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Weiyu Li
July 9, 2024

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Weiyu Li

Written By: Caitlin Scott



Dr. Weiyu Li will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Alfred Fritz Assistant Professor in Fall 2024.

Li’s expertise lies in theoretical and computational modeling of transport in energy systems. Leading the Li’s Energy and Sustainability Solutions (LESS) lab, she aims to advance sustainability across energy and related fields, striving to achieve more with LESS. The core mission of LESS is to develop efficient mathematical models and numerical simulations that enhance sustainable energy conversion, utilization, and de-carbonization.

The lab’s modeling framework aims to significantly advance the understanding of electrochemical processes and transport phenomena in high-energy-density batteries, ultimately improving their safety, longevity, and energy density. This work is adaptable to various battery materials and alternative chemistries. Li’s research interests also extend to environmental fluid dynamics, with applications in smart agriculture and sustainable water management. Additionally, she is interested in biomedical modeling, with recent work involving blood transfusion and hypertonic treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Li received her PhD in Energy Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2023. She also holds an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.