Linsen Li

Graduate Student, Materials Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison



Biographical Sketch
B.S. Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2010
PhD Materials Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010-present


My research focuses primarily on the study of novel nanostructured materials for energy storage applications.  


Figure 1: With our collaborators at Brookhaven National Labs, we have developed and improved transmission X-ray microscopy measurements capable of studying nanostructured battery systems in operando9


Awards and Honors

Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Gold Award, 2014
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2014
Excellence in Materials Chemistry Award, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison, 2015
Vilas Research Travel Grant, 2014
Vilas Conference Award, 2013
GSFLC Travel Grants, 2013
Honorable Mention Link Foundation Energy Fellowship, 2013
First Prize in Chinese National Chemistry Olympiad, 2005


In the News

Mark E. Griffin, Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future, UW-Madison News, 2015;  Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future, NSF 360 Science News, Top Story, 2015;


Selected Publications

9) Linsen Li, Yu-chen Karen Chen-Wiegart, Jiajun Wang, Peng Gao, Qi Ding, Young-Sang Yu, Feng Wang, Jordi Cabana, Jun Wang & Song Jin, Visualization of electrochemically driven solid-state phase transformations using operando hard X-ray spectro-imagingNature Communications2015, 6, DOI:10.1038/ncomms7883

8) Hanfeng Liang, Fei Meng, Miguel Caban-Acevedo, Linsen Li, Audrey Forticaux, Lichen Xiu, Zhoucheng Wang, and Song JinHydrothermal Continuous Flow Synthesis and Exfoliation of NiCo Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution CatalysisNano Letters2015, pp. 1421-1427, DOI: 10.1021/nl504872s

7) Linsen Li, Miguel Caban-Acevedo, Steven N. Girard and Song Jin; High-purity iron pyrite (FeS2) nanowires as high-capacity nanostructured cathodes for lithium-ion batteries Nanoscale2014, 6, 2112-2118.

6) Mark A. Lukowski, Andrew S. Daniel, Fei Meng, Audrey Forticaux, Linsen Li, and Song Jin; Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis from Chemically Exfoliated Metallic MoS2 Nanosheets J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135 (28), pp 10274–10277.

5) Ryan Franking, Linsen Li, Mark A. Lukowski, Fei Meng, Yizheng Tan, Robert J. Hamers, and Song Jin; Facile Post-Growth Doping of Nanostructured Hematite Photoanodes for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation Energy Environ. Sci. 20136, 500-512.  

4) Linsen Li, Fei Meng, and Song Jin; High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery Conversion Cathodes Based on Iron Fluoride Nanowires and Insights into the Conversion Mechanism Nano Lett. 201212 (11), pp 6030-6037.

3) Marc Estruga  Fei Meng  Linsen Li  Lianyi Chen  Xiaochun Li and Song Jin; Large-scale solution synthesis of a-AlF3·3H2O nanorods under low supersaturation conditions and their conversion to porous b-AlF3 nanorods J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 20991-20997.

2) Haoyu Wu, Fei Meng, Linsen Li, Song Jin, and Gengfeng Zheng; Dislocation-Driven CdS and CdSe Nanowire Growth ACS Nano 20126 ,4461–4468.

1) Li, Linsen; Yu, Yanghai; Meng, Fei; Tan, Yizheng; Hamers, Robert J.; Jin, Song; Facile Solution Synthesis of α-FeF3·3H2O Nanowires and Their Conversion to α-Fe2O3 Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical ApplicationNano Lett.201212, 724-731.