Dr Sulley Li

STAFF PROFILE

Position

ARC DECRA Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

quanxiang.li@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73282

Biography

Dr Quanxiang Li (Sulley) obtained his PhD degree from Deakin University in 2016. He has more than 12 year research experience in carbon fibre science since his research master study. In 2020, he received Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow majoring in porous carbon fibre development after a three-year postdoc in Deakin University. Equipped with world-leading carbonisation facilities of Carbon Nexus at Institute for Frontier Materials, he has developed considerable skills and knowledge ranging from carbon fibre synthesis to chemical modification with mastery of a great deal of advanced characterisation techniques. He has published more than 50 high-quality research articles in high-ranking international journals (e.g. Advanced Science, Energy Storage Materials, ACS Nano, Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Carbon, etc.), and has successfully led two projects as Lead CI and one project as second CI in collaboration with international industry partners in carbon fibre manufacturing, medical aids and water/gas purification.

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Career highlights

  • Mar. 2020~now, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Feb.2019~Mar.2020, Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Jun. 2015~Feb.2019, Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Dec. 2010 ~ Mar. 2011, Research Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Research interests

  • Developing porous carbon fibre with innovative nanostructure for energy storage/conversion, carbon capture, catalysis, water purification devices.
  • Investigating advanced carbon fibre production techniques and surface modification strategies.
  • Discovering unique carbon nanomaterials.
  • Circular economy of fibre composites and textiles waste.

Knowledge areas

Carbon fibre, composite, porous carbon fibre, nanomaterials, circluar economy, energy storage and conversion, air/water purification

Awards

  • 2020 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University
  • 2019 Early Career Researcher Travel Award, Deakin University
  • 2018 Tianjin Patent Gold Award, China
  • 2018 Outstanding Contribution in Paper Review – Awarded by Carbon journal
  • 2015 Best Poster Prize - Carbon Fibre Future Directions (CF-FD) International Conference
  • 2011 The Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) scholarship

Publications

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2023

Surface engineering of carbon fiber via upcycling of waste gases generated during carbon fiber production: A sustainable approach towards high-performance composites

C Liu, R Zhao, Q Li, R Yadav, M Ferdowsi, Z Wang, M An, M Naebe

(2023), Vol. 255, pp. 110624-110624, Composites Part B: Engineering, C1

journal article

Inverse gas chromatography (IGC) for studying the cellulosic materials surface characteristics: a mini review

W Bai, E Pakdel, Q Li, J Wang, W Tang, B Tang, X Wang

(2023), Vol. 30, pp. 3379-3396, Cellulose, C1

journal article

Latest progresses and the application of various electrolytes in high-performance solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries

Y Li, N Deng, H Wang, Q Zeng, S Luo, Y Jin, Q Li, W Kang, B Cheng

(2023), Vol. 82, pp. 170-197, Journal of Energy Chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Copper nanodot-embedded nitrogen and fluorine co-doped porous carbon nanofibers as advanced electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

G Wang, H Gao, Z Yan, L Li, Q Li, J Fan, Y Zhao, N Deng, W Kang, B Cheng

(2023), Vol. 647, pp. 163-173, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Mechanism of porosity development and defect engineering in chemically activated woven carbon fibres

Milad Laghaei, Chao Liu, Quanxiang Li, Minoo Naebe, Lingxue Kong

(2023), Vol. 47, pp. 14610-14623, New Journal of Chemistry, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Controllable preparation, regulation mechanisms and development directions of multi-functional one-dimensional carbon nanomaterial as electrocatalysts for water splitting and zinc-air batteries

H Chi, N Deng, G Wang, Y Feng, Q Zeng, Y Wang, Z Peng, Q Li, W Kang, B Cheng

(2023), pp. 1-28, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2022

Working Mechanisms and Structure Engineering of Renewable Biomass-Derived Materials for Advanced Lithium-Sulfur Batteries: A Review

X Tian, C Yan, J Kang, X Yang, Q Li, J Yan, N Deng, B Cheng, W Kang

(2022), Vol. 9, pp. 1-35, ChemElectroChem, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Novel colorimetric membranes based on polylactic acid-grafted-citrated methacrylated urethane (PLA-CMU) to monitor cod freshness

H Wang, T Wan, H Wang, S Wang, Q Li, B Cheng

(2022), Vol. 194, pp. 452-460, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Structural design and mechanism analysis of hierarchical porous carbon fibers for advanced energy and environmental applications

C Liu, Q Li, W Kang, W Lei, X Wang, C Lu, M Naebe

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 10-49, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Rational design and preparation of covalent organic frameworks and their functional mechanism analysis for lithium-ion and lithium sulfur/selenium cells

N Deng, Y Liu, W Yu, J Kang, Q Li, H Gao, L Zhang, W Kang, Y Liu, B Cheng

(2022), Vol. 46, pp. 29-67, Energy Storage Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

In-situ fabrication of multifunctional N-doped hybrid carbon nanotube@carbon fiber by recycling gaseous effluents of carbon fiber production

C Liu, L Miao, R Zhao, F Yang, V Unnikrishnan, R Rana, N Deng, M Ghandehari Ferdowsi, Q Chao, W Kang, J Razal, L Miao, M Naebe, Q Li

(2022), Vol. 193, pp. 368-380, Carbon, C1

journal article

Multifunctional PA6 composites using waste glass fiber and green metal organic framework/graphene hybrids

V Unnikrishnan, O Zabihi, Q Li, M Ahmadi, M Ferdowsi, T Kannangara, P Blanchard, A Kiziltas, P Joseph, M Naebe

(2022), Vol. 43, pp. 5877-5893, Polymer Composites, C1

journal article

Surface modification of carbon fibres with ammonium cerium nitrate for interfacial shear strength enhancement

J Cai, Q Li, C Easton, C Liu, A Wilde, C Veitch, J McDonnell

(2022), Vol. 246, pp. 1-9, Composites Part B: Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Multi-functional yolk-shell structured materials and their applications for high-performance lithium ion battery and lithium sulfur battery

N Deng, Y Li, Q Li, Q Zeng, S Luo, H Wang, W Kang, B Cheng

(2022), Vol. 53, pp. 684-743, Energy Storage Materials, C1

journal article
2021

Nacre-bionic nanocomposite membrane for efficient in-plane dissipation heat harvest under high temperature

J Wang, D Liu, Q Li, C Chen, Z Chen, M Naebe, P Song, D Portehault, C Garvey, D Golberg, W Lei

(2021), Vol. 7, pp. 219-225, Journal of materiomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Pore-assisted lithium deposition in hierarchically porous and hollow carbon textile for highly stable lithium anode

Z Wang, Q Li, S Qin, D Liu, P Zhang, D Hegh, J Zhang, M Naebe, W Lei, J Razal

(2021), Vol. 489, Journal of Power Sources, C1

journal article

Metal-organic framework structure-property relationships for high-performance multifunctional polymer nanocomposite applications

V Unnikrishnan, O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, Q Li, P Blanchard, A Kiziltas, M Naebe

(2021), Vol. 9, pp. 4348-4378, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Growth of diamond coating on carbon fiber: Relationship between fiber microstructure and stability in hydrogen plasma

J Orwa, J Reiner, A Juma, A Stacey, K Sears, J Schütz, A Merenda, L Hyde, R Guijt, V Adineh, Q Li, M Naebe, A Kouzani, L Dumée

(2021), Vol. 115, Diamond and Related Materials, C1

journal article

Rice husk-based adsorbents for removing ammonia: Kinetics, thermodynamics and adsorption mechanism

W Bai, M Qian, Q Li, S Atkinson, B Tang, Y Zhu, J Wang

(2021), Vol. 9, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, C1

journal article

Organophosphorus-Functionalized Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework Nanostructures for Improved Mechanical and Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites

V Unnikrishnan, O Zabihi, Q Li, M Ahmadi, R Yadav, E Kalali, K Tanwar, A Kiziltas, P Blanchard, D Wang, M Naebe

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 13027-13040, ACS Applied Nano Materials, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2020

Functional double-layer membrane as separator for lithium-sulfur battery with strong catalytic conversion and excellent polysulfide-blocking

N Deng, Y Liu, Q Li, J Yan, L Zhang, L Wang, Y Zhang, B Cheng, W Lei, W Kang

(2020), Vol. 382, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

A sustainable approach to scalable production of a graphene based flame retardant using waste fish deoxyribonucleic acid

O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, Q Li, M Ferdowsi, R Mahmoodi, E Kalali, D Wang, M Naebe

(2020), Vol. 247, Journal of Cleaner Production, C1

journal article

Development of a low cost and green microwave assisted approach towards the circular carbon fibre composites

O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, C Liu, R Mahmoodi, Q Li, M Naebe

(2020), Vol. 184, Composites Part B: Engineering, C1

journal article

Co-based and Cu-based MOFs modified separators to strengthen the kinetics of redox reaction and inhibit lithium-dendrite for long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

N Deng, L Wang, Y Feng, M Liu, Q Li, G Wang, L Zhang, W Kang, B Cheng, Y Liu

(2020), Vol. 388, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

A sustainable approach to the low-cost recycling of waste glass fibres composites towards circular economy

O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, C Liu, R Mahmoodi, Q Li, M Ferdowsi, M Naebe

(2020), Vol. 12, Sustainability (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Rational structure designs of 2D materials and their applications toward advanced lithium-sulfur battery and lithium-selenium battery

N Deng, Y Feng, G Wang, X Wang, L Wang, Q Li, L Zhang, W Kang, B Cheng, Y Liu

(2020), Vol. 401, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article
2019

Nano-magnetite decorated carbon fibre for enhanced interfacial shear strength

S Fakhrhoseini, Q Li, V Unnikrishnan, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 148, pp. 361-369, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Functional mechanism analysis and customized structure design of interlayers for high performance Li-S battery

N Deng, Y Liu, Q Li, J Yan, W Lei, G Wang, L Wang, Y Liang, W Kang, B Cheng

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 314-349, Energy Storage Materials, C1

journal article

Lightweight, Superelastic Yet Thermoconductive Boron Nitride Nanocomposite Aerogel for Thermal Energy Regulation

J Wang, D Liu, Q Li, C Chen, Z Chen, P Song, J Hao, Y Li, S Fakhrhoseini, M Naebe, X Wang, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 7860-7870, ACS Nano, United States, C1

journal article

Simultaneous electrochemical-assisted exfoliation and in situ surface functionalization towards large-scale production of few-layer graphene

O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, Q Li, S Fakhrhoseini, Z Komeily Nia, M Arjmand, K Parvez, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 18, FlatChem, C1

journal article

Controlled Design of a Robust Hierarchically Porous and Hollow Carbon Fiber Textile for High-Performance Freestanding Electrodes

Q Li, J Wang, C Liu, S Fakhrhoseini, D Liu, L Zhang, W Lei, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 6, Advanced Science, Germany, C1

journal article

Designing of a phosphorus, nitrogen, and sulfur three-flame retardant applied in a gel poly- m-phenyleneisophthalamide nanofiber membrane for advanced safety lithium-sulfur batteries

N Deng, Y Liu, L Wang, Q Li, Y Hao, Y Feng, B Cheng, W Kang, W Zhu

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 36705-36716, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

A hydrothermal-assisted ball milling approach for scalable production of high-quality functionalized MoS2 nanosheets for polymer nanocomposites

M Ahmadi, O Zabihi, Q Li, S Fakhrhoseini, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 9, Nanomaterials, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Physical Inhibition and Chemical Confinement of Lithium Polysulfides by Designing a Double-Layer Composite Separator for Lithium-Sulfur Battery

N Deng, E Ticha, L Wang, Q Li, H Zhao, L Gao, M Liu, Y Liu, W Kang, B Cheng

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 4817-4830, ChemElectroChem, C1

journal article

Natural bauxite nanosheets: A multifunctional and sustainable 2D nano-reinforcement for high performance polymer nanocomposites

O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, M Ghandehari Ferdowsi, Q Li, S Fakhrhoseini, R Mahmoodi, A Ellis, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 184, Composites Science and Technology, C1

journal article

Simultaneous PAN carbonization and ceramic sintering for fabricating carbon fiber-ceramic composite heaters

D Li, B Tang, X Lu, Q Li, W Chen, X Dong, J Wang, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 9, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), C1

journal article
2018

Sulfur-embedded porous carbon nanofiber composites for high stability lithium-sulfur batteries

W Kang, L Fan, N Deng, H Zhao, Q Li, M Naebe, J Yan, B Cheng

(2018), Vol. 333, pp. 185-190, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

Surface treatment of carbon fibres for interfacial property enhancement in composites via surface deposition of water soluble POSS nanowhiskers

A Kafi, Q Li, T Chaffraix, J Khoo, T Gengenbach, K Magniez

(2018), Vol. 137, pp. 97-106, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Nano-enhanced interface in carbon fibre polymer composite using halloysite nanotubes

M Jäger, O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, Q Li, A Depalmeanar, M Naebe

(2018), Vol. 109, pp. 115-123, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, C1

journal article

CeF3-Doped Porous Carbon Nanofibers as Sulfur Immobilizers in Cathode Material for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

N Deng, J Ju, J Yan, X Zhou, Q Qin, K Zhang, Y Liang, Q Li, W Kang, B Cheng

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 12626-12638, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, United States, C1

journal article

A review on anode for lithium-sulfur batteries: progress and prospects

H Zhao, N Deng, J Yan, W Kang, J Ju, Y Ruan, X Wang, X Zhuang, Q Li, B Cheng

(2018), Vol. 347, pp. 343-365, Chemical engineering journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

High temperature thermally conductive nanocomposite textile by "green" electrospinning

J Wang, Q Li, D Liu, C Chen, Z Chen, J Hao, Y Li, J Zhang, M Naebe, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 16868-16872, Nanoscale, England, C1

journal article

On the detection of carbon fibre storage contamination and its effect on the fibre-matrix interface

Q Li, A Woodhead, J Church, M Naebe

(2018), Vol. 8, Scientific Reports, England, C1

journal article
2017

Hydrophilic PAN based carbon nanofibres with improved graphitic structure and enhanced mechanical performance using ethylenediamine functionalized graphene

Z Li, O Zabihi, J Wang, Q Li, J Wang, W Lei, M Naebe

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 2621-2628, RSC Advances, C1

journal article

Cheetah skin structure: A new approach for carbon-nano-patterning of carbon nanotubes

K Shirvanimoghaddam, M Abolhasani, Q Li, H Khayyam, M Naebe

(2017), Vol. 95, pp. 304-314, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, C1

journal article

Development of smart poly(vinylidene fluoride)-graft-poly(acrylic acid) tree-like nanofiber membrane for pH-responsive oil/water separation

B Cheng, Z Li, Q Li, J Ju, W Kang, M Naebe

(2017), Vol. 534, pp. 1-8, Journal of membrane science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Carbon fibre surface modification using functionalized nanoclay: a hierarchical interphase for fibre-reinforced polymer composites

O Zabihi, M Ahmadi, Q Li, S Shafei, M Huson, M Naebe

(2017), Vol. 148, pp. 49-58, Composites science and technology, Kidlington, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Investigation of chitosan adsorption onto cotton fabric with atmospheric helium/oxygen plasma pre-treatment

M Naebe, Q Li, A Onur, R Denning

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 2129-2142, Cellulose, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Interactions between fibroin and sericin proteins from Antheraea pernyi and Bombyx mori silk fibers

S Du, J Zhang, W Zhou, Q Li, G Greene, H Zhu, J Li, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 478, pp. 316-323, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, United States, C1

journal article

A systematic investigation into a novel method for preparing carbon fibre-carbon nanotube hybrid structures

Q Li, J Church, M Naebe, B Fox

(2016), Vol. 90, pp. 174-185, Composites part a: applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Interfacial characterization and reinforcing mechanism of novel carbon nanotube - carbon fibre hybrid composites

Q Li, J Church, M Naebe, B Fox

(2016), Vol. 109, pp. 74-86, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Structure-property relationships of elementary bamboo fibers

E Castanet, Q Li, L Dumée, C Garvey, R Rajkhowa, J Zhang, B Rolfe, K Magniez

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 3521-3534, Cellulose, C1

journal article

A review of recent developments in rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries

W Kang, N Deng, J Ju, Q Li, D Wu, X Ma, L Li, M Naebe, B Cheng

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 16541-16588, Nanoscale, England, C1

journal article

Morphological changes towards enhancing piezoelectric properties of PVDF electrical generators using cellulose nanocrystals

H Fashandi, M Abolhasani, P Sandoghdar, N Zohdi, Q Li, M Naebe

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 3625-3637, Cellulose, Dordecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2015

Stochastic optimization models for energy management in carbonization process of carbon fiber production

H Khayyam, M Naebe, A Bab-Hadiashar, F Jamshidi, Q Li, S Atkiss, D Buckmaster, B Fox

(2015), Vol. 158, pp. 643-655, Applied energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Capsular polypyrrole hollow nanofibers: an efficient recyclable adsorbent for hexavalent chromium removal

J Zhao, Z Li, J Wang, Q Li, X Wang

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 15124-15132, Journal of materials chemistry A, Londo, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

An improved understanding of the dispersion of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in non-aqueous solvents

Q Li, J Church, A Kafi, M Naebe, B Fox

(2014), Vol. 16, pp. 1-12, Journal of nanoparticle research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2011

Novel antibacterial nanofibers of chitosan and polyurethane prepared by electrospinning

W Kang, B Cheng, Q Li, F Zuo

(2011), Vol. 150-151, pp. 1452-1456, Advanced Materials Research, C1-1

journal article

Electrospun tin oxide nanofibers with different precursor solution

X Bai, D Jia, B Cheng, W Kang, Q Li

(2011), Vol. 675 677, pp. 275-278, Materials Science Forum, C1-1

journal article

Fabrication of the SnO2/Al2O3 catalysts through electrospinning

L Cui, Q Li, W Kang, B Cheng

(2011), Vol. 194-196, pp. 515-519, Advanced Materials Research, C1-1

journal article
2010

Morphology of biodegradable poly (hexamethylene adipate) (PHMA) nanofibers prepared by electrospinning

W Kang, B Cheng, Q Li, X Zhuang

(2010), Vol. 87-88, pp. 555-560, Advanced Materials Research, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Converting textiles waste to novel nanostructured porous carbon fibre

Dr Sulley Li, Prof Minoo Naebe

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2024: $61,447
  • 2023: $156,352

Industry and Other Funding

Development of Durable Carbon Fibre Composites for Prosthetic Feet.

Dr Sulley Li, Prof Minoo Naebe

Hebei Guanchengyuexing Technology Co Ltd

  • 2019: $50,000
  • 2018: $50,000

Research and Development of Charged Multifunctional Composite Filter Material.

Dr Sulley Li, Prof Minoo Naebe, A/Prof Weiwei Lei

Xiamen FilterTech Industrial Corporation

  • 2022: $30,331
  • 2019: $133,416
  • 2018: $60,289

Textile grade PAN precursor for development of low cost carbon fibre.

Prof Minoo Naebe, Dr Sulley Li

Ford USA Grant - Research

  • 2021: $67,412
  • 2020: $70,932
  • 2019: $73,195

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2024

Ruixi Rhea Zhao

Thesis entitled: Recycling Waste Gases from Carbon Fibre Production Towards High-performance Composites

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

2020

Chao Liu

Thesis entitled: Investigation of Carbon-based Reinforced Thermoplastic composites Bifunctional activated carbon fibre composite from textile waste for purification

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Supervisor
2022

Prashant Raghunath Gharal

Thesis entitled: Effect of recycled acrylic fibre and external additives on the evolution of structure and properties of PAN Precursor and carbon fibres

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2021

Mojtaba Ahmadi

Thesis entitled: Development of improved interface in polymer composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2019

Jarret James Grout

Thesis entitled: Chemical and structural changes in polyethylene carbon fiber precursors

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Kamyar Shirvani Moghaddam

Thesis entitled: Structure-Property relationship in polyethylene composite

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Seyed Mousa Fakhrhoseini

Thesis entitled: Pathways to reduce energy consumption in thermal stabilisation process of polyacrylonitrile fibre

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials