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Yulan Li

Yulan Li

Applied Computational Mathematics & Engineering
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K7-90
Richland, WA 99352
509/371-6103

Research Interests

  • Utilize numerical modeling as a tool to provide fundamental understanding of microstructure evolution and evolution kinetics in different materials processes and materials response to applied fields, and predict the relationships between materials properties and macro/micro-structures.
  • Interested materials include: structural and fuel materials of nuclear reactors; ferroelectrics; ferromagnetics.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph. D., Solid Fracture Mechanics, Lanzhou University, P. R. China, 1992.
  • B. Sc., Solid Mechanics, Lanzhou University, P. R. China, 1984.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship (Germany) during Feb., 1996 ~ Feb., 1998.
  • Awarded a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Japan) during March, 1998 ~ March, 2000.

PNNL Publications

2014

  • Li Y, SY Hu, L Zhang, and X Sun. 2014. "Non-classical nuclei and growth kinetics of Cr precipitates in FeCr alloys during ageing." Acta Materialia 22(2):Article No. 025002.  doi:10.1088/0965-0393/22/2/025002

2013

  • Li Y, SY Hu, and X Sun. 2013. Report on the Implementation of Homogeneous Nucleation Scheme in MARMOT-based Phase Field SimulationPNNL-22829; M2MS-13PN0602054, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li Y, SY Hu, RO Montgomery, F Gao, and X Sun. 2013. "Phase-field simulations of intragranular fission gas bubble evolution in UO2 under post-irradiation thermal annealing." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 303:62-67.  doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2012.11.028
  • Deng H, WY Hu, F Gao, HL Heinisch, SY Hu, Y Li, and RJ Kurtz. 2013. "Diffusion of Small He Clusters in Bulk and Grain Boundaries in a-Fe." Journal of Nuclear Materials 442(1-3):S667-S673.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.02.063
  • Henager CH, Jr, JS McCloy, P Ramuhalli, DJ Edwards, SY Hu, and Y Li. 2013. "Investigation of Magnetic Signatures and Microstructures for Heat-Treated Ferritic/Martensitic HT-9 Alloy." Acta Materialia 61(9):3285-3296.  doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2013.02.017
  • Hu SY, Y Li, JS McCloy, RO Montgomery, and CH Henager, Jr. 2013. "Magnetic Hardening from the Suppression of Domain Walls by Nonmagnetic Particles." IEEE Magnetics Letters 4:Article No. 3500104.  doi:10.1109/LMAG.2013.2245861
  • Hu SY, Y Li, KM Rosso, and ML Sushko. 2013. "Mesoscale Phase-Field Modeling of Charge Transport in Nanocomposite Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(1):28-40.  doi:10.1021/jp3068014
  • McCloy JS, RO Montgomery, P Ramuhalli, RM Meyer, SY Hu, Y Li, CH Henager, Jr, and BR Johnson. 2013. Materials Degradation and Detection (MD2): Deep Dive Final ReportPNNL-22309, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2012

  • Li D, Y Li, SY Hu, X Sun, and MA Khaleel. 2012. "Predicting Thermal Conductivity Evolution of Polycrystalline Materials Under Irradiation Using Multiscale Approach." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 43(3):1060-1069.  doi:10.1007/s11661-011-0936-0
  • Li Y, SY Hu, CH Henager, Jr, H Deng, F Gao, X Sun, and MA Khaleel. 2012. "Computer Simulations of Interstitial Loop Growth Kinetics in irradiated bcc Fe." Journal of Nuclear Materials 427(1-3):259-267.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2012.05.004
  • Li Y, SY Hu, R Montgomery, F Gao, X Sun, M Tonks, B Biner, P Millet, V Tikare, B Radhakrishnan, and D Andersson . 2012. Mesoscale Benchmark Demonstration Problem 1: Mesoscale Simulations of Intra-granular Fission Gas Bubbles in UO2 under Post-irradiation Thermal AnnealingPNNL-21295, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li Y, SY Hu, RO Montgomery, F Gao, and X Sun. 2012. Enhanced Generic Phase-field Model of Irradiation Materials: Fission Gas Bubble Growth Kinetics in Polycrystalline UO2PNNL-21417, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li Y, Z Huang, N Zhou, B Lee, R Diao, and P Du. 2012. "Application of Ensemble Kalman Filter in Power System State Tracking and Sensitivity." In IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D 2012), May 7-10, 2012, Orlando, Florida , pp. 1-8.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2012.6281499
  • Biner B, M Tonks, PC Millett, Y Li, SY Hu, F Gao, X Sun, E Martinez, and D Anderson. 2012. PROGRESS ON GENERIC PHASE-FIELD METHOD DEVELOPMENTPNNL-21811, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Dubinko V, SY Hu, Y Li, CH Henager, Jr, and RJ Kurtz. 2012. "Dislocation vs. production bias revisited with account of radiation-induced emission bias I. Void swelling under electron and light ion irradiation." Philosophical Magazine. Structure and Properties of Condensed Matter 92(33):4113-4150.  doi:10.1080/14786435.2012.704425
  • Gao F, HY Xiao, Y Zhou, R Devanathan, SY Hu, Y Li, X Sun, and MA Khaleel. 2012. "Ab Initio Study of Defect Properties in YPO4." Computational Materials Science 54:170-175.  doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.10.005
  • Hu SY, CH Henager, Jr, Y Li, F Gao, X Sun, and MA Khaleel. 2012. "Evolution kinetics of interstitial loops in irradiated materials: a phase-field model." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 20(1):Article No. 015011.  doi:10.1088/0965-0393/20/1/015011
  • Kalsi K, Y Sun, Z Huang, P Du, R Diao, KK Anderson, Y Li, and B Lee. 2012. "Calibrating Multi-machine Power System Parameters with the Extended Kalman Filter." In 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-28, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039224
  • Kathan-Galipeau K, P Wu, Y Li, LQ Chen, A Soukiassian, Y Zhu, DA Muller, XX Xi, DG Schlom, and DA Bonnell. 2012. "Direct Determination of the Effect of Strain on Domain Morphology in Ferroelectric Superlattices with Scanning Probe Microscopy." Journal of Applied Physics 112(5):Article No. 052011.  doi:10.1063/1.4746081
  • Liang L, Y Li, F Xue, and LQ Chen . 2012. "Pressure and electric field effects on piezoelectric responses of KNbO3." Journal of Applied Physics 112(6):Article No. 064106.  doi:10.1063/1.4752418
  • Sheng G, JM Hu, J Zhang, Y Li, ZK Liu, and LQ Chen. 2012. "Phase-field simulations of thickness-dependent domain stability in PbTiO3 thin films." Acta Materialia 60(8):3296-3301.  doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2012.03.003
  • Wu P, X Ma, Y Li, V Gopalan, and LQ Chen . 2012. "Dipole spring ferroelectrics in superlattice SrTiO3/BaTiO3 thin films exhibiting constricted hysteresis loops." Applied Physics Letters 100(9):Article No. 092905.  doi:10.1063/1.3691172
  • Wu P, X Ma, Y Li, V Gopalan, and LQ Chen . 2012. "Dipole spring ferroelectrics in superlattice SrTiO3/BaTiO3 thin films exhibiting constricted hysteresis loops." Applied Physics Letters 100(9):Article No. 092905.  doi:10.1063/1.3691172

2011

  • Li Y, SY Hu, X Sun, and MA Khaleel. 2011. Phase-field Model for Interstitial Loop Growth Kinetics and Thermodynamic and Kinetic Models of Irradiated Fe-Cr AlloysPNNL-20467, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li Y, SY Hu, X Sun, F Gao, CH Henager, Jr, and MA Khaleel. 2011. "Phase-field modeling of void evolution and swelling in materials under irradiation." Science China. Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 54(5):856-865.  doi:10.1007/s11433-011-4316-y
  • Du P, Z Huang, Y Sun, R Diao, K Kalsi, KK Anderson, Y Li, and B Lee. 2011. "Distributed Dynamic State Estimation with Extended Kalman Filter." In 43rd North American Power Symposium (NAPS 2011), August 4-6, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NAPS.2011.6024863
  • Dubinko V, SY Hu, Y Li, CH Henager, Jr, and RJ Kurtz. 2011. "DISLOCATION VS. PRODUCTION BIAS REVISITED WITH ACCOUNTED OF RADIATION-INDUCED EMISSION BIAS: VOID SWELLING UNDER ELECTRON AND LIGHT ION IRRADIATION." In Fusion Materials Semiannual Progress Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2011, vol. 51; DOE/ER-0313/51, pp. 109-115.  Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN. 
  • Kathan-Galipeau K, P Wu, Y Li, LQ Chen , A Soukiassian, XX Xi, DG Schlom, and DA Bonnell. 2011. "Quantification of Internal Electric Fields and Local Polarization in Ferroelectric Superlattices." ACS Nano 5(1):640-646.  doi:10.1021/nn102884s
  • Sun Y, P Du, Z Huang, K Kalsi, R Diao, KK Anderson, Y Li, and B Lee. 2011. "PMU Placement for Dynamic State Tracking of Power Systems." In 43rd North American Power Symposium (NAPS 2011), August 4-6, 2011 Boston, Massachusetts.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/NAPS.2011.6024865

2010

  • Li Y, SY Hu, X Sun, F Gao, CH Henager, Jr, and MA Khaleel. 2010. "Phase-field Modeling of Void Migration and Growth Kinetics in Materials under Irradiation and Temperature Field." Journal of Nuclear Materials 407(2):119-125. 
  • Aravind VR, AN Morozovska, S Bhattacharyya, D Lee, S Jesse, I Grinberg, Y Li, S Choudhury, P Wu, K Seal, AM Rappe, SV Svechnikov, EA Eliseev, SR Phillpot, LQ Chen, V Gopalan, and SV Kalinin. 2010. "Correlated polarization switching in the proximity of a 180° domain wall." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter 82(2):Article No. 02411.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.82.024111
  • Baek SH, HW Jang, CM Folkman, Y Li, B Winchester, JX Zhang, Q He, YH Chu, CT Nelson, MS Rzchowski, XQ Pan, R Ramesh, LQ Chen , and CB Eom. 2010. "Ferroelastic switching for nanoscale non-volatile magnetoelectric devices." Nature Materials 9(4):309-314.  doi:10.1038/nmat2703
  • Cao Y, G Sheng, JX Zhang , S Choudhury, Y Li, CA Randall, and LQ Chen . 2010. "Piezoelectric response of single-crystal PbZr1-xTixO3 near morphotropic phase boundary predicted by phase-field simulation." Applied Physics Letters 97(25):Article No. 252904.  doi:10.1063/1.3530443
  • Hu SY, Y Li, X Sun, F Gao, R Devanathan, CH Henager, Jr, and MA Khaleel. 2010. "Application of Phase-field Method in Predicting Gas Bubble Microstructure Evolution in Nuclear Fuels." International journal of materials research 10(4):515-522. 
  • Liang L, Y Li, SY Hu, LQ Chen, and GH Lu. 2010. "Piezoelectric anisotropy of KNbO3 single crystal." Journal of Applied Physics 108(9):Article No. 094111.  doi:10.1063/1.3511336
  • Sheng G, Y Li, JX Zhang , S Choudhury, QX Jia, V Gopalan, DG Schlom, ZK Liu, and LQ Chen . 2010. "A modified Landau-Devonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate." Applied Physics Letters 96(23):Article No. 232902.  doi:10.1063/1.3442915
  • Sheng G, Y Li, JX Zhang , S Choudhury, QX Jia, V Gopalan, DG Schlom, ZK Liu, and LQ Chen . 2010. "Phase transitions and domain stabilities in biaxially strained (001) SrTiO3 epitaxial thin films." Journal of Applied Physics 108(8):Article No. 084113.  doi:10.1063/1.3488636

2009

  • Eliseev EA, AN Morozovska, SV Kalinin, Y Li, J Shen, MD Glinchuk, LQ Chen , and V Gopalan. 2009. "Surface effect on domain wall width in ferroelectrics." Journal of Applied Physics 106(8):Article No. 084102.  doi:10.1063/1.3236644
  • Liang L, Y Li, LQ Chen , SY Hu, and GH Lu. 2009. "Thermodynamics and Ferroelectric Properties of KNbO3." Journal of Applied Physics 106(10):Article No. 104118.  doi:10.1063/1.3260242
  • Liang L, Y Li, LQ Chen , SY Hu, and GH Lu. 2009. "A phenomenological thermodynamic potential for potassium niobate ." Applied Physics Letters 94(7):Article Number: 072904 . 
  • Morozovska AN, EA Eliseev, Y Li, SV Svechnikov, P Maksymovych, VY Shur, V Gopalan, LQ Chen , and SV Kalinin. 2009. "Thermodynamics of nanodomain formation and breakdown in Scanning Probe Microscopy: Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire approach." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 80(21):Article No. 214110.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.80.214110
  • Tenne DA, P Turner, JD Schmidt, M Biegalski, Y Li, LQ Chen, A Soukiassian, S Trolier-McKinstry, DG Schlom, XX Xi, DD Fong, PH Fuoss, JA Eastman, GB Stephenson, C Thompson, and SK Streier. 2009. "Ferroelectricity in ultrathin strained BaTiO3 films: probing the size effect by ultraviolet Raman spectroscopy." Physical Review Letters 103(17):Article No. 177601.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.177601

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