Jing Li

Jing Li


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Works at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C 429
Postal address Institutionen för material- och miljökemi 106 91 Stockholm

About me


I have a Master of Science degree in Physical Chemistry, a PhD in Physical chemistry, with focuses on electrochemistry and photo-electrochemisty of surface constructed semi conductive nanomaterials, both from Xiamen University, China (2004~2010). I hold a second PhD degree in Surface Science, with the focus on in situ Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and electrochemistry for mechanism of Corrosion Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2011~2015). 


I conducted a Postdoctoral research at Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada (2010~2011), with the focus of electrochemistry, Scanning electrochemical microscopy and high temperature corrosion, after finishing my PhD in China. I conducted a second Postdoctoral research and also worked as a researcher at The Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) (2017~2018, 2020), after a stint of researcher at the same division (2016), KTH. My research then focused on self-assembly mechanism of functionalized proteins and nanofibrils, cellulosic nanofibrils obtained from woody based biomass, as well as redox enzymes, in the context of basic research.


I have also had work experiences with a wide range of industrial partners during my work period at KTH, such as RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Division Bioscience and Materials Surface. I worked as a Researcher at RISE (2018~2019), Material & production unit, Stockholm, with a focus on consulting for Swedish Industrial such as Scania. From where I have built up good networks with industrial research partners. My previous research was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research Council of Canada, European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, Vinnova and Swedish Research Council.

Responsibilities and Tasks

As a research engineer, I take responsibility for the management and operation of the new soft matter characterization and research facility i.e. the soft matter characterization lab, which is a part of MACAL at MMK. I will help users with the lab, conducting research and performing characterization of soft materials together with the research groups (Prof. Aji P Mathew and Prof. Jiayin Yuan) at MMK, in association with ongoing projects.

Major instruments installed at the lab are: AFM (Multimode V and 8), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), Tensile testing machine (Instron), Contact angle meter, Surface tensiometer, rheology and other characterization devices.

Specific tasks are:

1.  Characterization of soft matters using the instruments, and responsible for running and maintenance of the lab.

2.  Govern and maintain MACAL’s soft matter characterization equipment. Provide user training and provide some assistance in the evaluation of data.

3. Manage instrument scheduling and accounting; advertise the facility to external users (other academic and industrial users) and work actively to increase the facility’s user base.

4. Support and participate research programs of PIs at MMK working in the area of soft matter chemistry.




Current research focus and interests

1. Currently I will be focusing on Methodology development on surface science of cellulosic based nanomaterials and functional composites using natural bio-based resources, such as woody based and chitin. Potential applications can be materials with antifouling properties and multi functions in the field of water treatment.

2. Currently and in general, I am interested in Development of advanced method for functionalization of AFM colloidal probe for nanomechanical force mapping at a single molecular level and nanoscale ex situ and in situ.

3. In general, I am interested in methodology development on combined quantitative AFM and a varies of surface chemistry methods for fundamental research of biomass nanomaterials and carbon-based materials for different applications, with the aim of exploring renewable energy.


Last updated: September 7, 2020

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