Professor Li got his B.S. (1996) from Harbin Engineering University, M.Eng. (1999) from Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Delaware. He was a post doctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University before joining the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007. His research spans several areas in mechanical engineering, including nanoscience, microfluidics, and nonlinear dynamics/chaos.

Teaching Activities

MECH5280 Statistical Mechanics and Transport Phenomena

Research Interests

Energy conversion
Nanoscale mass and heat transfer
Numerical simulations (MD, MC, DPD)

Research Projects

  • RGC/GRF: Pump-Free Micro/Nanofluidic Systems for Chip-Level Cooling, PI, 1/2011–12/2013.
  • ITF: Design and testing of cyclone-lens systems for bagless vacuum cleaners, PI, 10/2010-6/2012.
  • RPC: A Molecular Understanding of Gas-Nanotube/ Nanowire  Interactions: Toward Ultrasensitive Nanosensors, PI, 6/2010–8/2012.
  • RGC/CRF: Understanding the coupling of mass-transport and electrochemical reactions in the nanostructured fuel cell electrodes, Co-I, 6/2012-6/2015