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Qiliang Li

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  • 703-993-1596 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 3250
    4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Qiliang Li received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004. His doctoral research was in the area of 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 advanced CMOS and nanoelectronics materials and devices. In August 2007, he joined the faculty of George Mason University as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Tenured Associate Professor (May 2012) and Professor (May 2017) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Prof. Li received the honor of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professorship in 2007. He received NSF CAREER award in 2009 for the research on nanowire field effect transistors and memory. He received Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award in 2011 and School of Engineering Rising Star in 2012. He is currently working on molecular electronics, nanowires, 2D electronics, topological insulator devices, optical sensors, chemical vapor sensors and magnetoresistance devices. He published over 130 technical papers and had five U.S. patents. Prof. Li currently serves as an Executive Committee member in the Electronics & Photonics Division of Electrochemical Society and a member of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Operation Committee. He is a senior member of the IEEE and an organization committee member of IEEE International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium (ISDRS).


PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University (2004)

MS, Physics, Nanjing University (1999)

BS, Physics, Wuhan University (1996)

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Faculty Rank: Professor

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2020 - 2023: GaN nanowire chemical Sensors. Funded by NASA (with N5 Sensors).

2018 – 2021: Topological Insulator Field Effect Transistors for Memory and Sensors. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2014 - 2017 : Collaborative Research: Surface Engineering and Atomic Layer Deposition of Dielectrics on Two-Dimensional Atomic Crystals for Device Application. Funded by National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Electronics; Intelligent Sensor System; Chemical Sensors

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