B.Sc. (1999), Ph.D. (2002), University of Hong Kong
Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2003), University of Hong Kong
Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2007), Harvard University
Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Solar energy conversion applications, Nanoscale electronics and photonics
Our research focuses on the development of novel functional nanomaterials. The unique advantages of nanomaterials offer a versatile platform for addressing fundamental science issues, and open up oppotunities for new technologies. The research carried out in our group include (1) rational design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials, especially one-dimensional nanostructures; (2) investigation of the correlation between nanostructures and their optical, electrical and chemical properties; and (3) exploration of their potential applications for solar energy conversion and utilization, microbial technology and energy storage devices.
Li Y. (2018) Gas Phase Synthesis of Nanomaterials. World Scientific.
Liu T., Morelli M. & Li Y. (2018) Hematite Materials for Solar-Driven Photoelectrochemical Cells. In Sankir N.D. & Sankir M. (Ed.), Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells. WILEY-Scrivener Publishing LLC.
Wang G., Yang Y. & Li Y. (2018) Surface Engineering of Semiconductors for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. In Wang D. & Cao G. (Ed.), Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage. Imperial College Press/World Scientific.
Wang G., Lu X. & Li Y. (2017) Hydrogen treated TiO2 nanowires for charge storage and photoelectrochemical water splitting. In Chen X. & Cui Y. (Ed.), Black TiO2 Nanomaterials for Energy Applications. Imperial College Press.
Yang Y., Pu Y., Li Y. & Zhang J. (2016) Oxygen Deficient TiO2 Photoanode for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation. In Thangadurai V. & Ikuma Y. (Ed.) Oxide Semiconductors for Solar-to-Chemical Energy Conversion. Switzerland, Trans Tech Publications.
Zhang J. Z., Zhao Y. P., Li J. H. & Li Y. (2014) Hydrogen: Generation, Storage and Utilization. New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wang G., Lu X. & Li Y. (2014) Semiconductor Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Water Splitting. In Lin Z. & Wang J. (Ed.), Low Cost Nanomaterials: Towards Greener and More Efficient Energy Applications. New York, Springer.
Ling Y., Damon W., Zhang J. & Li Y. (2013) Optical Properties and Applications of Hematite (α-Fe2O3) Nanostructures. In Zhai T. & Yao J. (Ed.), One Dimensional Nanostructures – Principles and Applications. New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Li Y. (2011) One-Dimensional Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation, In Zhou W. & Wang Z. L. (Ed.), Three-Dimensional Nanoarchitectures: Designing Next-Generation Devices. New York, Springer.