deng, W., Petru, C., Fang, L., Li, T., Li, Y.* Syngas production at a near-unity H2/CO ratio from photo-thermo-chemical dry reforming of methane on a Pt decorated Al2O3-CeO2 catalyst, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2022, 10, 7896-7910. (DOI: 10.1039/D1TA10088B)  
  94. Deng, W., Fan, T., Li, Y.* Water Wave Vibration-Promoted Solar Evaporation with Super High Productivity, Nano Energy, 2022, 92, 106745. (DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2021.106745)  
  93. Du, Z., Pan, F., Sarnello, E., Feng, X., Gang, Y., Li, T., Li, Y.* Probing the origin of photocatalytic effects in photothermochemical dry reforming of methane on a Pt/CeO2 catalyst, Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2021, 125, 34, 18684-18692. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c04152)  
  92. Gang, Y., Sarnello, E., Pellessier, J., Fang, S., Suarez, M., Pan, F., Du, Z., Zhang, P., Fang, L., Li, T., Zhou, H-C, Hu, Y., Li, Y.* One-step Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Hierarchical Ni and N Co-doped Carbon Nanosheet/Nanotube Hybrids for Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Reduction at Commercially Viable Current Densities. ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 10333−10344. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c01864).  
  91. Pellessier, J., Gang, Y., Li, Y.* A Sustainable Synthesis of Nickel-Nitrogen-Carbon Catalysts for Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to CO. ES Materials and Manufacturing. 2021, 13, 66-75. (DOI: 10.30919/esmm5f447).  
  90. Fan, T., Deng, W., Gang, Y., Du, Z., Li, Y.* Degradation of Hazardous Organics via Cathodic Flow-through Process Using a Spinel FeCo2O4/CNT Decorated Stainless-Steel Membrane. ES Materials and Manufacturing. 2021, 12, 53-62. (DOI: 10.30919/esmm5f417).  
  89. Guo, B., Alivio, T.A., Fleer, N., Li, Y., Banerjee, S., Sharma, V.* Elucidating the Role of Dissolved Organic Matter and Sunlight in Mediating the Formation of Ag—Au Bimetallic Alloy Nanoparticles in the Aquatic Environment. Environmental Science & Technology. 2021, 55, 3, 1710-1720. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c06351).  
  88. Jung, B., Abu-Rub, F., El-Ghenymy, A., Deng, W., Li, Y., Batchelor, B., Abdel-Wahab, A.* Photocatalytic reduction of chlorate in aqueous TiO2 suspension with hole scavenger under simulated solar light. Emergent Materials. 2021, 4, 435-446. (DOI: 10.1007/s42247-020-00145-7).  
  87. Deng, W., Fan, T., Li, Y.* In Situ Biomineralization-Constructed Superhydrophilic and Underwater Superoleophobic PVDF-TiO2 Membranes for Superior Antifouling Separation of Oil-in-Water Emulsions. Journal of Membrane Science. 2021, 622, 119030. (DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.119030).  
  86. Feng, X., Pan, F., Zhang, P., Zhou, H-C., Li, Y.* Metal-organic framework MIL-125 derived Mg2+ doped porous TiO2 for photocatalytic CO2 reduction. ChemPhotoChem. 2021, 5, 79-89. (DOI: 10.1002/cptc.202000181).  
  85. Deng, W., Li, Y.* Novel Superhydrophilic Antifouling PVDF-BiOCl Nanocomposite Membranes Fabricated via A Modified Blending-Phase Inversion Method. Separation and Purification Technology. 2021, 254, 117656. (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.117656).  
  84. Jadkar, S., Dubal, D., Dhawale, D., Shaikh, S.F., Bulakhe, R., Li, Y., Jiang, Q., Pathan, H.M. Thin Film Materials and Devices. ES Materials & Manufacturing. 2020, 10, 1-4. (DOI: 10.30919/esmm5f970).  
  83. Pan, F., Li, B., Sarnello, E., Fei, Y., Feng, X., Gang, Y., Xiang, X., Fang, L., Li, T., Hu, Y., Wang, G., Li, Y.* Pore-Edge Tailing of Single Atomic Iron-Nitrogen Sites on Graphene for Enhanced CO2 Reduction. ACS Catalysis. 2020, 10, 10803-10811. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02499).  
  82. Gang, Y., Pan, F., Du, Z., Li, Y. * Highly Efficient Nickel, Iron and Nitrogen Co-Doped Carbon Catalysts Derived from Industrial Waste Petroleum Coke for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020, 8, 23, 8840-8847. (DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03054).  
  81. Pan, F., Li, B., Sarnello, E., Fei, Y., Gang, Y., Xiang, X., Du, Z., Zhang, P., Wang, G., Nguyen, H., Li, T., Hu, Y., Zhou, H-C, Li, Y.* Atomically dispersed iron-nitrogen sites on hierarchically mesoporous carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons networks for CO2 reduction. ACS Nano. 2020, 14, 5506-5516. (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b09658).  
  80. Fan, T., Deng. W., Feng, X., Pan, F., Li, Y.* An Integrated Electrocoagulation – Electrocatalysis Water Treatment Process Using Stainless Steel Cathodes Coated with Ultrathin TiO2 Nanofilms. Chemosphere. 2020, 254, 126776. (DOI: 10.1016/ j.chemosphere.2020.126776).  
  79. Gao, C., Deng, W., Pan, F., Li, C., Feng, X., Li, Y.* Superhydrophobic Electrospun PVDF Membranes with Silanization and Fluorosilanization Co-functionalized CNTs for Improved Direct Contact Membrane Distillation. Engineered Science. 2020, 9, 35-43. (DOI: 10.30919/es8d905).  
  78. Jung, B., Deng, W., Li, Y., Batchelor, B., Abdel-Wahab, A.* Simulated solar light-driven photocatalytic degradation of trichloroethylene in water using BiOBr promoted by sulfite addition. Environmental Sciences Europe. 2020, 32: 8. (DOI: 10.1186/s12302-019-0287-9).  
  77. Pan, F., Li, B., Sarnello, E., Hwang, S., Gang, Y., Feng, X., Adli, N., Li, T., Su, D., Wu, G., Wang, G., Li, Y.* Boosting CO2 Reduction on Fe-N-C with Sulfur Incorporation: Synergistic Electronic and Structural Engineering, Nano Energy. 2020, 68, 104384. (DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104384)  
  76. Feng, X., Pan, F., Tran, B., Li, Y.* Photocatalytic CO2 reduction on porous TiO2 synergistically promoted by atomic layer deposited MgO overcoating and photodeposited silver nanoparticles, Catalysis Today, 2020, 339, 328-336. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.03.012)  
  75. Pan, F., Xiang, X., Du, Z., Sarnello, E., Li, T., Li, Y.* Integrating photocatalysis and thermocatalysis to enable efficient CO2 reforming of methane on Pt supported CeO2 with Zn doping and atomic layer deposited MgO overcoating, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, 260, 118189. (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.118189)  
  74. Xiang, X., Pan, F., Du, Z., Feng, X., Gao, C., Li, Y.* MgAl-layered double hydroxide flower arrays grown on carbon paper for efficient electrochemical sensing of nitrite, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 2019, 855, 113632. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2019.113632)  
  73. Pan, F., Zhang, H., Liu, Z., Cullen, D., Liu, K., More, K., Wu, G., Wang, G., Li, Y.* Atomic-Level Active Sites of Efficient Imidazolate Frameworks-Derived Nickel Catalysts for CO2 Reduction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 26231-26237. (DOI: 10.1039/c9ta08862h)  
  72. Li, C., Deng, W., Gao, C., Xiang, X., Feng, X., Batchelor, B., Li, Y.* Membrane Distillation Coupled with a Novel Two-Stage Pretreatment Process for Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Separation and Purification Technology, 2019, 224, 23-32. (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.05.007)  
  71. Pan, F., Li, B., Deng, W., Du, Z., Gang, Y., Wang. G., Li, Y*. Promoting Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon with Sulfur Addition, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 252, 240-249. (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.04.025)  
  70. Deng, W., Li, C., Pan, F., Li, Y.* Efficient Oil/Water Separation by A Durable Underwater Superoleophobic Mesh Membrane with TiO2 Coating via Biomineralization, Separation and Purification Technology, 2019, 222, 35-44. (DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.04.019)  
  69. Deng, W., Pan, F., Batchelor, B., Jung, B., Zhang, P., Abdel-Wahab, A., Zhou, H-C, Li, Y.* Mesoporous TiO2-BiOBr Microspheres for Photodegradation of Organic Water Pollutants: Probing Adsorption-Photocatalysis Synergy by Combining Experiments and Kinetic Modeling, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2019, 5, 769-781. (DOI: 10.1039/C8EW00922H)  
  68. Pan, F., Li, B., Xiang, X. Wu, G.,Li, Y.* Efficient CO2 Electroreduction by Highly Dense and Active Pyridinic Nitrogen on Holey Carbon Layers with Fluorine Engineering, ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 2124-2133. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b00016)  
  67. Scott, T., Zhao, H., Deng, W., Feng, X., Li, Y.* Photocatalytic degradation of phenol in water by an ultrathin MgO coated Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite, Chemosphere, 2019, 216, 1-8. (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.083)  
  66. Zhao, H., Zheng, X., Feng, X., Li, Y.* CO2 Reduction by Plasmonic Au Nanoparticles Decorated TiO2 Photocatalyst with an Ultrathin Al2O3 Interlayer, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, 122(33), 18949-18956. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04239)  
  65. Feng, X.,Pan, F., Zhao, H., Deng, W., Zhang, P., Zhou, H-C, Li, Y.* Atomic Layer Deposition Enabled MgO Surface Coating on Porous TiO2 for Improved CO2 Photoreduction, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2018, 238, 274-283. (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.07.027)  
  64. Xiang, X.,Pan, F., Li, Y.* Flower-like Bismuth Metal-organic Frameworks Grown on Carbon Paper as a Free-standing Electrode for Efficient Electrochemical Sensing of Cd2+ and Pb2+ in Water, Engineered Science, 2018, 3, 77-83. (DOI: 10.30919/es8d736)  
  63. Pan, F., Xiang, X., Li, Y.* Nitrogen Coordinated Single Atomic Metals Supported on Nanocarbons: A New Frontier in Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction, Engineered Science, 2018, 1, 21-32. (DOI: 10.30919/es.1804232)  
  62. Gu, H., Cao, D., Kong, J., Gu, J., Jiang, Q., Li, Y., Wang, B., Yan, X., Chen, Y., Ryu, J., Hu, M., Yan, Y., Guo, Z., Edwards, B., Young, D. Introducing Engineered Science, Engineered Science, 2018, 1, 1-3. (DOI: 10.30919/es8d128)  
  61. Pan, F., Zhao, H., Deng, W., Feng, X., Li, Y.* A Novel N,Fe-Decorated Carbon Nanotube/Carbon Nanosheet Architecture for Efficient CO2 Reduction, Electrochimica Acta, 2018, 273, 154-161. (DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.047)  
  60. Pan, F., Zhang, H., Liu, K., Cullen, D., More, K., Wang, M., Feng, Z., Wang, G., Wu, G., Li, Y.* Unveiling Active Sites of CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen Coordinated and Atomically Dispersed Iron and Cobalt Catalysts, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 3116-3122 (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b00398)  
  59. Pan, F., Deng, W., Justiniano, C., Li, Y.* Identification of champion transition metals centers in metal and nitrogen-codoped carbon catalysts for CO2 reduction, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2018, 226, 463-472 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.01.001)  
  58. Deng, W., Zhao, H., Pan, F., Feng, X., Jung, B., Abdel-Wahab, A., Batchelor, B., Li, Y.* Response to Comment on "Visible-light-driven photocatalytic degradation of organic water pollutants promoted by sulfite addition", Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(3), 1677-1678. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06200)  
  57. Zhao, H., Deng, W., Li, Y.* Atomic Layer Deposited TiO2 Ultrathin Layer on Ag_ZnO Nanorods for Stable and Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of RhB, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 2018, 1, 404-413. (DOI: 10.1007/s42114-017-0015-0)  
  56. Pan, F., Xiang, X.,Deng, W., Zhao, H., Feng, X., Li, Y.* A Novel Photo-Thermo-Chemical Approach for Enhanced CO2 Reforming of Methane, ChemCatChem, 2018, 10. 940-945. (DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701565)  
  55. Xiang, X., Pan, F., Li, Y.* A review on adsorption-enhanced photoreduction of carbon dioxide by nanocomposite materials, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 2018, 1, 6-31. (DOI: 10.1007/s42114-017-0001-6).  
  54. Deng, W., Zhao, H., Pan, F., Feng, X., Jung, B., Abdel-Wahab, A., Batchelor, B., Li, Y.* Visible-light-driven photocatalytic degradation of organic water pollutants promoted by sulfite addition, Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51(22), 13372-13379. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04206)  
  53. Pan, F., Liang, A., Duan, Y., Liu, Q., Zhang, J., Li, Y.* Self-growth-templating synthesis of 3D N,P,Co-doped mesoporous carbon frameworks for efficient bifunctional oxygen and carbon dioxide electroreduction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 13104-13111. (DOI:10.1039/c7ta03005c). Selected as 2017 Journal of Materials Chemistry A HOT Papers.  
  52. Pan, F., Duan, Y., Liang, A., Zhang, J., Li, Y.* Facile Integration of Hierarchical Pores and N,P-Codoping in Carbon Networks Enables Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 238, 375-383. (DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2017.04.044).  
  51. Rao, G.Y., Zhao, H.L., Chen, J.T., Deng, W., Jung, B., Abdel-Wahab, A., Batchelor, B., Li, Y.* FeOOH and Fe2O3 co-grafted TiO2 photocatalysts for bisphenol A degradation in water, Catalysis Communications, 2017, 97, 125-129. (DOI:10.1016/j.catcom.2017.04.039)  
  50. Zhao, H.L., Chen, J.T., Rao, G.Y., Li, Y.* Enhancing photocatalytic CO2 reduction by coating an ultrathin Al2O3 layer on oxygen deficient TiO2 nanorods through atomic layer deposition, Applied Surface Science. 2017, 404, 49-56. (DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.01.267)  
  49. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Miller, J.T., Li, Y.* Mechanistic Study of CO2 Photoreduction with H2O on Cu/TiO2 Nanocomposites by In Situ X-ray Absorption and Infrared Spectroscopies, Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2017, 121(1), 490-499. (DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10835)  
  48. Zhao, H. L., Pan, F.P., Li, Y.* A review on the effects of TiO2 surface point defects on CO2 photoreduction with H2O, Journal of Materiomics. 2017, 3(1), 17-32. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmat.2016.12.001)  
  47. Rao, G.Y., Zhang, Q.Y., Zhao, H. L., Chen, J.T., Li, Y.* Novel Titanium Dioxide/Iron(III) Oxide/Graphene Oxide Photocatalytic Membrane for Enhanced Humic Acid Removal from Water, Chemical Engineering Journal. 2016, 302, 633-640. (DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2016.05.095) (Front Cover).  
  46. Rao, G.Y., Brastad, K.S., Zhang, Q.Y., Robinson, R., He, Z., Li, Y.* Enhanced Disinfection of E. coli and bacteriophage MS2 in Water Using a Copper and Silver Loaded Titanium Dioxide Nanowire Membrane, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 2016, 10(4), 1-9. (DOI:10.1007/s11783-016-0854-x)  
  45. Zhao, H.L., Xu, J., Liu, L.J, Rao, G.Y., Zhao, C.Y., Li, Y.* CO2 photoreduction with water vapor by Ti-embedded MgAl layered double hydrodixdes, Journal of CO2 Utilization. 2016, 15, 15-23 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2016.04.004)  
  44. Liu, L.J., Jiang, Y.Q., Zhao, H.L., Chen, J.T., Cheng, J.L., Yang, K.S.*, Li, Y.* Engineering Coexposed {001} and {101} Facets in Oxygen-Deficient TiO2 Nanocrystals for Enhanced CO2 Photoreduction under Visible Light, ACS Catalysis. 2016, 6, 1097-1108 (DOI:10.1021/acscatal.5b02098)  
  43. Rao. G.Y., Li, Y.* Feasibility Study of Flowback/Produced Water Treatment Using Direct-Contact Membrane Distillation, Desalination and Water Treatment. 2016, 57, 21314-21327. (DOI:10.1080/19443994.2015.1119753)  
  42. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Xu, J.Y., Li, Y.* Integrated CO2 Capture and Photocatalytic Conversion by A Hybrid Adsorbent/Photocatalyst Material, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2015, 179, 489-499. (DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.06.006)  
  41. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Rao, G.Y., Zhao, H.L., Wang, L. H., Xu, J.Y., Li, Y.* Synthesis of novel MgAl layered double oxides grafted TiO2 cuboids and their photocatalytic activity on CO2 reduction with water vapor, Catalysis Science & Technology. 2015, 5, 3288-3295. (DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00216H)  
  40. Zhang, Q.Y., Rao, G.Y., Rogers, J.E., Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Li, Y.* Novel Anti-fouling Fe2O3-TiO2 Nanowire Membranes for Humic Acid Removal from Water, Chemical Engineering Journal. 2015, 271, 180-187. (DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2015.02.085)  
  39. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Zhang, Q.Y., Rogers, J.E., Zhao, H.L., Li, Y.* Synthesis of Carbon-TiO2 Nanocomposites with Enhanced Reversible Capacity and Cyclic Performance as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Electrochimica Acta. 2015, 155, 288-296. (DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.12.167)  
  38. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Zhao, H.L., Zhang, Q.Y., Li, Y.* ZnO-CoO Nanoparticles Encapsulated in 3D Porous Carbon Microspheres for High-performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes, Electrochimica Acta. 2014, 135, 224-231. (DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.05.001)  
  37. Liu, L.J., Zhao, C.Y., Pitts, D.T., Zhao, H.L., Li, Y.* CO2 Photoreduction with H2O Vapor by Porous MgO/TiO2 Microspheres: Effects of Surface MgO Dispersion and CO2 Adsorption/Desorption Dynamics. Catalysis Science & Technology. 2014, 4, 1539-1546. (DOI:10.1039/C3CY00807J) (Front Cover).  
  36. Zhao, C.Y., Liu, L.J., Zhao, H.L., Krall, A., Wen, Z., Chen, J.H., Hurley, P., Jiang, J., Li, Y.* Sulfur-Infiltrated Porous Carbon Microspheres with Controllable Multi-Modal Pore Size Distribution for High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Nanoscale. 2014, 6, 882-888. (DOI:10.1039/C3NR04532C)  
  35. Liu, L.J., Li, Y.* Understanding the Reaction Mechanism of Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with H2O on TiO2-Based Photocatalysts: A Review. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2014, 14, 453-469. (doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.06.0186) (invited review article).  
  34. Li, Y.*, Li., F. Preface to Special Issue CO2 Capture, Sequestration, Conversion and Utilization. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 2014, 14, 453-469. (doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2014.14.0001).  
  33. Liu, L.J., Pitts, D.T., Zhao, H.L., Zhao, C.Y., Li, Y.* Silver-incorporated bicrystalline (anatase/brookite) TiO2 microspheres for CO2 photoreduction with water in the presence of methanol. Applied Catalysis A: General. 2013, 467, 474-482. (doi: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.08.019).  
  32. Li, H.L., Wu, C.Y., Li, L.Q., Li, Y., Zhao, Y.C., Zhang, J.Y. Kinetic Modeling of Mercury Oxidation by Chlorine over CeO2-TiO2 Catalysts. Fuel, 2013, 113, 726-732. (doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.06.029)  
  31. Zhao, H.L., Liu, L.J., Andino, J.M., Li, Y.* Bicrystalline TiO2 with Controllable Anatase/Brookite Phase Content for Enhanced CO2 Photoreduction to Fuels.Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2013, 1, 8209-8216. (DOI:10.1039/C3TA11226H)  
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