Group Members

Principle Investigator
Yat Li
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PSB 160
University of California
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Email: yatli@ucsc.edu; Phone:(831) 459-1952

ORCID:0000-0002-8058-2084
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7LTJBnUAAAAJ&hl=en

I received my BSc (1999) and PhD degree (2002) in chemistry from the University of Hong Kong. As a graduate student in Prof. Wing Tak Wong’s lab, I studied the coordination chemistry of metal clusters and their catalytic applications. I received a Croucher Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in 2003 and joined Prof. Charles Lieber’s group at Harvard University, where I studied the optical and electronic properties of III-nitrides nanowire and nanowire heterostructures. I joined UC Santa Cruz as an assistant professor in 2007 and promoted to associate professor in 2013. My lab’s research focuses on rational design and synthesis of low-dimensional materials. We seek to understand their chemical and physical properties and to realize their potential applications in energy conversion and storage.

Graduate Students

Tianyu Liu (Web)
B.Sc., University of Science and Technology Beijing
Email: tliu23@ucsc.edu
Website Administrator

Tianyi Kou
M.S., Shandong University, China
B.Sc., University of Jinan, China
Email: tkou@ucsc.edu

Bin Yao
M.S., Wuhan University of Technology
B.Sc. Wuhan University of Technology
E-mail: byao4@ucsc.edu
Lab Safety Representative

Wang Xiao
B.Sc., Xiamen University, China
E-mail: waxiao@ucsc.edu

Daniel Bulmahn
B.Sc., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
E-mail: dbulmahn@ucsc.edu

Visiting Scholars and Graduate Students

Dr. Jing Zhang
Wuhan University of Technology, China
E-mail: jingzhang@ucsc.edu

Huarong Peng
Chongqing University, China
E-mail: hpeng5@ucsc.edu

Zihang Huang
Northeastern University, China
E-mail: zhuang89@ucsc.edu

Prof. Changjin Tang
Nanjing University, China
E-mail: ctang40@ucsc.edu

Xiaoli Fan
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,China
E-mail: xfan17@ucsc.edu

 Undergraduates

David Thota (Senior)

Andrea Cruz (Sophomore)

Prescott Railey (PostBac.)

Irwin Chen (Senior)

John Pinto (Senior)

Martina Morelli (Junior)

High School Student Interns
Currently None