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
08/2017 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University
09/2016 – 08/2017, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
09/2015 – 08/2016, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
09/2013 – 08/2015, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
01/2010 – 08/2013, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
09/2007 – 12/2009, Graduate Research Assistant, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Micro pore-scale modeling of reactive materials and structures in energy systems
Multiscale modeling of transport phenomena in thermo-fluids systems
Thermochemical/electrochemical energy conversion and energy storage
Thermal management of high power devices (batteries) and systems
Modeling of microfluidics and biomimetic systems
Lattice Boltzmann Method
Honors and Awards
University of Florida (UF) MAE Outstanding Graduate Research Award (2014)
Top 1 of the five Most Downloaded Journal of Computational Physics Articles in 2013
Top 10 Most Downloaded ASMEJournal of Heat Transfer Articles in 2011
NSF Travel Award for ICMMES-2014
UF GSC Travel Grants (2012, 2013)
UFIC Certificate of Academic Achievement (2010, 2011, 2012)
Education Scholarship by Southwest Aluminum (Group) Co., Ltd., China (2005)
National Scholarship for Undergraduates of China (2004)
Central South University Scholarships (2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006)
L. Li, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Lattice Boltzmann models for the convection-diffusion equation: D2Q5 vs D2Q9.” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 108, 41-62 (2017).
L. Li, N. AuYeung, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Effects of tangential-type boundary condition discontinuity on the accuracy of lattice Boltzmann method for heat and mass transfer.” Physical Review E, 94, 023307 (2016).
L. Li, C. Chen, N. Rahmatian, A. Singh, N. AuYeung, K. Randhir, R. Mei, J.F. Klausner, D.W. Hahn, and J. Petrasch, “A transient heat transfer model for high temperature solar thermochemical reactors.” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 41, 2307-2325 (2016).
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).
Guo, L. Li, G. Xiao, N. AuYeung, and R. Mei, “Lattice Boltzmann method for conjugate heat and mass transfer with interfacial jump conditions.” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 88, 306-322 (2015).
Leonard, N. Reyes, K.M. Allen, K. Randhir, L. Li, N. AuYeung, J. Grunewald, N. Rhodes, M. Bobek, and J.F. Klausner, “Effects of dopant metal variation and material synthesis method on the material properties of mixed metal ferrites in yttria stabilized zirconia for solar thermochemical fuel production.” Int. J. Photoenergy, 2015, 856385 (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, “Heat transfer evaluation on curved boundaries in thermal lattice Boltzmann equation Method.” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 136, 012403 (2014).
L. Li, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model for the axisymmetric convection diffusion equation.” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 67, 338-351 (2013).
L. Li, R. Mei, and J.F. Klausner, “Boundary conditions for thermal lattice Boltzmann equation method.” J. Computational Physics, 237, 366-395 (2013).
L. Li, R. Mei, J.F. Klausner, and D.W. Hahn, “Heat transfer between colliding surfaces and particles.” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 134, 011301 (2012).
Chi, Z. Wang, and L. Li, “Numerical simulation and analysis of low hysteresis brush seals.” Advanced Materials Research, 452, 1455-1459 (2012).
Wang, M. Guo, and L. Li, “Mechanical behaviors of brush seals and sealing performance.” J. Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 37, 10 (2011) (in Chinese).
L. Li, Z. Wang, F. Song, W. Wang, and C. Chen, “Numerical investigation of temperature field in brush seals.” J. Aerospace Power, 25, 5 (2010) (in Chinese).
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.
Chi, Z. Wang, and L. Li, “Numerical simulation and analysis of low hysteresis brush seals.” Proceedings of the 2011 Int. Conference on Management, Manufacturing & Materials Engineering, Henan, China, 2011.
Song, Z. Wang, L. Li, and M. Guo, “Thermal field and performance analysis of brush seal.” Proceedings of the 7th China-Japan International Conference on History of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design, Beijing, China, 2008.