LI Junhua


LI Junhua
Division: Division of Air Pollution and Its Control
Position: Professor
Room 601

Education background

Ph.D. in Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Material, July 2001, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China

B.S. in Chemistry, July 1992, Jilin University, Changchun, China


2015.1-2015.3 Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia

2008.3-2009.8 Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, USA

2007- Present, Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

2003 - 2007, Associate professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

2002 - 2003. Postdoctoral of School of Environment, Tsinghua University

1992 - 1996. Assistant Engineering, China Institute of Atomic Energy


70050032: Atmosphere Chemistry and Physics

Professional Practice

Concurrent Academic

Advisory Board member,  Research Journal of Environmental Science, 2015-present

Editorial Board Member,  J. Environ. Fron. Environ. Sci. Eng. 2002- present

Associate editor, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 2009- present

Professional Committee of Catalysis in Chinese Chemistry Society, 2014- present

Vice Chairman, IEEE Green Power Generation Connections, 2014- present

China Experts Panel on Pollution Control of Power Station, 2014- present

Member of the Power Plant Air Pollution Control Committee, China EPA, 2013- present

Member of Thermal Power Environmental Protection Center Committee of Pollution Prevention and Control, 2011- present

Council Member of China Energy Research, State Council on Energy Strategy, 2010- present

Committee Member of Atmospheric components, Chinese Meteorological Society, 2008- present

Professional Member, Society of Automotive Engineering, USA, 2007- present

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

1.Environmental Catalysis and Adsorbent Materials

2.Air Pollution Chemistry and Control Technology

Research Status

1. Catalytic purification of exhaust gas from Alternative Fuel Vehicle, CNG, Ethanol and Biomass fuel, Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863), 2006-2011;

2. Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with Ammonia from flue gas of power plant,  Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863), 2006-2010;

3. Study on the Mechanism of Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx at Low Temperature, National Science Foundation of China, 2004-2008;

4. Study of Photochemical Reaction under High PM Concentration to Improve Air Quality of Beijing, Sino-Japan Collaboration Project funded by Toyota Motor Inc. 2005-2010;

5. Energy and Environmental Protection in Transportation   Sector, TA program, funded by Asian Development Bank, 2007-2009;

6. NTP assisted NOx removal technology for lean burn Engine, National Science Foundation of China, 2005-2008;

7. Mechanism of removal of NOx and methane from exhaust gas of engine, National Science Foundation of China, 2006-2009;

8. Removal of Sox and NOx simutaniously from flue gas of power plant, New Century Excellent Talents in University, 2005-2008;

9. Indoor air pollution purification and impacts of air pullutants on human health, Ministry of Education, 2006-2009;

Honors And Awards

2014, The first prize of Environmental Science and Technology in China

2014, The 10th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize, Youth award

2013, National National high-level talents in innovation of science and technology

2013, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

2011, The Second- Class National Award for Science and Technology Progress by the State Council of China, 2010;

2010, First-Class Award of Science &Technology, MoE China

2009, 2nd Class National Award of Science &Technology Progression

2009, MoE Innovative Research Team

2007, The Academic Award for young professor in China

2006, 5th Young Scientific Award of Chines Environmental Society

2005, ‘Huo Yingdong’ Excellent Research Award for University Staff, MoE China

2005, MoE New Century Excellent Talents

2004, Outstanding postdoctoral prize in Tsinghua University

Academic Achievement


1. Junhua Li, Xun Yang, Huazhen Chang. Study and Application of Removal of NO by Catalysis from flue gas, Science Publishing House, 2014.

2. Hong He, Junhua Li, Environmental Catalysis: Principle and Application, Scientific press, 2008.

3. Zifeng Lu, Kiming Hao, Junhua Li, and Hideto Takekawa. Effect of Highly Concentrated Dry (NH4)2SO4 Seed Aerosols on Ozone and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in Aromatic Hydrocarbon/NOx Photooxidation Systems, Atmospheric Aerosols, Chapter 8, 2009, pp 111-126.


Authors, paper title, journal, year, volume, page-page.

1. Y Peng, J Li*, W Si, J Luo, Y Wang, J Fu, X Li, J Crittenden, J Hao. Deactivation and regeneration of a commercial SCR catalyst: Comparison with alkali metals and arsenic. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2015, 168: 195-202.

2. B.Y., J.H. Li*. Positive Effects of K+ Ions on Three-Dimensional Mesoporous Ag/Co3O4 Catalyst for HCHO Oxidation. ACS Catal., 2014, 4 (8): 2753–2762.

3. H.Z. Chang, J.H. Li* et. al. A novel mechanism for poisoning of metal oxide SCR catalysts: base-acid explanation correlated with redox properties. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50: 10031-10034.

4. Ma, L; Wang, DS; Li, JH; Bai, BY; Fu, LX; Li, YD. Ag/CeO2 nanospheres: Efficient catalysts for formaldehyde oxidation. Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 2014, 148, 36-43.

5. Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 with high surface areas: Active catalysts for the combustion of methane. J. Catal. 2013, 307, 327-339.

6. H.Z. Chang, X.Y. Chen, J.H. Li, L. Ma, C.Z. Wang, C.X. Liu, J.W. Schwank, J.M. Hao. Improvement of Activity and SO2 Tolerance of Sn-Modified MnOx-CeO2 Catalysts for NH3-SCR at Low Temperatures. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 47, (10), 5294-5301.

7. Y. Peng, C.X. Liu, X.Y. Zhang, J.H. Li. The effect of SiO2 on a novel CeO2-WO3/TiO2 catalyst for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3. Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2013, 140, 276-282.

8. Liu Caixia, Chen Liang, Li Junhua, Ma Lei, Arandiyan Hamidreza, Du Yu, Xu Jiayu, Hao, Jiming. Enhancement of Activity and Sulfur Resistance of CeO2 Supported on TiO2-SiO2 for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO by NH3. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46: 6182-6189.

9. Yue Peng, Junhua Li, Liang Chen, Jinghuan Chen, Jian Han, He Zhang, and Wei Han. Alkali Metal Poisoning of a CeO2–WO3 Catalyst Used in the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with NH3: an Experimental and Theoretical Study. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46 (5): 2864–2869.

10. Liu Zhiming, Li Junhua, Woo, Seong Ihl. Recent advances in the selective catalytic reduction of NOx by hydrogen in the presence of oxygen, Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5(10): 8799-8814.


Authors, report title, conference title, location, year

1. J.H. Li*. The SCR of NO with ammonia over Mn-based metal oxide catalysts,1st international symposium on catalytic science and technology in sustainable energy and environment. Tianjin, China, Oct. 8-10, 2014.

2. B.Y. Bai, J.H. Li*. Catalytic oxidation of formaldehyde on nano-Co3O4, 2D-Co3O4, and 3D-Co3O4 catalysts, 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis, Asheville, USA, Aug. 24-28, 2014.

3. J.H. Li*. The removal of NOx and VOCs on nano Mn-based catalysts,ACMM 23 & ICONN 2014, Adelaide, Australia, Feb.2-6, 2014.

4. J.H. Li, L. Chen, Y. Peng. Ce-M binary metal oxide catalyst for the SCR of NO with NH3, The 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis, Taipei, China, Oct.13-18, 2013.

5. J.H. Li, X.F. Tang, R.T. Yang. Activity and mechanism of NH3-SCR of NOx on Mn-based catalysts at low temperatures, 7th edition of the International Conference on Environmental Catalysis. Lyon, France, Sept.2-6, 2012.


Inventors, patent title, authorized patent number, publication time.

1) Junhua Li, Huazhen Chang, Jiming Hao. A novel Ceria SCR catalyst and its preparation method. CN 2012105728143;

2) Junhua Li, Lei Ma, Lixin Fu, Jiming Hao. The prepareation method and application of composite zeolite of iron and copper. CN 201210532005.X;

3) Junhua Li, Jinghuan Chen, Dongfang Li, Jiming Hao. The preparation and application of Zeolite for purification of methane from CNG vehicles. CN 201210078645.8;

4) Junhua Li, Jinghuan Chen, Dongfang Li, Jiming Hao. The preparation of monolith oxidation catalyst for methane combustion at low temperatures. CN 201210080375.4;

5) Junhua Li, Dongfang Li, Jinghuan Chen, Jiming Hao. The preparation of multi- metal oxides Co3O4/CeO2-Al2O3 supported on monolith catalyst. CN 201210082622.4.

6) Junhua Li, Jun Wang, Liang Chen, Jiayu Xu, Jiming Hao. A regeneration method of V2O5-WO3/TiO2 catalyst with poisoning by alkali metals. CN 201110071623.4;

7) Junhua Li, Liang Chen, Maofa Ge, Jiayu Xu, Jidan Wu, Jun Wang. The CeOx supported on Titania and Silica binary metal oxide catalyst for removal of NO. CN 201110024615.4;

8) Junhua Li, Liang Chen, Maofa Ge, Jiming Hao. The CeWOx catalyst with high resistance of SO2 for DeNOx at low temperatures. CN 201110027215.9;

9) Junhua Li, Lei Ma, Dongling Li, Lixin Fu. The Cu-based zeolite catalyst and its preparation method. CN 201010511126.7;

10) Junhua Li, Huazhen Chang, Jiming Hao. The preparation method of Mn-based SCR catalyst for NOx removal at low temperatures.  CN 201010223099.3.

11) Lei Duan, Qi Wan, Kebin He, Liang Chen, Junhua Li. The oxidation catalyst for Hg removal from flue gas of coal combustion. CN 201010176293.0;

12) Junhua Li, Liang Chen, Jiming Hao. A low vanadium SCR catalyst and its preparation method and application. CN 200910087773.7;

13) Junhua Li, Renhu Wang, Jiming Hao. The preparation method of OMS2 zeolite catalyst. CN 200910024337.5;

14) Junhua Li, Lei Ma, Jiming Hao, Lixin Fu. The iron composite zeolite and its preparation method. CN 200910024336.0

15) Junhua Li, Renhu Wang, Jiming Hao. The metal oxidation supported on zeolite catalyst and its preparation method. CN 200910024338.X.

16) Shoufang Kang, Junhua Li, Lixin Fu. The SCR catalyst for NOx removal from lean burn gasoline engine. CN 0510086550.0

17) Junhua Li, Jiming Hao, Lixin Fu, Tianle Zhu. The dual bed reactor for NOx removal in the presence of oxygen.CN 03102406.8.

18) Tianle Zhu, Jiming Hao, Lixin Fu, Junhua Li. A purification method for indoor air pollution. CN 03100288.9;