Department of Materials Engineering
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- Room 257, Building 82, Clayton Campus
Ph. D - University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 1999
BSc, MS - Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, University of Wollongong (2006-2008)
Research Fellow, University of Washington/Philip Morris, USA (2005-2006)
California NanoSystems Institute/Hewlett-Packard Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2004-2005)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, USA (2002-2004)
Winner of the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year award in Engineering and Technology (2010)
Our recent research is centred on graphene-based materials. Graphene is a single layer of graphite. This two-dimensional carbon nanostructure exhibits extraordinary electrical, thermal, mechanical properties as well as extremely high specific surface area. Since 2006, we have been developing innovative concepts to address the key scientific/technical challenges relating to scalable synthesis, processing and assembly of graphene-related materials. We are particularly keen to use this exceptional carbon molecule to build up new graphene-based assemblies for a broad range of applications. Our mission is to develop new materials to address the great challenges that our society is facing, such as energy, water, health care and environmental protection.
- Recent representative publications on graphene-based materials
- Cheng, C. & Li, D*. Solvated graphenes: An emerging class of functional soft materials (invited review), Advanced Materials 25, 13-30 (2013). Yang, X., Cheng, C., Wang, Y. Qiu, L. & Li, D*, Liquid-mediated dense integration of graphene materials for compact capacitive energy storage, Science, 341, 534-537 (2013). Qiu, L., Liu, Z., Chang, S., Wu, Y. & Li, D* Biomimetic superelastic graphene-based cellular monoliths, Nature Communications 3, 1241, (2012). Li, D*., Muller, M. B., Gilje, S., Kaner, R. B. & Wallace, G. G*. Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets. Nature Nanotechnology 3, 101-105 (2008). Li, D*. & Kaner, R. B* Graphene-based materials (Perspective). Science 320, 1170-1171 (2008). Lu, J.Y., He, Y.S., Cheng, C., Wang, Y., Qiu, L., Li, D.*, Zou, D.R.* Self-supporting graphene hydrogel film as an experimental platform to evaluate the potential of graphene for bone regeneration, Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 3494-3502 (2013). Zhu, J., Cheng, C. Yang, X.W., Wang, Y.F., Qiu, L. & Li, D*. Dynamic electrosorption analysis as an effective means to characterize the structure of bulk graphene assemblies, Chemistry-a European Journal, 19, 3082-3089 (2013). Wang, Y.F., Yang, X.W., Qiu, L. & Li, D.* Revisiting the capacitance of polyaniline by using graphene hydrogel film as a substrate: the importance of nano-architecturing, Energy and Environmental Science 6, 477-481 (2013). Qiu, L., Zhang, X. H., Yang, W. R., Wang, Y. F., Simon, G. P. & Li, D*. Controllable corrugation of chemically converted graphene sheets in water and potential application for nanofiltration. Chemical Communications, 47, 5810-5812. (2011). Yang, X. W., Qiu, L. Cheng, C. Wu, Y.Z. Ma, Z.F. & Li, D*. Ordered Gelation of Chemically Converted Graphene for Next-Generation Electroconductive Hydrogel Films. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, 7325-7328 (2011). Yang, X. W., Zhu, J. W., Qiu, L. & Li, D*. Bio-inspired effective prevention of restacking in multilayered graphene films: Towards the next generation of high-performance supercapacitors. Advanced Materials, 23, 2833-2838, (2011). Bei, F. L., Hou, X. L., Chang, S., Simon, G. G. & Li, D*. Interfacing colloidal graphene oxide sheets with gold nanoparticles. Chemistry: a European Journal, 17, 5958-5964, (2011). Qiu, L., Yang, X. W., Gou, X. L., Yang, W. R., Ma, Z. F., Wallace, G. G. & Li, D*. Dispersing Carbon Nanotubes with Graphene Oxide in Water and Synergistic Effects between Graphene Derivatives. Chemistry-a European Journal 16, 10653-10658 (2010). Chen, H., Muller, M. B., Gilmore, K. J., Wallace, G. G*. & Li, D*. Mechanically strong, electrically conductive, and biocompatible graphene paper. Advanced Materials 20, 3557 (2008).