Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
Ju Li is the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and a professor in MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His group investigates the mechanical, electrochemical, and transport behaviors of materials as well as novel means of energy storage and conversion. Before coming to MIT, Li was a professor at Ohio State University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is an elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society and the American Physical Society. He has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and an MIT Technology Review TR35 Award. He earned a BS in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a PhD in nuclear science from MIT.
- Chen, Y-M., Wang, Z-Q., Li, X-Y., Yao, X-H., Wang, C., Li, Y-T., Xue, W-J., Yu, D-W., Kim, S.Y., Yang, F., Kushima, A., Zhang, G-G., Huang, H-T., Wu, N., Mai, Y-W., Goodenough, J.B., Li, J. (2020). Li metal deposition and stripping in a solid-state battery via Coble creep. Nature 578: 251-255.
- Shi, Z., Tsymbalov, E., Dao, M., Suresh, S., Shapeev, A., Li, J. (2019). Deep elastic strain engineering of bandgap through machine learning. PNAS 116: 4117-4122.
- Su, C., Tripathi, M., Yan, Q-B., Wang, Z-G., Zhang, Z-H., Hofer, C., Wang, H-Z., Basile, L., Su, G., Dong, M-D., Meyer, J.C., Kotakoski, J., Kong, J., Idrobo, J-C., Susi, T., Li, J. (2019). Engineering single-atom dynamics with electron irradiation. Science Advances 5 eaav2252.
- Qian, X-F., Liu, J-W., Fu, L., Li, J. (2014). Quantum spin Hall effect in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides. Science 346: 1344-1347.
- Feng, J., Qian, X-F., Huang, C-W., Li, J. (2012). Strain-engineered artificial atom as a broad-spectrum solar energy funnel. Nature Photonics 6: 866-872.
- March 25, 2021: MIT News, Design could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium batteries.
- February 3, 2020: MIT News, New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries.
- October 4, 2019: MIT News, A new way to corrosion-proof thin atomic sheets.
- May 17, 2019: MIT News, Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam.
- November 20, 2014: MIT News, New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics.