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Wenyuan Li

Wenyuan Li


ERB 118

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


  • Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 05/2011-12/2015
  • M.S. Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 07/2008-06/2010
  • B.S. Department of Physics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 07/2004-06/2008

Service and Outreach

  • Associate Member of graduate program committee (since 01/2019).
  • Reviewers for more than 20 journals including ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Power Sources, Journal of Electrochemistry Society, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Electrochimica Acta, Electrochemistry communications, Catalysis Today, Energy Technology, Energy & Fuels, etc from publisher ACS, RSC, Wiley, IOP, and Elsevier.

Selected Publications

  1. W Li, B Guan, L Ma, H Tian, X Liu, Synergistic Coupling of Proton-Conductors BaZr0. 1Ce0. 7Y0. 1Yb0. 1O3-δ and La2Ce2O7 to Create Chemical Stable, Interface Active Electrolyte for Steam Electrolysis Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11 (2019), 18323-18330.
  2. W Li, B Guan, L Ma, S Hu, N Zhang, X Liu, High performing triple-conductive Pr 2 NiO 4+ δ anode for proton-conducting steam solid oxide electrolysis cell, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (2018), 18057-18066.
  3. W Li, B Guan, T Yang, N. Zhang, X Liu, On the bulk transport process and its impact on the electrode behavior of mixed conducting electrodes for SOFCs, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19 (2017), 23218-23228.
  4. W Li, B Guan, J Yan, N Zhang, X Zhang, X Liu. Enhanced surface exchange activity and electrode performance of (La2−2xSr2x)(Ni1−xMnx)O4+δ cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, J. Power Sources 318(2016),178-83.
  5. W Li, B Guan, X Zhang, J Yan, Y Zhou, X Liu. New mechanistic insight into the oxygen reduction reaction on Ruddlesden–Popper cathodes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18 (2016), 8502-11.

Research Interests

Wenyuan Li has focused mainly on the development, modeling, characterization and fabrication of materials for high-temperature electrochemical devices, with an emphasis on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and lithium-ion batteries (LIB), and with areas of competence in an in-depth understanding of the electrochemistry of electrode kinetics, extensive knowledge of electrolyte and electrodes for fuel cells and batteries. Li currently manages 5 grant-funded projects, covering fields of electrochemical hydrogen production, power generation by fuel cell, high-temperature gas sensor, high-temperature alloy protection, reversible solid oxide cells for power generation & energy storage.