Li Jianrong


Personal profile

Name:LI Jian-Rong




Current Professional Societies

  1. Editorial Committee of Chinese Chemical Letters;

  2. Editorial Committee of Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering;

  3. Editorial Committee of Green Chemical Engineering

Research Areas

Porous Materials


1. The Second Prize of The National Natural Science Award Of China;

2. The First Class Prize of The Tianjin Natural Science Award;

3. The SCEJ Award For Outstanding Asian Researcher And Engineer;

4. “Mao Yi-Sheng” Beijing Youth Science and Technology Award;

5. “Hou Debang” Chemical Youth Award For Science and Technology;

6. The Youth Science and Technology Award For Outstanding Contributions From China Petroleum And Chemical Industry Federation


1. F. Yang, G. Xu, Y. Dou, B. Wang, H. Zhang,J.-R. Li,*B. Chen “A Flexible Metal-Organic Framework With A High Density of Sulfonic Acid Sites For Proton Conduction”Nature Energy, 2017, 2, 877.

2.J.-R. Li, H.-C. Zhou* “Bridging-Ligand-Substitution Strategy For The Preparation Of Metal-Organic Polyhedra”Nature Chem.2010, 2, 893.

3. L.-H. Xie, X.-M. Liu, T. He,J.-R. Li*“Metal-Organic Frameworks For The Capture Of Trace Aromatic Volatile Organic Compounds”Chem. 2018, 4, 1911.

4. B. Wang, P. L. Wang, L.-H. Xie, R.-B. Lin, J. Lv,J.-R. Li,*B. Chen* “A Stable Zirconium Based Metal-organic Framework For Specific Recognition Of Representative Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxin Molecules”Nature Commun., 2019, 10:3861.

5. H. Huang,J.-R. Li,* K. Wang, T. Han, M. Tong, L. Li, Y. Xie, Q. Yang, D. Liu, C. Zhong “In-Situ Self-Assembly Template Strategy For The Preparation Of Hierarchical-Pore Metal-Organic Frameworks”Nature Commun.2015, 6:8847

6.J.-R. Li, J. Yu, W. Lu, L.-B. Sun, J. Sculley, H.-C. Zhou* “Porous Materials With Pre-Designed Single-Molecule Traps For CO2Selective Adsorption”Nature Commun.2013, 4:1538.

7.J.-R. Li, J. Sculley, H.-C. Zhou* “Metal-Organic Frameworks For Separations”Chem. Rev.2012, 112, 869.

8.P.-L. Wang, L.-H. Xie, E. A. Joseph,J.-R. Li,*X.-Ou Su,* H.-C. Zhou*, “Metal−Organic Frameworks For Food Safety”Chem. Rev.2019,119,10638.

9. J. Yu, L.-H. Xie, Y. Ma,J.-R. Li,P. B. Balbuena* “CO2Capture And Separations Using MOFs: Computational And Experimental Studies”Chem. Rev.2017, 117, 9674.

10. X.-L. Lv, S. Yuan, L.-H. Xie, H. F. Darke, Y. Chen, T. He, C. Dong, B. Wang, Y.-Z. Zhang,J.-R. Li,*H.-C. Zhou,* “Ligand-Rigidification For Enhancing The Stability Of Metal-Organic Frameworks”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019, 141, 10283-10293.

11. X.-L. Lv, K. Wang, B. Wang, J. Su, X. Zou, Y. Xie,J.-R. Li,*H.-C. Zhou* “Base-Resistant Metalloporphyrinic MOFs For C–H Bond Halogenation”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, 139, 211.

12. K. Wang, X.-L. Lv, D. Feng, J. Li, S. Chen, J. Sun, L. Song, Y. Xie,J.-R. Li,*H.-C. Zhou* “Pyrazolate-Based Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework With Extraordinary Base-Resistance”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 914.

13. Y.-H. Kang, X.-D. Liu, N. Yan, Y. Jiang, X.-Q. Liu, L.-B. Sun,*J.-R. Li*“Fabrication Of Isolated Metal-Organic Polyhedra In Confined Cavities: Adsorbents/Catalysts With Unusual Dispersity And Activity”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 6099.

14. B. Wang, X.-L. Lv, D. Feng, L.-H. Xie, J. Zhang, M. Li, Y. Xie,J.-R. Li,*H.-C. Zhou “Highly Stable Zr(IV)-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks For The Detection And Removal Of Antibiotics And Organic Explosives In Water”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 6204.

15. J. Park, Yi.-P. Chen, Z. Perry,J.-R. Li,* H.-C. Zhou* “Preparation Of Core-Shell Coordination Molecular Assemblies Via The Enrichment Of Structure-Directing “Codes” Of Bridging Ligands And Metathesis Of Metal Units”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2014, 136, 16895.

16. R. Zhang, S. Ji, N. Wang, L. Wang, G. Zhang,J.-R. Li* “Coordination-Driven In Situ Self-Assembly Strategy For The Preparation Of Metal-Organic Framework Hybrid Membranes”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2014, 53, 9775.

17.Y.Sun, F.Yang, Q.Wei, N.Wang, X.Qin, S.Zhang, B.Wang, Z.Nie, S.Ji, H.Yan,J.-R.Li*“Oriented Nano-Microstructure Assisted Controllable Fabrication Of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes On Nickel Foam”Adv. Mater.2016, 28, 2374.

18. Y. Bai, Y. Dou, L.-H. Xie, W. Rutledge,J.-R. Li,*H.-C. Zhou “Zr-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis, Structure, And Applications”Chem. Soc. Rev.2016, 45, 2327.

19.J.-R. Li, R. J. Kuppler, H.-C. Zhou* “Selective Gas Adsorption And Separation In Metal-Organic Frameworks”Chem. Soc. Rev.2009, 38, 1477.

20. C.-C. Wang,J.-R. Li,*X.-L. Lv, Y.-Q. Zhang, G. Guo,* “Photocatalytic Organic Pollutants Degradation In Metal-organic Frameworks”Energy Environ. Sci.2014, 7, 2831.

Personal statement

Li Jian-Rong “Jeff”, professor and doctoral supervisor, got his Ph.D. Degree from Nankai University in 2005. Before 2008, he had worked as an assistant professor in Nankai University. In 2004, he was also a research assistant at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. From 2008 to 2009, he has been a postdoctoral research associate, first at Miami University and later at Texas A&M University. From 2010 he has been an assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University same university. Since 2012, he has been a full professor at Beijing University of Technology. His research interest focuses on new porous materials (such as MOFs) for chemical engineering, energy and environmental science. He has been an author/co-author of 260 papers (> 25000 citations) published in peer-reviewed journals.Honorably, he has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics) from 2017 to 2020. In addition, he has contributed to 6 book chapters and filed 1 USP, 1 EP, and 45 Chinese patents.