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Lifeng Ding

Associate Professor

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Dr Lifeng Ding is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry. He joined XJTLU since 2013. Prior to this position, He worked as a European Union Marie-Curie research fellow at the University of Surrey under the supervision of Professor Ozgur Yazaydin. He completed his PhD studies at the University of Leicester.Lifeng’s research interest is mainly focused on studying and designing novel materials through molecular modelling methods. His objective is to gain molecular level understandings of intriguing existing and hypothetical materials, and subsequently provide solutions in rational design of novel materials for different applications, including , energy storage, carbon capture, gas/liquid separation, isotope separation and biodegradable polymers, etc. He has published over 40 journal papers, including Science, Chemistry of Materials, Biomaterials and JPCC etc. Dr Lifeng Ding’s Google Scholar research profile: of our research news coverage links:

Research interests

With modern computational techniques, it is now possible to study and predict properties of materials using atomistic simulations. Atomistic simulations are currently one of the most powerful and effective ways of studying materials at their nanoscale level. My research focus is to employ atomistic simulations to study various nanomaterials that are of scientific and technological interest

Nanoporous materials

Nanoporous materials are my current research focus due to their potential environmental applications, such as CO2 capture, and energy applications, such as H2 storage. Molecular modelling serves as ideal tool to screen and design nanoporous materials for such purposes.


Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Surrey - 2010 to 2013


CHE401 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE302 Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHE308 Polymer Chemistry

CHE203 Further Key skills in Chemistry

CHE202 Intermediate Physical Chemistry

CHE111 Key Skills for Chemistry

CHE106 Introductory Physical Chemistry

CHE401 – Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE302 – Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHE203 – Further key skills in Chemistry

CHE202 – Intermediate Physical Chemistry

CHE111 – Key skills for Chemist

CHE107 – Math for Chemist

CHE106 – Introductory Physical Chemistry

Awards and honours

2011 , Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

2006 , EPSRC PhD Scholarship Funding

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Leicester, - 2010

MRes , University of Nottingham, Polymer Chemistry - 2006

BSc , Nanjing University of Sci & Tech, - 2003

Person Types

  • Staff


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