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.
- Nguyen, T., Andrejevic, N., Po, H. C., Tsurimaki, Y., Drucker, N. C., Alatas, A., Alp, E. .E, Leu, B. M., Cunsolo, A., Cai, Y., Wu, L., Garlow, J. A., Zhu, Y., Gossard, A. C., Huang, S., Li, M. (2021). Signature of Many-Body Localization of Phonons in Strongly Disordered Superlattices. Nano Letters 21, 7419.
- Chen, Z., Andrejevic, N., Drucker, N. C., Nguyen, T., Xian, R. P., Smidt, T., Wang, Y., Ernstorfer, R., Tennant, A., Chan, M., Li, M. (2021). Material Learning on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering. Chemical Physics Review 2, 031301.
- Chen, Z., Andrejevic, N., Smidt, T., Ding, Z., Chi, Y-T., Nguyen, Q., Alatas, A., Kong, J., Li, M. (2021). Direct prediction of phonon density of states with Euclidean neural networks. Advanced Science.
- Cao, P., So, K-P., Yang, Y., Park, J. G., Li, M., Yan, L., Hu, J., Kirk, M., Li, M., Lee, Y. H., Short, M. P., Li, J. (2021). Carbon nanotube (CNT) metal composites exhibit greatly reduced radiation damage. Acta Materialia 203, 116483.
- Zhao, L., Wang, S., Dong, Y., Quan, W., Han, F., Huang, Y., Li, Y., Liu, X., Li, M., Zhang, Z., Zhang, J., Tang, Z., Li, J. (2021). Coarse-grained reduced MoxTi1-xNb2O7+x anodes for high-rate lithium-ion batteries. Energy Storage Materials, 34, 574.
- Han, F., Andrejevic, N., Nguyen, T. et al. Quantized thermoelectric Hall effect induces giant power factor in a topological semimetal. Nat Commun 11, 6167 (2020).
- T. Nguyen, F. Han, N. Andrejevic, R. Pablo-Pedro, A. Apte, Y. Tsurimaki, Z. Ding, K. Zhang, A. Alatas, E. E. Alp, S. Chi, J. Fernandez-Baca, M. Matsuda, D. A. Tennant, Y. Zhao, Z. Xu, J. W. Lynn, S. Huang and M. Li, “Topological Singularity Induced Chiral Kohn Anomaly in a Weyl Semimetal”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 236401 (2020)
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.