Jing Li Lab - Current Group Members

Sayed Ali Khan

xiuze heiPostdoc Associate (2022 - Present)

 

Sayed Ali Khan received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering in December 2017 from the University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Khan was a postdoctoral researcher at Shenzhen University and Xiamen University, P.R. China during 2018 – 2021. He joined Rutgers University under the supervision of Prof. Jing Li as a visiting scholar in January 2022. His research focus is on the development of energy-efficient lighting technology.

 

 

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Gia Carignan

xiuze heiPh.D. Student (2021 - Present)

 

Gia graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.S. in chemistry with departmental honors in 2021. Her undergraduate research focused on lithium deposition in rechargeable batteries and energy storage. She then entered the Ph.D. program at Rutgers University and joined Dr. Jing Li’s group where she will be focusing on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic-organic hybrid materials.

 

 

 

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Colin Farrington

xiuze heiPh.D. Student (2021 - Present)

 

Colin graduated from Clark University in Massachusetts with a B.A in Chemistry in 2021. He then joined Prof. Jing Li’s group at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as a graduate student. He is in his first year of the Ph.D. program with research focusing on the design, synthesis, and characterization of inorganic-organic hybrid materials and their applications in photovoltaics.

 

 

 

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Xiuze Hei

xiuze heiPh.D. Student (2017 - Present)

 

Xiuze graduated from Wuhan University in China with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2017 before he entered Rutgers Chemistry Ph. D. program and joined Dr. Li’s group. He worked in a material lab for 3 years and focused on the nanostructured functional materials and their energy-related applications during his undergraduate. Now he is at his first year in the Ph.D. program with his research focusing on the design and synthesis of inorganic-organic hybrid materials as efficient phosphors.

 

 

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Yucong Xia

Akash PatelPh.D. Student (2021 - Present)

 

Yucong Xia graduated from Wuhan University in China with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2020 and then joined Prof. Jing Li's group at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as a graduate student. He is now in his second year in the Ph.D. program with his research focusing on the structure design, characterization, and modification of multivariate metal-organic frameworks (MTV-MOFs) for separation and catalysis.

 

 

 

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Feng Xie

guoyu ZhangPh. D. Student (2021 - Present)

 

Feng Xie obtained his bachelor's degree in chemistry and finance (dual degree) from Jilin University in China. Then he moved into King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and obtained his master's degree in chemistry in 2019 under the guidance of Prof. Yu Han. He is currently a doctoral student in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Jing Li with his research interest focused on materials design of functionalized metal-organic frameworks for energy-related applications in adsorption and separation.

 

 

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Guoyu Zhang

guoyu ZhangPh. D. Student (2019 - Present)

 

Guoyu obtained his B. Sc. from Jilin University in China in 2017 and then he joined Rutgers-New Brunswick as a master student in Medicinal Chemistry. He transferred to the Chemistry graduate program and joined Prof. Jing Li's group in 2018 spring. His research mainly focuses on design and synthesis of porous metal-organic frameworks.

 

 

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Kun Zhu

kun zhu 300Ph.D. Student (2016 - Present)

 

Kun graduated from Tianjin University in China with a B.S in Chemical Engineering in 2014 and then joined Rutgers-New Brunswick as a master student in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He transferred to the Chemistry graduate program and joined Prof. Jing Li's group in 2016. His research interests are primarily in the design, synthesis, characterization and device fabrication of crystalline inorganic-organic hybrid materials for different applications.

 

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Boxuan Li

Huaqing YinM. S. Student (2020 - Present)

 

Boxuan obtained his B.E degree of materials at Jiangsu University of Science and Technology in 2019. Then he came to Rutgers as a master student in chemistry and in 2020 he joined Dr. Jing Li’s group. He is interested in the synthesis of metal-organic-frameworks to capture and sense heavy metals.

 

 

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Megan Bonite

guoyu ZhangUndergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Megan began attending Rutgers University in 2019 majoring in Environmental Chemistry and is currently in her junior year. She joined Dr. Li’s group in Summer 2021 and works alongside her mentor, Xiuze Hei, studying crystal growth methods used to prepare non-toxic hybrid materials.

 

 

 

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Emily Cakir

Undergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Emily began at Rutgers University in 2020 and is now in her sophomore year, majoring in Environmental Chemistry. She joined Dr. Li's group in the fall of 2021, where she works with Xiuze Hei on research into crystal growth methods for non-toxic hybrid materials.

 

 

 

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Shelby Constandaki

guoyu ZhangUndergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Shelby transferred to Rutgers University in 2021 to pursue studies in Chemical Engineering. She joined Dr. Li’s group in her junior year and is working with mentor Kun Zhu on developing inorganic-organic hybrid materials for various renewable energy-related applications.

 

 

 

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Akash Patel

Akash PatelUndergraduate Student (2021 - Present)

 

Akash began at Rutgers University in 2020 and is now in his junior year, majoring in Biological Sciences. He joined Dr. Li's group in the fall of 2021, where he works with Guoyu Zhang on research into crystal growth for Metal-Organic-Frameworks materials.

 

 

 

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