Mingda Li

Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Mingda Li is the Norman C Rasmussen Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. Li’s research is at the intersection of materials theory, neutron and x-ray scattering, and machine learning. He leads the Quantum Measurement Group at MIT, where his research focuses on designing new paradigms to better measure materials, with a focus on acquiring microscopic interaction information of quantum materials that were not readily measurable with current techniques. Li received his BS in engineering physics from Tsinghua University, China, and his PhD in nuclear science and engineering from MIT. He is also a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award.



August 19, 2021: MIT News, A peculiar state of matter in layers of semiconductors
April 1, 2021: MIT News, A streamlined approach to determining thermal properties of crystalline solids and alloys.
February 19, 2021: U.S. Department of Energy, New Phenomena for the Design of Future Quantum Devices
December 11, 2020: MIT News, A cool advance in thermoelectric conversion.
June 12, 2020: MIT News, Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices.
January 26, 2018: Boston Globe, A better battery? MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun.