Xianglin Li

Xianglin Li

Pronouns: He/him/his
Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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PhD, University of Connecticut, 2012
MS, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2008
BS, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2005


Advances energy storage and conversion systems (fuel cells and batteries) through regulating multiphase mass and heat transfer


Xianglin Li joins McKelvey Engineering Aug. 1 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas, where he is an associate professor. Previously, he was a senior scientific engineering associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2020, he received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He also has received numerous awards from the University of Kansas for his scholarship.



Li’s research interests are in batteries and fuel cells, including direct methanol fuel cells, lithium-oxygen batteries and battery thermal management;  transport phenomena in porous media; greenhouse gas emissions and full fuel cycle analysis of fossil fuels; and life cycle assessment and economic analysis of advanced energy techniques, among others. Li has co-written more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, multiple U.S. Department of Energy and National Laboratory reports.