Dr Aaron Li

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Dr. Mengran Li received his BEng in 2012 from Tianjin University and his PhD in 2016 from UQ. He has had over 6 years of research experience in electrochemical engineering and material science. His current research is mainly focused on advancing electrochemistry-based technologies to circumventing formidable challenges in energy and environment sustainability through material innovation and process optimization. He now is working with the Innovation Centre for Sustainable Steel and HBIS Group to develop economically viable CO2 conversion technologies to mitigate carbon emission from carbon-intensive iron-steel making processes.

Research Impacts

His research contributions in the field of energy conversion enable the solid oxide fuel cells to work at below 500deg C, which is a key step for the practical applications of solid oxide fuel cells in daily life. His current work on the development of CO2 electrolysis technology has a great potential in stabilising intermittency of renewable power and carbon neutralisation through bridging zero-carbon renewable power generation with existing carbon-intensive manufacturing processes such as iron-steel making and ammonia production.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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