Prof. Li Hua
Li, Hua, Ph.D. Professor. Enrolled in the 100 Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Li pursued his undergraduate and M.Eng. study in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Following Dr. Li’s M.Eng. study, he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from where he earned his PhD degree in 2002. Prior to moving to Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York in 2006, Dr. Li was a research fellow (2002-2005) and Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) research fellow (2005-2006) in Nanyang Technological University. During his postdoctoral training in the Biology Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory (2006-2010), Dr. Li was devoted to conducting multiple research projects pertaining to three-dimensional structure reconstruction of cellular molecular assemblies using single particle cryo- electron microscopy. In late April of 2010, Dr. Li returned back to China as a full professor in Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering of CAS. Dr. Li has 36 scientific papers published in refereed international journals like PNAS, EMBO Journal, Biomaterials, Acta Materialia, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research–A, Structure, Journal of Molecular Biology, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Surface and Coatings Technology and Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. He was invited to give talks in over 10 international conferences. Dr. Li’s research group has close collaboration with overseas/domestic research laboratories from Nanyang Technological University, National Research Council of Canada, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Northwestern Polytechnical University. Dr. Li’s research interest is surface coatings technology and biomedical imaging. In particular, Dr. Li’s research group works on fundamental and applied research of thermal spray and nanobiotechnology with an emphasis on biomedical imaging, biomaterials, and biomaterial-cell interactions.