Prof. LI Fengting
        Vice Dean of UNEP-Tongji IESD Vice Dean of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University

TEL: +86-21-65980567 (China),  +254731849306(Kenya)

FAX: +86-21-65987790                               



Main research areas:

Water treatment technology.

Policy and adaptive research on climate change

policy of education on sustainable development

Remediation of comtaminated soil and fileds by heavy metals

South-South Cooperation Machanisim for UNEP


Prof. LI Fengting is the Executive Deputy Dean of UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, and Vice Dean of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University in Shanghai. Prof. Li joined Tongji University in 1997, and has been in his current position since June 2004. In his position, he is instrumental in formulating, developing and implementing international education at Tongji University and spreading UNEP’s strategy in Asia-Pacific region and Africa. In recent years, Prof. Li has led multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of education, policy research and facilitated South-South cooperation. 

In the past eight years, he played a key role in developing international education and expanding the relationship with UNEP, central government ministries and intentional organizations. He also presided over several national and regional training programs   and contributed to the establishment of a network for environmental information.

Before joining Tongji University, Prof. Li earned a Bachelor degree of applied chemistry from Beijing Institute of Technology (1986), a Master degree from Shandong Polytechnic University (1989), and a Doctoral degree from Nanjing University (1997), China.  He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in University of Georgia, USA from 2010-2011 and was a visiting professor at Free University of Berlin, Germany, in 2012.

 Prof. Li is an expert in applying theories into practices, especially in the field of water treatment, where he established a wide-range connection with the industry. He owns more than 30 patents, among which many have been applied at home and aboard. Over 30 companies in China are using his technology and its products have been uesed in more than 40 countries.

Prof. Li hasHosted more than 30 research projects (research funds up to 6 million US$) at national and provincial level since 2005 Owned over 30 patents

Published more than 100 papers on international journals, over 100 papers on Chinese journals and more than 50 papers for Chinese and international conferences

Drafted more than 10 national standards of water treatment chemicals.

Receiver of national expert by State Council, China,

Awarded State Prize, four times for Provincial First Prize and three times Second Prize

Awarded for his contribution to talent introduction and education of international students from the Ministry of Education and Shanghai Government

Receiver of Special Contribution to South-South and Triangular Cooperation by United Nations in 2013


Group members:

Zhang Bingru, Xu Ran, Qiao Junlian, Wang Hongtao, Zhang Jing, Wu Yinan


Social Appointments:

 Board Member, Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China

Vice Director, Industrial Water Treatment Chemicals Committee, Chemical Industry Standard Committee of China

Vice Director, IWA Industrial Water Pretreatment Committee

Vice Director, Industrial Water Treatment Society of China

Member of National Functional Polymer Industry Committee

Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Water Treatment

Editorial Board Member, Environmental Pollution & Control

Editorial Board Member, Int. J. Environment and Waste, Management


Selected Publiscation

  1. Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources Management for African Cities, Clever Mafuta, Rannveig K. Formo, Christian Nellemann and Fengting Li (UNEP and IUN-Habitat Press, 2011)

 2. Metal-organic frameworks with 3D-ordered macroporous structure: novel dynamic photonic materials.Angewandte Chemie-International Edition,  2011, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201104597. Yi-nan Wu, Fengting Li*, Wei Zhu, Jiecheng Cui, Cheng-an Tao, Changxu Lin, Phillip Hannam, Guangtao Li*.

 3. Facile fabrication of photonic MOF films through stepwise deposition. Yi-nan Wu, Fengting Li*, Yunxia Xu, Wei Zhu, Cheng-an Tao, Jiecheng Cui, Guangtao Li. Chem Commun. 2011,47, 10094-10096

 4. Paration of Membranes by Electrospinning of Poly(vinyl alcohol )/Silica Functionalized with Mercapto Groups, Shengju Wu, Fengting Li*, Yinan Wu, Ran Xu and Guangtao Li, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 1694-16962.

  5. Electrospun Fibrous Mats as Skeleton for Fabricating Hierarchically Structured Materials as Sorbents for Cu2+, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22 (11), 5089 - 5097 Yi-nan Wu, Fengting Li*, Huimin Liu, Yunxia Xu, Mingming Teng, Wei Zhu, Dan Xu, Dehua He, Phillip Hannam and Guangtao Li*

   6. Electrospun mesoporous carbon nanofibers produced from phenolic resin and their use in the adsorption of large dye molecules, Minmin Teng, Junlian Qiao, Fengting Li*, Prabir Kumar Bera, Carbon, Vol 50, Iss 8, 2679-3120, 2012

  7. Electrospun Nanofibrous Mats as Skeletons to Produce Self-Supporting MOF Membranes, Yi-nan Wu, Fengting Li,* Huimin Liu, Yunxia Xu, Mingming Teng, Wei Zhu, Dan Xu, Dehua He, Phillip Hannam and Guangtao Li*, J. Mater. Chem, (2012)

  8. Sustainable tertiary wastewater treatment is required for water resources pollution control in Africa, Omosa, Isaiah Bosire; WANG Hongtao; Cheng Shuiping, Li Fengting*,Environ Sci Technol., 46 (13), pp 7065–7066(2012)

  9. Carbon Emission Reduction in Shanghai: Responding to Climate Change Mitigation, Science Press( 2009), Fengting Li, Ru Guo, Dahe Jiang and Mahesh Pradhan  上海市应对气候变化二氧化碳减排战略研究,2009 (科学出版社)

  10. Hybrid surfa ctant-templated mesoporous silica formed in ethanol and its application for heavy metal removal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 152, Issue 2, 1 April 2008, Pages 690-698, Hong Yang, Ran Xu, Xiaoming Xue, Fengting Li*, Guangtao Li

  11. Removal of Cu(II) from aqueous solution by adsorption onto functionalized SBA-16 mesoporous silica. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials,Volume 116, Issues 1-3, December 2008, Pages 116-122, Xiaoming Xue, Ran Xu and Fengting Li*

  12. The stratgy of energy-related carbon emission reduction in Shanghai, Guo Ru, Cao Xiaojing, Dahe Jiang and Fengting Li*,Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 1, 2010, Pages 633-638 2010

  13. Preparation and Performance of Pure Poly-Aluminum Chloride with Bauxite and Calcium Aluminate, Chemical Engineering Journal, 156 (2010) 64-69. Fengting Li*, Jia-Qian Jiang, Shengju Wu, Bingru Zhang

  14. Testing the formation of Ca?phosphonate precipitates and evaluating the anionic polymers as Ca phosphonate precipitates and CaCO3 scale inhibitor in simulated cooling water, Corrosion Science, Vol52, Issue 12,2010, P3883-3890, Bingru Zhang, Li Zhang*, Fengting Li, Wei Hu, Phillip M. Hannam

  15. Juma, D.; Wang, H.; Li, F., Impacts of population growth and economic development on water quality of a lake: case study of Lake Victoria Kenya water. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2014, 21, (8), 5737-5746.

  16. Education of Sustainable Development in China, Mee Young CHOI, Dahe JIANG, Ru GUO and Fengting LI, (IGES, 日本环境战略研究所), 2009.

  17. Integrated inventory-based carbon accounting forenergy-induced emissions in Chongming eco-island of Shanghai,China, Qingqing LI, Ru GUO, Fengting LI, Bingbin XIA, Energy Policy,  2012.

 18. Inhibitory effects of poly(adipic acid/amine-terminated polyether D230/diethylenetriamine) on colloidal silica formation.Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2011, Vol. 385, No. 1, pages 11- 19 Bingru Zhang*, Yuning Chen and Fengting Li      

 19. Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 with High Efficiency in Trace Arsenate Adsorption and Removal from Water,  Jie Li , Yi-nan Wu , Zehua Li , Bingru Zhang , Miao Zhu, Xiao Hu , Yiming Zhang , and Fengting Li, J. Phys. Chem. C,      DOI: 10.1021/jp508381(2014)

 20. Ecosystem Protection, Integrated Management and Infrastructure are Vital for Improving Water Quality in Africa, Hongtao Wang, Isaiah Bosire Omosa, Arturo A. Keller, Fengting Li, Environ. Sci. Technol.,2012,46 (9), pp4699–4700.

 21. Magnetic Metal-Organic Frameworks: gamma-Fe2O3@MOFs via Confined In Situ Pyrolysis Method for Drug Delivery. .Wu, Y.-n.; Zhou, M.; Li, S.; Li, Z.; Li, J.; Wu, A.; Li, G.; Li, F.; Guan, X.,Small 2014, 10, (14), 2927-2936.


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