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Lan Li

Lan (Samantha) Li

Assistant Professor, Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering

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Email: | Phone: 208-426-5669 | Fax: 208-426-4466 | Office: MEC 403E


  • Izaak Williamson : NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) award (2014), Idaho National Laboratory’s Summer Internship (2013)
  • Ember Sikorski
  • Ying Rui
  • Matthew Lawson: Boise State’s Student Research Program Fellowship (2015)
  • Jenny Fothergill
  • Thiago H. da Silva: US-Brazil exchange program (2015)
  • Saida Razaee


  • Andres Correa Hernandez: McNair Scholarship (2017), NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Scholarship (2015)
  • Eric Nelson: McNair Scholarship (2016)


Dr. Li’s Materials Theory and Modeling Group has been happy to host a multitude of foreign exchange students, research experiences for undergraduates (REU), and research experience for teachers (RET) which provides research-team experience with state-of-the-art facilites to students to research in STEM fields. Interested in REU in materials for energy and sustainability? Visit –

Former exchange, REU & RET members: Claudinei Aparecido Raymundo Arantes (Brazil), Logan Her (Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA), Penelope Ackerman (Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, PA), Katie Bedke (Vallivue High School in Caldwell, ID).