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Lan Li

Lan (Samantha) Li

Associate Professor, Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering

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Email: lanli@boisestate.edu | Phone: 208-426-5669 | Fax: 208-426-4466 | Office: MEC 403E

POSTDOC ASSOCIATES

  • Hao-Yu, Zhu, current since fall 2018

GRADUATE STUDENTS-

  • German Barcenas, Pursuing Ph.D. in MSE, current since spring 2019
  • Austin Biaggne, Pursuing Ph.D. in MSE, current since summer 2018: Austin received his BS in physics from Washington State University in 2018. His research interests include the multi-scale modeling of advanced manufacturing processes and excited-state properties of DNA/dye systems for quantum computing applications.
  • Matthew Lawson, Pursuing Ph.D. in MSE, current since fall 2017
  • Ying Rui, Pursuing Ph.D. in MSE, current since spring 2017
  • Ember Sikorski, Pursuing Ph.D. in MSE, current since fall 2016
  • Izaak Williamson, Ph.D. in MSE awarded in May 2017
  • Thiago da Silva, M.S. in MSE awarded in May 2018

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS-

  • Gregory Noble, B.S. in MSE at Boise State, current since summer 2019
  • Sven Marnauzs, B.S. in Mathematics at Boise State, current since fall 2018: Sven is originally from Naperville IL, but moved to Boise to take advantage of BSU’s world-class professors and research opportunities. His research interests include using machine learning and AI to accelerate the advancement of new materials discovery. Sven is also a member of the Boise State Broncos men’s ice hockey team, and he enjoys skiing and biking in the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Idaho.
  • Makayla Turner, B.S. in MSE at Boise State, current since fall 2017
  • Andres Correa (Hispanic, McNair Scholar), MSE major at Boise State, 2015-2018
  • Eric Nelson (McNair Scholar), B.S. in MSE at Boise State, 2013-2016
  • Tim Hachigian, MSE major at Boise State, 2015-2016
  • Aline Elquist, B.S. in MSE at Boise State, 2015

FOREIGN EXCHANGE / REU / RET

Dr. Li’s Materials Theory and Modeling Group is glad 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 facilities to students to research in STEM fields. Interested in REU in materials for energy and sustainability? Visit – http://coen.boisestate.edu/mse-reu/