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Hongyuan Li

KIC/Klarman Experimental Fellow (2023 - pres)

Pronouns: He/him

Hongyuan is currently a Klarman and KIC postdoc fellow at Cornell University. He got his PhD degree in applied science and technology from UC Berkeley in 2023. His PhD research work with Kin Fai Mak and Jie Shan mainly focuses on the experimental condensed matter physics, particularly the strongly correlated electrons in low-dimensional materials. He obtained his BS degree in physics from Xian Jiaotong University in China in 2017.


  • Quantum materials
  • Strongly correlated electrons
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Optical spectroscopy

Awards and Honors

  • Klarman Fellowship, Cornell University (2023)
  • Jackson C. Koo Award, UC Berkeley
  • AS&T Excellence in Research Award, UC Berkeley
  • Kavli ENSI Philomathia Graduate Student Fellowship, Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute, UC Berkeley (2022-2023)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology, UC Berkeley, 2023
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Xian Jiaotong University, China, 2017