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.

(2006) Guang Hua Scholarship.

(1994) Yangnaiying Award.

(1993) Changxing Co. Scholarship.

(1992) Undergraduate Scholarship from Chemical Engineering Department of China.

Zhou, B., Li, L., and Randall, N., 2013, "The surface tribological and mechanical behaviors of silicone-based hydrogel materials," THE SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS SERIES, 5, pp. 149-153.

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, vol.22, 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, vol.28, pp. 6151-6156.

Li, L., Jones, P.M., and Hsia, Y.T., 2011, "Characterization of a nanometer-thick sputtered polytetrafluoroethylene film," APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.257, pp. 4478-4485.

Jones, P.M., Merzlikine, A., Yan, X., Li, L., Dinh, L., Stirniman, M., and Tang, H., 2011, "The Influence of Ultraviolet Irradiation on the Surface Chemistry of Ztetraol Magnetic Hard Disk Lubricant: a Combined Temperature Programed Desorption and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Study," TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, vol.44, pp. 201-211.

Jones, P.M., Tang, H., Yan, X., Strniman, M., and Li, L., 2011, "Torsional Energy Barriers in Dimethyl Ether and Perfluoro-Dimethyl Ether: Electronic Structure Contributions," TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, vol.44, pp. 177-185.

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, vol.212, 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, vol.4, 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, vol.43, no.6, pp. 2226-2228.

Chen, H.G., Li, L., Merzlikine, A.G., Hsia, Y.T., and Jhon, M.S., 2006, "Surface energy and adhesion of perfluoropolyether nanofilms on carbon overcoat: The end group and backbone chain effect," JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.99, no.8, 08N103.

Chen, H.G., Guo, Q., Li, L., Hsia, Y.T., and Jhon, M.S., 2006, "Humidity effects on the relaxation of perfluoropolyether lubricant films," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol.42, no.10, pp. 2531-2533.

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, vol.42, 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, vol.45, no.2B, pp. 1314-1320.

Rottmayer, R.E., Batra, S., Buechel, D., and Li, L., 2006, "Heat-assisted magnetic recording," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol.42, 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, vol.97, no.10, 10P302.

Jones, P.M., Luo, M., White, L.R., Schnelder, J., Wu, M.L., Platt, C., Li, L., and Hsia, Y.T., 2005, "Measurement of disjoining pressure of Z-type perfluoropolyether lubricants on Si and SiNx surfaces," TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.38, no.6-7, pp. 528-532.

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, vol.18, 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, vol.16, 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, vol.17, 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, vol.95, 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, vol.36, 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, vol.24, 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, vol.35, no.2, pp. 425-432.

Liu, J.W., Goetz, J.M., Schaefer, J., Yee, A.F., and Li, L., 2001, "Effect of the local motions of chemical linkages on segmental mobility in poly(ester carbonate) block copolymers," MACROMOLECULES, vol.34, no.8, pp. 2559-2568.

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.

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.

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., 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.