Li elected as 2018 Fellow of the American Physical Society

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Joseph Park, ECE ILLINOIS
9/26/2018 4:01:49 PM

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Xiuling  Li
Xiuling Li
ECE ILLINOIS Professor Xiuling Li has been elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the world's second largest organization of physicists. Founded in 1899, the APS publishes more than a dozen scientific journals every year and is a member society of the American Institute of Physics.

Li was chosen as a Fellow due to her exceptional contributions to the field of physics, including outstanding research, leadership, and contribution to physics education. According to the APS website, "each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum, or by the APS General Fellowship Committee" and following review by the full APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are then selected by the APS Council. 

Li received her BS from Peking University and her PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles. Following post-doctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois and industry experience at EpiWorks Inc., Li joined the ECE ILLINOIS faculty in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. In 2012, she was promoted to Associate Professor and then to Professor in 2015. 

Li is also an IEEE Fellow and has received the NSF CAREER award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, and the ONR Young Investigator Award. She has served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Photonics Society and currently serves as the Deputy Editor of Applied Physics Letters and as the Vice President of Finance and Administration of IEEE Photonics Society. Li is also an IEEE Fellow and is affiliated with the Beckman Institute and the MNTL

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