PI: Lele Duan


Dr. Lele Duan (Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4B93rSUAAAAJ&hl=en) is currently an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) since 2017.  He received his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Licheng Sun at KTH in 2011 and then started his postdoctoral career in the same group. During this period, he studied water oxidation reaction. Later in 2013, he joined in the Etsuko Fujita group at Brookhaven National Laboratory, working on the carbon dioxide reduction chemistry. He was appoined as an assistant professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology from the August, 2015 till 2017. His current research focuses on the development of artificial photosynthetic systems for fuel production.

Education Background

Researcher in Organic Chemistry with Licheng Sun

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. 2014.08 – now

Research Associate with Dr. Etsuko Fujita

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA. 2013.06 – 2014.07

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Licheng Sun

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. 2012.01 – 2013.05

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with Prof. Licheng Sun

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007.09 – 2011.10

Master in State Key Lab of Fine Chemicals with Prof. Mei Wang

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. 2004.9 – 2007.6

Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Chemistry

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. 2000.9 – 2004.6

Research project

2014.08     Transition metal catalyzed water oxidation and CO2 reduction chemistry.

2013.06      CO2 reduction chemistry: investigate late transition metal complexes as homogeneous CO2 reduction catalysts and understand their reaction mechanisms.

2010.06      One month visiting in Prof. Antoni Llobet’s group in ICIQ (Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Tarragona, Spain): study on the 18O isotope labeling of a Ru aqua complex and the electron transfer kinetics by stopped-flow UV-vis spectrometry

2007-2013  Development of Ru-based water oxidation catalysts and photoelectrochemical cells

2004-2007  Fe2S2 hydrogenase model complexes for the electrochemical hydrogen production