Laboratory for Materials Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Welcome to Purdue chemistry first-year graduate students! If you're interested in the Li group, please send Prof. Li an email and plan to attend our group meetings (held online Tuesdays at 6p).


August 2020: Congrats to Nicole on publishing her paper in ACS Catalysis! Extra props on getting all the revision experiments done in the midst of this pandemic.

January 2020: Congrats to Erika on publishing her paper on single atom functionalization of WS2 nanosheets in ACS Nano.

July 2019: Congrats to Eve and Wei on publishing their papers! Check out Eve's paper on Pt@Metal oxide core-shell nanoparticles for CO oxidation and Wei's paper on microstructural evolution of Au@Pt nanoparticles during formic acid oxidation.

June 2018: Our first paper on "Systematic Control of Redox Properties and Oxygen Reduction Reactivity through Colloidal Ligand-Exchange Deposition of Pd on Au" has been published in JACS. Congrats to Xiaoxi, Alex, and Xueyong!

January 2018: Congrats to Xiaoxi on getting a job at Global Foundries in New York. We'll miss you!

October 2017: Welcome to first-year students Vamakshi Yadav and Wei Hong.

September 2016: Congrats to Eve on passing her qualifying exam!

October 2016: We're excited for the three first-year students who have joined the group: Nicole Escorcia, Erika Meza, and Alex Shumski.

July/August 2016: The lab is (mostly) up and running. Welcome to our newest members: rotation student Nicole Escorcia, graduate student Eve Martinez, and postdoc Xiaoxi Huang.

April 2016: The Li Group website is live! We'll be starting at Purdue in July 2016, and we're looking to recruit graduate students to join the group!