Innovative solutions towards grand challenges require a multidisciplinary approach. By Redesigning Natural materials for Energy, Water, Environment and Devices (ReNEWED), the Li group aims to apply the fundamental science to establish a natural “toolbox” for sustainable solutions towards the carbon drawdown.
We are awarded with the Seed fund from the Center for High Performance Buildings!
Our paper on highly stretchable cotton textile electronic and ionic conductor is accepted in Advanced Fiber Materials!
We are awarded with Sony Innovation Award to develop cotton fabric based wearable sensor and power generator!
We are awarded with Shah Family Global Innovation Award and will be working with Plan International USA. Inc to help girl engineers in in Senegal, West Africa to harvest and test clean water from air for their school and community! (link)
Congrats to Wenkai for passing the Ph.D Prelim exam!
Our paper on Ambient Water Harvesting Fabric is published on Nano Letters (link)!
Our Perspective on cellulose as a sustainable technological material to address global challenges is published on Nature (link)!
We contribute to the article "35 challenges in materials science being tackled by PIs under 35(ish) in 2021" (link) by Matter!
Congrats to Wenhui and Wenkai for passing the Ph.D Area Exam in Heat&Mass Transfer!
Congrats to Pengfei for passing the Ph.D Area Exam in Control!
Congrats to Sai Aranke for graduation with Master (thesis) at Mechanical Engineering!
Congrats to Gabriella Schalm for getting the Bottomley Research Scholarship!
We are awarded the Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Award from ASME!
We are awarded two seed funds from Center of High Performance Buildings! Go CHPB!
Our paper on ion regulation among aligned cellulose molecular chains (0.6 nm channel) for ionic thermoelectric is published on Nature Materials (link)! Dr. Li was interviewed by Nature Index: Energy harvesters pick up power (link)!
Dr. Li was selected Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy Category (link)!
Our radiative cooling wood is the Finalist of R&D 100 (link)!