Yat Li

TitleAssociate Professor of Chemistry
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentChemistry & Biochemistry Department
Phone831-459-1952,
857-998-0677
Email
Web Site Li Lab
OfficePhysical Sciences Building 160
Campus Mail StopChemistry
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
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Research Interests

Our research focuses on the development of novel functional nanomaterials. The unique advantages of nanomaterials offer a versatile platform for addressing fundamental science issues, and open up oppotunities for new technologies. The research carried out in our group include (1) rational design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials, especially one-dimensional nanostructures; (2) investigation of the correlation between nanostructures and their optical, electrical and chemical properties; and (3) exploration of their potential applications for solar energy conversion and utilization, microbial technology and energy storage devices.

Biography, Education and Training

B.Sc. (1999), Ph.D. (2002), University of Hong Kong

Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2003), University of Hong Kong

Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2007), Harvard University

Honors, Awards and Grants

National Science Foundation Career Award 2009-2014

Senior Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Fudan University, China 2009-2011

Visiting Scientist Fellowship, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2008-2010

Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong)2003-2005

Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship (University of Hong Kong)2002-2003

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship (Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund, Hong Kong)2002-2003

Selected Publications


Courses Taught

CHEM 163A Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
CHEM 146C Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab
CHEM 268 Solid State and Material Chemistry