Prof. Dr. Tong Li

Atomic-Scale Characterization
Institute for Materials
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum
Universitštsstr. 150
44803 Bochum
ZGH, Floor 02, Room 109
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-26099
(Appointment by consultation) Fax: +49(0)234 32-14409

The main focus of my research group is characterisation of catalyst materials, which uses atom probe tomography (APT) in conjunction with electron microscopy technique. The combined  chemical and structural information can help to understand mechanisms of the catalyst materials, and guide the design to achieve optimal activity and stability. I am also interested in structural materials, such as Ti alloys, used for aerospace and related applications. It focuses on the characterization of structure and chemistry, at an atomic scale, during the phase evolution, with the aim of unveiling the controversial transformations.

New Publications:

N Yang, Y Zhao, H Zhang, W Xiang, Y Sun, S Yang, Y Sun, G Zeng, K Kato, X Li,M Yamauchi,Z Jiang, T. Li. "Sintering Activated Atomic Palladium Catalysts with High-Temperature Tolerance of ~ 1,000℃ " Cell Reports Physical Science(2020).Read more..

M. J. Lai, T. Li, F. K. Yan, J. S. Li, D. Rabbe. "Revisiting ω-phase embrittlement in metastable β-titanium alloys: Role of elemental partitioning" Scripta Materialia (2020),38-42 .Read more..

S.Q. Jia, L. Bolzoni, T. Li, and F. Yang. "Unveiling the interface characteristics and their influence on the heat transfer behavior of hot-forged Cu-Cr/Diamond composites." Carbon (2020). Read more..

G. Liu, T. Li, Z. Yang, C. Zhang, J. Li, and H. Chen. "On the role of chemical heterogeneity in phase transformations and mechanical behavior of flash annealed quenching & partitioning steels." Acta Materialia (2020). Read more..

O. Kasian, T. Li, Andrea M. Mingers, K. Schweinar, A. Savan, A. Ludwig, and K. JJ. Mayrhofer. "Stabilization of an iridium oxygen evolution catalyst by titanium oxides." Journal of Physics: Energy (2020). Read more..

Z.Ji, T. Li, and Omar M. Yaghi. "Sequencing of metals in multivariate metal-organic frameworks." Science 369, no. 6504 (2020): 674-680. Read more..



Programmable synthetic materials

In the journal "Science", published online on August 7, 2020, Prof. Dr. Tong Li, head of the Atomic-scale Characterization research group at the Institute for Materials of the RUB, together with Dr. Zhe Ji and Prof. Dr. Omar Yaghi from Berkeley the method.Read more..

Zhe Ji, Tong Li, Omar M. Yaghi: Sequencing of metals in multivariate metal-organic frameworks, in: Science, 2020, DOI: 10.1126 / science.aaz4304".


Tong Li was appointed as professor

Jun. Prof. Tong Li is appointed as a full professor for the characterization of high-performance materials on the atomic scale on February 7, 2020. Read more..