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Feng Li

PhD Candidate

Feng received his B.Sc in Physics and Engineering from Qufu Normal University and his M.Sc. degree in Electronics Science and Technology from Jiliang University in 2017. He joined the group in 2018 to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry and nanotechnology, and his current research focuses on elucidating factors affecting stability and activity of structurally-complex nanocatalysts for energy and sustainability applications. He uses DFT, MD and multiphysics computational approaches to develop systematic mechanistic understanding of nanoscale phenomena.

Selected publications (*equal contribution):

  1. F. Li*, X. V. Medvedeva*, J. J. Medvedev, E. Khairullina, H. Engelhardt, S. Chandrasekar, Y. Guo, J. Jin, A. Lee, H. Thérien-Aubin, Y. Peng, A. Ahmed, A. Klinkova  Interplay of Electrochemical and Electrical effects Induces Structural Transformations in Electrocatalysts, Nature Catal2021, in press
  2. J. J. Medvedev, X. V. Medvedeva, F. Li, T. A. Zienchuk, A. Klinkova Electrochemical CO2 Fixation to α- methylbenzyl bromide in Divided Cells with Non-Sacrificial Anodes and Aqueous Anolytes, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 20197, 19631.
  3. X. Medvedeva, A. Vidyakina, F. Li, A. Mereshchenko, A. Klinkova Reductive and Coordinative Effects of Hydrazine in Structural Transformations of Copper Hydroxide Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials 20199, 1445.
  4. A. Sousa-Castillo*, F. Li*, E. Carbó-Argibay, M. A. Correa-Duarte, A. Klinkova. Pd-CNT-SiO 2 Nanoskein: Composite Structure Design for Formic Acid Dehydrogenation, Chem. Commun. 201955, 10733.
  5. A. Basiratnia, J. Rempel, F. Li, A. Pogodaev, T. A. Zienchuk, A. Klinkova. Cu(II)-Nanoparticle-derived Structures under CO2 Reduction Conditions: a Matter of Shape, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201921, 5894.


  • 2021
    Don E. Irish Graduate Award
    University of Waterloo
  • 2019
    Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology