Members of the Group


Principle Investigator

Chen Li, Ph.D



Email address: Office: Bourns Halls A-321

Dr. Li joined the Department Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program at University of California, Riverside as an assistant professor in July 2016. 

Prior to joining UCR, Dr. Li worked as a research scientist for EFree (Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environment Center), a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) centered at Geophysical Laboratory of Carnegie Institute of Washington and a joint faculty at Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Dr. Li obtained B.Sc. in Physics from Department of PhysicsPeking University and Ph.D in Materials Science from Department of Applied Physics and Materials ScienceCalifornia Institute of Technology. After graduation, he worked as a postdoc for Scattering and Thermophysics GroupMaterials Science and Technology Division, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Graduate Student

Qingan Cai

Shuonan Chen

Qiyang Sun

Songrui Hou

Yaokun Su

Postdoc/Research Staff

Alumni/Former Group Members

Yuemei Zhang

Currently faculty at Warren Wilson College