Li’s Bioenergy Group

Sustainable Environmental Engineering, Real-time Environmental Monitoring

Maintaining clean water, soil, and air has become a global challenge. Our Bioenergy and Biosensor group are engaged in multidisciplinary research and education of sustainable environmental engineering. We have been active in the fields of cost-effective bioenergy production and harvest from wastes, real-time environmental monitoring technology, and low-cost natural degradation processes. By elucidating scientific principles and realizing engineering operation, we aim at understanding the fundamental mechanisms of bioelectricity generation at both science and engineering levels, enhancing the conversion efficiency of wastes to electricity, profiling water/wastewater treatment systems at high spatiotemporal resolution, and finally achieve the energy-saving natural and engineering systems in real-world application.

Dr. Li has supervised 11 Ph.D students and 15 Master students (Plan A research). She has broadly collaborated with researchers internationally and in the States. Dr. Li has about 130 peer-reviewed journal papers. Her research has been funded by NSF, ONR, EPA, USGS, NYSERDA, WERF, and UConn Foundation. Currently, Dr. Li serves as the Associate Editor for Journal of Environmental Engineering, Journal of Air &Waste Management Association, and serves on the editorial board of Clean: Soil, Air, Water.

Dr. Li has been awarded “School of Engineering Centennial Professor, UConn”, “Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award, School of Engineering, UConn” and “Woman of Innovation. Research Innovation and Leadership, the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC)”. Her students have won several national and regional awards, including “Doctorate Research Fellowship, American Society of Electrochemistry”, “Outstanding Graduate Student (Environmental Engineering), New England Water Environmental Association (NEWEA)”, and “Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Environmental Engineering), UConn”.

Baikun Li, Ph.D, PE (CV)

Centennial Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT 06269

Phone: (860) 486-2339

Lab Websites
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center of Environmental Science and Engineering
Center of Clean Energy Engineering