Name: Li Li



First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
No. 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao, P. R. China 266061

Phone: (86)532-88966215
Cell: (86) 15865590910





3/2009, Ph.D. in Environmental Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
7/1999, B.S. in Marine Chemistry, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P. R. China


Work Experience

7/2021-present, Director of International Cooperation Department, First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Ministry of Natural Resources, China
12/2020-present, Senior Scientist, FIO, China
7/2010-12/2020, Associate Scientist, Marine Geology Division, FIO, China
6/2009-5/2010, Postdoc, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
8/1999-8/2001, Assistant Engineer, Qingdao Chemical Engineer Institute, Qingdao, P.R. China


International Cooperation Experience

•  Scientific international project management and coordination;
•  International training course design and implementation;
•  International organization management;
•  Organize large-scale international conferences and activities;
•  Representative of China National Decade Committee;
•  Members of PICES WG-IPOD and F&A committee;


Research Interests

•  The speciation and fluxes of chemicals near hydrothermal vents;
•  The biogeochemical recycling process of trace elements in marine system;
•  The enrichment mechanism of rare earth elements in deep ocean;
•  The early diagenesis process of redox sensitive elements in Arctic


Research Projects

•  2021-2024, 580,000 RMB, Principle Investor, The behavior of Fe in hydrothermal fluid dilution process in western Indian Ocean: using 56Fe as a tracer, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC);
•  2018-2021, 650,000 RMB, Principle Investor, The study on remobilization of heavy metals at sediment-water interface and their partition equilibrium behavior in heavily contaminated marine environment, NSFC;
•  2018-2020, 900,000 RMB, Principle Investor, The accumulation mechanisms of rare earth elements and related early diagenesis processes at sediment-water interface in Indian Ocean, China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association;
•  2019-2020, 110,0000 RMB, Principle Investor, The speciation of trace metals in seawater at phase boundaries – implementation of advanced methodologies. China-Croatia bilateral intercommunication project. Ministry of Science and Technology, China;
•  2012-2015, 290,000 RMB, Principle Investor, The research on heavy metal sediment-water chemical equilibrium model, NSFC;
•  2010-2015, 1000,000RMB, Principle Investor, Assessment of metal toxicity in surface sediment of Bohai Sea, China, Basic Scientific Fund for National Publish Research Institute, State Oceanic Administration of China;
•  2013-2016, 80,000RMB, Principle Investor, Development of free metal ion recorder in seawater, National Bureau of Human Resources of China.



•  Bookworm Award of Class 2009 at EEOS department, UMass Boston, 4/2009
•  Best Thesis Award of Class 1999 at Ocean University of China, 6/1999



1) Li, L., Dang, H., Wang, X.J., Liu, J.H., Wu, Y.H., Zhu, A.M., Shi, X.F., 2021. Atypical diagenesis and geochemistry of redox-sensitive elements in hydrothermal sediments of the southern Okinawa Trough. Frontiers in Marine Science 8.
2) Li, L., Wang, X.J., Ren, Y.J., Su, H.Q., Yang, G., Li, Z.Q., Bosin, A.A., Astakhov, A.S., Chen, J.F., Liu, Y.G., Shi, X.F., 2021. Enrichment of trace metals (V, Cu, Co, Ni and Mo) in Arctic sediments - from Siberian Arctic Shelves to the basin. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans 126.
3) Li, L., Liu, Y.G., Wang, X.J., Hu, L.M., Yang, G., Wang, H.M., Bosin, A.A., Astakhov, A.S., Shi, X.F., 2020. Early diagenesis and accumulation of redox-sensitive elements in East Siberian Arctic Shelves. Marine Geology 429, 106309.
4) Liu, H.N., Li, L., Wang, X.J., Ren, Y.J. and Shi, X.F., 2021. Determination of rare earth elements in pore water samples of marine sediments using an offline preconcentration method. Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 81(4): 553-563.
5) Li, L., Zhang, C.Q., Ren, Y.J., Pala, F., Wang, X.J., Zhen, X.T., Liu, J.H., Shi, X.F., 2020. Modeling trace metal partitioning and speciation at the sediment-water interface using a chemical equilibrium model. Marine Chemistry 221, 103775.
6) Li, L., et al. 2019. Benthic trace metal fluxes in a heavily contaminated bay in China: does the sediment become a source of metals to the water column?" Environmental Pollution.
7) Li, L., Liu, J.H., Wang, X.J. and Shi, X.F., 2015. Dissolved trace metal distributions and Cu speciation in the southern Bohai Sea, China. Marine Chemistry, 172: 34-45.
8) Li, L., Pala, F., Haskins, J., Sukola, K. and Wallace, G.T., 2011. Measurement of free Cu ion activity in seawater using a passive-equilibrium sonic-assisted free ion recorder (SAFIR). Environmental Science & Technology, 45: 5660-5667.