Jing Li Lab - Current Group Members

Xiaoyuan Liu

Xiaoyuan LiuPostdoc Associate (2018 - Present)

 

Xiaoyuan got his PhD degree from East China University of Science and Technology in 2018. During his PhD, he has been a visiting student to Boston College (Prof. Frank Tsung group) and University of California, Berkely (Prof. Peidong Yang group). In 2018, he joined Prof. Jing Li group as a postdoctoc. His researches focus on the synthesis and application of metal-organic frameworks and covalent-organic frameworks.

 

 

Email: xiaoyuan.liu@rutgers.edu

Falu Hu

Falu Hu fbe83Postdoc Associate (2018 - Present)

 

Falu Hu was born in Shandong, China, in 1990. He received his PhD degree in Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018 under the supervisionof Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Maochun Hong. In 2018, he joined Prof. Jing Li's group as a postdoctoral fellow. His research interests include design and synthesis of new porous materials and their application in selective adsorption and fluorescence. 

 

 

Email: faluhu415@gmail.com

Zhaofeng Wu

Zhaofeng wuPostdoc Associates (2017 - Present)

 

Zhaofeng is an“Assistant Research Professor " at State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, since 2013. He graduated from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in China with a Dr. degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 2016. Supported by the CSC programme, in 2017, he joined Prof. Jing Li's group as a postdoctor. His research interests are primarily in the design, synthesis, characterization of MOF materials for different applications.

 

Email: zfwu@fjirsm.ac.cn

Xiuze Hei

xiuze heiPh.D. Studert (2017 - Present)

 

Xiuze graduated from Wuhan University in China with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2017 before he entered Rutgers Chemistry Ph. D. program and joined Dr. Li’s group. He worked in a material lab for 3 years and focused on the nanostructured functional materials and their energy-related applications during his undergraduate. Now he is at his first year in the Ph.D. program with his research focusing on the design and synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid materials as efficient phosphors.

 

Email: xiuze.hei@rutgers.edu

Yanyao Liu

Yanyao liuPh.D. Student (2016 - Present)

 

Yanyao graduated from Nankai University in China with a B. S. in Chemistry in 2016. He is now a first year graduate student in Li Group. His research focuses on design and synthesis of stable porous MOFs for adsorption related applications.

 

 

 

Email: yl1033@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

William Lustig

william 300Ph.D. Student (2013 - Present)

 

Bill is from Pittsburgh, PA and obtained his B.S. from American University in 2010.  Upon graduating, he worked as an analytical chemist at ImQuest BioSciences for three years before joining Rutgers in 2013.  His research currently focuses on developing chemical sensors based on Luminescent MOFs (LMOFs)

 

 

Email: william.lustig@rutgers.edu

Ever Velasco

ever velasco 300Ph.D. Student (2015 - Present)

 

Ever obtained his B. Sc. from Rutgers-Newark in 2015 and then joined Prof. Jing Li group at Rutgers-New Brunswick as a graduate student. He is now at his second year in the Ph. D. program with his research focusing on the design and synthesis of multifunctional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for phosphors, catalysis, gas adsorption etc.

 

 

Email: ca39evelasco@gmail.com

Xiang Zeng

Xiang zengPh.D. Student (2018 - Present)

 

Xiang Zeng graduated from Wuhan University in China with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2018 before she entered Rutgers Chemistry Ph.D. program and jointed Jing group at Rutgers. Her research currently focuses on design and synthesis advanced functional materials.

 

 

Email: xz439@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Kun Zhu

kun zhu 300Ph.D. Student (2016 - Present)

 

Kun graduated from Tianjin University in China with a B.S in Chemical Engineering in 2014 and then joined Rutgers-New Brunswick as a master student in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He transferred to the Chemistry graduate program and joined Prof. Jing Li's group in 2016. His research interests are primarily in the design, synthesis, characterization and device fabrication of crystalline inorganic-organic hybrid materials for different applications.

 

 Email: kz138@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Pengcheng Huang

pengcheng huang d06b2Visiting Scholar (2018 - Present)

 

Pengcheng Huang obtained his Ph. D. from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014 and then worked at College of Chemistry, Nanchang University, China. Now, he is a visiting scholar in Prof. Li’ group. His main research interest is the development of noble-metal and coordination polymer nanoparticles-based fluorescent and colorimetric sensors for small molecules.

 

 

 

Email: pchuang@ncu.edu.cn

Liangying Li

liangyind liExchange Ph.D. Student (2018 - Present)

 

Liangying Li is a Ph.D candidate in College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. Now, supported by the “Zhejiang University Doctoral Students Studying Abroad” program, she is a visiting student in Prof. Li’s group. Her current work mainly focuses on the design, preparation, characterization of microporous metal-organic frameworks for gas separation.

 

 

Email: liangying_li@zju.edu.cn

Kai Xing

Kai XingExchange Ph.D. Student (2018 - Present)

 

Kai Xing is a currently Ph.D. student at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He joined Dr. Li’s group and worked as an exchange PhD student from October, 2018. His research interests focuses on preparation and luminescent sensing properties of functionalized MOFs.

 

 

Email: adamxing1992@gmail.com

Huaqing Yin

Huaqing YinExchange Ph.D. Student (2018 - Present)

 

Huaqing Yin is a PhD candidate from NanKai University (P.R. China). She joined Prof. Li’s group and worked as a joint Ph.D student from October, 2018. Her research interests are primarily in fluorescent metal organic materials designing, building and sensing application.

 

 

Email: hqyinnku@outlook.com

Guoyu Zhang

guoyu ZhangM. S. Student (2017 - Present)

 

Guoyu obtained his B. Sc. from Jilin University in China in 2017 and then he joined Rutgers-New Brunswick as a master student in Medicinal Chemistry. He transferred to the Chemistry graduate program and joined Prof. Jing Li's group in 2018 spring. His research mainly focuses on design and synthesis of porous metal-organic frameworks.

 

 

Email: gz102@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Yuki Osumi

Yuki SoumiUndergraduate Student (2017 - Present)

 

Yuki entered Rutgers University - New Brunswick as an undergraduate student in 2016 studying Chemistry and Sociology. He joined Prof. Jing Li's group in his sophomore year in the Fall 2017 semester and is currently working under Ever Valesco, his mentor. Currently, he is primarily working on the synthesis, characterization and processing of crystalline metal organic frameworks for sensing applications.

 

 

Email: yto1@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Christopher Sojdak

Christopher SojdakUndergraduate Student (2017 - Present)

 

Christopher Sojdak began attending Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2015 and is a third year chemistry major. He joined Prof. Daniel Seidel's group in the 2016-2017 academic year, where his research focused on asymmetric catalysis. In the fall of 2017, he transferred to Prof. Jing Li’s group, where his research is currently focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic-organic hybrid materials for use as lighting phosphors.

 

Email: cas615@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Shengting Xu

Shengting Xu 4aa3fUndergraduate Student (2018- Present)

 

ShengTing Xu began attending Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2015 and is now a sensor majored in Chemistry. She joined Prof. Jing Li’s group in fall 2018, and her research is focusing on design and synthesis of stable porous MOFs for adsorption related application.

 

 

 

Email: sx56@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Xinwei Ye

Xinwei Ye a2c56Undergraduate Student (2018- Present)

 

Xinwei Ye began attending Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2015 and is now a senior in SAS majoring in Biological Sciences. She joined Prof. Jing Li's group in fall 2018, and her research is focusing on the design and synthesis of multifunctional metal-organic framworks (MOFs) for phosphors, catalysis, gas absorption etc.

 

 

Email: xy154@scarletmail.rutgers.edu