Li Recognized by Alma Mater
Nov. 22, 2017 - G.P. Li was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award from the National Cheng Kung University Alumni Association, North America. Li, director of UC Irvine’s CALIT2 and a professor in the Samueli School departments of electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and chemical engineering and materials science, accepted the award last month at the association’s biannual conference in Washington, D.C.
Li completed his primary, secondary and tertiary school education in one town; in fact, all schools are located within a few blocks of where he grew up. He came to the U.S. to attend graduate school at UCLA and today is a successful academic, innovative researcher and intrepid entrepreneur. He holds 24 patents and has started four companies. His current research interests focus on developing technologies for efficient energy utilization and consumption, and e-health.
Li says he is honored to receive this award and advises, “Listening to yourself and others is important to success. I always tell my students, listen to what your heart tells you.”
– Lori Brandt