Dr Chunmei Li obtained European joint Ph. D on Material Science in 2014. The Ph. D thesis was carried out between University of St Andrews (UK) with Prof. Peter G. Bruce and Université de Picardie Jules Verne (France) with Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon. The research focused on the fundamental studies of non-aqueous Li-O2 batteries, mainly the mechanism of O2 reduction in aprotic solvents. Prior her Ph.D degree, she studied European Master of Material Science, Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (Erasmus Mundus Programme, 2008-2010). As part of the Master programme, she studied in Aix-Marseille Université(France), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) and Universidad de Cordoba (Spain) before spent 7 months in University of Uppsala (Sweden) for her Master thesis on nanomaterials for photocatalyst. She joined CIC energiGUNE in 2014 as post-doc researcher in Li-S research line working on processing and optimization of Li-S batteries, and has become research line leader since 2018.

Scientific interests

  • Proof of concept of high energy cost-effective all-solid Li-S cells, focusing on solid polymer and polymer/ceramic composite electrolyte.
  • Understanding of electrode/electrolyte interfacial properties.
  • Development of all-solid-state pouch cell.

Scientific career

  • Electrochemistry characterization of batteries
  • Optimization and processing of cell components
  • Upscalling from coin cell to pouch cell


  • Erasmus Mundus European Master Programme from European Commission, full scholarship (2008–2010)
  • Juan de la Cierva Personal Grant from Ministry of Economy and competitiveness of Spain (2017-2019)