Dr Lucas Liang Li

Meet our Research Faculty

Dr Lucas Liang Li Dr Lucas Liang Li
Assistant Professor of Physics
Sciences and Engineering
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Research Interests

  • Maximum Entropy Method
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Optics, Smart Materials
  • Research Instrumentation

PhD in

  • Physics

Research Collaborations Collaborating institutes

  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Jilin University
  • Hoffmann Institute of Advanced Materials

Conferences and talks

  • 2021, 25th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, Prague, Czech
  • 2019, 24th International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid, New York, USA
  • 2018, 2nd Middle-Eastern Materials Science Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2018, 15th Conference of the Asian Crystallography Association, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2017, 24th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, Hyderabad, India
  • 2016, 1st Middle-Eastern Materials Science Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2013, 28th European Crystallographic Meeting, Warwick, UK
  • 2010, 26th European Crystallographic Meeting, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2009, 6th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals, Liverpool, UK
  • 2009, 17th Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer kristallographie, Hannover, Germany
  • 2008, 16th Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer kristallographie, Erlangen, Germany

Publications Journal Articles

  • Durga Prasad Karothu, Ghada Dushaq, Ejaz Ahmed, Luca Catalano, Srujana Polavaram, Rodrigo Ferreira, Liang Li, Sharmarke Mohamed, Mahmoud Rasras, Panče Naumov, “Mechanically robust amino acid crystals as fiber-optic transducers and wide bandpass filters for optical communication in the near-infrared” Nature Communications 2021,12
  • Patrick Commins, Veronica Lee, Tamas Panda, Alain Lesimple, Liang Li, Panče Naumov,” The nature of the van Dyck “Crystals””, Dyes and Pigments 2021, 186
  • Gang Li, Hanlin Hu, Minchao Qin, Patrick W. K. Fong, Zhiwei Ren, Xuejuan Wan, Mriganka Singh, Chun-Jen Su, U-Ser Jeng, Liang Li, Jiajie Zhu, Mingjian Yuan, Xinhui Lu, Chih-Wei Chu” Perovskite Quantum Wells Formation Mechanism for Stable Efficient Perovskite Photovoltaics—A Real-Time Phase-Transition Study” Advanced Materials, 2020, 0935-9648
  • C Ge, YZB Xue, Liang Li, B Tang, H Hu “Recent Progress in 2D/3D Multidimensional Metal Halide Perovskites Solar Cells” Frontiers in Materials 7: 601179. 2020
  • Naumov P., Karothu, D. P., Ahmed E., Catalano L., Commins P., Mahmoud Halabi J., Al Handawi M., Liang Li*, “The rise of the dynamic crystals”. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 0619
  • Liu, E.; Kashwani, G.; Liang Li, “Transformation of industrial solid wastes into carbon-infused infrastructure materials”. Journal of Cleaner Production 2020, 260, 120890
  • Liang Li; Colin-Molina, A.; Rodríguez-Molina, B.; Naumov, P., “Global Performance Indices for Dynamic Crystals as Organic Thermal Actuators”. Advanced Materials 2020, 1906216. (Equal contribution and cover paper)
  • Wang, J.; Liu, E.; Liang Li, “Characterisation on the recycling of waste seashells with Portland cement towards sustainable cementitious materials”. Journal of Cleaner Production 2019
  • Schramm, S.; Karothu, D. P.; Lui, N. M.; Commins, P.; Ahmed, E.; Catalano, L.; Liang Li; Weston, J.; Moriwaki, T.; Solntsev, K. M.; Naumov, P., “Thermochemiluminescent peroxide crystals”. Nature Communications 2019, 10 (1), 997
  • Liang Li; Commins, P.; Al-Handawi, M. B.; Karothu, D. P.; Halabi, J. M.; Schramm, S.; Weston, J.; Rezgui, R.; Naumov, P., “Martensitic organic crystals as soft actuators”. Chemical Science 2019, 10 (31), 7327-7332. (Cover paper and hot paper of week)

Affiliations Membership

  • Co-Founder, Emirates Crystallographic Society
  • Chair of X-ray Diffraction method, Emirates Crystallographic Society
  • Optical Society of America
  • European Crysallographic Association
  • Asian Crystallographic Association
  • Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kristallographie
  • International Union of Crystallography


  • Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Frontiers in Electronic Materials


  • Materials Research Express, Laser Physics Letter, Applied Optics, CrystEngComm