Li Yat 李軼

  • Fellowship in 2003 at Harvard University

Yat Li received B.Sc. (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) in Chemistry from The University of Hong Kong. As a graduate student in Prof. Wing Tak Wong’s lab, he researched the coordination chemistry of metal clusters and their catalytic applications. He received a Croucher Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in 2003 to work with Prof. Charles M. Lieber at Harvard University, where he studied the optical and electronic properties of III-nitrides nanowire and nanowire heterostructures. Yat Li joined the University of California Santa Cruz as an assistant professor in 2007, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2013, and was promoted to full professor in 2018. His research focuses on the rational design, fabrication, and assembly of functional materials. He seeks to understand these materials’ chemical and physical properties and explore their potential applications in catalysis, energy conversion, and energy storage. He has published over 150 papers in leading scientific journals. These publications have been cited over 34000 times, with an H-index of 83. Yat Li has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) every year since 2017. His research accomplishments were also recognized by awards and honors, including the 2018 CAPA Distinguished Faculty Award, 2012 Kavli Fellow, 2009 NSF Career Award, 2003 Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, 2002 Li Po Chun Postgraduate Scholarship.