Professor Li was born in China. He received his B.S degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2002 and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2008. He spent three years at MIT as a Pappalardo Fellow before joining the physics department of University of Michigan in 2011.
Professor Li is interested in the investigation of novel magnetic and transport properties of strongly correlated systems, such as novel oxide interfaces, frustrated quantum magnets, and high Tc superconductors. In these systems, the strong correlation drives the interplay between various states of spins and orbitals and gives rise to an amazingly rich diversity of novel phenomena. The current research focus is the magnetism of the oxide interface LaAlO3/SrTiO3 .
Very Large Capacitance Enhancement in a Two-dimensional Electron System, (Lu Li, C. Richter, S. Paetel, T. Kopp, J. Mannhart, and R. C. Ashoori), Science 332, 825 (2011).
Diamagnetism and Cooper Pairing Above Tc in Cuprates, (Lu Li, Y. Wang, S. Komiya, S. Ono, Y. Ando, G. D. Gu, and N. P. Ong), Physical Review B 81, 054510 (2010).
Phase Transitions of Dirac Electrons in Bismuth, (Lu Li, J. G. Checkelsky, Y. S. Hor, R. J. Cava, C. Uher, A. F. Hebard, and N. P. Ong), Science 321, 547-550 (2008).
Low-temperature Vortex Liquid in La2-xSrxCuO4, (Lu Li, J. G. Checkelsky, S. Komiya, Y. Ando and N. P. Ong), Nature Physics, 3, 311-314 (2007).
Strongly Nonlinear Magnetization above Tc in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d, (Lu Li, Y. Wang, M. J. Naughton, S. Ono, Y. Ando and N. P. Ong), Europhysics Letters, 72, 451-457 (2005).