LI Qifan
Design and synthesis of n-type conjugated polymers for organic thermoelectric generators

Linköping University, Bredgatan 33, 602 21 Norrköping. Sweden E-mail address:

Qifan Li earned his Master of Chemistry in 2020 at Tianjin University (China) under supervision of Prof Chun Zhang and Prof Junan Ma. He competed his master thesis project “Copper-catalyzed highly selective 1,2-addition of 1,3-dienes”. Motivated by utility of synthetic chemistry, he started his PhD funded by HORATES, focusing on synthesizing new n-type conjugated polymers which would be used as organic thermoelectric generators.


  • Wu, H.-Y., C.-Y. Yang, Q. Li, N. B. Kolhe, X. Strakosas, M.-A. Stoeckel, Z. Wu, W. Jin, M. Savvakis, R. Kroon, D. Tu, H. Y. Woo, M. Berggren, S. A. Jenekhe and S. Fabiano "Influence of Molecular Weight on the Organic Electrochemical Transistor Performance of Ladder-Type Conjugated Polymers." Advanced Materials n/a(n/a): 2106235.

  • Zhang, R., Q. Li, M. Zhang, S. Chai, Y. Duan, J. Su, Q. Zhao and C. Zhang (2020). "Copper and palladium co-catalyzed highly regio-selective 1,2-hydroarylation of terminal 1,3-dienes." Chemical Communications 56(88): 13551-13554.