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Li, Teng

Teng Li
Keystone Professor
Mechanical Engineering
2141 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

  • Mechanics of the micro/nano structures in flexible macroelectronics and nanoelectronics
  • Mechanics of low-dimensional carbon materials (graphene, CNTs, CNSs)
  • Deformation instability of thin films and multilayers
  • Biomechanics of membrane and cytoskeleton in cells


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006

Honors and Awards 

  • The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2007)
  • Best Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Thin film & Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 2006.
  • Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ceramics, Solid State Studies In, 2005.
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Materials Research Society (MRS), 16 out of 1700+ posters, 2004.
  • Best Poster Award (Runner-up),Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Thin film & Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 2004.

Professional Memberships 

  • Founder and Editor of (link is external), an interactive information platform for the emerging field of flexible macroelectronics
  • One of the two architects of (link is external), an online international community of Mechanics and Mechanicians
  • Member, Technical Committee on Integrated Structures, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Reviewer: Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Scripta Materialia, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, AIAA Journal, International Journal of Fracture, MRS Proceedings