Dapeng Li

 Dapeng Li 

Research Associate

  • Ph. D. in Textile Chemistry, University of California-Davis, 2004
  • M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Peking University, China, 1995
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Shandong Normal University, China, 1992


Previous Appointments

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, 12/2006-11/2010

  • Inkjet printing materials and devices for flexible electronics
  • UV protective mechanisms using hybrid nanoarchitectures
  • Bacteriophage for virus-based biosensors
  • Invited lecturer for Materials Selection and Design, Biomaterials, and Advanced Electronic Properties of Materials


Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, 01/2005-12/2006

  • E. coli-detecting electrospun nanofibrous membranes
  • Repellency, retention, and penetration of pesticides through halamine-incorporated self-decontaminating protective clothing


Lecturer, China Textile University, China, 09/1995-07/2000

  • Fundamentals of Textile Organic Chemistry
  • Technical English
  • Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Textile Organic Chemistry Lab    


Honors and Awards

  • 2006, “The E. Coli Wipe” featured by NY Times “Year in Ideas” 
  • 2004, recipient of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation Student Research Support Grants Award for my proposed research “Characterization of Diffusion Behavior of Solvent Dyes in Polyester Fabrics via K/S Measurements”;
  • 2003, recipient of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition First Place Winner Award;
  • 2001-2003, recipient of the Jastro-Shields Graduate Scholarship from UC Davis;
  • 2001, recipient of the Summer Research Assistantship Award from UC Davis;
  • 1999, recipient of the Outstanding Young Teacher Award from China Textile University.


Contact information

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  • Phone: 508.910.6461
  • Fax: 508.999.9139
  • Office: Textiles Building, Room 106