Dr. Shangkun Li


Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Zurich
Department of Chemistry 
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

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Phone: +41 44 63 54 646



Postdoc Chemistry 
University of Zürich, Switzerland (2022 – ongoing)

Senior Researcher in Chemistry and Bioengineering
ETH Zürich, Switzerland (2020 – 2021)

Ph.D. Chemistry and Bioengineering
ETH Zürich, Switzerland (2016 – 2020)

M.Sc. Chemistry
Jilin University, China (2011 – 2014)

B.Eng. Chemistry
Jilin University, China (2007 – 2011)


Current Research Field

I am engaged in fabrication novel catalyst via advanced methods for water splitting. Primary specializations include the understanding the assembly mechanism of high active catalyst, exploitation of high-efficient catalyst by screening large reaction parameter space, uncovering the catalytic mechanism pathway with early-stage detections, novel in situ optical detection techniques for integration microfluidics.



S. Li, Y. Meng, Y. Guo, T. Liu, S. Stavrakis, P.D. Howes, A.J. deMello, Precision tuning of emission from NaYF4:Yb,Er,Tm nanocrystals by droplet microfluidic screeningJMCC 2021, 9, 925-933, DOI: 10.1039/D0TC04309E.

A. Suea-Ngam, I. Choopara, S. Li, M. Schmelcher, N. Somboonna, P.D. Howes, A.J. deMello, In Situ Nucleic Acid Amplification and Ultrasensitive Colorimetric Readout in a Paper-Based Analytical Device Using Silver NanoplatesAdvanced Healthcare Materials 2021, 10, 2001755, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.202001755

S. Li, R.W. Baker, I. Lignos, Z. Yang, S. Stavrakis, P.D. Howes, A.J. deMello, Automated Microfluidic Screening of Ligand Interactions during the Synthesis of Cesium Lead Bromide NanocrystalsSyst. Des. Eng. 2020, 5, 1118-1130, DOI: 10.1039/D0ME00008F.

S. Li, J. Probst, P.D. Howes, A.J. deMello, Long-armed hexapod nanocrystals of cesium lead bromideNanoscale 202012, 14808-14817, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02985H.

X. Cao, Q. Gao, S. Li, S. Hu, J. Wang, P. Fischer, S. Stavrakis, A.J. deMello, Laminar Flow-Based Fiber Fabrication and Encoding via Two-Photon LithographyACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 48, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c14917.

S. Li, J.C. Hsiao, P.D. Howes, A.J. deMello, Microfluidic Tools for the Synthesis of Bespoke Quantum Dots. In Nanotechnology and Microfluidics; John Wiley & Sons 2019, DOI: 10.1002/9783527818341.ch4.

G. Nie, S. Li, X. Lu, C. Wang, Progress on Applications of Inorganic Nanofibers Synthesized by Electrospinning TechniqueChem. J. Chinese Universities 2013, 34, 15, DOI: 10.7503/cjcu20120672.

S. Li, X. Lu, X. Li, Y. Xue, C. Zhang, J. Lei, C. Wang, Preparation of bamboo-like PPy nanotubes and their application for removal of Cr (VI) ions in aqueous solutionJ. Colloid Interface Sci. 2012, 378, 30-35, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.03.065.

S. Li, X. Lu, Y. Xue, J. Lei, T. Zheng, C. Wang, Fabrication of Polypyrrole/Graphene Oxide Composite Nanosheets and Their Applications for Cr (VI) Removal in Aqueous SolutionPLoS ONE 2012, 7, e43328, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043328.