Prof. Ju Li

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Primary DLC

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

MIT Room: 24-202

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Novel Means of Energy Storage and Conversion
Materials Modeling
In Situ TEM
Nanostructured Materials
Effects of Radiation on Microstructure and Thermal, Electrical and Mass Transport
Batteries
Fuel Cells
Computational Materials Science
Energy and the Environment
Energy Efficiency

Recent Work

  • Video
    April 13, 2021Conference Video Duration: 15:40

    4.13.21-Energy-Ju-Li

    Ju Li
    Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    June 11, 2020Conference Video Duration: 63:46

    2020 Ju Li New Opportunities in Li ion Batteries

    2020 Ju Li New Opportunities in Li ion Batteries
    April 30, 2019MIT Faculty Feature Duration: 18:1

    Ju Li

    Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

    May 8, 2017MIT Faculty Feature Duration: 18:49

    Ju Li (2)

    Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

    January 29, 2016Conference Video Duration: 35:9

    Ju Li - 2016 Japan

    Materials in Energy and Extreme Environments: Watching Nanoscale in Action

    In this talk I will focus on applying in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and lab-on-a-chip to mechanistic investigations of energy materials. Recent advances in nano-manipulation, environmental TEM and MEMS have allowed us to investigate coupled mechanical and electrochemical phenomena with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. For example, we can now quantitatively characterize liquid-solid and gas-solid interfaces at nanometer resolution for in situ corrosion, fatigue and hydrogen embrittlement processes. These experiments greatly complement our modeling efforts, and together they help provide insights into how materials degrade in service due to combined electrochemical-mechanical forces.