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Danlei Li

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Dr. Danlei Li joined Chemistry department at XJTLU in 2022. She obtained her Ph.D degree in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Richard Compton at Oxford University with full scholarships – ‘China Scholarship Council – University of Oxford Scholarships’. After that, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the same group.Danlei’s research focuses on both fundamental and applied electrochemistry including electroanalysis and electrocatalysis. She is particularly interested in investigations on electrochemical behaviours of various nanomaterials from both macroscale and microscale to provide better understanding for their further use in electrochemical sensors, fuel cells, redox flow batteries etc.One fully funded PhD position has now been filled. Please drop an email for potential interests in PhDs, masters as well as summer students.

Research interests

Fundamental electrochemistry: study of electrode kinetics at electrode-electrolyte interface from theoretical and experimental aspects

Electroanalysis: development of electrochemical sensors in environmental and biological systems, such as pH sensors, phosphate sensors, arsenic sensors and oxygen sensors.

Electrocatalysis: understanding the electrocatalytic behaviour of nanomaterials from both macroscale and microscale to give deeper insights into the use in sensing and energy devices.


Assistant Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University 2022-present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oxford University 2020-2021


CHE206 Measurements in Chemistry (co-module leader)

CHE207 Preparative Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterisation (c0-module leader)

CHE315 Introduction to Electrochemistry

Awards and honours

2017-2020 China Scholarship Council – University of Oxford Scholarships Full Scholarships

2015 Research Experience Bursary, University of Birmingham

2015 Gateway Bursary, University of Birmingham

2014 Second Prize of the Scholarship for Outstanding Students, Jinan University

2013 Third Prize of the Scholarship for Outstanding Students, Jinan University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford University 2017-2020

M.Res. Green Chemistry: Energy and the Environment, Imperial College London 2016-2017

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Birmingham 2014-2016

B.Sc. Applied Chemistry, Jinan University, Guangzhou 2012-2014

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