Dr. Li’s Awards & Honors

  1. Alumnus, Kavli Frontiers of Science, National Academy of Sciences, 2019
  2. Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold & Mable Beckman Foundation (10 out of ~500), 2018
  3. Best Paper Award, Advanced Robotics (4 out of 96), 2018
  4. Young Investigator Award, Army Research Office, 2017
  5. Highlight Paper, 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (20 out of 840), 2016
  6. Highlight Paper of 2015, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (12 out of 110), 2016
  7. Career Award at the Scientific Interface, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (12 out of ~300), 2015
  8. Miller Research Fellowship, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley (11 out of ~300), 2012
  9. Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
  10. Best Student Paper, Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (1 per year), 2012
  11. Best Student Paper, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Division of Comparative Biomechanics (1 per year), 2009
  12. Amelio Fellowship for Excellence in Research, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (1 per year), 2009
  13. First Place Oral Presentation, Georgia Tech Graduate Research Symposium, 2009
  14. Award for Academic Excellence, Peking University, 2004

Mentee Awards

  1. Best Student Paper Finalist (Ratan Othayoth), Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Conference, Division of Comparative Biomechanics, 2019
  2. Best Student Paper Finalists (Ratan Othayoth, Yuanfeng Han), Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Conference, Division of Comparative Biomechanics, 2018
  3. Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (Zhiyi Ren), Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
  4. James F. Bell Award (Zhiyi Ren), for outstanding research and scholarly achievement, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  5. Robert George Gerstmyer Award (Huidong Gao), for outstanding undergraduate achievement, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  6. Honorable mention and Third place in the physical sciences (Evains Francois), Baltimore Science Fair, 2018
  7. Franklin Henry Award (Han Lam), for outstanding achievement by an undergraduate in human performance and health research, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (1 out of 60), 2015
  8. Qualcomm Undergraduate Experiences in Science and Technology Scholarship (Casey Duckering), College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  9. Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship (Armita Manafzadeh), National Science Foundation, 2014
  10. Best Student Paper (Feifei Qian, Tingnan Zhang), Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (1 per year), 2012