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Zheng Li

Assistant Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Energy Engineering and Science

Zheng Li, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Zheng Li
114R Randolph Hall (0710)
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  1. Energy storage system design and manufacturing: Flow batteries; lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries; multivalent intercalation system; metal-sulfur and metal-air batteries
  2. Battery recycling process design and automation
  3. Energy storage materials structure-property-performance relationships

See Dr. Li's publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2015-2016, Research Scientist, Departmet of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2011-2015, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2013-2014, Senior Research Scientist, 24M Technologies, Inc.
  • Ph.D. - Materials Science and Engineering, State University of New York, Binghamton, 2011
  • M.S. - Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2008
  • B.Eng. - Materials Physics, Jilin Universit, China, 2006
  1. Z. Li, Y.-M. Chiang. Oxygen-breathing aqueous sulfur storage battery. U.S. Application No.: 62/248672.
  2. Y.-M. Chiang, Z. Li, W. H. Woodford, F. Fan, N. Baram, K. C. Smith, W. C. Carter, G. H. MaKinley and A. Helal. Metal sulfide electrodes and energy storage devices thereof. International Patent Application No.: PCT/US2014/014681.
  3. Z. Li, F. Fan, W. H. Woodford, N. Baram, K. C. Smith, Y.-M. Chiang and W. C. Carter. High energy density semi-solid storage electrodes and batteries thereof. U.S. Application No.: 61/789964.
  4. Y.-M. Chiang, A. H. Slocum, W. C. Carter, K. C. Smith, B. J. Hopkins, Z. Li, Frank Fan, Xinwei Chen. Gravity induced flow cell using suspension-based flow electrodes. U.S. Application No.: 61/911101.
  5. K. C. Smith, Z. Li, W. C. Carter and Y.-M. Chiang. Optimal flow conditions for intermittent flow cell. U.S. Application No.: 61/831321.
  6. Z. Li, K. Xiang and Y.-M. Chiang. High energy density aqueous sodium-ion batteries. U.S. Application No.: 61/781607.