QMC Associate Director

Qiliang Li

Qiliang Li is Virginia MicroElectronics Consortium (VMEC) Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. He received a B.S. in physics from Wuhan University in China in 1996, and an M.S. in physics from Nanjing University in China in 1999. He received a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004. His doctoral research was in the areas of hybrid silicon/molecular field effect transistors and memories. In October 2004, he joined the Semiconductor Electronics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 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 an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was promoted to tenured associate professor in May 2012 and professor in May 2017. He received the honor of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professorship in 2007 and an NSF CAREER award in 2009 for research on nanowire field effect transistors and memory. He received the 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 has published more than 80 technical papers and had two U.S. patents. He currently serves as a member in the Electronics & Photonics Division Executive Committee of the Electrochemical Society and a member of the 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).