Like Li

Like Li

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2013
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2010
B.S., Central South University, China, 2007

Experience Record

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2017-Present
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2016-2017
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2015-2016
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2013-2015
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2010-2013
  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2007-2009

Introduction

"I have more than 10 years experience studying and working in the areas of thermal/fluids and energy conversion. I am currently an Assistant Professor in mechanical engineering."

Working at MSU

"I joined the ME Department in Fall 2017. I enjoy the collaborative environment among faculty and interacting and working with students."

Teaching

"I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses in fundamental engineering analysis and core courses in thermodynamics and heat transfer. I actively engage all students to ask questions during lectures and encourages students to attend my office hours. My research group currently has one postdoctoral research associate, three on-campus PhD students, one master student and three undergraduate researchers."

Service

"I serve as a committee member in multiple departmental committees, am the Faculty Advisor of the ASME Student Chapter at MSU, and serve as conference track/session chairs in multiple ASME/ASTFE conferences."

Research

"I study fluid flow and heat and mass transfer in microscale materials/structures and macroscale chemical reactors. Current work in my group includes solar reactor design, modeling and testing for solar thermal energy storage, multiscale modeling of solidification and additive manufacturing processes. I has developed a lattice Boltzmann method (LBM)-based framework for transport phenomena simulations. I lead the Thermal Fluids & Energy Conversion Group at MSU and my group uses MSU’s HPC resources."

Service Positions

  • AMSE Mississippi State University Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor
  • ME Qualifying Exam Thermodynamics Subcommittee, Chair
  • ME Qualifying Exam Fluid Mechanics Subcommittee, Member
  • ME Thermal/fluids Faculty Search Committee, Member
  • ME Thermodynamics Course Standardization Committee, Member
  • ME Graduate Committee, Member
  • 2021 ASME 15th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Track Chair
  • 2021 ASTFE 6th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Session Chair

Honors and Awards

  • NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Research Fellow, 2020
  • MSU Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award, 2019
  • University of Florida MAE Department Outstanding Graduate Research Award, 2014
  • Top 1 of the 5 Most Downloaded Journal of Computational Physics Articles in 2013
  • Top 10 Most Downloaded Journal of Heat Transfer Articles in November 2011 and December 2011
  • NSF Travel Award for ICMMES 2014

Publications

Book Chapters

  • D. Korba, L. Li, “Interface Treatment for Conjugate Conditions in the Lattice Boltzmann Method for the Convection Diffusion Equation.” in Book: Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations, IntechOpen, 2019.

Selected Journal Articles

  • N. Wang, D. Korba, Z. Liu, M. Priddy, R. Prabhu, S. Yang, L. Chen, and L. Li, “Phase-field-lattice Boltzmann method for dendritic growth with melt flow and thermosolutal convection–diffusion.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 385, 114026 (2021).
  • D. Korba, L. Li, “Lattice Boltzmann model for conjugate heat transfer across thin walls.” Physical Review E 103, 043304 (2021).
  • N. Wang, I. Kaur, P. Singh, and L. Li, “Prediction of effective thermal conductivity of porous lattice structures and validation with additively manufactured metal foams.” Applied Thermal Engineering 187, 116558 (2021).
  • D. Korba, N. Wang, and L. Li, “Accuracy of interface schemes for conjugate heat and mass transfer in the lattice Boltzmann method.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 156, 119694 (2020).
  • L. Li, “Multiple-time-scaling lattice Boltzmann method for the convection diffusion equation.” Physical Review E 99, 063301 (2019).
  • K. Randhir, K. King, N. Rhodes, L. Li, D.W. Hahn, R. Mei, N. AuYeung, and J.F. Klausner, “Magnesium-manganese oxides for high temperature thermochemical energy storage.” Journal of Energy Storage 21, 599-610 (2019).
  • L. Li, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Lattice Boltzmann models for the convection-diffusion equation: D2Q5 vs D2Q9.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 108, 41-62 (2017).
  • N. Rhodes, A. Barde, K. Randhir, L. Li, D.W. Hahn, R. Mei, J.F. Klausner, and N. AuYeung, “Solar thermochemical energy storage through carbonation cycles of SrCO3/SrO cycling supported on SrZrO3.” ChemSusChem 8, 3793-3798 (2015).
  • L. Li, C. Chen, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Conjugate heat and mass transfer in the lattice Boltzmann equation method.” Physical Review E 89, 043308 (2014).
  • L. Li, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Boundary conditions for thermal lattice Boltzmann equation method.” J. Computational Physics 237, 366-395 (2013)

Selected Conference Papers

  • W. Huang, E. Million, K. Randhir, J. Petrasch, J. Klausner, N. AuYeung, and L. Li, “Heat transfer modeling in a counter-current moving-bed tubular reactor for high-temperature thermochemical energy storage.” Proceedings of the ASME 15th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Virtual, 2021.
  • N. Wang, L. Li, “Lattice Boltzmann-phase field method for dendritic growth modeling.” Proceedings of the 6th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Virtual, 2021.
  • L. Li, K. Randhir, J.F. Klausner, R. Mei, and N. AuYeung, “Multiscale thermal transport in solar thermochemical energy storage systems.” Proceedings of the 16th International Heat Transfer Conference, Beijing, China, 2018.
  • J.F. Klausner, L. Li, A. Singh, N. AuYeung, R. Mei, D.W. Hahn, and J. Petrasch, “The role of heat transfer in sunlight to fuel conversion using high-temperature solar thermochemical reactors.” Invited Keynote Papers of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2014.
  • L. Li, C. Chen, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Conjugate interface heat and mass transfer simulation with the lattice Boltzmann equation method.” Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Chicago, IL, 2014.
  • L. Li, A. Singh, N. AuYeung, R. Mei, J. Petrasch, and J.F. Klausner, “Lattice Boltzmann simulation of high-diffusivity problems with application to energy transport in a high-temperature solar thermochemical reactor.” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2013.
  • L. Li, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Heat transfer in thermal lattice Boltzmann equation method.” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, 2012.
  • L. Li, R. Mei, J.F. Klausner, and D.W. Hahn, “Heat transfer between colliding surfaces and particles.” Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2011.

Grants

  • RII Track-4: Understanding Reaction-Transport Coupling in High-Temperature Thermochemical Energy Storage Systems, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), PI, $168,062, Feb. 2021 – Jan. 2023
  • Solid-State Solar Thermochemical Fuel for Long-Duration Storage, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO-19 Program), Co-PI, $2,552,286, Feb. 2020 – Jan. 2023
  • Enhancing Particle-to-sCO2 Heat Exchanger Effectiveness through Novel High-porosity Metallic Foams, U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO-20 Program), Co-PI, $375,000, Mar. 2021 – Feb. 2022
  • Design of Additively Manufactured Metal-Foam Structures for Energy Storage in Buildings, Mississippi State University Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), PI, $2,000, Oct. 2020 – Aug. 2021
  • Carbon Dioxide Shuttling Thermochemical Storage Using Strontium Carbonate, U.S. DOE SunShot Initiative, Co-PI, $494,500, May 2014 – May 2015

Workshops

  • Invited participant to the 2019 DOE Workshop on Fundamental Needs for Dynamic and Interactive Thermal Storage Solutions for Buildings
  • Invited participant to the 2014 DOE ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
  • Invited participant to the 2014 DOE SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review

Other Professional Work:

  • Track Chair for the 2021 ASME 15th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Virtual
  • Session Chair for the 2021 ASTFE 6th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Virtual
  • Track Chair for the 2020 ASME 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Virtual
  • Session Chair for the 2020 ASTFE 5th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Virtual
  • Session Chair for the 2018 ASME Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Topic Organizer for the 2018 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Graduate Student Assistant as Program Organizer for the 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2010), Tampa, Florida, 2010
  • Reviewer for DOE CAREER proposals 2021
  • Reviewer for ACS Petroleum Research Fund proposals 2018, 2021
  • Reviewer for > 60 manuscripts for > 30 international journals