About Us: Staff


Li, G.P.

Irvine Director

Li is a professor at the University of California, Irvine, with appointments in three departments: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering. At UCI, he also serves as Calit2 division director and director of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
    Li holds 18 U.S. patents, has 15 patents pending and has published more than 280 research papers involving microelectronic technologies, microwave circuit design, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for communication and biomedical instrumentation applications, and bio-nano-IT technology.
    He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan, and his master’s and doctorate degrees, also in electrical engineering, from UCLA.
    During his tenure as a research staff member and manager of the technology group at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center (1983-1988), Li worked in the area of VLSI technology and led a research/development team to transfer the technology into the marketplace. In 1987, he chaired a committee charged with defining IBM’s semiconductor technology roadmap beyond the year 2000.
    A member of numerous technical committees at professional conferences, Li was chair of the Taiwan VLSI Technology, Circuit, and System Conference in 2006. He also served as chair of the executive committee for electronics manufacturing research and new materials at the University of California.
    Li received an outstanding research contribution award from IBM (1987), two outstanding engineering professor awards from UCI (1997 and 2001), the UCI Innovators Award (2005), best paper award from the ITC International Telemetering Conference (2005), and outstanding Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leaders and Role Models award by the Asian Business Association of Orange County (2009).  
    Li has been involved in several startup companies as a co-founder or member of the technical advisory board. Currently, he directs TechPortal, a technology business incubator housed at the UCI division of Calit2, which supports and nurtures young companies and university researchers commercializing their technologies.   His current research interests focus on developing technologies for efficient energy utilization and consumption, and e-health.