Shaowei Li

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Assistant Professor

Research Focus
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy and microscopy, ultrafast laser spectroscopy and microscopy, surface dynamics and kinetics, low dimensional quantum materials, strongly correlated systems

Research Summary

Awards and Academic Honors

2020 Early Career Award, AVS Nanoscale Science and Technology Division

2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award, OCPA

2018 Physical Chemistry Young Investigator Award, ACS Division of Physical Chemistry

2018 Margaret Burbidge Award, APS Far West Section

2018 Heising-Simons Junior Fellowship, Kavli ENSI, UC Berkeley

2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Finance Students Abroad

2010 Regents' Fellowship, UC Irvine

2009 China’s National Scholarship

Shaowei Li
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2017 Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Irvine
2010 B.S., Physics, Nankai University

2020-now Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
2019-2020 Heising-Simons Junior Fellow, UC Berkeley
2018-2019 Postdoc Fellow, Northwestern University