Dr. Mo Li is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, and M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Li’s research is in developing next-generation materials and advanced manufacturing methods for building safer, more sustainable, and energy-efficient structures for civil, energy, and defense applications. At UCI she directs the Advanced Multifunctional Materials and Manufacturing Research Lab (AM3 Lab) and leads a number of research projects funded by federal and state government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, California Energy Commission, and California Department of Transportation, as well as private industry and foundations. Her research topics include lean cement manufacturing enabled by renewable energy, concrete 3D printing for next-generation wind plants, assessing and improving infrastructure sustainability through a lifecycle approach, turning wastes into value-added structural materials, multifunctional materials and advanced manufacturing for small modular nuclear reactors and nuclear waste storage.
University of California, Irvine