Xia Li is currently a Ph.D. student in the Crystal Engineering Research Group at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She was born in Shandong Province, China in 1993. She received her B.Sc. (2016) and M.Sc. (2019) degrees from Shandong University and Nankai University. Her master’s stage research work focused on Covalent Organic Frameworks, supervised by Prof. Zhenjie Zhang.
Her current research interests centers on light-induced switching in coordination networks.


[1] Xia Li, Zhifang Wang, Jiaxing Sun, Jia Gao, Yu Zhao, Peng Cheng, Briana Aguila, Shengqian Ma,* Yao Chen* and Zhenjie Zhang*, Squaramide-decorated covalent organic
framework as a new platform for biomimetic hydrogen-bonding organocatalysis, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 5423–5426.
[2] Xia Li,  Sainan Zhang,  Jia Gao,  Zhifang Wang,  Qi Yu,  Yu Zhao,  Peng Cheng,  Yao Chen*, Zhenjie Zhang*, The recent developments and applications of chiral covalent organic frameworks, SCIENTIA SINICA Chimica, 2019, 49,  662-671.
[3] Zhifang Wang, Nivedita Sikdar, Shi-Qiang Wang, Xia Li, Meihui Yu, Xian-He Bu, Ze Chang, Xiaolong Zou, Yao Chen, Peng Cheng, Kuang Yu*, Michael J. Zaworotko*, and Zhenjie Zhang*,  A soft porous crystal based upon organic cages that exhibits guest-Induced breathing and selective gas separation, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 9408-9414.



M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 2019 B.Sc. Chemistry, Shandong University, China, 2016