Ju Li is BEA Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His group (http://Li.mit.edu) performs computational and experimental research on mechanical properties of materials, and energy storage and conversion. Ju obtained a PhD degree in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2000, and Bachelor's degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 1994. He is a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and 2007 TR35 award from Technology Review magazine. Thomson Reuters included Ju in its Highly Cited Researchers list in 2014, among 147 scientists world-wide in the Materials Science category. Ju was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014, and Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2017.