CEAS CURRICULUM VITAE

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DATE PREPARED:  June 15, 2016

NAME:  Dongmei Li, Ph.D.

CURRENT UW POSITION: 

                Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

UW ADDRESS:

                EN4016

                Department of Chemical Engineering

                College of Engineering and Applied Science

                University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071

                Phone: (307) 766-3592

                Email:    dli1@uwyo.edu

                Web:  www.uwyo.edu/chemical/faculty_staff/faculty/li-dongmei/index.html

LICENSURE: N/A

EDUCATION:

                PhD        Chemical and Biological Engineering                  University of Colorado at Boulder         2003

                                Dissertation: Modeling of the Solid-Liquid Thermally-Induced Phase Separation (TIPS)

                                       Membrane Formation Process

                MS         Chemical Engineering                                           Tianjin University, Tianjin, China          1997

                                Thesis: Multiphase Mass Transfer Study Using Static Mixers

                BS           Chemical Engineering                  Shandong University of Technology, Jinan, China       1994

                                Senior Thesis: Synthesis and Application of Methyl 1-Naphalene Acetic Ester

                                Graduate with Honors                  

EMPLOYMENT:

                Position                                                             Institution/Company                                      Dates                                   

                Assistant Professor                             Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum                      2011-present

                                                                              Engineering/University of Wyoming       

                Adjunct Assistant Professor               Dept. of Chemical and Petroleum                      2010-2011

                                                                              Engineering/University of Wyoming       

                Senior Research Scientist                   Dept. of Chemistry/University of                       2010-2011

                                                                              Wyoming         

                Sr. New Product Development          R&D Division/DRC Metrigraphics                       2007-2008

                Engineer

                Sr. Process Engineer/                         193 nm Photolithography Division/                   2006-2007

                Team Lead                                           Intel Corporation

                Sr. Engineer                                         Metafluidics, Inc.                                                2005-2006

                Postdoctoral Fellow                            Chemical and Biological                                     2003-2005

                                                                              Engineering/University of Colorado        

                                                                              at Boulder  

                Graduate Research                             Chemical and Biological                                      1997-2003

                Assistant, Teaching Assistant           Engineering/University of Colorado

                                                                              at Boulder

HONORS AND AWARDS:

            Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Chemical Engineering, UW (2016)

            Research Associate, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (Summer 2014)

            EPSCoR WWIES Faculty Travel Award (2014)

            Anadarko Faculty Fellowship (2013)

            Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium Faculty Fellowship (2013)

            Gordon Research Conference Travel Award (2012)

            North American Membrane Society Junior Faculty Travel Award (2012)

Intel Fab12 Achievement Awards (2007)

Intel Fab12 Achievement Awards (2006)

14th North American Membrane Society Graduate Student Paper Award – First place (2003).

12th North American Membrane Society Graduate Student Paper Award – Third Place (2001).

Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant Award (2001).

Three-value Student Scholarship, Tianjin University, China, 1997.

Excellent Student Leader of Dept. of Chem. Eng., Shandong University of Technology, China,1993.

PROPOSED UW JOB DESCRIPTION

37.5% Teaching                 52.5% Research                5% Service      0% Admin       5% Advising       0% Other

(describe)  My current position is a 100% (since September 1, 2013), tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which was a part-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position over the past TWO academic years (50% FTE: October 1, 2011 - October 1, 2012; 75% FTE: October 1 2012 - September 1 2013).

1. TEACHING

1.1 Courses Taugh

                Year       Semester            Course No./Title                                                  Cr. Hrs      Enrollment  

                2016       Fall                       CHE 5190/4990 Polymer Chemistry                           3              14

                                                                and Engineering

                2016      Spring                   CHE 3030/Unit Operation                                             3              38

                2015      Fall                        CHE 5190/Polymer Chemistry and Engineering         3               11

                2015      Spring                   CHE 3030/Unit Operation                                             3               35

                2014      Fall                        CHE/PETE 5890/Departmental Seminar Series         1               80

                2014      Fall                        ES2330/Fluid Dynamics                                                3               70

                2014      Spring                   CHE 3030/Unit Operation                                             3               33

                2013     Fall                          CHE 5190 Polymer Chemistry                                     3                4

                                                                and Engineering              

                2012       Fall                        CHE 5190/4990 Polymer                                             3                16

                                                                Chemistry and Engineering         

                2011       Spring                   ES2330/Fluid Dynamics                                               3                 25          

                2011       Fall                        ES2330/Fluid Dynamics                                               3                 44

                2010       Fall                        ES2330/Fluid Dynamics                                              3                 55                  

1.2 Sabbaticals

                N/A

2. SERVICE 

2.1 Professional Service               

Session co-chair at AIChE 2016 Annual Conference “Micro and Nanofabricated Sensors”

Session co-Chair for NAMS 2016 Annual Conference “Membrane Reactors and Contactors”

Session co-chair at AIChE 2015 Annual Conference “Catalytic, Environmental and Industrial Sensors”

Session chair for NAMS 2015 Annual Conference “Membrane Reactor/Catalytic Membranes”

External proposal reviewer for Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (Quebec City, Canada) (2014)

Session chair at AIChE 2014 Annual Conference “Catalytic, Environmental and Industrial Sensors”

Session chair at NAMS 2014 Annual Conference “Energy Applications (including Fuel Cells and Batteries) ”

Faculty Judge for Graduate Students Poster Competition at Gordon Research Conferences for Fuel Cells (2014)

Session chair at AIChE 2013 Annual Conference “Catalytic, Environmental and Industrial Sensors”

Co-chair of NAMS 2013 Poster Session

  Archival Journal Peer Reviewing: 

-          Journal of Membrane Science

-          Separation and Purification Technology

-          Journal of the Electrochemical Society

-          Polymer

-          Catalysis Communications

-          Royal Chemistry Society (RSC) Advances

  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2008-present)

-          Proposal review for AAASin areas such as semiconductors and biomedical devices

  Conference on Earth and Energy Research Faculty Judge (2012)

2.2 University Service

  Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WiMSE) Panelist (2016)

  Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WiMSE) Panelist (2016)

  Participated in Wyoming INBRE undergraduate research day (2015)

  Faculty advisor for two SRAP students (2015)

  Participated in State Science Fair day by providing lab tours (2014)

  Proposal Reviewer for NSF MRI pre-proposals (2014)

  Proposal Reviewer for NASA Space Grant Materials Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Fellowship (2014)

  Academic Advisor for 3 female high school students participating in EPSCoR Summer Apprentice Research Program (SRAP) (2012, 2013)

  Fuel Cell Initiative, 2010-present

-          Initiated and currently manage a fuel cell initiative on University of Wyoming campus to:

     Stimulate campus-wide interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty members who are either performing or interested in branching into fuel cell-related research;

     To create opportunities for participating faculty members to obtain outside funding from industrial sponsors, other universities and national laboratories;

     To provide a platform for students who are interested in fuel cell technology and systems to gain in-depth knowledge about the most cutting edge research, development and market trends in this compelling and rapidly developing field

-          Activities in academic year of 2011-2012 include:

     Worked with Dr. Paul Dellenback, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department to offer a graduate level fuel cell course by Dr. Frano Barbir from University of Split, one of the pioneers in the field;

     Worked with Dr. Bruce Parkinson, Director of Photovoltaic and Catalysis (CPAC), J. E. Warren Professor of Energy and Environment, Department of Chemistry and School of Energy Resources, to organize a mini seminar series on fuel cells;

     Worked with Drs. Carrick Eggleton and Bruce Parkinson, Directors of CPAC, to have a prominent seminar speaker to give a seminar on campus.

  Materials Science and Engineering Program (MSE), 2011 Fall- present

-          Participating in MSE Program Working Group as Chemical Engineering’s representative.

  NSF EPSCoR Summer Research Apprenticeship Program Mentor (2012-present)

  School of Energy Resources Petroleum Systems Faculty Search Committee (2012)

2.3 College Service

  Faculty advisor for Hydrogen Fuel Cells for TEAMS Challenge (2016)

  Participated in Engineering Science (ES) ABET by providing materials related to ES 2330 (2015)

  PETE Department Head Search Committee (2014)

  Freshman Orientation Advising (2012)

2.4 Department Service

  Participated in ABET by providing materials related to CHE 3030, a required upper division undergraduate course (2015)

  Served as the sole faculty representative for UW at AIChE recruiting fair with three graduate students (two domestic and one international) (2014)

  International and Transfer Students Orientation and Advising (Fall 2014)

  Serving on Curriculum Committee (2012-2014)

  Serving on Chemical Engineering Program Committee (2014-present)

  Departmental Advisory Board Meeting Presentation (2011)

  AIChE Regional Conference Faculty Presentation (2011)

  Visited China University of Petroleum to help develop educational programs with the Schools of Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering (2012).               

3.   STUDENT ADVISING/GRADUATE SUPERVISION

3.1 Undergraduate Students                     

  Number of Undergraduate Advisees

                                               Semester                                                     Number of Advisees

                                              Spring 2016                                                  24

                                              Fall 2014                                                       26

                                              Spring 2014                                                  30

                                              Fall 2013                                                       35

                                              Spring 2013                                                  33

                                              Fall 2012                                                       25

                                              Spring 2012                                                  20

                                              Fall 2011                                                        20

1: The number of undergraduate students that I advise change frequently. The numbers in the table are the rough numbers of students officially assigned to me at advising week for the given semester.

  Undergraduate Research Advisees After the Assistant Professor Appointment

                Name                                             Semester/Year

                Erik Trey Herrera*                     05/2016-present

                Jose Andres Cabrera Rodas*      05/2016-present

                Audra DeStefano*                       09/2015-05/2016

                Bridger Martin*                          09/2012-05/2016

                Zachery Witters                          01/2015-08/2015

                Phillip Cross*                              09/2011-2014

                Taylor Sutter*                             05/2012-04/2013

                Kyle Meyers*                               09/2012- 05/2014

                Nicholas Stille                              09/2012-05/2013

                Weikang Li                                    09/2012-05/2013

                Daniel Debroy                               10/2013-05/2014

* Both Trey Herrera and Jose Rodas won NSF EPCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Summer 2016. 

* Audra DeStefano won NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, in addition to a competitive 2016 North America Membrane Society (NAMS) Elias Klein Travel Award;

*  Taylor won the Anadarko Undergraduate Fellowship in summer 2012;

*  Phil won NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate research Fellowship three times (Fall and Spring 2012, Summer 2013) and started graduate school at Auburn University in Fall 2014;

*  Kyle won NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship three times (Fall and Spring 2012, Summer 2013);

*  Bridger won NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship every semester since Spring 2013 (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016).

Undergraduate Research Advisees before the Assistant Professor Appointment

                Name                                    Semester/Year

                Kevin Donahoe                 05/2005-03/2006

                Hanna Sudzilouskaya      02/2005-05/2005

                Kathryn Barney                08/2004-05/2005

                Benjamin Laurent            Summer 2004

                Siris Laursen                     Summer 2004

                Benjamin Carrier              02/2002-10/2002

                Callie Seaman                   Summer 2011

3. 2 Graduate Students Completed

                Name                                                              Degree Sought                                  Year Graduated            

                Jennifer Hegarty                                           MS A (co-advised)                             Spring 2014

                Thesis Title: Integrated Accelerated Precipitation Softening–Microfiltration Assembly and Process Development to Maximize Water Recovery during Energy Production and CO2 Sequestration

                Zhihan Gao                                                      MS B                                                  Spring 2015

                Presentation Title: Investigation of Porous Polyimide Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery

                Shibely Saha                                                    Ph.D.                                                  Spring 2016

                Dissertation: Probing the Synergetic Effect Between ALD Deposited Nanoscale Pt and Transition Metal Carbide (TMC) Supports

3.3 Graduate students (current)

                Name                                                    Degree Sought                                          Started                               

                Shuai Tan                                                        Ph.D.                                                   Fall 2012

                Dissertation: An Integrated Approach Combining Nanocatalyst Synthesis, Characterization and a Novel Membrane Reactor to Intensify Hydrogen Production Processes

                Daniel Debroy                                                Ph.D. (co-advised)                            Fall 2014

                Dissertation: Multi-modality Nanoparticle Fabrication via Controlled Approaches for Various Applications

                Jiashi Yin                                                         Ph.D.                                                   Fall 2014

                Dissertation: Catalytic Hybrid Membrane Development for Produced Water Treatment            

                * Dissertation titles for current students are subject to change.

              Audra DeStefano                                               MS                                                    Summer 2016

                Thesis: Membrane Surface Modifications via Catalytic Nanoparticle Deposition with Controlled Density and Placement              

4. POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS/REARCH ASSOCIATES

                N/A       

5. PUBLISHED & SUBMITTED WORKS 

5.1 Books/Textbooks/Monographs/Chapters in Books

                N/A

5.2 Referred Journal Articles

5.2.1Published and In Press

1.       Nano-scale Sulfur-Tolerant Lanthanide Oxysulfide/Oxysulfate Catalysts for Water-Gas-Shift Reaction in a Novel Reactor Configuration, Shuai Tan, Steve Paglieri and Dongmei Li, Catalysis Communications, 73, p. 16–21, 2016.

2.       Probing Synergetic Effects Between Platinum Nanoparticles Deposited via Atomic Layer Deposition and Molybdenum Carbide Nanotube Support through Surface Characterization and Device Performance, Shibely Saha, Bridger Martin, Brian Leonard and Dongmei Li, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 9253 - 9265, 2016.

3.       Application of Polymer-Coated Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Sensors in Detection of Dissolved      Hydrogen, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, Applied Physics Letters, 88, p.233507, 2006.

4.       Effects of Membrane Coating on the Response of Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) Sensors, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, R. Bastasz and T. McDaniel, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 115,

        p.86-92, 2006.

5.       Membrane Formation via Solid-Liquid Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) - Model Development and Validation, Dongmei Li, R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, Journal of Membrane Science, 279, p.50-60, 2006.

6.       Synthesis and Application of Methyl 1-Naphalene Acetic Ester, Huaxian Ma and Dongmei Li, Modern Chemical Industry,      p.76-78, 1996.

5.2.2 Submitted and Undergoing Review 

N/

5.2.3 In Preparation

7.       Experimentally Probing Ligand-Strain Effect via a Novel Catalyst Platform, Shuai Tan, Shibely Saha, Dongmei Li, in preparation.

8.       Optimization of Platinum Loading in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell with Higher Durability using Platinum Modified Molybdenum Carbide (Mo2C), Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, in preparation.

9.       Integrated Accelerated Precipitation Softening-Microfiltration (APS-MF) Process for Desalination of High TDS Produced Water, Jennifer Hegarty, Dongmei Li and Jonathan Brant, in preparation.

10.   Understanding Enhanced Catalytic Activities in Nano-scale Water Gas Shift Catalysts, Shuai Tan and Dongmei Li, in Preparation.

5.3 Proceedings/Transactions

11.          Surface Characterization and Pt-like electrocatalytic activity of Nano-Scale Platinum Deposited on Transition Metal Carbide Nanotubes Via Atomic Layer Deposition, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions, October, 2015.

12.          Fabrication of Compact Catalytic Membrane Reactor Using Nanosize Catalysts and Atomic Layer Deposition, Shuai Tan, Steve Paglieri, Shannon Mahurin and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of AIChE 2014, Atlanta, GA, November, 2014.

13.          Particle Size and Support Effect of Platinum Catalyst in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of AIChE 2014, Atlanta, GA, November, 2014.

14.          Promotion Effect of Transition Metal Carbide Support on ALD-Deposited Platinum Nanoparticles in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of Gordon Research Conferences on Fuel Cells, Smithfield, RI, August, 2014.

15.          Membrane Process Development To Address High TDS Challenges In Treating Hydraulic Fracturing Waters, Proceedings of Gordon Research Conferences on Membrane Materials and Processes, Dongmei Li and Jonathan Brant, New London, NH, July, 2014.

16.          co-Catalyst Modified Nafion® Membrane Pprepared viaby Ultrasonic Accumist Spray technique for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Application, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of NAMS 2014, Houston, TX, June, 2014.

17.          Fabrication of Catalytic Micro-Membrane Reactor (CMMR) Using Nanosize Catalysts and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Shuai Tan, Stephen N. Paglieri, Shannon Mahurin and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of NAMS 2014, Houston, TX, June, 2014.

17.            Particle Size and Support Effects of Platinum Catalyst on Proton Exchange Fuel Cells, Proceedings of Western Catalysis Conference, Albuquerque, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, NM, March, 2014.

18.            Lanthanide Oxysulfide Micro-Membrane Reactor (MMR) for Hydrogen Production, Shuai Tan, Stephen N. Paglieri, Shannon Mahurin and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of Western States Catalysis Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March, 2014.

19.          Surface Modification of Transition Metal Carbide Nanoparticles Via Atomic Layer Deposition for Energy Applications, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of AIChE 2013, San Francisco, CA, November, 2013.

20.          Integration of Accelerated Precipitation Softening - Microfiltration (APS-MF) Assembly to Maximize Water Recovery from the Treatment of Brackish Water, Jennifer Hegarty, Dongmei Li and Jonathan Brant, Proceedings of NAMS 2013, Boise, ID, June, 2013.

21.          Catalytic Micro-Membrane Reactor (MMR) Development for Hydrogen Purification, Shuai Tan and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of NAMS 2013, Boise, ID, June, 2013.

22.          co-Catalyst Modified Nafion Membrane for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Application, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of NAMS 2013, Boise, ID, June, 2013.

23.          Beyond TIPS (Thermally-Induced Phase Separation), Dongmei Li, Proceedings of AIChE, Pittsburg, PA, October, 2012.

24.          Tailoring Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Devices for Selectivity, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, Proceedings of AIChE, Cincinnati, Ohio, October, 2005.

25.          Performance of Polymer Film Modified Sensors in Hydrogen Detection, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, Proceedings of North American Membrane Society, Providence, RI, June 2005.

26.          Catalytic Sensors for Hydrogen Detection in Industrial Applications, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, Proceedings of Western State Catalysis Club Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2005.

27.          Hydrogen-Selective Sensors for Industrial Applications, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, R. Bastasz and T. McDaniel, Proceedings of AIChE, Austin, TX, Nov. 2004.

28.          Study of Solid-Liquid Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process - Comparison of Model Predictions and Experimental Results, Dongmei Li, R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, Proceedings of NAMS, Jackson, WY, May, 2003.

29.          Modeling of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li, R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, Proceedings of NAMS, Lexington, KY, May, 2001

30.          Modeling Study of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li, W. B. Krantz, R.L. Sani and A. R. Greenberg, Proceedings of NAMS, Boulder, CO, May, 2000.

31.          Study of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li, W. B. Krantz, R.L. Sani and A. R. Greenberg,  Proceedings of The Third Joint China-US Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing, China, Sept. 2000.

5.4Other

1.      Process Window Adjustment, White Paper, Intel Corp., 2006.

2.      Yield Improvement by Adjusting Rework Process Flow, White Paper, Intel Corp., 2006.

3.      Additional Polymer Resist Qualification Step to Address Repetitive Bad Die (RBD) Challenge in Critical Layers, White Paper, Intel Corp., 2007.

4.      Development of a H2-Detection Only MIS Sensor For Use in the Headspace of Distribution Transformers, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Technical Report, 2004. 

6. PRESENTED PAPERS/SYMPOSIA/INVITED LECTURES/PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

Invited Lectures

1.             Nanocatalysts and Separation Technologies for Advanced Energy Conversion and Produced Water Treatment, School of Energy Resources Seminar Series, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, October, 2015.

2.             Nanomaterials and Separation Technologies for Energy Applications, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Departmental Seminar at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March, 2014.

2.             Membranes for Fracking Applications, Jamie Hestekin, Katie Guerra and Dongmei Li, Workshop at North American Membrane Society (NAMS), Houston, TX, June 2014.

3.             Beyond TIPS (Thermally-Induced Phase Separation), AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 2012.

4.             Advanced Energy Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Huangdao), Huangdao, Shandong, China, May 10, 2012.

5.             Class Seminar on Fuel Cell Devices for Professor Patrick Johnson’s Material and Energy Balance Class, October, 2011.

6.             Membranes and Sensors, GE Water and Technologies, Minnetonka, MN, June, 2005.

7.             Coating Materials on Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) Sensors, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA, July, 2004.

8.             Thermally Induced Phase Separation Membranes, Millipore, Bedford, MA, August, 2003.

9.             Thermally Induced Phase Separation Membrane Formation Process, Mesoscopic Devices (Acquired by Protonex Inc.), Broomfield, CO, February, 2002.

Conference Oral Presentations/Posters

1.             Experimentally Probing Ligand-Strain Effect via a Novel Catalyst Platform, Shuai Tan, Shibely Saha, Lucun Wang, Gregory Yablonsky, John Gleaves, Rebecca R Fushimi, and Dongmei Li, AIChE 2016, San Francisco, CA, November, 2016.

2.             Investigating Synergetic Effects Between Deposited PGM Nanoparticles and Transition Metal Carbide Nanotube Support through Surface Characterization and Device Performance, Shibely Saha, Shuai Tan, Brian Leonard and Dongmei Li, AIChE 2016, San Francisco, CA, November, 2016.

3.             Facile Fabrication of Hydrogel Particles : A Modeling and Experimental Study, Daniel Debroy, John Oakey and Dongmei Li,  AIChE 2016, San Francisco, CA, November, 2016.

4.             Distinguishing Active Sites and Kinetic Pathways with Pulse Response Experiments: Strained Pt on Mo2C Nanotubes, LuCun Wang, Shuai Tan, Gregory Yablonsky, John Gleaves, Dongmei Li and Rebecca Fushimi, AIChE 2016, San Francisco, CA, November, 2016.

5.             Achieving Ultralow Pt Loading in PEMFC with Enhanced Durability and Activity: Understanding the Device Performance from a Surface Science Perspective, Dongmei Li, Gordon Conference on Fuel Cells, Easton, MA, August, 2016.

6.             Nano-Scale Platform for Studying Platinum Supported on Transition Metal Carbide Nanotubes Targeted for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Application, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October, 2015.

7.             From Micro- to Nano-scale: a Novel Synthesis Approach of Lanthanide Oxysulfide Catalysts and Their Application in Sulfur-free and Sulfur-laden Water Gas Shift Reaction, Shuai Tan and Dongmei Li, Rocky Mountain Catalysis Society Annual Symposium, Denver, CO, March, 2015.

8.             Fabrication of Compact Catalytic Membrane Reactor Using Nanosize Catalysts and Atomic Layer Deposition, Shuai Tan, Steve Paglieri, Shannon Mahurin and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of AIChE 2014, Atlanta, GA, November, 2014.

9.             Particle Size and Support Effect of Platinum Catalyst in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of AIChE 2014, Atlanta, GA, November, 2014.

10.             Promotion Effect of Transition Metal Carbide Support on ALD-Deposited Platinum Nanoparticles in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Proceedings of Gordon Research Conferences on Fuel Cells, Smithfield, RI, August, 2014.

11.             Membrane Process Development To Address High TDS Challenges In Treating Hydraulic Fracturing Waters, Proceedings of Gordon Research Conferences on Membrane Materials and Processes, Dongmei Li and Jonathan Brant, New London, NH, July, 2014.

12.             co-Catalyst Modified Nafion® Membrane Prepared Via Ultrasonic Spray Technique for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Application, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, North American Membrane Society (NAMS) 2014, Houston, TX, June, 2014.

13.             Fabrication of Catalytic Micro-Membrane Reactor (CMMR) by Using Nanosize Catalysts and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Shuai Tan,  Shannon Mahurin, Stephen N. Paglieri and Dongmei Li, North American Membrane Society (NAMS) 2014, Houston, TX, June, 2014.

14.             Lanthanide Oxysulfide Micro-Membrane Reactor (MMR) for Hydrogen Production, Shuai Tan,  Shannon Mahurin, Stephen N. Paglieri and Dongmei Li, Western States Catalysis Club (WSCC), Albuquerque, NM, March, 2014.

15.             Particle Size and Support Effects of Platinum Catalyst on Proton Exchange Fuel Cells, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Western States Catalysis Club (WSCC), Albuquerque, NM, March, 2014.

16.             Surface Modification of Transition Metal Carbide Nanoparticles Via Atomic Layer Deposition for Energy Applications, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, AIChE 2013, San Francisco, CA, November, 2013.

17.          Integration of Accelerated Precipitation Softening - Microfiltration (APS-MF) Assembly to Maximize Water Recovery from the Treatment of Brackish Water, Jennifer Hegarty, Dongmei Li and Jonathan Brant, NAMS 2013, Boise, ID, June, 2013.

18.          Catalytic Micro-Membrane Reactor (MMR) Development for Hydrogen Purification, Shuai Tan and Dongmei Li, NAMS 2013, Boise, ID, June, 2013.

19.          co-Catalyst Modified Nafion Membrane for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Application, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, NAMS 2013, Boise, ID, June, 2013.

20.          Catalytic Micro-Membrane Reactor (MMR) Development for Hydrogen Purification, Shuai Tan and Dongmei Li, Western States Catalysis Conference, Provo, UT, April, 2013.

21.          Surface Modification Of Molybdenum Carbide (Mo2C) Via Atomic Layer Deposition For Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Application, Shibely Saha, Brian Leonard and Dongmei Li, Western States Catalysis Conference, Provo, UT, April, 2013.

22.          Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Modified Molybdenum Carbide Nanotubes As a co-Catalyst for Energy Related Applications, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Gordon Conference on Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology, Ventura, CA, February, 2013.

23.          ALD Modified Metal Carbides as PEM Fuel Cell Catalysts, Shibely Saha and Dongmei Li, Gordon Conference on Fuel cells, Smithfield, RI, August, 2012. 

24.          Learning Fluid Dynamics Should be Fun, Dongmei Li, ASEE Summer School, Orono, Maine, July, 2012.

25.          Performance of Polymer Film Modified Sensors in Hydrogen Detection, Dongmei Li and W. Medlin, North American Membrane Society, Providence, RI, June 2005.

26.          Tailoring Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Devices for Selectivity, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, AIChE, Cincinnati, OH, October, 2005.     

27. Catalytic Sensors for Hydrogen Detection in Industrial Applications, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, Western State Catalysis Club Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 2005.

28.          Hydrogen-Selective Sensors for Industrial Applications, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2004.

29.          Study of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li,  R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, 14th North American Membrane Society (NAMS), Jackson Hole, WY, May, 2003.

30.          Modeling of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li, R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, 12th North American Membrane Society (NAMS),   Lexington, KY, May, 2001.

31.          Study of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li, R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, 3rd China-US Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing, China, September, 2000.

32.          Study of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) Membrane Formation Process, Dongmei Li, R. L. Sani, A. R. Greenberg and W. B. Krantz, 11th North American Membrane Society (NAMS), Boulder, Colorado, May, 2000. 

Workshops

NAMS 2014 Annual Conference Workshop co-Instructor: “Membranes for Fracking Applications"

7. CONTRACTS & GRANTS

7.1 Funded Projects

Contract or Grant Title                                  Sponsor               Start/End Dates                Budget              % Credit

 

Produced Water Treatment               Wyoming Water              2016/2019                         $306,812            100%

with Smart Materials for                   Research Program

Reuse in Energy Exploration

 

Microfluidic Production of                  Wyoming INBRE             2016-2017                        $50,000               100%

Multimodal Therapeutic PEG

Hydrogel Nanoparticles                

    

Microfluidic Production of                  Wyoming                           2016-2017                        $29,706                100%

Multimodal Therapeutic PEG             INBRE GA      

Hydrogel Nanoparticles   

                                                                                               

Advanced Carbon Feedstock             Idaho National Lab          2015-2018                       $750,000             20%

Processing Using Ionic Liquids

 

New Materials From Coal                   SER Carbon                     2016-2017                       $154,078            100%

via Liquid Extraction                          Engineering

 

Produced Water Management          Tier 1 Engineering           2015-2017                       $300,000            20%

and Resource Recovery:                    Initiative Cluster

Technology Development and         

Value Extraction

 

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Nanoparticles             Wyoming       2014-2015                      $70,750               100%

Embedded with Breast Cancer Drug and               INBRE

Thermomagnetic Iron Oxide For

Multimodality Cancer Treatment

 

Photo-oxidative Hybrid Membrane         SER Energy GA         2014-2016                    $54,000                100%

Development to Enable Cost-Effective

Flowback Water Reuse

 

Adsorption Study In Enhanced Oil          Anadarko                  2013-2014                      $15,000                 100%

Recovery Using Nano Porous

Polyimide Particles

 

ALD Modified Molybdnium Carbide        CPAC*                      2013-2014                      $15,000                  100%

As a co-Catalyst for Various Energy

Related Applications

 

Solar Conversion of Water to Fuels         CPAC                         2013-2014                    $10,000                 50%

Using Photoactive Metals

 

Catalytic Micro-Membrane Reactor         SER Energy GA           2013-2015                      $54,000                 100%

(MMR) Development for Hydrogen

Purification

 

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell     Academic Affairs    2013-2015                  $56,000                100%

(PEMFC) Catalyst and Assembly Study       Energy GA

for Advanced Energy Conversion  

                                                

 Integrated accelerated precipitation         WWRP**              2012-2014                  $175,056                 50%

softening (APS) – microfiltration (MF)

assembly and process development

to maximize water recovery during

energy production and CO2 sequestration              

 

Sulfur Tolerant Composite Membrane        Academic Affairs    2012-2014              $56,000                100%

Development for Hydrogen Purification     Energy GA

in Natural Gas and Syngas Processing

from Coal Gasification

 

Surface Modified Molybdenum Carbide          Wyoming NASA 2013-2014                $20,000                  100%

Nanotubes As a co-Catalyst for Proton         Space Grant

Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)      Consortium

Applicaiton Program

 

ALD Modified Tungsten Carbide                  CPAC                      2011-2012              $10,000                    100%

Catalyst on PolyTetraFluoroEthylene

(PTFE)/Nafion® Membrane        

 

Development of An Existing, Dormant      NASA EPSCoR           2012                      $10,000                 50%

Graduate Level Course: Polymer                Faculty Education

Chemistry and Engineering                          Enhancement Grant

 

                                                                 

7.2 Funded Travel Grants/Awards

Contract or Grant Title                                Sponsor               Start/End Dates      Budget              % Credit

 

Gordon Research Conference (GRC)         GRC                               2014                 $800                   100%

Travel Grant

 

Gordon Research Conference (GRC)          GRC                              2012                 $800                   100%

Travel Grant

 

North American Membrane Society         NAMS                            2012                $1,250                100%

(NAMS) Junior Faculty Travel Award

 

NSF WWIES Faculty Travel Award           NSF EPSCoR                 2014                  $2,500               100%

 

7.3 Pending Projects

Contract or Grant Title                                   Sponsor               Start/End Dates      Budget              % Credit

 

Separation of C4 Olefin-Paraffin                DOE                           9/2016-8/2017           $500,000             15%   

with Innovative Facilitated                          ARPA-e

Transport Membranes

                                                                                                                                                                           

7.4 Proposals not accepted

Contract or Grant Title                                   Sponsor                      Start/End Dates       Budget             % Credit

 

Inventing the Future of Rare-Earth                          NSF                                   2017-2022                $10,000,000             5%

Elements:  From Sustainable                                     EPSCoR Track 1

Extraction to Undiscovered Technologies

 

Smart Membrane Surfaces for                        UW AA FGIA                  2016-2017           $75,000              100%

Produced Water Treatment and

Reuse in Energy Exploration

 

Next-generation Membrane                            SER Energy GA              2016/2018           $54,000              100%

Reactors for Catalytic Valorization

of Carbon Dioxide

 

CAREER: Nano-scale Materials for                     NSF                                    2015-2020             $500,754            100%

Advanced Energy Conversion:

Structure-Function Relationships

for Integrated Engineering

Applications

 

Membrane Modules for Rare                          Wyoming Rare Earth           2015-2016            $200,000             100%

Earth Element Production,                             Element Research

Purification and Industrial                             Program

Utilization

An Integrated Approach for                           DOE-EPSCoR                         2017-2020            $600,000             30%

Probing Platinum-Carbide

Interactions from Atomic

to Nanometer Scale

 

A Supported Water Gas Shift                        DOE NETL                               9/15-8/18           $2,500,000           50%

Catalyst with Sulfur Tolerance

 

Promotion Effect of Transition                 ACS Petroleum                      9/1/15                  $110,000           100%

Metal Carbide Nanotube on                       Research Program

Platinum Nanoparticles                             New Direction        

 

A Solar Driven Redox Flow Battery for     DOE                               9/2015-8/2016           $450,000           30%

the Conversion and Storage of Solar

Energy as Both Heat and Electricity

 

A Novel Hybrid System for Storage of      UW President’s              9/2014-8/2015           $25,000            50%

Solar Energy as Heat and Electricity         New Grant Initiative

 

Design and Synthesis of Transitional         NSF                             10/2013-9/2017         $996,020             50%

Metal Carbide Nanoparticles and

Their Surface Modification Using

Atomic Layer Deposition

 

Nano-structured Antifouling Membrane    NSF                            9/2013-9/2016          $395,304             50%

Surface Coatings Using Atomic Layer

Deposition for Treating/Reusing Hydraulic

Fracturing Flowback Waters

 Achieving a 10,000 GPU Permeance        Wyo. Clean Coal              2011-2014               $3,000,000            7%

for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture     Technologies

with Ionic Liquid-Based Membranes       Research Program                                            

Diagnostics

 

Advanced Materials for Hydroxide/          DOE                                  2012-2014              $1,500,000           20%

Carbonate Fuel Cells

 

A Combined Heat and Power Biomass-    APPA-e                             2013-2016             $6,000,000            5%

fueled Power Plant for Enhancing

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with

Thermal Storage Operation

 

Advanced Materials and Coatings             SER Matching                   2013                        $150,000             100%

for the APEG™ Biomass Power                 Grant Fund

Generation System

 

Particle Atomic Layer Deposition              SER Equipment                 2013                       $338,250              100%

(ALD) Instrument for Petroleum,              Request Fund

Photovoltaic, Catalytic and

Electronic Applications

 

Surface Modification of                              NSF EFRI: 2-DARE          9/2014-8/2019       $682,444             100%       

Transitional Metal Carbide

Nanoparticles Using Atomic

Layer Deposition For Hydrogen

Evolution Reaction 2

 

Self-cleaning Membranes                        SER Matching                        2014                    $100,000              100%              

for Cost-effective Hydraulic                    Grant Fund

Fracturing Flowback Water

Treatment

 

Developing Comprehensive                    Research Cluster                9/2014-8/2016          $408,000           17%

Management Strategies for                    CEAS at UWyo

Oil and Gas Produced Waters

in the 21st Century 1

 

Value Added Fuel Generation                Research Cluster                  9/2014-8/2016        $462,580            25%

via Advanced Conversion                       CEAS at UWyo

Technologies 1

 

Development of Hybrid Membranes     DOE-RPSEA                        9/2013-8/2015         $1,236,021         50%

Embedded with TiO2 Nanoparticles

and Patterned Optical Fibre for In-situ

Organic Decomposition to Reduce the

Cost for Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback

Water Reuse

 

Biological and Biomedical                       Research Cluster               9/2014-8/2016       $1,466,206       12.5%

Engineering Research Cluster 1               CEAS at UWyo

       

Self-cleaning Membranes for                 ACS Pretroleum                 9/2014-8/2016       $110,000           100%

Cost-effective Hydraulic Fracturing      Research Fund

Flowback Water Treatment        

 

1: the CEAS research clusters proposals is pre-proposal, where Dr. Li was participating member.

2 NSF EFRI: 2-DARE: this was a preliminary proposal, where Dr. Li was the PI.

 

*  CPAC: Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis

** WWRP: Wyoming Water Research Program

*ACS: American Chemical Society                                                                                                                           

*NSF: National Science Foundataion

*NIH: National Institute of Health

*MSE: Materials and Science Engineering Program

*RPSEA: Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America

*EFRI: Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

*2-DARE: Two-dimensional Atomic-Layer Research and Engineering

*DOE NETL: Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory

* EPSCoR: Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

8. OTHER ACTIVITIES/ACCOMPLISHMENT

8.1Patents

1.       Compact catalytic membrane reactor for chemical process intensification, Shuai Tan and Dongmei Li, US Patent 9138718, September 22, 2015.

2.       Durable and Active Catalyst Platform Consisting of Phase-pure Transition Metal Carbide Support and Metal Nanoparticle Deposited via Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Dongmei Li and Shibely Saha, US Provisional Patent, filed March, 2016.

3.       MIS-based Sensors with Improved Hydrogen Sensitivity, Dongmei Li, W. Medlin, R.L. Bastasz, Anthony McDaniel, US Patent 7,340,938, 2008. 

8.2Thesis and Dissertation Committees

                Name                                                    Committee                Date                                               Role      

                Audra DeStefano                                   MS                           2016-present                              Chair

                David Collins (MechE)                         MS                            2015                                              Member

                Daniel Debroy (CHE)                            Ph.D.                        2014-present                              Chair

                Jiashi Yin (CHE)                                    Ph.D.                        2014-present                              Chair

                Melissa Gelwicks (Chemistry)            Ph.D.                         2014-present                              Member

                Sandeep Chandrasekaram (CHE)       Ph.D.                         2014-present                              Member

                Chen Zhang (CHE)                               Ph.D.                         2014-present                              Member

                Allen Morris (CHE)                              Ph.D.                         2013-2015                                    Member

                Alyssia Pearson (Chemsitry)              Ph.D.                          2011-2013                                    Member

                Zhihan Gao (CPE)                                MS                             2013-2014                                   Chair

                Jennifer Hegarty (CPE)                       MS                             2012-2014                                    Chair

                Alicia Martin (MechE)                        MS                             2012-2013                                    Member  

                Long Li(MechE)                                  MS                             2011-2012                                     Member      

                Shibely Saha (CHE)                            Ph.D.                           2011-present                               Chair

                Shuai Tan (CHE)                                 Ph.D.                          2012-present                               Chair