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Jinghua Li

  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Watts Hall
    Office 491
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-9743


Dr. Jinghua Li is an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, beginning in September 2019. Prior to joining Ohio State, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor John A. Rogers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Dr. Li graduated from Duke University in May 2016 with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Her two focus areas are: 1) fundamental understandings on synthesis chemistry and interfacial properties of thin-film materials as bio-interfaces; and 2) engineering efforts on application of these materials for the next generation wearable/implantable biomedical devices to bridge the gap between rigid machine and soft biology. 

Her faculty position is funded, in part, by the Discovery Themes Initiative in the area of Chronic Brain Injury, which has promoted faculty hires and support of critical materials needs in the areas of imaging, diagnosis, and treatment of brain injury. Dr. Li supports the Center for Design and Manufacturing ExcellenceNanotech West, and the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis with her expertise in the function of biomaterials.