Wenzhi Li received his B.A. degree in physics from Shandong University, China, in 1986, M.S. degree in physics from Beijing Normal University in 1994, and Ph.D. degree in physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. He was a Royal Society (London) KC Wong Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Sussex University in England in 1998. He was a Senior Research Scientist in the Physics Department at Boston College from 1999 to 2003. He joined the faculty in the Physics Department at Florida International University as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2009. His research interests lie in the areas of growth mechanism, electric and optic properties, and application of carbon nanotubes, metal oxide nanostructures, carbon nanotube nanocomposites, and thermoelectric nanomaterials. His research work has won the “ISI Citation Classic Award” in 2000 and the “Chemical Physics Letters Most Cited Paper 2003-2007 Award”. He has received the prestigious CAREER Award from the US National Science Foundation in 2006 for supporting his research on nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Biography Updated on 9 February 2011