Wei Li obtained his PhD degree from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2012 supervised by Professor Wei-Guo Song. Dr. Li had worked on nanostructured materials for gas sensing, energy storage, catalysis and water treatment. He joined Professor Rachel Caruso’s group in both Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and The University of Melbourne in Australia as a postdoctoral fellow in 2012. He managed a project of Nano-composite Materials for Removing Heavy Metal Ions in Drinking Water, which is an internationally collaborative project between CSIRO and ICCAS. In 2015, Wei Li joined the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory as a Marie-Curie COFUND Research Fellow. In 2017-2018, Dr. Wei Li had worked in the Utah State University as a postdoctoral fellow. Since March, 2018, Dr. Li has worked in West Virginia University. He has been working on nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage (lithium/sodium/zinc ion batteries, electrochemical catalysis for water splitting, fuel cells and supercapacitors) and solar energy harvesting and water treatment.
Wei Li has published over 48 peer-reviewed papers in major high-impact journals, which have been cited more than 1800 times, leading to an h-index of 26 (https://scholar.google.pt/citations?hl=en&btnA=1&user=ic5lqQkAAAAJ). He has also published 3 patents and delivered 10 oral presentations in international conferences. Wei Li has actively served as an editor for Journal of Energy and Power Engineering and also as an invited reviewer and adjudicative reviewer for various journals including Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Materials Horizon, Chemical Communications, Joule (Cell), Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ChemSusChem, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Catalysis Science & Technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, New Journal of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Dalton Transactions, RSC Advances, ChemPlusChem, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, etc.