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Electrical and Computer Engineering

2005 NERC
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Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
  • B.S., Chemical Machinery and Manufacturing, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

Biography

Dr. Dawen Li is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2006. During his Ph.D. study, Dr. Li had intern experience at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. From 2006 to 2008 he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Li joined the University of Alabama in 2008. He is a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER award. Dr. Li’s current research focuses on organic and perovskite-based photovoltaics (including tandem solar cells), and advanced manufacturing of perovskite solar modules through slot-die coating with integration of rapid photonic annealing.

Honors and Awards

  • First place in Crimson Technology Innovation Contest at the University of Alabama
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2012

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Dawen Li and Zhongliang Ouyang, “Rapid Metal Oxide Layer-Specific Photonic Treatment Using UV LEDs for Fabrication of Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells “, Patent No. US11094884, 2021.
  • Zhongliang Ouyang, Henry Abrams, Robert Bergstone, Quantao Li, Feng Zhu, and Dawen Li*, “Rapid layer-specific annealing enabled by ultraviolet LED with estimation of crystallization energy for high performance perovskite solar cells”, Advanced Energy Materials, 10, 1902898 (2020). Highlighted as inside front cover.
  • Zhongliang Ouyang, Mengjin Yang, James B. Whitaker, Dawen Li* and Maikel F. A. M. van Hest*, “Towards scalable perovskite solar modules using blade-coating and rapid thermal processing”, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3, 3714-3720 (2020)
  • Sheng Bi, Zhongliang Ouyang, Shoieb Shaik, and Dawen Li*,” Effect of Donor-Acceptor Vertical Composition Profile on Efficiency of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells”. Scientific Reports, 8, 9574 (2018)
  • Zhongliang Ouyang and Dawen Li*, “Design of segmented high-performance thermoelectric generators with cost in consideration”, Applied Energy, 221, (2018)