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  • W. Zhu, et al, Nature Materials, In Review

  • W. Xu, et al, Nature Nanotechnology, In Review


  • X. Liu, W. Zhu, P. Deng, T. Li, “Redesigning Natural Materials for Energy, Water, Environment, and Devices”, ACS Nano, 17, 19, 2023.

  • F. Du, W. Zhu, R, Yang, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, W. Li, W. Zuo, L. Zhang, L. Chen, W. She, T. Li, “Bioinspired Thermal Insulating and Strong Cement Aerogel for Building Envelope”,  Advanced Science,10, 18 2023.

  • F. Du, Z. Jin, R. Yang, M. Hao, J. Wang, G. Xu, W. Zuo, Z. Geng, H. Pan, T. Li, W. Zhang, W. She, "Thermally Insulating and Fire-retardant Bio-mimic Structural Composites with High Energy Dissipation", Carbon Energy, e353.

  • W. Zhu, Y. Zhang, C. Zhang, X. Shan, A. Rao, S. Pitts, T. Woodbury, T. Masnyk, D. Derome, D. Warsinger, X. Ruan, L. Mauer, J. Carmeliet, T. Li, “Radiative Cooled Sorbent for High Performance All Weather Ambient Water Harvesting”, Communications Engineering, 2,35, 2023. Research Highlight on Nature.

  • Y. Zhang, W. Feng, W.Zhu, X.Shan, W.Lin, J.Guo, T.Li “Universal Color Retrofit to Polymer-based Radiative Cooling Materials” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 15, 17, 2023.

  • P. Deng, Y. Wang, R. Yang, Z. He, Y. Tan, Z. Chen, J. Liu, T. Li, "Self-Powered Smart Textile Based on Dynamic Schottky Diode for Human-Machine Interactions" Advanced Science, 10, 11, 2023.


  • W. Zhu, B. Droguet, Q. Shen, Y. Zhang, T. G. Parton, X. Shan, R. M. Parker, T. Deng, S. Vignolini, T. Li, “Structurally Colored Radiative Cooling Cellulosic Films”, Advanced Science, 9, 26, 2022.

  • Y. Zhang, W. Zhu, C. Zhang, J. Peoples, X. Li, A. Felicelli, X. Shan, D. Warsinger, T. Borca-Tasciuc, X. Ruan, T. Li, “Atmospheric Water Harvesting via Radiative Cooling Fabric”, Nano Letters, 22.7, 2618-2626. 2022

  • P. Deng, X. Li, Y. Wang, Z. He, W. Zhu, Y. Zhang, G. M. Schalm, T. Li, “Highly Stretchable Ionic and Electronic Conductive Fabric”, Advanced Fiber Materials, 1-11, 2022

  • W. Zhu, Y. Zhang, N. Mohammad, W. Xu, S. Tunc, X. Shan, C. Zhou, K. Semple, C. Dai, T. Li, “Large-Scale Industry-Compatible Sub-Ambient Radiative Cooling Pulp”, Cell Reports Physical Science, 101125, 2022

  • Q. Dong, X. Zhang, J. Qian, S. He, Y. Mao, A. Brozena, Y. Zhang, T. Pollard, O. Borodin, Y. Wang, S. Das, P. Zavalij, C. Segre, Y. Liang, Y. Yao, R. Briber, T. Li, L. Hu. “A Cellulose-Derived Supramolecule for Fast Ion Transport”, Science Advances, 8, 49, 2022. Research highlights on Nature.

2021 and before (selected)

  • Tian Li, Chaoji Chen, Alexandra H. Brozena, J. Y. Zhu, Lixian Xu, Carlos Driemeier, Jiaqi Dai, Orlando J. Rojas, Akira Isogai, Lars Wågberg & Liangbing Hu, et al, “Developing Fibrillated Cellulose as a Sustainable Technological Material”, Nature, 590, 47–56 (2021)

  • Tian Li, Y. Zhai, S. He, W. Gan, Z. Wei, M. Heidarinejad, D. Dalgo, R. Mi, X. Zhao, J. Song, J. Dai, C. Chen, A. Aili, A. Vellore, A. Martini, R. Yang, X. Yin, L. Hu, “A Radiative Cooling Structural Material”. Science 364, 6442 (2019).

  • Tian Li, X. Zhang, S. Lacey, R. Mi, X. Zhao, S. Das, R. Yang, L. Hu, “Cellulose Ionic Conductors with High Differential Thermal Voltage for Low-Grade Heat Harvesting”. Nature Materials 18, 6 (2019). Highlighted “Energy harvesters pick up power” Nature index vol 576 (2019)

  • Tian Li, A. Pickel, Y. Yao, Y. Chen, Y. Zeng, S. Lacey, Y. Li, Y. Wang, J. Dai, Y. Wang, B. Yang, M. Fuhrer, A. Marconnet, C. Dames, H. Drew and L. Hu “Thermoelectric Properties and Performance of Flexible Reduced Graphene Oxide Films up to 3000 K”. Nature Energy 3, 148–156 (2018). Comments by Gabi Schierning. "Bring on the Heat." Nature Energy 3, 92 (2018)

  • Tian Li, J. Song, X. Zhao, Z. Yang, G. Pastel, S. Xu, C. Jia, J. Dai, C. Chen, A. Gong, F. Jiang, Y. Yao, T. Fan, B. Yang, L. Wågberg, R. Yang, L. Hu. “Anisotropic, Lightweight, Strong, and Super Thermally Insulating Nanowood with Naturally Aligned Nanocellulose”. Science Advances 4, 3 (2018)

  • Tian Li, X. Li, W. Kong, C. Chen, E. Hitz, C. Jia, J. Dai, X. Zhang, R. Briber, Z. Siwy, M. Reed, L. Hu. “A Nanofluidic Ion Regulation Membrane with Aligned Cellulose Nanofibers”. Science Advances 5, 2 (2019)

  • Tian Li, M. Zhu, Z. Yang, J. Song, J. Dai, Y. Yao, W. Luo, G. Pastel, B. Yang, L. Hu. “Wood Composite as an Energy Efficient Building Material: Guided Sunlight Transmittance and Effective Thermal Insulation”. Advanced Energy Materials 6, 22 (2016). Research highlight: "Building materials: Transparent wood". Nature Energy 1, 16164 (2016)

  • Tian Li, H. Liu, X. Zhao, G. Chen, J. Dai, G. Pastel, C. Jia, C. Chen, E. Hitz, D. Siddhartha, R. Yang, L. Hu. "Scalable and Highly Efficient Mesoporous Wood‐Based Solar Steam Generation Device: Localized Heat, Rapid Water Transport." Advanced Functional Materials 28, 16 (2018)

  • Y. Zeng, Tian Li, Y. Yao, L. Hu, and A. Marconnet, “Thermally Conductive Reduced Graphene Oxide Thin Films for Extreme Temperature Sensors”. Advanced Functional Materials 29, 27 (2019)

  • D. Hou, Tian Li, X. Chen, S. He, J. Dai, S. Mofid, D. Hou, A. Iddya, D. Jassby, R. Yang, L. Hu, Z. Ren, “Hydrophobic Nanostructured Wood Membrane for Thermally Efficient Distillation”. Science Advances 5, 8 (2019)

  • G. Chen, Tian Li, C. Chen, C. Wang, Y. Liu, W. Kong, D. Liu, B. Jiang, S. He, Y. Kuang, L. Hu, “A Highly Conductive Cationic Wood Membrane”. Advanced Functional Materials (2019)

  • W. Kong, Tian Li, C. Chen, G. Chen, A. H. Brozena, D. Liu, Y. Liu, C. Wang, W. Gan, S. Wang, S. He, and L. Hu, “Strong, Water-Stable Ionic Cable from Bio-Hydrogel”, Chem. Mater. 31, 22 (2019)


  • S. Wang, Tian Li, C. Chao, W. Kong, S. Zhu, J. Dai, A. Diaz, E. Hitz, S. Solares, T. Li, L. Hu, “Transparent, Anisotropic Biofilm with Aligned Bacterial Cellulose Nanofibers”. Advanced Functional Materials 28, 24 (2018)

  • F. Jiang, Tian Li, Y. Li, Y. Zhang, A. Gong, J. Dai, E. Hitz, W. Luo, L. Hu. “Wood Based Nanotechnologies toward Sustainability”. Advanced Materials 30, 1 (2017)

  • M. Zhu, Tian Li, C. S. Davis, Y. Yao, J. Dai, Y. Wang, F. AlQatari, J. W. Gilman, L. Hu, “Transparent and Haze Wood Composites for Highly Efficient Broadband Light Management in Solar Cells”. Nano Energy 26 (2016)

  • Tian Li and Mario Dagenais, “High Saturation Intensity in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Impact on the Realization of the Intermediate Band Concept at Room-Temperature”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 061107 (2017)

  • Tian Li and Mario Dagenais, “Below-bandgap Absorption in InAs/GaAs Self-assembled Quantum Dot Solar Cells”. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 23, 997-1002 (2015)

  • Tian Li, H. Lu, L. Fu, H. H. Tan, C. Jagadish, M. Dagenais, “Enhanced Carrier Collection Efficiency and Reduced Quantum State Absorption by Electron Doping in Self-assembled Quantum Dot Solar Cells” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 053902 (2015)

  • Tian Li and Mario Dagenais, “Non-Resonant Below-Bandgap Two-Photon Absorption in Quantum Dot Solar Cells”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 171101 (2015)

  • Tian Li, R. Bartolo, M. Dagenais, “Challenges to the Concept of an Intermediate Band in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 141113 (2013)

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