Phonon and Scattering Group 

Li @ University of California-Riverside 

Materials Dynamics

We study the phonons/magnons and interactions between themselves and with other excitaions (electron, spin, etc) and nanostructures in materials.


We use neutron and synchrotron scattering (both elastic and inelastic) at national facilites to understand materials. We also do Raman spectroscopy.

High Pressure

We use high pressure technique based on diamond anvil cells to understand the dynamics and structure of materials, especially interfacial phenomenons.


We use first-principles methods to simulation materials. We also do instrument simulation for the scattering experiments.