Principal Investigator


Dr. Jie Zheng


Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Mengxiao Yu


Postdoctoral Fellows


Dr. Shaoheng Tang


PhD Candidates


Ms. Bujie Du


Mr. Xingya Jiang


Mr. Xuhui Ning


Mr. Chuanqi Peng


Ms. Jing Xu


Mr. Yingyu Huang


Graduate Students


Mr. Qinhan Zhou


Ms. Siqing Li


Undergraduate Students


Ms. Lirit


Mr. Jason Lin


Ms. Diksha Verma


Visisting Professor


Linxi Shi


Former Group Members


Dr. Jinbin Liu (Postdoc)

Dr. Shengyang Yang (Postdoc)

Dr. Jing Yu (Postdoc)

Dr. Zhanghua Zeng (Postdoc)

Dr. Liang Zhao (Postdoc)



Ms. Jennifer Chilek (Graduate)

Dr. Chen Zhou (Graduate)

Dr. Shasha Sun (Graduate)

Dr. Rodrigo Vinluan III (Graduate)

Ms. Jessica Jacobe (Graduate)




Ms. Sheby Alexander (Undergraduate)

Mr. Chris Alameddin (Undergraduate)

Mr. Michael Anyirah (Undergraduate)

Mr. Sishan Chen (Undergraduate) 

Mr. Giovanni Contello (Undergraduate) 

Mr. Andrew Dean (Undergraduate)

Ms. Melissa Gannaway (Undergraduate)

Ms. Julia Hankins (Undergraduate)

Ms. Grace Kong (Undergraduate)

Mr. Stephen McMahon (Undergraduate)

Mr. Husain Mogri (Undergraduate)

Mr. Ali Mozayan (Undergraduate)

Mr. Justin Sullins (Undergraduate)

Mr. Joel Taylor (Undergraduate)

Mr. Jonathan Wang (Undergraduate)

Mr. Greg Zhang (Undergraduate)

Mr. Anthony Dao (Undergraduate)

Ms. Phoebe Carter (Undergraduate)



Ms. Chelsea Carson (High School)

Ms. Karen Chen (High School)

Ms. Clare Jensen (High School)

Ms. Rebecca John (High School)

Ms. Amy Xia (High School)

Mr. Robert Yao (High School)









 Siqing Li 


 Graduate Student



 Office: NSERL 2.440




 Mailing Address:


 BE26, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W   Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75080


Education Background


Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2017-present.
B.S. Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, 2017.


Research Area


Luminescent Metal Nanoparticles Synthesis and Biological Application.






1.Yifa Chen†, Siqing Li†, Xiaokun Pei†, Junwen Zhou, Xiao Feng, Shenghan Zhang, Yuanyuan Cheng, Haiwei Li, Ruodan Han and Bo Wang, “A Solvent-Free Hot-Pressing Method for Preparing Metal-Organic Framework Coatings”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 3419–3423. (†: contributed equally)


2. Siqing Li†, Yifa Chen†, Xiaokun Pei, Shenghan Zhang, Xiao Feng, Junwen Zhou and Bo Wang, “Water Purification: Adsorption over Metal-Organic Frameworks”, Chin. J. Chem., 2016, 35, 175–185.


3. Xiaokun Pei†, Yifa Chen†, Siqing Li, Shenghan Zhang, Xiao Feng, Junwen Zhou and Bo Wang, “Metal-Organic Frameworks Derived Porous Carbons: Syntheses, Porosity and Gas Sorption Properties”, Chin. J. Chem., 2016, 34, 157–174.


4. Yifa Chen, Xianqiang Huang, Shenghan Zhang, Siqing Li, Sijia Cao, Xiaokun Pei, Junwen Zhou, Xiao Feng and Bo Wang, Shaping of Metal-Organic Frameworks: from Fluid to Shaped Bodies and Robust Foams”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 10810–10813.


5. Yifa Chen, Xiao Feng, Xianqiang Huang, Zhengguo Lin, Xiaokun Pei, Siqing Li, Jikun Li, Shan Wang, Rui Li and Bo Wang, “A Tale of Copper Coordination Frameworks: Controlled Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformation and Their Catalytic C-H Bonds Activation Properties, Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 13894–13899.


6. Yifa Chen†, Shenghan Zhang†, Sijia Cao, Siqing Li, Fan Chen, Shuai Yuan, Cheng Xu, Junwen Zhou, Xiao Feng, Xiaojie Ma and Bo Wang, “Roll-to-Roll Production of Metal-Organic Framework Coatings for Particulate Matter Removall”, Adv. Mater., 10.1002/adma.201606221.



















































[Contact us]

2.440 NSERL Building, The University of Texas at Dallas
Tel: 972-883-5768 (Dr. Zheng), 972-883-5769 (Lab)