Dr. Xueqian (Lucy) Li

Alumni - Industry and Private Sector

Photocatalysis, Plasmonics

Xueqian (Lucy) Li joined the Atwater group as a KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellow in October 2019. Lucy received her B.S. in Chemistry from New York University in 2014 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University in 2019. Her dissertation research focused on investigating thermal and nonthermal effects in plasmonic photocatalysis. At Caltech, her research interests involved the development of plasmonic photocatalysts for selective CO2 reduction and a mechanistic understanding of the role of light. In her free time, Lucy enjoys making crepe paper flowers, cooking, and exploring the outdoors.

Available Publications

Probing the Catalytically Active Region in a Nanoporous Gold Gas Diffusion Electrode for Highly Selective Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Aidan Q. Fenwick, Alex J. Welch, Xueqian Li, Ian Sullivan, Joseph S. DuChene, Chengxiang Xiang, Harry A. Atwater
ACS Energy Letters, 2022, 7, 871−879 (2022)

Coupling electrochemical CO2 conversion with CO2 capture

Ian Sullivan , Andrey Goryachev, Ibadillah A. Digdaya, Xueqian Li , Harry A. Atwater, David A. Vermaas, Chengxiang Xiang 
Nature Catalysis, (2021), Volume 4, 952–958 (2022)

Optical Excitation of a Nanoparticle Cu/p-NiO Photocathode Improves Reaction Selectivity for CO2 Reduction in Aqueous Electrolytes

Joseph S. DuChene, Giulia Tagliabue, Alex J. Welch, Xueqian Li, Wen-Hui Cheng, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2020)