Dr. Weihong Li received his Bs and PhD from Department of Energy and Power Engineering of the Tsinghua University in 2018. After that he worked as a Research Associate at James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. He then joined HKUST in 2019 as a Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Junior Fellow at the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

Research Interests

Heat and mass transport; Interfacial materials and phenomena; Thermal management for gas turbine; Solid state cooling (Elastocaloric cooling); Liquid metal physiochemistry.

Opening positions

Mphil in liquid metal micro/nano motors

The successful candidates will be working in the development of Transformable liquid metal micro/nanomotors as adaptive environmental microcleaners.  Specifically,  scalable generation methods of multifunctional liquid metal micro/nanomotors will be developed and integrated with multifunctional materials for removal or degradation of contaminated pollutants. The applicants should have/be:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or above in mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry or related fields;
  2. Hands-on experience in microfluidics, materials synthesis and characterization (preferred);

Appointment is expected to start from 1 Sep. 2020. Interested applicants are requested to send their CV to Dr. Weihong Li (mewhli@ust.hk). Review of application will start as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.