Born and raised in China, Li obtained his B.S. and M.S from Wuhan Uvniersity and Texas A&M University, respectively. At Aggieland, he worked with Dr. Bill Batchelor on water reuse with advanced oxidation/reduction processes, particularly on removing bromate and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Before going to Texas, Li studied as an Erasmus Mundus student at Ghent University, Belgium, under the support of Eramus Mundus program of the European Union.
Li came to Vanderbilt for his Ph.D career. He is working with Dr. Shihong Lin on brackish water desalination with capacitive deionization (CDI).
Selected Awards and Honors
- 2019 Graduate Student Awards in Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society
- 2015 James C. Nagle Memorial Fellowship, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, TAMU
- 2014 Third Place of Student Design Competition, Water Environment Association of Texas
- 2012 Tim Kramer Fellowship, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, TAMU
- 2011 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, European Commission
- 2009 Trimble scholarship, Trimble Navigation Ltd.
- 2008 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education (China)
Publications (*corresponding author)
- L. Wang, S. Lin*, "Theoretical framework for designing a desalination plant based on membrane capacitive deionization", Water Research, 2019 (Link)
- L. Wang, S. Lin*, "Mechanism of selective ion removal in membrane capacitive deionization for water softening", Environmental Science and Technology, 2019 (Link)
- L. Wang, J. Dykstra, S. Lin*, "Energy Efficiency of Capacitive Deionization", Environmental Science and Technology, 2019 (Link)
- F. Ji, L. Wang (co first-author), J. Yang, X. Wu, M. Li, S. Jiang, Z. Lin, S. Lin*, Z. Chen*, "Highly Compact, Free-Standing Porous Electrodes from Polymer-Derived Nanoporou Carbons for Efficient Electrochemical Capacitive Deionization", Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2018 (Link)
- L. Wang, S. Lin*, "Membrane Capacitive Deionization with Constant Current vs. Constant Voltage Charging: Which is Better", Environmental Science and Technology, 2018 (Link)
- L. Wang, P. Biesheuvel, S. Lin*, "Reversible Thermodynamic Cycle Analysis for Capacitive Deionization with Modified Donnan Model", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018 (Link)
- L. Wang, S. Lin*, "Intrinsic Tradeoff Between Kinetic and Energetic Efficiencies in Membrane Capacitive Deionization", Water Research, 2018 (Link)
- L. Wang*, B. Batchelor, S.D. Pillai, and V. Botlaguduru, “Electron Beam Treatment for Potable Water Reuse: Removal of Bromate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016 (Link).