Baowen Li.
Professor • Rennie Family Endowed Professor • Materials, Mechanics of Materials, Thermo Fluid Sciences

Office Location: ECME 269B
Lab Location: ECME 108

Research Interests

Phononics, wave metamaterials, quantum sensing, complex networks

Dr. Li’s research spans theoretical, computational, and experimental study of both coherent phonons (waves) and incoherent phonons (heat) in nano and atomic scale. Research topics include but not limited to control and manipulation of heat flow and using phonons (as information (both classical and quantum) transmission, storage (memory), and detection (sensing). Cloaking of heat and seismic waves.

Societal Impact

Our research on the one hand will make use of wasted heat, on the other hand will be shielding critical civil lifelines by rendering them as ‘invisible’ as possible to earthquake.

Selected Publications

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Selected Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2017 Brillouin Medal from International Phononics Society
  • 2014/2015 Russell Severance Springer Professorship from UC Berkeley
  • 2013 APS Fellow
  • 2007 World Scientific Medal and Prize
  • 2005 OCPA Achievement in Asia Award
  • 2005 National Science Award, Singapore