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Hui Li

Chair Professor

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Hui Li
  Hui Li, Chair Professor and a recipient of “Recruitment Program of Global Experts”, joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at South University of Science and Technology of China in Oct. 2015. Prof. Li received her BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering in 1987 and 1990, respectively, both from Tsinghua University, and received her PhD degree in Electrochemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Prof. Li  began her Post-doctor fellow career at the School of Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada in Jun. 2006 – Mar. 2007.

 Dr. Li joined the National Research Council of Canada in 2007 and had been responsible for a series of influential large scale works around the national research projects and international cooperation projects, including the cooperation with the United States department of energy (US DOE), the DLR, and the fuel cell companies of the world's leading status (such as Ballard, Hydrogenics, AFCC, MBFC). Morever, Dr. Li made pioneering research in the fields of the hydrogen proton exchange membrane fuel cell design, failure diagnosis and durability testing, and mastered the world advanced central portion of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), and developed a unique design of fuel cell system. Dr. Li once led the major scientific research projects of National Research Council of Canada-- smart grid program, and she was sitting in the ISO/WG14 group developing specs for air and hydrogen feeds for stationary applications of fuel cells. Dr. Li has co-authored more than fourty research papers published in refereed journal and co-edited four books related to PEM fuel cells and PEM electrolyzers. Dr. Li has two granted patents and one technology licensed to the Mantra Energy Group, and won the fuel cell international experts honor.


◆ 2002- 2006, Ph. D in Electrochemical Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, University of British Columbia, Canada                

◆ 1987- 1990, M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China   

◆ 1982 –1987, B. Sc in Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research and Teaching Experience:

 ◆ 2015 - present, Chair Professor, South University of Science and Technology of China

 ◆ 2007 –2015, Research Council Officer and Energy Storage Program Technical Leader, National Research      Council Canada, Energy, Mining & Environment Portfolio, Vancouver, BC, Canada

◆ 2015-present, NWU of South Africa, Extraordinary professor

2013-present, University of British Columbia, Adjunct professor

Awards & Honors:

◆ The eleventh  recipient of “Recruitment Program of Global Experts”
 High-Caliber Personnel of Shenzhen Peacock Plan (Level A).
◆ PEM fuel cell key technologies and materials, including Low platinum and platinum catalyst for oxygen reduction, proton exchange membrane, bipolar plates and membrane electrode.
The research platform of water electrolysis for Hydrogen production technologies, including the   structure-activity relationship and optimization of catalyst and membrane electrode、single cell or stack testing/diagnosis.
◆ Electrochemical energy storage/conversion for smart grid applications including metal air batteries, flow batteries and electrochemical reduction of CO2.
The Peacock Team project of “Research for Fuel Cell Stack Technology”.

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