• Research


    Biological structural materials
    Bio-inspired materials
    Biomineralization
    Self-assembly
    Crystal growth and design
    Mechanical behavior of materials
    Multifunctional materials
  • Awards and Honors



    2016 – Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
    2015 – 3rd place, Poster Contest in Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University
    2013 – Global Fellows Program Fellowship, MIT
    2010 – Top Prize ($10,000 award) MADMEC Competition, MIT
    2010 – Best Entry, Research Image Competition, DMSE, MIT
    2008 – Lijen Industrial Development Medal (best academic senior thesis in the discipline)
    2008 – Materials Research Society (Singapore) Gold Medal

Education

Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
B.S., Material Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2008

(540) 231-9594
431 Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
lingl@vt.edu

Ling Li

Assistant Professor