Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Li, Lei
Chem/Petroleum Engineering
Li, Lei
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Office: 906 Benedum Hall
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PhD in Macromolecular Science, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2001

MS in Polymer Materials, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, 1997

BS in Chemical Engineering, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, 1994

(2006) Outstanding Technical Contribution Award, Seagate Technology LLC.

Gong, X., Kozbial, A., Rose, F.M., and Li, L., 2015, "Effect of p-p+ stacking on the layering of ionic liquids confined to an amorphous carbon surface," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, no.13, pp. 7078-7081.

Wang, Y., Knapp, J.H., Legere, A., Raney, J., and Li, L., 2015, "Effect of end-groups on simultaneous oleophobicity/hydrophilicity and anti-fogging performance of nanometer-thick perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs)," RSC Advances, no.39, pp. 30570-30576.

Kozbial, A., Li, Z., Conaway, C., McGinley, R., Dhingra, S., Vahdat, V., Zhou, F., Durso, B., Liu, H., and Li, L., 2014, "Study on the surface energy of graphene by contact angle measurements," Langmuir, no.28, pp. 8598-8606.

Kozbial, A., Li, Z., Sun, J., Gong, X., Zhou, F., Wang, Y., Xu, H., Liu, H., and Li, L., 2014, "Understanding the intrinsic water wettability of graphite," Carbon, pp. 218-225.

Gong, X., Frankert, S., Wang, Y., and Li, L., 2013, "Thickness-dependent molecular arrangement and topography of ultrathin ionic liquid films on a silica surface," Chemical Communications, no.71, pp. 7804-7805.

Kozbial, A., Li, Z., Iasella, S.V., Taylor, A.T., Morganstein, B., Wang, Y., Sun, J., Zhou, B., Randall, N.X., Liu, H., and Li, L., 2013, "Lubricating graphene with a nanometer-thick perfluoropolyether," Thin Solid Films, pp. 299-305.

Li, Z., Wang, Y., Kozbial, A., Shenoy, G.J., Zhou, F., McGinley, R., Ireland, P., Morganstein, B., Kunkel, A., Surwade, S.P., Li, L., and Liu, H., 2013, "Effect of airborne contaminants on the wettability of supported graphene and graphite," Nature Materials, no.10, pp. 925-931.

Zhou, F., Li, Z., Shenoy, G.J., Li, L., and Liu, H., 2013, "Enhanced room-temperature corrosion of copper in the presence of graphene," ACS Nano, no.8, pp. 6939-6947.

Li, L., Wang, Y., Gallaschun, C., Risch, T., and Sun, J., 2012, "Why can a nanometer-thick polymer coated surface be more wettable to water than to oil?," JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, no.33, pp. 16719-16722.

Wang, Y., Sun, J., and Li, L., 2012, "What is the role of the interfacial interaction in the slow relaxation of nanometer-thick polymer melts on a solid surface?," LANGMUIR, pp. 6151-6156.

Li, L., Jones, P.M., and Hsia, Y.T., 2011, "Characterization of a nanometer-thick sputtered polytetrafluoroethylene film," APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, pp. 4478-4485.

Wang, Y., Williams, K., and Li, L., 2011, "Understand the mechanism of anomalous viscosity-molecular weight relationships of diolic perfluoropoly (oxyethylene-ran-oxymethylene)," MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, pp. 2685-2690.

Zhou, B., Li, Y., Randall, N., and Li, L., 2011, "A study of the frictional properties of senofilcon A contact lenses," JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, no.7, pp. 1336-1342.

Chen, H.G., Li, L., Jones, P.M., Hsia, Y.T., and Jhon, M.S., 2007, "Lifshitz-van der Waals and lewis acid-base approach for analyzing surface energy of molecularly thin lubricant films," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, no.6, pp. 2226-2228.

Guo, Q., Li, L., Hsia, Y.T., and Jhon, M.S., 2006, "A spreading study of lubricant films via optical surface analyzer and molecular dynamics," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, no.10, pp. 2528-2530.

Rausch, T., Mihalcea, C., Pelhos, K., and Li, L., 2006, "Near field heat assisted magnetic recording with a planar solid immersion lens," JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS PART 1-REGULAR PAPERS BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS & REVIEW PAPERS, no.2B, pp. 1314-1320.

Rottmayer, R.E., Batra, S., Buechel, D., and Li, L., 2006, "Heat-assisted magnetic recording," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, no.10, pp. 2417-2421.

Guo, Q., Li, L., Hsia, Y.T., and Jhon, M.S., 2005, "Stability analysis of ultrathin lubricant films via surface energy measurements and molecular dynamics simulations," JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS Part 3, no.10, 10P302.

Merzlikine, A.G., Li, L., Jones, P.M., and Hsia, Y.T., 2005, "Lubricant layer formation during the dip-coating process: influence of adsorption and viscous flow mechanisms," TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, no.3, pp. 279-286.

Li, L., Jones, P.M., and Hsia, Y.T., 2004, "Effect of chemical structure and molecular weight on high-temperature stability of some Fomblin Z-type lubricants," TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, no.1-2, pp. 21-27.

Li, L., Jones, P.M., Merzlikine, A.G., and Hsia, Y.T., 2004, "Resistance of Fomblin Z-type lubricants to Lewis acid-catalyzed decomposition: effect of the chemical and electronic structure of end-groups," TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, no.4, pp. 953-959.

Wu, X., Liu, C., Li, L., Jones, P.M., Chantrell, R., and Weller, D., 2004, "Non-magnetic shell in surfactant coated FePt nanoparticles," JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, no.11, pp. 6810-6812.

Li, L., and Yee, A.F., 2003, "Effect of the scale of local segmental motion on nanovoid growth in polyester copolymer glasses," MACROMOLECULES, no.8, pp. 2793-2801.

Du, Z.W., Li, L., Zhou, Q.X., and Liu, D.S., 2003, "Reactivity of diamine monomers in non-equilibrium copolycondensation, toward aromatic copolyamides," MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, no.8, pp. 503-507.

Li, L., and Yee, A.F., 2002, "Effect of linkage groups on motional cooperativity in the secondary relaxations of some glassy polymers," MACROMOLECULES, no.2, pp. 425-432.

Li, L., 2014, "On the intrinsic wettability of graphitic surfaces," 2014 ACS CERM, Pittsburgh, PA.

Li, L., 2014, "Understanding the intrinsic water wettability of graphene," Tsinghua University.

Li, L., 2014, "Understanding the mechanisms of nanometer-thick simultaneous oleophobic/hydrophilic polymer coatings," PPG Industries, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA.

Li, L., 2013, "Is Graphite/Graphene Hydrophobic?," TaiYuan Institute of Technology, TaiYuan, China,.

Li, L., 2013, "Simultaneous oleophobic/hydrophilic polymer coatings," Braskem, Pittsburgh, PA.

Li, L., 2013, "Understanding the intrinsic water wettability of graphitic surfaces," Hitachi Global Research, San Jose, CA.

Li, L., Wang, Y., and Sun, J., 2012, "Effect of the Interfacial Interaction on the Relaxation of Polymer Melts in Nanofilms," APS March meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Li, L., Wang, Y., and Sun, J., 2012, "Understanding the mechanism of simultaneously oleophobic/hydrophilic surface: When a nanometer-thick polymer coating meets an attractive solid substrate," Pittsburgh, PA, AICHE annual meeting.

Li, L., Wang, Y., and Sun, J., 2011, "Relaxation of Polymer Melts In Nanofilms At the Polymer-Solid Interface," AICHE annual meeting, Minnesota.

Li, L., Chen, H.G., Jones, P.M., Hsia, Y.T., and Jhon, M.S., 2007, "LW/AB Approach for Analyzing Surface Energy of Molecularly Thin Lubricant Films," MMM/Intermag Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

Li, L., Jones, P.M., Merzlikine, A.G., and Hsia, Y.T., 2005, "Effect of Molecular Weight (MW) and End-groups on the Thermal and Lewis-acid Catalyzed Decomposition of Fomblin Z-type Lubricants," World Tribology Congress III, Washington D.C..

Jones, P.M., Li, L., and Hsia, Y.T., 2003, "Thermal Stability of Z-Type Perfluoropolyether Lubricant: A Combined Thermogravimetric and Temperature Programmed Desorption Study," ASME Tribology Symposium.

Li, L., and Yee, A.F., 2000, "Effect of linkage groups on motional cooperativity in secondary relaxations of some glassy polymers," APS annual meeting, Minneapolis.

Li, L., and Yee, A.F., 1999, "Effect of linkage groups and block length on motional cooperativity in secondary relaxations of some glassy polymers," APS annual meeting, Atlanta.

Li, L., and Liu, D., 1997, "Measurement of sequence structure on aromatic polyesteramides," Chinese Polymer Society annual meeting, Huangshan, China.

Yan, X., Li, L., Jones, P.M., and Hsia, Y.T., "PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICES," US20100118436.

Hsia, Y.T., and Li, L., "PLANARIZATION METHODOLOGY FOR TOPOGRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED MEDIA SURFACE," US20100002329.

Liu, J.W., Stirniman, M., Gui, J., Li, L., and Hsia, Y.T., "PLASMA-ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF ADVANCED LUBRICANT FOR THIN FILM STORAGE MEDIUM," US20090263592.

Jones, P.M., Johns, E.C., Kiely, J.D., Li, L., and Hsia, Y.T., "LOW SURFACE ENERGY COATING IN PROBE RECORDING," US20070253314.

Li, L., Platt, C.L., and Hsia, Y.T., "HEAD DISC INTERFACE DESIGN," US20060105203.

Jones, P.M., Kiely, J.D., Li, L., Sendur, I.K., and Hsia, Y.T., "MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEM WITH CONTINUOUS LUBRICATION OF RECORDING MEDIA," US20060099461.

Li, L., Yan, X., Jones, P., Yang, J., and Hsia, Y.T., 2012, "Media lubricant for high temperature application," US 8187732.

Yan, X., Li, L., Jones, P., and Hsia, Y.T., 2012, "Protective coatings for data storage devices," US 8149534.

Li, L., Hsia, Y.T., Jones, P., Johns, E., and Kiely, J., "RECORDING MEDIA HAVING A NANOCOMPOSITE PROTECTION LAYER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME," US20100173176.

Li, L., Stirniman, M., and Yang, J., "LUBRICANT FOR HEAT ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING," US20120219826.

Li, L., Hsia, Y.T., Jones, P., Johns, E., and Kiely, J., "RECORDING MEDIA HAVING A NANOCOMPOSITE PROTECTION LAYER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME," US20120003399.

Jones, P., Yan, X., Li, L., Kiely, J., Platt, C., Stirniman, M., Yang, J., and Hsia, Y.T., "COVALENTLY BOUND MONOLAYER FOR A PROTECTIVE CARBON OVERCOAT," US20110205665.

Li, L., Yan, X., Jones, P., Yang, J., and Hsia, Y.T., "MEDIA LUBRICANT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATION," US20110117386.

Li, L., Esmenda, E.C., and Hsia, Y.T., "HEAD-DISC INTERFACE (HDI) DESIGN FOR MAGNETIC RECORDING," US20070019323.

Li, L., Hsia, Y.T., Jones, P., Johns, E., and Kiely, J., 2011, "Apparatus having a nanocomposite protection layer," US 8053097.

Li, L., Esmenda, E., and Hsia, Y.T., 2009, "Head-disc Interface (HDI) with solid Lubricants," US 7508632.

Jones, P., Johns, E., Kiely, J., Li, L., and Hsia, Y.T., 2009, "Low Surface Energy Coatings in Probe Recording," US 7599213.