李强，男，中共党员，1986年生，农学博士，博士生导师、硕士生导师。2015年博士毕业于日本北海道大学农学院木材化学专业，师从Yasumitsu Uraki教授。2016年1月至2020年1月于美国Texas A&M大学Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology从事博士后研究，主攻生物质能源与材料方向；2020年1月至2021年4月于美国Northeastern大学Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering从事博士后研究，主攻生物质基多功能材料；2021年4月至2021年12月，回到美国Texas A&M大学Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology，任职Scientist I。2021年12月至今，任华中农业大学工学院和园艺林学学院双聘研究员（个人组织关系与实验室位于工学院）。
木质生物质代表了下一代可降解、可循环、可再生资源。本人从木质生物质出发，长期从事基于未来社会可持续发展的先进制造技术相关研究，涵盖制浆造纸、生物能源、农业废弃物及其他固体废弃物利用、林产化学、木材加工等多学科多交叉领域。本人主要研究兴趣包括但不限于木质素合成、改性与高值化应用，高强度碳纤维制造、功能纳米纤维与纳米颗粒制造、新型可降解塑料、木材人工细胞壁的合成与功能化，纳米纤维素功能化应用，下一代储能技术，下一代清洁能源技术、清洁水技术等。已在ACS Nano, Trends in Biotechnology, Electrochemical Energy Review, Matter, Small, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Green Chemistry, Carbon, ChemSusChem, Bioresources Technology等杂志发表论文约50篇，获得中国专利2件、美国专利1件，在审美国专利2件。任ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering，Ind. Crops Prod.，Scientific Reports等十余个杂志特约审稿人；在美国材料学会年会（MRS）、Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals（SBFC）等重要国际会议做大会报告20余次；获得Texas A&M University植物病理与微生物系2017年度杰出科学家等奖项。
Dr. Qiang Li is currently serving as a full professor in the College of Engineering and an adjunct professor in the College of Horticulture and Forestry Science at Huazhong Agricultural University, China. He got his Ph.D. in Agriculture in 2015 from Hokkaido University, a top-tier national university in Japan. After that, he did his postdoc research at both Texas A&M University (2016.1-2020.1) and Northeastern University (2020.1-2021.4) in the United States. From 2021.4 to 2021.12, Dr. Li returned Texas A&M University and worked there as a Scientist I. In December 2021, Dr. Li moved back to China and joined Huazhong Agricultural University as a new journey of his academic career.
Dr. Li has a solid background in pulp and paper engineering, lignocellulosic biomass, and wood science. His research centers on advanced manufacturing using lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock for future sustainability. Dr. Li’s research is very interdisciplinary. He has strong interests in lignin modification and valorization, quality carbon fiber, functional nanofiber and nanoparticle, biodegradable bioplastics, artificial wood cell wall and its functionalization, nanocellulose and its functional application, next generation energy storage, next generation clean energy, clean water technology and such. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed papers, including these on ACS Nano, Trends in Biotechnology, Electrochemical Energy Review, Matter, Small, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Green Chemistry, Carbon, ChemSusChem, and Bioresources Technology. Dr. Li holds two Chinese patents, one US patent, and two US patents on pending. Moreover, Dr. Li has served as the ad hoc reviewer for about 10 peer-review journals like ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Ind. Crops Prod., and Scientific Reports as well as two international conferences. Dr. Li is very active in the field, for instance, he had over 20 talks in recent years in the renowned conferences, such as AIChE, Material Research Society annual meeting (MRS), and Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC). For his scientific contribution to the field, Dr. Li has received some recognitions, including the Outstanding Ph.D.-Level Scientist award in 2017 from the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University.
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