Ju Li is the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and a professor in MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His group investigates the mechanical, electrochemical, and transport behaviors of materials as well as novel means of energy storage and conversion. Before coming to MIT, Li was a professor at Ohio State University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is an elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society and the American Physical Society. He has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Materials Research Society Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and an MIT Technology Review TR35 Award. He earned a BS in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a PhD in nuclear science from MIT.