Zekun Li


Contact Information

Email: zkli@seas.upenn.edu


M.S.E., Materials Science and Engineering (2021-present), University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

Project: Nanoindentation Analysis of Ultra-Stable Polymer Glasses

Advisor: Prof. Robert W. Carpick (UPenn)

B.E., Materials Science and Engineering (2016-2021), University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB)

Project: Fabrication of Graphene-Reinforced Stretchable Conductors

Advisors: Prof. Kangmin Niu (USTB), Prof. Zhengtang Luo (Hong Kong UST), Prof. Rufan Zhang (Tsinghua University), Prof. Yue Zhang (USTB)


1) AFM Nanoindentation on Glass Samples to Understand Indentation Recovery

2) Built-up and Development of Modulus to Conduct Automatic Image Analysis


  • Wang, L., Wu, Y., Li, Z., Jiang, N. and Niu, K., 2021. Wavy Graphene Foam Reinforced Elastomeric Composites for Large-Strain Stretchable Conductors. Composites Part B: Engineering, 224, p.109179.
  • Zhang, W., He, Z., Han, Y., Jiang, Q., Zhan, C., Zhang, K., Li, Z. and Zhang, R., 2020. Structural Design and Environmental Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 137, p.106009.

Fellowships, Honors, & Certificates

  • Master Scholar Award (2021)
  • Weizhe Scholarship (2021)
  • Dean’s List (2020)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award (2020)
  • National Scholarship (2019)
  • Merit Student Award (2019)
  • Zenith Steel Outstanding Scholarship (2018)
  • The People’s Presidential Scholarship (2017)
  • 1st Prize in China Aeromodelling Design Challenge (2017)
  • 2nd Prize in China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (2018)
  • 3rd Prize in China National University Physics Competition (2017)
  • Certificate of CAD training