• PHD in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, 2012
  • ME in Polymer Processing Engineering, Sichuan University, 2008
  • BE in Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, 2005


Areas of Research Interest

Research interests

  • Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites 
  • Plant protein-based functional materials 
  • Dielectric relaxation of polymers and polymer nancomposites
  • Applied Polymer Rheology
Areas of Teaching Interest

Teaching interests

  • Materials Engineering ( ME 250)
  • Materials Engineering Lab ( ME 251)
  • Advanced Electronic Materials ( ME 728)
  • Polymer Materials and Engineering ( ME 660)

Selected publications

         Published Papers (undergraduate students)

    1. P. Burugupally*, B. Koppolu, N. Danesh, Y. K. Lee, Vidisha Indeewari and B. Li, Enhancing the performance of dielectric elastomer actuators through the approach of distributed electrode array with fractal interconnects architecture, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Accepted, 2021. (https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6439/abf632)
    2. Zheng, O. Olayinka, and B. Li*, 2S-Soy Protein as a Non-Covalent Surfactant and its Effects on Electrical Conduction and Dielectric Relaxation of Polymer Nanocomposites, Engineered Science, 2018, 4, 87.
    3. Zheng and B. Li*, Modified Dielectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) via 2S Fraction of Soy Protein, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018, 135, 46882.
    4. Zheng, M. Cox and B. Li*, Effective Structure Regulation of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) via Soy Protein Isolate, 2018, 134, 46706
    5. Zheng, S. Ma, S, Rashidi, and B. Li*, Study of Denaturation and Composition Dependent Poly(ethylene oxide)-Soy protein Interactions: Structures and Dielectric Polarization, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018, 135, 46561. (Featured on the Cover, Vol.135, Issue 31, 2018) (Role: Corresponding Author)
    6. Zheng and B. Li*, Surface Modification of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanomaterials: A Review, Journal of Materials Science, 2018, 53, 66.