Sha Li

D.Phil. Candidate
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

M.Sc. Materials Science, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Thesis: Electro-Chemo-Mechanics of Ceria-based Micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Membranes, ETH Zurich (Prof. Jennifer Rupp)
B.Eng. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Thesis: The Synthesis and Piezoelectric Properties of PbTiO3-BiFeO3-BaZrO3 Ceramics (Prof. Jun Chen)

Research Highlight
Nanostructured Molybdenum Disulfide Thin Film based Catalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction - Catalyst Design, Synthesis and Characterization

- Nano structured catalyst synthesis via Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), gas phase treatments and Thermal Annealing (TA) methods.
- Characterization using SEM, TEM, EDX and Raman etc.
- Electrocatalytic test using three-electrode electrochemical test-rig.

1 Li, S.; Wang, S.; Salamone, M. M.; Robertson, A. W.; Nayak, S.; Kim, H.; Tsang, S. E.; Pasta, M.; Warner, J. H. Edge Enriched 2D MoS2 Thin Films Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Enhanced Catalytic Performance. ACS Catal. 2016.
2 Li, S.; Zhou, S.; Wang, X.; Pasta, M.; Warner, J. H. Controllable Active Sites Density Enhancement via Defect Treatments for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. ACS Catal. (submitted).
3 Li, S.; Lee, J. K.; Zhou, S.; Pasta, M.; Warner, J. H. Synthesis of Surface Grown Pt Nanoparticles on Edge-enriched MoS2 Porous Thin Films for Enhancing Electrochemical Performance. Chem. Mater. (submitted).
4 Xu, W.; Li, S.; Zhou, S.; Lee, J. K.; Wang, S.; Sarwat, S. G.; Wang, X.; Bhaskaran, H.; Pasta, M.; Warner, J. H. Large Dendritic Monolayer MoS2 Grown by Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition for Electrocatalysis. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018.
5 Wang, X.; Sheng, Y.; Chang, R.-J.; Lee, J. K.; Zhou, Y.; Li, S.; Chen, T.; Huang, H.; Porter, B. F.; Bhaskaran, H.; Warner, J. H. Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Two-Dimensional Monolayer Gallium Sulfide Crystals Using Hydrogen Reduction of Ga2S3. ACS Omega 2018.
6 Wang, S.; Sawada, H.; Han, X.; Zhou, S.; Li, S.; Guo, Z. X.; Kirkland, A. I.; Warner, J. H. Preferential Pt Nanocluster Seeding at Grain. ACS Nano 2018.
7 Impact of Strain State and Buckling on the Ionic Transport of Free-Standing Membrane vs. Self-Supported Pt-Gd0.2Ce0.8O1.9-x-Pt Micro-Electrode Structures, European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. (May 2014)
8 Enhanced Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Properties in the BaZrO3 Substituted BiFeO3-PbTiO3, Applied Physics Letters 102, 022905 (2013).
9 Studies on Anode Voltage - Bubble Behaviors during Ultrasound-assisted Water Electrolysis, Metallurgy Research (2011).