LI Guangfang

Associate Professor

Email: GuangFL@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Chemistry

Guangfang Li has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Huazhong University of Science of Technology (HUST) since October 2019. She received her B.S. (Chemistry) with honors from Wuhan Institute of Technology in China in 2012 and Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) from University of South Carolina in 2018. Her Ph.D. work, supervised by Hui Wang, focused on structural transformations and the electrocatalytic properties of complex multimetallic nanostructures. She did postdoctoral research on electrocatalytic methane coupling reaction under the tutelage of John Flake at the Louisiana State University. Currently, her independent research has been focusing on the controllable synthesis and the structure-property relationships of complex nanostructures and the mechanisms of catalytic molecular transformations.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Chemistry, University of South Carolina


ME in inorganic Chemistry, Wuhan Institute of Technology


BS in Analytical Chemistry, Wuhan Institute of Technology

Professional Experience


Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Postdoc Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University

Courses Taught

1.General Chemistry (for freshman)

2.Environmental Chemistry (for senior undergraduate student)

Awards and Honors


SPARC Research Award, University of South Carolina


Outstanding Graduate, Wuhan Institute of Technology


National Scholarship, Wuhan Institute of Technology

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (22005109)

2.Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province (2020CFB214)

3.Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2020A1515110860)

4.The Foundation of Hubei Key Laboratory of Material Chemistry and Service Failure (2020MCF06).

Selected Publications

[1] G. Li, Y. Fang, C. Arges,* C. Plaisance, and J. Flake*, Electrocatalytic Coupling of Methane at Platinum Oxide Electrodes in Superacids. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2020, 167, 155503.

[2] G. Li, Z. Wang, and H. Wang*, Complementing Nanoscale Galvanic Exchange with Redox Manipulation toward Architectural Control of Multimetallic Hollow Nanostructures, ChemNanoMat 2020, 6, 998-1013.

[3] G. Li, Z. Wang, D. A. Blom, and H. Wang*, Tweaking the Interplay among Galvanic Exchange, Oxidative Etching, and Seed-Mediated Deposition toward Architectural Control of Multimetallic Nanoelectrocatalysts, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 26, 23482-23494.

[4] G. Li, Y. Lin, and H. Wang*, Residual Silver Remarkably Enhances Electrocatalytic Activity and Durability of Dealloyed Gold Nanosponge Particles, Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 7248-7253. 29

[5] G. Li, E.Villarreal, Q. Zhang, T. Zheng, J. Zhu, and H. Wang*, Controlled Dealloying of Alloy Nanoparticles toward Optimization of Electrocatalysis on Spongy Metallic Nanoframes, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 23920-23931.

[6] G. Li, M. Sun, E.Villarreal, S.Pandey, S. Phillpot and H. Wang*, Galvanic Replacement-Driven Transformations of Atomically Intermixed Bimetallic Nanocrystals: Effects of Compositional Stoichiometry and Structural Ordering, Langmuir 2018, 34, 4340-4350.

[7] G. Li, and H. Wang*, Dealloyed Nanopourous Au catalysts: from Macroscopic Foam to Nanoparticulate Architectures, ChemNanoMat. 2018, 4, 897-908.

[8] T. Huang, F. Tian, Z. Wen, G. Li*, Y. Liang, R. Chen*, Synergistic mediation of metallic bismuth and oxygen vacancy in Bi/Bi2WO6-x to promote 1O2 production for the photodegradation of bisphenol A and its analogues in water matrix. J. Hazard. Mater. 2020, 403, 123661

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