December 15, 2009

Dr. Guoqiang Li, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) has been honored as a part of the Minority Access 2009 Role Models. Only 17 members of the education community nationwide were chosen for this award. Li was nominated by Dr. Su-Seng Pang, associate vice chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at LSU.

Li received his PhD. degree in Civil Engineering from Southeast University in 1997. He has published over 70 papers in refereed journals as well as four book chapters, and he has made over 75 conference presentations. As Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI, Li has received 38 research grants, five educational grants, and four enhancement grants. Of these grants, 11 grants are on-going, including six newly-funded grants in 2009. His grants have already supported over 60 graduate/undergraduate students on research. He has reviewed numerous papers for 31 archival journals, and evaluated many research proposals for three federal funding agencies and one book publisher.

Li is currently serving on the editorial board and as a guest editor for four refereed journals and serving as an associate editor for one archival journal. He has also served as chair, session developer, committee member, and distinguished speaker in technical conferences, workshops, and seminars. In addition, Li has received 18 national, regional, and local awards for his research, mentoring, and professional service.

Recipients of the Role Model awards were honored at the Minority Access, Inc. Tenth Annual Role Models Conference in Washington, DC, from September 11-13, 2009. The motto for the conference is "Hope for a Healthy, Diverse, and Just Environment."

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Article by Colette Burke, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-5706,


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