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Lan Li

Associate Professor, Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering
Boise State University

MCMR 310C
lanli@boisestate.edu
208-426-5669

Lan Li’s Personal Website

Research Presentations:

Lightning Talk
Colloquium Talk

Education

Ph.D. in Nano-materials, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
M.Phil. in Microelectronic Engineering & Semiconductor Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Bachelor of Science in Electronics, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Research Interests

Nuclear materials, electronic materials, quantum computing, and data science to accelerate materials discovery.

Current Projects

DNA-assembled dye aggregates for quantum computing applications using a combination of first-principles, classical molecular dynamics and machine learning methods; Nuclear materials and sensor devices design using ab-initio electronic structure calculations and molecular dynamics ; Low-dimensional materials and growth using first-principles thermodynamic, kinetic and electronic calculations; Carbon interfaces, structure and impacts on reactivity using first-principles methods.

Current Students

German Barcenas

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, current since spring 2019: Dye structure feature-property relationships to fundamentally understand quantum entanglement.

Austin Biaggne

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, current since summer 2018: DNA-controlled dye aggregation for quantum computing.

Matthew Lawson

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, current since fall 2017: 2D materials and growth mechanism.
Ember Sikorski, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, current since fall 2016: Nuclear fuel corrosion and high-temperature irradiation-resistant thermocouples.

Gregory Noble

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, current since summer 2019: Advanced manufacturing modeling.

Sven Marnauzs

B.S. in Mathematics, current since fall 2018: Machine learning.