Dr. Lain-Jong Li (Lance Li) is an adjunct professor of Material Sciences and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Dr. Li received a BSc and an MSc in chemistry at the National Taiwan University. After 5 years of R&D at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (1997-2002), he obtained his PhD in condensed matter physics from Oxford University, United Kingdom in 2006. He was an assistant professor in the school of materials science and engineering at Nanyang Tech. Univ. Singapore (2006-2009). Since 2010, he has become an Associate prof. at Academia Sinica Taiwan. He started his Associate Professorship in KAUST, Saudi Arabia in 2014. He has obtained Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (Germany) and Career Development Award in 2011 and 2010 respectively. He has also received Academia Sinica Research Awards (Academia Sinica,Taiwan) and Wu Ta-Yu Research Awards (National Science Council, Taiwan) in 2013.
Dr. Li has been working on the electronic structures, properties and applications of carbon nanotubes, graphene and other two-dimensional materials. His main research interests include the chemical vapor deposition and characterizations of two dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides, graphene and their hetero-structures. His group is also working on the devices based on two dimensional materials including Li ion battery, hydrogen generation and future electronics. His current research interests are in the following areas:
• Chemical vapor deposition and characterizations of 2-dimensional materials including graphene and its analogue such as MoS2 and WSe2.
• Energy-related applications based on 2-dimensional materials, such as energy storage, hydrogen generation and low-power electronics.