Professor Li's principal research interests are studies of solar wind energy coupling into Earth's magnetosphere and of energetic particle dynamics in the magnetosphere. His current research includes analysis and interpretation of particle and field data from satellites and ground stations, energetic particle instrument development, modeling and simulation of energetic particle transport associated with magnetic storms and substorms, and prediction and real-time forecast of MeV electrons and the Dst, AL, AU, and AE indices. His teaching activities include aerospace environment, space dynamics, thermodynamics, and space-flight hardware design. Recently, he was awarded a CubeSat project from NSF and has been leading a group of graduate students as they design, build, calibrate, and test the CubeSat system, which was delivered on 1/9/2012, launched on 9/13/2012, operated for more than two years.
Space Sciences, Space Flight Hardware, CubeSat and instrument development, data analysis and modeling