AIGEN LI
CURRICULUM VITAE
Home -- Peyton : Princeton -- TAP : LPL : Steward : Arizona -- PA : Missouri
Education
Nov 1994 - Sept 1998 -- PhD, Astrophysics
Sterrewacht Leiden, Leiden University, The Netherlands
PhD Thesis: Theoretical Studies of Interstellar Dust
Advisor: Prof. J. Mayo Greenberg (1922.1.14 -- 2001.11.29)
Promotor:
Prof. Ewine F. van Dishoeck (member, US National Acad. Sci.)
Sept 1992 - Jun 1994 -- MSc, Astrophysics
Graduate School and Beijing Astronomical Observatory,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Advisor: Prof. Jingyao Hu
Sept 1988 - Jul 1992 -- BSc, Astrophysics
Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, China
Employment
Sept 2004, 2009, 2012 - -- Assist Prof, Assoc Prof, Professor of Astrophysics,
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Missouri
Feb 2002 - Aug 2004 -- Theoretical Astrophysics Prize Fellow,
Theoretical Astrophysics Program,
University of Arizona
Jan 1999 - Feb 2002 -- Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Department of Astrophysical Sciences,
Princeton University
Advisor:  Prof. Bruce T. Draine (member, US National Acad. Sci.)
Research Interests
Interstellar Dust
Dust Disks around Young Stars
Dust Envelopes around Evolved Stars
Physics and Chemistry of Comets
Infrared Galaxies
Active Galactic Nuclei
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Light Scattering by Small Particles
Professional Services
  • Co-organizing The NATO Advanced Study Institute International School of Space Chemistry: Formation and Evolution of Solids in Space (Mar. 10--21, 1997);
  • Organizing The Princeton Interstellar Medium Seminar (1999--2001);
  • Lecturing in the 2006 Kobe International School of Planetary Sciences: Small Bodies in Planetary Systems (Kobe, Japan, Dec. 3--7, 2006);
  • Guest Editor, Earth, Planets and Space: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Guest Editor, Planetary and Space Science;
  • Editor, Scientia Sinica;
  • Editor, Acta Astronomica Sinica;
  • Reviewer for NASA Origins Program, NASA Astrobiology Program, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and US Civilian Research and Development Foundation;
  • Reviewer for journals including Nature, ApJ, A&A, MNRAS, Icarus, Planet. Space Sci., Adv. Space Res., Adv. Geosci., Naturwissenschaften, Ap&SS, and Intl. J. Mod. Phys.
External Funding
  • NASA $46,300 (01 Sept. 2004 -- 31 Aug. 2007) -- Spitzer Cycle-1 GO Proposal "Spitzer Observations of the High-Latitude Translucent Cloud toward HD 210121" (PI: Aigen Li, 65% = $30,100);
  • NASA $36,750 (01 Jun. 2005 -- 31 May 2008) -- Spitzer Cycle-2 GO Proposal "Spitzer Observations of the Molecular Cloud toward HD 62542: A Sightline with Exceedingly Anomalous 2175 Angstrom Extinction Bump" (PI: Aigen Li, 70% = $27,560);
  • NASA $149,387 (01 Jun. 2005 -- 31 May 2006) Spitzer Cycle-2 GO Proposal "Tracing the PAH Variations and Probing the Metallicity and Radiation Field Dependence of PAH emission in M 101, NGC 2403, and NGC 628" (Co-I: Aigen Li, 10% = $14,940);
  • NASA $78,572 (01 Sept. 2005 -- 31 Aug. 2008) Spitzer Cycle-2 Theory Proposal "Modeling the Dust Infrared Emission from Nearby Galaxies" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $78,572);
  • NASA $82,239 (01 Sept. 2006 -- 31 Aug. 2009) Spitzer Cycle-3 Theory Proposal "Modeling the PAH Emission Spectra of Protoplanetary and Debris Disks" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $82,239);
  • NASA $82,798 (01 Sept. 2006 -- 31 Aug. 2009) Spitzer Cycle-3 Theory Proposal "Modeling the Destruction and Survival of PAHs in Extragalactic Environments: from Low-metallicity Galaxies to Elliptical Galaxies and Galactic Halos" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $82,798);
  • NASA $16,642 (01 Sept. 2006 -- 31 Aug. 2009) Spitzer Cycle-3 GO Proposal "Spitzer Search for the 21 Micron Sources from the MSX PSC Catalog" (Co-I: Aigen Li, 50% = $8,321);
  • NASA $267,440 (01 Sept. 2006 -- 31 Aug. 2009) Spitzer Cycle-3 GO Proposal "A Complete Picture of the Dust in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Following up Spitzer Imaging with Spectroscopic Observations" (Co-I: Aigen Li, 10% = $26,744);
  • NASA $53,231 (01 Sept. 2006 -- 31 Aug. 2009) Hubble Cycle-15 Theory Proposal "Modeling the Optical and near-Infrared Scattered Light Images of Protoplanetary and Debris Disks" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $53,231);
  • NASA $49,068 (01 Jan. 2007 -- 31 Dec. 2010) Chandra Cycle-8 Theory Proposal "X-ray Scattering of Interstellar Grains" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $49,068);
  • NASA $53,000 (01 Jul. 2007 -- 30 Jun. 2010) Swift Cycle-3 Theory Proposal "Dust Extinction of GRB Host Galaxies" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $53,000);
  • NASA $55,205 (01 Sept. 2007 -- 31 Aug. 2010) Hubble Cycle-16 Theory Proposal "Radiation-induced Grain Dynamics in Dust Disks: Radiation Pressure, Poynting-Robertson Drag, and Photophoresis" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $55,205);
  • NASA $1,012,484 (01 Sept. 2007 -- 31 Aug. 2010) Spitzer Cycle-4 GO Proposal "SAGE-SMC: Surveying the Agents of Galaxy Evolution in the Tidally-Disrupted, Low-Metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud Magellanic Cloud: Following up Spitzer Imaging with Spectroscopic Observations" (Co-I: Aigen Li, 3% = $30,000);
  • NASA $87,146 (01 Sept. 2007 -- 31 Aug. 2010) Spitzer Cycle-4 Theory Proposal "Modeling the Infrared Emission Spectra of Specific PAH Molecules in Interstellar Space" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $87,146);
  • NSF $202,351 (01 Jul. 2007 -- 30 Jun. 2010) NSF/AST "Photo-excitation and Destruction of Specific Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Molecules in Interstellar Space and Circumstellar Dust Disks" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $202,351);
  • NASA $1,632,000 (01 Apr. 2008 -- 30 Sept. 2011) Herschel Space Telescope Open Time Key Program "HERschel Inventory of The Agents of Galaxy Evolution (HERITAGE) in the Magellanic Clouds" (Co-I: Aigen Li, 0.6% = $10,000);
  • NASA $110,637 (01 Apr. 2008 -- 30 Sept. 2011) Herschel Space Telescope Cycle-0 Theory Proposal "Modeling the Far-IR/Submm Emission Properties of Interstellar Dust" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $110,637);
  • NSF $161,644 (01 Jul. 2011 -- 30 Jun. 2013) NSF/AST "On Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Molecules in Comets" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $161,644);
  • NASA $170,963 (01 Jul. 2013 -- 30 Jun. 2015) NASA/ADAP "Modeling the Infrared Emission of C60 in Space" (PI: Aigen Li, 100% = $170,963);
Publication History
>130 publications in refereed journals, with >9000 citations since 1995.
Student/Postdoc Advising
Graduate students: Shunlin Liang (since 2005), Suklima Guha Niyogi (2006-2008), Ajay Mishra (since 2008), Bradley Mills (since 2014), James Jones (since 2016); postdoctoral research associates: Moping Li (since 2007), Melanie Koehler (since 2008), Ji Yeon Seok (since 2014).
Selected Publications
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