Group picture, October 2020. Left to right: Shuzhen Zhang, Celia Chen, Fengwang Li, Tianqi Zhang (PJ Cullen group)

Fengwang Li, Ph.D.
Lecturer and DECRA Fellow of School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Office: Room 454A, Level 4, Chemical Engineering Building J01, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Email:; Tel: +61 2 9351 6740
Dr Yong Zhao
Yong Zhao received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Wollongong in 2019 and then worked as a Research Associate in University of New South Wales until February 2021. He joined the Li’s lab as a joint Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Toronto in March 2021, working on catalyst and system design for efficient CO2 reduction.
Shuzhen Zhang, PhD candidate
Master of Professional Engineering, University of Sydney 
Yu Yang, PhD candidate
Master of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
My research topic is catalysts and systems for carbon dioxide electro-conversion. I'm into Chinese calligraphy, Mobile gaming.
Tianlai Xia, PhD candidate
Master of Science, The University of Birmingham
My research is focused on the catalyst interface molecular layer for CO2 conversion. In spare time, I am a fan of running and badminton.
Tianqi (Terry) Zhang, PhD candidate
Graduated from Wuhan University in Chemistry, current exploring the possibility combining electrocatalysis and plasma technology under co-supervision of Prof. P. Cullen and Dr. F. Li. He is also the commander of Grifon & Kryuger, the Dragonborn, the Division agent, Rainbow 6’s recruit, the Master Assassin of the Brotherhood, the Chosen One of the Wasteland, etc.
Josip Knezevic, PhD candidate
Hi, I’m Josip, a PhD Candidate at The University of Sydney and a lover of all thing’s plasma, carbon dioxide, and chemical engineering. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Chemical Engineering, I became enchanted by the power of plasma and wanted to know not just more about it but also its potential to convert carbon dioxide into useful products. So much so, that now I’m surrounded by the wonderful world of plasma within Prof. Patrick Cullen’s plasma team and have been fortunate enough to have the brilliant and immensely friendly co-supervision of Prof. Fengwang Li in the process. With their guidance and the help of my colleagues at The University of Sydney, I know that we can do something incredible because the field of plasma is so unbelievably complex and still emerging but at the same time, deeply fascinating, exciting, and unique. I hope you enjoy our journey into finding out exactly how as much as we do.
Xuechen Jing, master thesis student
University of Sydney
Melanie Anne Porter, undergraduate thesis student
My name is Mel and I am in my final year of my BE Chemical Engineering/BSc Chemistry degree. This year I will be working with Dr Fengwang Li on the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide/methane mixtures based off emissions from industrial processes and biogases. In my spare time I hike, garden and swim in the ocean, so I am hoping my research project will contribute to a cleaner future so we can preserve our wonderful environment!
Haowei Zhang, undergraduate thesis student
I'm a fourth-year undergraduate student of CBE at the University of Sydney. My research topic is carbon dioxide reduction in different electrochemical reactors. In my daily life, I like hiking, playing badminton, Go, and piano.
Yuqing Li, MIPPS student
University of Sydney
Celia Chen, undergraduate
University of Sydney
Jiacheng Wu (summer internship program, 2021)
Shing Hang Yan (summer internship program, 2021)
We are located at Chemical Engineering Building J01, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006.
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