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Dr Xiaohong Li

Senior Lecturer in Energy Storage


Telephone: 01326 255769

Dr Xiaohong Li received her BSc in Organic Chemistry in 1990 from Lanzhou University. After experience as an engineer/project manager for PetroChina Ltd, she returned to university to complete her MSc in Analytical Chemistry in 2000 and PhD in Physical Chemistry in 2003 from Lanzhou University and Peking University. Between 2003 and 2013 she had worked in the University of Southampton and appointed as a Senior Consulting Engineer in the Research Institute for Industry. Xiaohong is currently a Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy Group at the University of Exeter, and also a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University and University of Southampton.

Xiaohong’s research interests focus on energy conversion and storage, with an emphasis on redox flow batteries, water electrolysers, and nanoscale materials for electrocatalysis. She is the PI of EPSRC Supergen project of Zinc-Nickel Redox Flow Battery for Energy Storage and had made major contribution to the Innovate UK projects of Redox Flow Cells for Intelligent Grid Management and Development of a Novel Low-Cost Alkaline Hydrogen Electrolyser, and EU-FP7 project of POWAIR Zinc-Air Flow Batteries for Electrical Power Distribution Networks. She is the author of > 60 papers in refereed journals including 5 invited critical review articles. She is a member in the Scientific Board of the EPSRC Energy Storage Supergen Hub, and also a member of both the International Society of Electrochemistry and the US Electrochemical Society.

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