Dr. Xia Li, PhD

Assistant Professor , Chemical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Xia Li, PhD
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3078
Email: xia.li@concordia.ca
Website(s): Google Scholar


Ph.D. (2016) Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western University (Canada) 

M.Sc. (2012) Material Physics & Chemistry, Nankai University (China) 

B.Eng. (2009) Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (China)


MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020), Western University

Supervisor: Prof. Xueliang Sun

Teaching activities

CHEM6101-A Advanced Battery Materials and Technologies

Research activities

1. Battery materials and interface design in all-solid-state batteries 

2. Synchrotron radiation X-ray techniques for energy materials

3. High energy secondary Li-ion, Li-sulfur, and Na-sulfur batteries

4. Advanced nanomaterials synthesis and fabrication 



1. X. Li, Z. Ren, M. Banis, S. Deng, Y. Zhao, Q. Sun. C. Wang, X. Yang, W. Li, J. Liang, X. Li, Y. Sun, K. Adair, R. Li, Y. Hu, T-K. Sham, H. Huang, L. Zhang, S. Lu, J. Luo, X. Sun. ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4, 2480. (IF: 16.3) 

2. Y. Xiang, X. Li, Y. Cheng, X. Sun, Y. Yang. Materials Today, 2020, 36, 139. (IF: 24.4) (Review, First co-author)

3. S. Deng, X. LiZ. Ren, W. Li, J. Luo,J. Liang, J. Liang, M. Banis, M. Li, Y. Zhao, X. Li, C. Wang, Y. Sun, Q. Sun, R.Li, Y. Hu, H. Huang, L. Zhang, S. Lu, J. Luo, X. Sun. Energy Storage Materials, 2019, 27, 117. (IF: 15.1) (First co-author)

4 X. Li, S. Deng, M. Banis, K. Doyle-Davis, D. Zhang, T. Zhang, J. Yang, R. Divigalpitiya, F. Brandys, R. Li, X. Sun. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 6, 32826. (IF: 8.5) (Highlighted by “Canadian Light Source”, “Western News”, “London Free Press newspaper”)

5. C. Wang, X. Li, Y. Zhao, M. Banis, J. Liang, X. Li, Y. Sun, K. Adair, Q. Sun, Y. Liu, F. Zhao, S. Deng, X. Lin, R. Li, Y. Hu, T. K. Sham, H. Huang, L. Zhang, R. Yang, S. Lu, X. Sun. Small Methods 2019,1900261. (IF: 12.13, First co-author)

6. X. Li, M. Banis, A. Lushington, X. Yang, Q. Sun, Y. Zhao, C. Liu, Q. Li, B. Wang, W. Xiao, C. Wang, M. Li, J. Liang, R. Li, Y. Hu, L. Goncharova, H. Zhang, T-K Sham, X. Sun. Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 4059.(IF: 11.9) (Highlighted by “CTV News London”, “Western News”, “Canadian Light Source news on facebook”, “Green car congress”)

7. X. Li, X. Sun. Advanced Functional Materials, 2018,1801323. (IF: 15.6) (Invited Review)

8. X. Yang, X. Li, K. Adair, H. Zhang, X. Sun. Electrochemical Energy Reviews, 2018, 1, 239. (First co-author, Invited Review)

9. X. Li, A. Lushington, Q. Sun, W. Xiao, J. Liu, B. Wang, Y. He, K. Nie, Y. Hu, Q. Xiao,R. Li, J. Guo, T.-K. Sham, X. Sun. Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 3545. (IF: 12.3) (Highlights by“Canadian Light Source Annual Report”, “Phys.org”, “IEEE Spectrum”,“Green car congress”)

10. X. Li, Q. Sun, J. Liu, B. Xiao, X. Sun. Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 302, 174. (IF: 7.5)

11. X. Li, A. Lushington, J. Liu, R. Li, X. Sun. Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 9757. (IF: 6.2)

12. X. Li, X. Li, M. Banis, B. Wang, A. Lushington, X. Cui, R. Li, T.-K. Sham, X. Sun. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 12866. (IF:10.7)

13. X. Li, X. Sun. Frontiers in Energy Research, 2014, 2, 49. (Invited review)

14. X. Li, J. Liu, B. Wang, M. Banis, B. Xiao, R. Li, T.-K.Sham, X. Sun. RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 27126. (IF: 3.0)

15. X. Li, C. Lai, C. Xiao, X. P. Gao. Electrochimica Acta, 2011, 56, 9152. (IF: 5.4)

16. X. Li, J. Liang, J. Luo, C. Wang, X. Li, Q. Sun, R. Li, L. Zhang, R.Yang, S. Lu, H. Huang, X. Sun. Advanced Materials, 2019, 1808100. (IF: 25.8)

17. T. Zhang, X. Li, E. Asher, S. Deng, X. Sun, J. Yang. Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1803600. (IF:15.6)  

18. X. Li, J. Liang, X. Li, C. Wang, J. Luo, R. Li, X. Sun. Energy & Environmental Science, 2018, 11, 2828. (IF: 33.3)

19. Y. Zhao, Q. Sun, X. Li, C. Wang, Y. Sun, K. Adair, R. Li, X.Sun. Nano Energy, 2018, 43,368. (IF: 15.5)

20. Q. Sun, J. Liu, X. Li, B. Wang, H. Yadegari, A. Lushington, M. Banis, Y. Zhao, W. Xiao, N. Chen, J. Wang, T. K. Sham, X. Sun. Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27, 1606662. (IF:15.6) (VIP paper)

21. J. Li, C. Liu, X. Li, Z. Wang, Y. Shao, S. Wang, X. Sun, W. Pong, J. Guo, T. K. Sham. Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 4467. (IF: 10.2)

22. Y. Zhao, Z. Song, X. Li, Q. Sun, N. Cheng, S. Lawes, X. Sun. Energy Storage Materials, 2016, 2, 35. (Cover page, Invited review)

23. N. Cheng, M. Banis, J. Liu, A. Riese, X. Li, R. Li, X. Sun. Advanced Materials, 2015, 2, 277. (IF: 25.8) (Highly cited paper from Web of Science)


1. X. Li, M. Banis, X. Sun. Pujiang Innovation Forum -Canada Forum, Toronto, 2017 (Invited talk)

2. X. Li and Xueliang Sun. Industry 4.0 Symposium, London, 2017 (Invited talk)

3. X. Li, M. Banis, A. Lushington, Q. Sun, Y. Hu, T. K. Sham, X. Sun. Soochow-Western Centre Workshop, London, 2017 (Oral)

4. X. Li, A. Lushington, Q. Sun, J. Liu, R. Li, X. Sun. 18th Intl. Meeting on Lithium Batteries, Chicago, 2016 (Poster)

5. X. Li, and X. Sun. Fallona Interdisciplinary Showcase, London, 2016 (Poster)

6. X. Li, A. Lushington, J. Liu, R. Li, X. Sun. Cambri Distinguished Lecturer and Research DayLondon, 2015 (Poster)

7. X. Li, A. Lushington, J. Liu, R. Li, X. Sun. The International Conference on Electrochemical Energy Science and Technology, Vancouver, Canada, 2015 (Excellent oral presentation award)

8. X. Li, J. Liu, A. Lushington, M. Banis, B. Wang, R. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun. CaRPE-FC Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 2015 (Oral)

9. X. Li, J. Liu, M. Banis, B. Wang,R. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun. 15th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2014 (Oral)

10. X. Li, A. Lushington, J. Liu, R. Li, X. SunCAMBR, London, ON, Canada, 2013 (Poster)

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