Jing Li Lab - Current Group Members

Shikai Xian

Huaqing YinPostdoc Associate (2019 - Present)

 

Shikai Xian received his Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering in Sept. 2015 from South China University of Technology. During Oct. 2015~ Aug. 2019, he worked in Guangzhou Liby Enterprise Group as a senior R&D engineer. He joined Prof. Jing Li’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow in Nov. 2019. His research focuses on the synthesis of novel Metal-organic frameworks for gas adsorption and separation.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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Yucong Xia

Akash PatelPh.D. Student (2021 - Present)

 

Yucong Xia graduated from Wuhan University in China with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2020 and then joined Prof. Jing Li's group at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as a graduate student. He is now in his second year in the Ph.D. program with his research focusing on the structure design, characterization, and modification of multivariate metal-organic frameworks (MTV-MOFs) for separation and catalysis.

 

 

 

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Feng Xie

guoyu ZhangPh. D. Student (2021 - Present)

 

Feng Xie obtained his bachelor's degree in chemistry and finance (dual degree) from Jilin University in China. Then he moved into King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and obtained his master's degree in chemistry in 2019 under the guidance of Prof. Yu Han. He is currently a doctoral student in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Jing Li with his research interest focused on materials design of functionalized metal-organic frameworks for energy-related applications in adsorption and separation.

 

 

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Guoyu Zhang

guoyu ZhangPh. D. Student (2019 - 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.

 

 

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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.

 

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Boxuan Li

Huaqing YinM. S. Student (2020 - Present)

 

Boxuan obtained his B.E degree of materials at Jiangsu University of Science and Technology in 2019. Then he came to Rutgers as a master student in chemistry and in 2020 he joined Dr. Jing Li’s group. He is interested in the synthesis of metal-organic-frameworks to capture and sense heavy metals.

 

 

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Fan Yang

Huaqing YinExchange Ph.D. Student (2019 - Present)

 

Fan Yang is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, China. She joined Prof. Li’s group and worked as a joint Ph.D. student from September 2019. Her research currently focuses on design, synthesis, Structure characterization and modification of MOFs and their applications in gas separation and chemical sensing.

 

 

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Megan Bonite

guoyu ZhangUndergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Megan began attending Rutgers University in 2019 majoring in Environmental Chemistry and is currently in her junior year. She joined Dr. Li’s group in Summer 2021 and works alongside her mentor, Xiuze Hei, studying crystal growth methods used to prepare non-toxic hybrid materials.

 

 

 

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Emily Cakir

Undergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Emily began at Rutgers University in 2020 and is now in her sophomore year, majoring in Environmental Chemistry. She joined Dr. Li's group in the fall of 2021, where she works with Xiuze Hei on research into crystal growth methods for non-toxic hybrid materials.

 

 

 

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Shelby Constandaki

guoyu ZhangUndergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Shelby transferred to Rutgers University in 2021 to pursue studies in Chemical Engineering. She joined Dr. Li’s group in her junior year and is working with mentor Kun Zhu on developing inorganic-organic hybrid materials for various renewable energy-related applications.

 

 

 

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Akash Patel

Akash PatelUndergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Akash began at Rutgers University in 2020 and is now in his junior year, majoring in Biological Sciences. He joined Dr. Li's group in the fall of 2021, where he works with Guoyu Zhang on research into crystal growth for Metal-Organic-Frameworks materials.

 

 

 

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