Lan Li is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University. Dr. Li finished her doctorate in Nanomaterials at the University of Cambridge in the UK, followed by working in the Bio-Nano Electronic Research Center at Toyo University in Japan. She conducted her research as a postdoc associate on the theoretical and computational studies of metal-fullerene nano-systems, hydrogen-storage materials, and metal oxide thin films at the Department of Physics, University of Florida. She then joined the Center for Materials Informatics at Kent State University in Ohio, and worked in collaboration with various national laboratories and universities on the development of computational materials research code projects and the transformation of these research codes into modules suitable for effective use in undergraduate education. Before joining Boise State, she was a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)-ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) senior fellow, working on energy and sustainability. Dr. Li has been awarded Boise State University’s Top Ten Scholar Honored Faculty, TMS (The Mineral, Metals and Materials Society) Young Leader Professional Development Award and NIST’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program Fellowship. She presently serves as TMS Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Committee Programming Chair.