Dr. Dongmei (Katie) Li

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003-2005
  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Wyoming 2010-2011  
  • Sr. New Product Development Engineer DRC Metrigraphics 2007-2008
  • Sr. Process Engineer Intel Corporation 2006-2007

Current Group Members

Shuai Tan - Post Doctoral Shaui's project is trying to focus on exploring and understanding the effects on catalyst activity and durability in hydrogen production through water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction, such as particle size, morphology, elemental doping, metal-support interaction and even reactor type, in the nanometer regime with two groups of synthesized catalysts: 1) high-temperature-shift (HTS) rare-earth element (REE) based complexes, 2) low-temperature-shift (LTS) platinum supported on molybdenum carbide (Pt/Mo2C). Additionally, we patented a compact catalytic membrane reactor (CCMR) concept with coated catalytic layer and membrane layer, which provides a novel reactor configuration for process intensification.

Shuai Tan - Post Doctoral

Shaui's project is trying to focus on exploring and understanding the effects on catalyst activity and durability in hydrogen production through water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction, such as particle size, morphology, elemental doping, metal-support interaction and even reactor type, in the nanometer regime with two groups of synthesized catalysts: 1) high-temperature-shift (HTS) rare-earth element (REE) based complexes, 2) low-temperature-shift (LTS) platinum supported on molybdenum carbide (Pt/Mo2C). Additionally, we patented a compact catalytic membrane reactor (CCMR) concept with coated catalytic layer and membrane layer, which provides a novel reactor configuration for process intensification.

Daniel Debroy - Graduate Student Daniel is working on using microfluidic devices to produce monodisperse hydrogel particles in the micron-sized range, which can be easily modified to add functionality. The focus of his project has been to design devices to obtain smaller particles and model photopolymerization mechanisms within droplets. Some applications for these particles include drug delivery and cell encapsulation.

Daniel Debroy - Graduate Student

Daniel is working on using microfluidic devices to produce monodisperse hydrogel particles in the micron-sized range, which can be easily modified to add functionality. The focus of his project has been to design devices to obtain smaller particles and model photopolymerization mechanisms within droplets. Some applications for these particles include drug delivery and cell encapsulation.

Jiashi Yin - Graudate Student Jiashi's project focuses on modifying polymer membranes, along with developing new graphene oxide-like membranes, for produced water treatment. She also works with ion conductivity of new materials.

Jiashi Yin - Graudate Student

Jiashi's project focuses on modifying polymer membranes, along with developing new graphene oxide-like membranes, for produced water treatment. She also works with ion conductivity of new materials.

Audra DeStefano - Graduate Student Audra is studying controlled deposition of photocatalytic nanoparticles for enchanced membrane performance in water treatment applications. 

Audra DeStefano - Graduate Student

Audra is studying controlled deposition of photocatalytic nanoparticles for enchanced membrane performance in water treatment applications. 

 Trey Herrera - Undergraduate Student Trey's research project involves determining an appropriate method for fabricating membranes using a newly synthesized Nitrogen Containing Graphitic Compound. With these developed membranes, his main focus is to measure their proton conductivity.

 Trey Herrera - Undergraduate Student

Trey's research project involves determining an appropriate method for fabricating membranes using a newly synthesized Nitrogen Containing Graphitic Compound. With these developed membranes, his main focus is to measure their proton conductivity.

Jose Cabrera - Undergraduate Student Jose is focusing on catalyst (Pt/Mo2C) characterization using electrochemistry testing, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. He also works with Mo2C synthesis, characterization, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and testing for fuel cells.

Jose Cabrera - Undergraduate Student

Jose is focusing on catalyst (Pt/Mo2C) characterization using electrochemistry testing, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. He also works with Mo2C synthesis, characterization, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and testing for fuel cells.


Alumni

 Shibely Saha, Ph.D. 2016 - MilliporeSigma

 Shibely Saha, Ph.D. 2016 - MilliporeSigma

Zhihan Gao, MS 2015

Zhihan Gao, MS 2015

Jennifer Hegarty, MS 2014  - Samuels Consulting

Jennifer Hegarty, MS 2014  - Samuels Consulting

Bridger Martin, BS 2016 - Undergraduate Researcher

Bridger Martin, BS 2016 - Undergraduate Researcher

Phil Cross, BS 2014 - Ph.D. Candidate at Auburn University

Phil Cross, BS 2014 - Ph.D. Candidate at Auburn University

Weikang Li, BS 2014 - General Electric

Weikang Li, BS 2014 - General Electric

Kyle Meyers - NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellow

Kyle Meyers - NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellow

Taylor Sutter - Anadarko Undergraduate Research Fellow

Taylor Sutter - Anadarko Undergraduate Research Fellow

Nicholas Stille - Undergraduate researcher

Nicholas Stille - Undergraduate researcher