Kai Li

Kai Li

R&D Associate Staff

Kai Li is an R&D staff in Multifunctional Equipment Integration Group in Buildings and Transportation Science Division. He received his M.S. degree (2013) in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Zhengzhou University, and a Ph.D. degree (2016) in Energy and Environment Science from Nagaoka University of Technology. His research focuses material and process development on the carbon capture, moisture management, heat exchangers, biocomposites, and advanced conductor. He has interests in carbon capture and utilization, energy storage, ionic liquids, biopolymers, and water harvesting. 

• UT-Battelle Awards (Research Accomplishment), 2023

• R&D 100 Award for UCC: Ultraconductive Copper-Carbon Nanotube Composite, 2021

• R&D 100 Award for Biomacromolecule Engineering by Soft Chain Coupling Technology, 2020

Soydan Ozcan, Kai Li, Halil Tekinalp, Xianhui Zhao, Jon Phipps, Sean Ireland, Surface-modified and dried microfibrillated cellulose reinforced thermoplastic biocomposites, U.S. Provisional Application No. 63/051,614.

Tolga Aytug, Kai Li, Diana Hun, Kaushik Biswas, Coated and evacuated insulation spheres (CEIS), US Provisional Application No. 63/056,252.

Soydan Ozcan, Kai Li, Yu Wang, Halil Tekinalp. Tekinalp. Toughened polyester composites containing polyester matrix and droplets of high-boiling liquid therein. US20200354566A1, WO2020226710A1, 2020

Kai Li, Soydan Ozcan, Meghan Lamm, Halil Tekinalp, Aqueous Phase Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanofibrils through Imine Formation and Their Applications in Thermoplastic Biocomposites, U.S. Provisional Application No, 63.340,531, 2022

Tolga Aytug, Kai Li, Diana Hun, Kaushik Biswas, Fluid Storage Media and Method of Delivering a Fluid, US20220097016A1, 2022