I-5 – Polymer electrolyte ionomers: advances in cation- and anion-exchange membranes and ion conduction


Organizers: Andrew Herring (Colorado School of Mines), Michael Hickner (The Pennsylvania State University), Peter Pintauro (Vanderbilt University), Vito Di Noto (University of Padua), Patric Jannasch (Lund University).

Nanwen Li

State Key Laboratoy of Coal Conversion, PRC

Dr. Nanwen Li is a professor in Shanxi Institute of Coal Chemistry (ICC), Chinese Academy of Science, where he is currently the lead on the research and development of high performance ion exchange membranes for new energy and clean water technologies (Fuel cells, Flow batteries, Electrodialysis etc.). He has pioneered novel electrodialysis cation/anion exchange membrane and “super-thin” vanadium flow battery membrane preparation technologies for successful commercialization process. Dr. Li received his Ph.D in organic chemistry from Chinese Academy of Science in 2009. In 2010, he got the “Humboldt Fellowship” from Germany. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications on the proton and anion exchange membranes, and holds several patents with multiple patent applications.