Yat Li

DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentChemistry & Biochemistry Department
Phone831-459-1952 (Office),
831-502-7363 (Lab)
Web Site Li Lab
OfficePhysical Sciences Bldg 160 (Office),
Physical Sciences Bldg 198 (Lab)
Campus Mail StopChemistry
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Yat Li

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