Professor Li Shi's Biography

Professor Li Shi

BF Goodrich Endowed Professor in Materials Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
204 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C2200
Austin, TX 78712-0292
Tel: (512) 471-3109; Fax: (512) 471-1045
Email: lishi at mail dot utexas dot edu
Mechanical Engineering Bio

EDUCATION

Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, May 2001
Dissertation: Mesoscopic Thermophysical Measurements of Microstructures and Carbon Nanotubes. Supervisor: Arun Majumdar
M.S.
Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, August 1997
Thesis: An Experimental Study of Spray Combustion with Porous Inserts. Supervisor: Robert E. Peck
B.E.
Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, July 1991
Thesis: An Experimental Study of a Large-Capacity, Low-Polution Pulverized Coal Combustor

APPOINTMENTS

September 2011- Present
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
September 2006 - August 2011
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
January 2002 - August 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
March 2001 - January 2002
Research Staff Member, IBM Research Division
July 1991 - August 1995
Assistant Engineer, Guangdong Electrical Power Test and Research Institute, Guangzhou, P. R. China

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

  • Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Studies Committee Member, Texas Materials Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Studies Committee Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology, Texas Materials Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Member, Microelectronic Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Member, Advanced Manufacturing and Design Center, The University of Texas at Austin

HONORS, AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS

  • Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2016)
  • Elected Fellow, American Physical Society, 2014
  • BF Goodrich Endowed Professorship in Materials Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014-
  • Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas, 2013
  • Elected Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013
  • Best Poster Award (together with Michael Pettes), MRS Fall Meeting, 2009
  • Myron L. Begeman Fellowship in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2014
  • ASME Transaction Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer, 2005
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2003
  • IBM First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, 2002
  • Guanghua Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 1990

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Editor-in-Chief: Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering (2013-present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Materials Today Physics (2017-present)
  • Short Course Instruction:
    • "Thermal Properties of Materials," ASME Nano Training Boot Camp, 2004
    • "Thermal and Thermoelectric Characterization of Nanostructures," Tutorial on Micro and Nano Scale Heat Transfer, 2003 ASME Int. Mechanical Eng. Congress & Exposition , November 2003
    • "Thermal Properties of Materials," ASME Nano Training Boot Camp, Northwestern University, July 2003
    • "Review of Mesoscopic Thermal Transport Measurements," Nano Thermal-Fluid Tutorial, 2001 ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 2001
  • Conference, Workshop, Symposium Organizer:
    • APS March Meeting Focus Topic Thermoelectric Phenomena, Materials, Devices, and Applications, March 20-22, 2013
    • 7th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, December 2011
    • MRS Fall Meeting Symposium on Functional Nanotubes and Nanowires, November 29-December 2, 2011
    • ASME 3rd International Energy Nanotechnology Conference, August 2008
    • Workshop on Nanotechnologies for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion and Storage, August 2008
    • MRS Spring Meeting Symposium on Coupled Mechanical, Electrical, and Thermal Behaviors of Nanomaterials, April 2008
  • Conference Section Chair:
    • Section Chair, MRS Fall Meeting Symposium on Thermal Energy—Transfer, Conversion and Storage, November 27, 2017
    • Section Chair, MRS Spring Meeting Symposium on Heat Nanoscale Heat Transport: From Fundamentals to Devices, April 19, 2017
    • Section Chair, MRS Fall 2015 Meeting Symposium on Synthesis and Applications of Nanowires and Hybrid 1D-0D/2D/3D Semiconductor Nanostructures, November 30, 2015
    • Section Chair, 2015 International Graphene Innovation Conference Symposium B6: Medical Applications, October 30, 2015
    • Track Chair, ASME 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, March, 2012
    • Section Chair, 29th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Shanghai, China, May 30-June 3, 2010
    • Section Chair, US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology Convergence in Energy for Green Growth, April 2010
    • Section Chair, MRS Fall 2009 Meeting Symposium on Multifunctionality Through Nanowires, December 2009
    • Section Chair, 6th US-Japan Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, July 2008
    • Section Chair, 2008 APS March Meeting Focused Section on Thermoelectricity in Semiconductor Nanostructures, March 2008
    • Session Chair, AIAA/ASME 2006 Joint Thermophysics Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, June 2006
    • Session Chair, ASME 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, July 2005
    • Session Chair, IEEE 21th Semiconductor Thermal Measurement, Modeling, and Management (SEMI-THERM) Symposium, San Jose, March 2005
    • Session Co-Chair, 4th US-Japan Nanotherm Workshop, Berkeley, June 2002

MEMBERSHIP

TEACHING

  • ME 139L Experimental Heat Laboratory
  • ME 339 Heat Transfer
  • ME 381R 7 Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion
  • ME381R 3 Radiation Heat Transfer