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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.
Dr. Qilin Li

Dr. Qilin Li

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

George R. Brown School of Engineering
Rice University

Dr. Qilin Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University.  Dr. Li received her M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her B.E. (1995) degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  She received her post-doctoral training at Yale University   

Dr. Li’s research focuses on advanced technologies for water and wastewater treatment including adsorption, membrane separation, advanced oxidation and environmental nanotechnology, as well as environmental impact of nanotechnology.  She has published 50 peer reviewed articles in internationally renowned journals and conferences, 34 conference papers, 2 book chapters and 3 technical reports, and presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and invited seminars. Dr. Li currently serves on the editorial board for Frontiers in Environmental Science and Engineering, and is the current president of the Association of Chinese American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science. She was the recipient of the Roy E. Campbell Faculty Development Award, ES&T Super Reviewer Award, ES&T Excellence in Review awards, American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality and Technology Conference Best Paper Award, Parsons Engineering Science/AEESP Best Doctoral Thesis Award, and AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Award.