Yaping Li

Assistant Professor 10 Months Email Lupton Hall, Room 200
Dr. Yaping Li received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from Northeast Normal University in China. She was awarded Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics by Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. Dr. Li engaged in research at The University of Arkansas, The University of Tulsa and taught courses at the University System of Georgia. Her research focuses on investigating materials for renewable energy and environmental concerns with computational approaches. 

Courses Taught

College Physics I Lab
College Physics I Lectures
College Physics II Lab
College Physics II Lectures
Physics Research I
Physics Research II


  • Yaping Li, First-principles investigation of stable lead-free halide perovskite materials CsSnClxBryI3-x-y for solar cell applications, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 35 2023.
  • Yaping Li, Phase diagram and mechanical properties of fifteen quaternary high-entropy metal diborides: First-principles calculations and thermodynamics, Journal of Applied Physics, 131 2022.
  • Yaping Li, First-principles study of thermodynamic miscibility, structures, and optical properties of Cs2Sn (X1− xYx) 6 (X, Y= I, Br, Cl) lead-free perovskite solar cells, Applied Physics Letters, 118 2021.
  • Yaping Li, Solvent-mediated charge separation drives alternative hydrogenation path of furanics in liquid water, Nature Catalysis, 2 2019.
  • Yaping Li, Hydrogenation of o-Cresol at the Water/Pt(111) Interface, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 2019.
  • Yaping Li, Effect of hydrogen coverage on hydrogenation of o-cresol on Pt (111), Applied Surface Science, 443 2018.
  • Yaping Li, Hydrogenation of o-cresol on platinum catalyst: Catalytic experiments and first-principles calculations, Applied Surface Science, 393 2017.
  • Yaping Li, Liquid–liquid transition in supercooled water suggested by microsecond simulations, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 2013.
  • Yaping Li, A multi-step simulation of electron mobility in fluorene–benzothiadiazole conjugated polymer–Case study, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 977 2011.
  • Yaping Li, Charge carrier mobility in conjugated organic polymers–Case studies using multi-step computational approach, Polymer, 52 2011.
  • Yaping Li, Charge carrier mobility in conjugated organic polymers: simulation of an electron mobility in a carbazole-benzothiadiazole-based polymer, Photonics North, 8007 2011.
  • Yaping Li, Electric field effects on bipolaron transport in heterocyclic conjugated polymers with application to polythiophene, Optical Materials, 32 2010.
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