Xianglin Li

Xianglin Li
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Ph.D.


Dr. Xianglin Li is an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). His current research projects are closely related to energy technologies, including direct methanol fuel cells, Li-O2 batteries, battery thermal management, and advanced heat transfer systems for space applications. He has published more than 50 refereed journal articles in energy-related areas. Before joining WashU, he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Kansas (KU). He received several awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, Bellows Scholar Award from KU School of Engineering (twice), and Cramer Award from KU Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2012.


Lithium-Air Batteries; Direct Methanol Fuel Cells; Battery Thermal Management; Multi-Phase Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media