Faculty Profile

Lili Cai

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Lili Cai
Lili Cai
Assistant Professor

Primary Research Area

  • Thermo and Heat Transfer

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2018 - date
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, April 2016 - date

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Research Interests

  • Flame synthesis, nanomaterials, energy conversion and storage, smart wearables

Research Areas

  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials
  • Thermo and Heat Transfer
  • Transportation

Selected Articles in Journals

Professional Societies

  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, The Combustion Institute

Research Honors

  • Sustainable Energy & Fuels Poster Award, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (2017)
  • Graduate Travel Award, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (2014)
  • Poster Award, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (2014)
  • Bio-X Travel Award, Stanford University (2012)
  • Student Presenter and Travel Award, 34th International Symposium on Combustion (2012)
  • Graduate Engineering Fellowship, Stanford University (2009-2012)