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Baikun Li

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
261 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-2037
Phone: (860) 486-2339
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State University Harrisburg, 2006
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2002
  • M.S., Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1995
  • B.S., Harbin Institute of Technology (China), 1992


Research Focus

  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • Bioenergy production from waste treatment
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Biosensor development



  • Woman of Innovation. “Research Innovation and Leadership”, awarded by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC), 2010.


Current Publications

Santoro, C., Lei, Y., Cristiani, P., U., Li, B. (2012). “Power Generation from Wastewater Using Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) with Platinum‐Free Cathodes and Pre‐Colonized Anodes.” Biochemical Engineering Journal, 62: 8‐16.

Liu, Y., Ding, Y., Gao, H., Zhang, L., Gao, P., Li, B. Lei, Y. (2012). “La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 Nanofibers for In Situ, Real‐Time, and Stable High Temperature Oxygen Sensin.” RSC Advances, DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20067H

Santoro, C., Agrios, A., Pasaogullari, U., Li, B. (2011). “Effects of Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) and Micro Porous Layer (MPL) on Cathode Performance in Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36:13096‐13104.

Ding, Y., Hou, C., Li, B., Lei Y. (2011). “Sensitive Hydrazine Detection Using a Porous Mn2O3 Nanofibers‐ Based Sensor.” Electroanalysis,. 23 (5): 1245‐1251

Li, X., Hu, B., Suib, B., Lei, Y. and Li, B. (2011). “Electricity Generation in Continuous Flow Microbial Fuel Cell (MFCs) with Manganese Dioxide (MnO2) Cathodes.” Biochemical Engineering Journal, 54 (1): 10‐15.

Jiang, D., Curtis, M., Troop, E., Scheible, K., McGrath J., Hu, B., Suib, S., Raymond D., Li, B. (2011). “A Pilot‐Scale Study on Utilizing Multi‐Anode/Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells (MAC MFCs) to Enhance the Power Production in Wastewater Treatment.” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (1): 876‐884.

Sharma, Y., Parnas, R., and Li, B (2011). “Bioenergy Production from Glycerol in Hydrogen Producing Bioreactors (HPBs) and Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).” International Journal Hydrogen Energy, 36(6): 3853‐ 3861.

Jiang, D., X. Li, D. Raymond, J. Mooradain, and Li, B. (2010). “High Power Recovery with Multi anode/Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells Suitable for Future Large‐Scale Applications.” International Journal Hydrogen Energy, 36: 876‐884.

Ding, Y., Y. Wang, Li, B. and Lei, Y. (2010). “Electrospun Hemoglobin Microbelts Based Biosensor for Sensitive Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide and Nitrite.” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 25 (9): 2009 2015.

Wang, Y., Jia, W., Strout, T., Schempf, A., Zhang, H., Li, B., Cui, J., and Lei, Y. (2010). “Carbonized Hemoglobin Nanofibers for Enhanced H2O2 Detection.” Electranalysis, DOI: 10.1002/elan.200900595.