Degree: Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley
Research: Energy, civil, and environmental engineering
Joined LLNL: June 2021
Research at LLNL: Jiaqi studies energy conversion and geochemistry in industrial wastes and how renewable energy converts the massive wastes into value-added products for climate change mitigations, clean fuels, and infrastructure materials. His interest is to create and develop game-changing materials and systems for sustainable and scalable geochemical energy cycles that help reach net zero emissions and circular carbon economy. With his novel experimental approach, he aims to provide solutions to the capture of air CO2, mitigation of ocean acidification, and production of carbon-negative fuels and cement at giga-ton scale.
Bio: Jiaqi Li is a Lawrence Fellow in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. He earned a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering in 2014 from Beijing University of Technology. Jiaqi completed his M.S. (2015) and Ph.D. (2019) in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on nanostructures of infrastructure and building materials using advanced synchrotron-based techniques. He received a Roy Carlson, Milos Polivka, & Arthur Ross Fellowship from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining LLNL, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley, studying nanomechanical properties of cement and in the Chemical Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, studying microalgae biomineralization.
Joined the PLS/AEED Directorate in 2021