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Hao Li Professor


Hao Li is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Li’s research focuses on synthesis, characterization and application of novel nanomaterials and biomaterials. Research topics include dental nanocomposites, orthopedic bioabsorbable implants, bone cement, nanoparticle-cell interaction and graphene, among others. Li’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. A recipient of the NSF’s CAREER award, Li was a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University before coming to MU.

Technical Focus

  • Nano materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Thin films and coatings


  • PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology
  • ME and BE from Xi’an Jiaotong University