Qiliang Li

Virginia Microelectronics Consortium (VMEC) Professor
Engineering 3250
Office Hours: 
R: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Home Page: 
Research Area: 

Qiliang Li received Ph.D. (2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. His doctoral research was in the area of molecular electronics and hybrid silicon/molecular field effect transistors and memories. In Oct. 2004, he joined the Semiconductor Electronics Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, as a research scientist, where he was involved with the fabrication, characterization and simulation of CMOS and nanoelectronics materials and devices. He joined the faculty of George Mason University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. He received the honor of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professorship in 2007. He received NSF CAREER Award in 2009, Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award in 2011 and the VSE Rising Star Award in 2011. He has worked on molecular electronics, nanoelectronics, solar cell, ferroelectric memory and magnetoresistance devices. He authored or coauthored more than 60 technical papers and has two U.S. patents.

Possible Advisee Scholarly Paper Topics

1. Emerging nanomaterials: simulation and/or experimental
2. New semiconductor devices: simulation and/or experimental
3. High-performance non-volatile memory devices
4. Non-volatile memory system
5. Novel solar cells and rechargeable batteries
6. Radio antennas

Possible Senior Design Project Topics

1. Design a control system for temperature, gas flow and pressure
2. Passive RFID system
3. Design an atomic layer deposition system


Semester Catalog Course Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2018 ECE 305 Electromagnetic Theory Music Theater Building 1005 TR: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Spring 2018 ECE 305-301 Electromagnetic Theory (Recitation) Music Theater Building 1005 F: 9:30 am - 10:20 am
Spring 2018 ECE 333 Linear Electronics I East Building 201 TR: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Fall 2018 ECE 305 Electromagnetic Theory East Building 201 TR: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Fall 2018 ECE 699-004 Sensor Device Technology Nguyen Engineering Building 2608 R: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm

MS and PhD Theses

Author Title Thesis Link Program Defense Datesort ascending
Yu, Sheng Strain Engineering of Two Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Electronic Applications Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Nallon, Eric C. Graphene-Based Chemical Vapor Sensors for Electronic Nose Applications Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Wednesday, April 13, 2016
YUAN, HUI Metal Contacts on Low-Dimensional Materials Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Thursday, November 13, 2014
Eshun, Kwesi P. Two-Dimensional Materials: Doping-Induced Variation, Heterojunction FETs and Hybrid Multilayers Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Thursday, May 8, 2014


Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
A. Ali, A. Glasco, K. Le, C. Nandwani, N. Nguyen, and Z. Ye UAV Thermal Camera System Spring 2018
Jacob Dilles, Jason Hartman, Mary Hatfield, Kevin Nicotera, Elton Williams Digital Optical Spectrum Analyzer Fall 2012

Recent News