Dr. Tianxiang Li joined the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. From 2010 to 2015, he served as an associate research professor in the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky (UK). Prior to joining UK, he was a professional research staff member at Princeton University.
Professor Li has over 47 peer-reviewed journal publications, holds two patents and received two technical paper awards and one science and technology award.
Professor Li’s research interests are on the fundamentals of combustion, with applications in energy utilization, combustion in the sintering process and modeling, pollutant generation and control, biodiesel synthesis and combustion characterization and flame synthesis of carbon nanotubes. His current research focuses on oxy-fuel combustion to increase energy efficiency and control carbon dioxide emissions.