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Dongqing Li

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: micro/nano fluidics; lab-on-a-chip; EMK transport


Biography

Professor Dongqing Li obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto in 1991. In 1993, Li joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, where he obtained tenure in 1997 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 1999.

In that same year he was awarded the McCalla Professorship for research excellence. He later joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, in 2000 as a tenured full professor. From October 2005 to August 2008, Li was the H. Fort Flowers Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

From September 2008, Li has joined the University of Waterloo. Li’s research is in the area of electrokinetic-based microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology. Li has published 324 papers in leading international journals, 10 book chapters and three books. 

Education

  • PhD, Thermodynamics, University of Toronto, 1991

  • MSc, Heat and Mass Transfer, Dalian Maritime University, 1984

  • BASc, Thermophysics Engineering, Zhejiang University, 1982

Dongqing Li

 
    Affiliation: 
    University of Waterloo