Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Sheng Li (리섕)

Assistant Professor

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-Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2013

-M.A. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2008

-M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT, 2003

-B.S. in Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2002



Employmentand Professional Experiences

-2016-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and BiomolecularEngineering, KAIST

-2014-2015: Research Investigator, DuPont Central Research and Development

-2013-2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Chemical and BiologicalEngineering, Seoul National University

-2004-2006: Technical Engineer, DuPont Central Research and Development



Awardsand Honors

-Gordon Y. S. Wu Fellowship, Princeton University (2006-2010)

-Haas Family Fellowship, MIT (2002-2003)

-Jack C. Tang Scholarship, MIT (1998-2002)




1. Li S and Register RA, “Crystallization inCopolymers”, Chapter 11 in Handbook ofPolymer Crystallization, Piorkowska E and Rutledge GC, eds., John Wiley& Sons: New Jersey, 2013, pp. 327-346.


2. Li S, BurnsAB, Register RA, and Bell A, “Poly(phenylnorbornene) from Ring-OpeningMetathesis and Its Hydrogenated Derivatives”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 213, 2027-2033 (2012).


3. Li S,Register RA, Weinhold JD, and Landes BG, “Melt and Solid-State Structures ofPolydisperse Polyolefin Multiblock Copolymers”, Macromolecules, 45, 5773-5781 (2012).


4. Corbin DR,Griffin TP, Hutchenson KW, Li S, Shiflett MB, Torardi C, and Zaher JJ,“Processes for Producing Titanium Dioxide”, U.S. Patent 8,137, 647 B2, issuedMarch 20, 2012.


5. Li S, MyersSB, and Register RA, “Solid-State Structure and Crystallization inDouble-Crystalline Diblock Copolymers of Linear Polyethylene and HydrogenatedPolynorbornene”, Macromolecules, 44,8835-8844 (2011).


6. Park HE,Dealy JM, Marchand GR, Wang J, Li S, and Register RA, “Rheology and Structureof Molten, Olefin Multiblock Copolymers”, Macromolecules,43, 6789-6799 (2010).


7. Li S,Register RA, Landes BG, Hustad PD, and Weinhold JD, “Crystallization in OrderedPolydisperse Polyolefin Diblock Copolymers”,Macromolecules, 43, 4761-4770 (2010).


  We are an interdisciplinary research laboratory working on the synthesis, characterization, and application development of functionalized homopolymers and block copolymers.  We are interested in understanding the microstructures and physical properties of novel homopolymer and block copolymer systems.  Ultimately our goal is to translate these fundamental understandings regarding material structure-property relations to the design and development of next generation advanced polymeric materials.  Our current research interests include 1) polydisperse block copolymers; 2) DNA block copolymers; and 3) polysaccharide block copolymers