- Associate Professor
Dr. Li joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2012, where he investigated the electrochemical, as well as heat and mass transfer aspects of advanced fuel cell and battery concepts.
Most recently, Dr. Li served as Senior Scientific Engineering Associate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In this capacity he was involved with full fuel cycle analysis of non-conventional natural gas production and usage, as well as technical analyses to support the development of energy efficiency standards for appliances and other commercial equipment. Dr. Li has co-authored more than 30 refereed journal articles, multiple conference papers, and three U.S. Department of Energy and National Laboratory reports.
Lithium-Air Batteries; Direct Methanol Fuel Cells; Battery Thermal Management; Multi-Phase Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media