Xuejin Li

Xuejin Li received his Ph.D. in 2009 from University of Science and Technology of China and is a visiting professor at Brown University. His research interests are in area of multiscale modeling of soft matter systems, including polymers, complex fluids and blood cells. Dr. Li has authored over 43 scientific papers in leading journals such as PNAS, Soft Matter, Biophysical Journal, Macromolecules, Chemical Communications, PLOS Computational Biology, etc. His h-index is 19 and his publications have been cited over 1160 times (see my google scholar citations).

Research Interests

  • Multiscale modeling of red blood cells in health and disease
  • Self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous solution
  • Shape transformations of membrane vesicles
  • Multi-scale modeling of polymeric systems
  • Dynamics of Polymer/DNA Chain translocation through a microchannel

Honors and Awards

  • Travel fund for the 2013 NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Modeling Blood Cell Interactions (MBCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Travel fund for the 2011 AMS von Neumann Symposium on Multimodel and Multialgorithm Coupling for Multiscale Problems at Snowbird, Salt Lake City
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences K. C. Wong Post-doctoral Fellowships in 2010
  • Best Poster Award Winner at the National Polymer Conference in 2009 (NPC 2009)
  • Outstanding Post-graduate of University of Science and Technology of China in 2009
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhu-Li-Yuehua Outstanding Doctoral Scholarship in 2009
  • Donggang Post-graduate Scholarship in academic year 2006-2007
  • Excellent Thesis Award of University of Science & Technology of China in 2004
  • Outstanding undergraduate student of Xuxin's Scholarship in academic year 2002-2003
  • Outstanding undergraduate student scholarship in academic year 2001-2002

Refereed Journal Publications (* indicates corresponding author)

  1. L. Lu, X. J. Li*, P. G. Vekilov, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Probing the twisted structure of sickle hemoglobin fibers via particle simulations. Biophys. J. 2016, 110, to appear.
  2. Y.-H. Tang, Z. Li, X. J. Li, M. G. Deng, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Non-equilibrium dynamics of vesicles and micelles by self-assembly of block copolymers with double thermoresponsivity. Macromolecules 2016, 49, to appear.
  3. X. J. Li, E. Du, H. Lei, Y.-H. Tang, M. Dao, S. Suresh, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Patient-specific modeling and predicting blood viscosity in sickle cell anemia. Interface Focus 2016, 6, 20150065.
  4. A. Yazdani$, X. J. Li$, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Dynamic and rheological properties of soft biological cell suspensions. Rheol. Acta 2015, 54, to appear. ($ indicates these authors contributed equally to this work)
  5. K. Lykov$, X. J. Li$, I. V. Pivkin*, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Inflow/Outflow boundary conditions for particle-based blood flow simulations: Application to arterial bifurcations and trees. PLOS Comput. Biol. 2015, 11, e1004410. ($ indicates these authors contributed equally to this work)
  6. Z. Li, Y.-H. Tang, X. J. Li, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Mesoscale modeling of phase transition of thermoresponsive polymers. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 11038-11040.
  7. X. J. Li, Y.-H. Tang, H. J. Liang*, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Large-scale dissipative particle dynamics simulations of self-assembled amphiphilic systems. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 8306-8308.
  8. X. J. Li, Z. L. Peng, H. Lei, M. Dao, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Probing red blood cell mechanics, rheology and dynamics with a two-component multiscale model. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 2014, 372, 20130389.
  9. Z. L. Peng, X. J. Li, I. V. Pivkin, M. Dao, G. E. Karniadakis, and S. Suresh*. Lipid-bilayer and cytoskeletal interactions in a red blood cell. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013, 110, 13356-13361.
  10. X. J. Li*. Shape transformations of bilayer vesicles from amphiphilic block copolymers: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 11663-11670.
  11. X. J. Li, P. M. Vlahovska and G. E. Karniadakis*. Continuum- and particle-based modeling of shapes and dynamics of red blood cells in health and disease. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 28-37. (Invited tutorial review article)
  12. X. J. Li*, I. V. Pivkin*, and H. J. Liang*. Hydrodynamic effects on flow-induced polymer translocation through a microfluidic channel. Polymer 2013, 54, 4309-4317.
  13. X. J. Li, B. Caswell, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Effect of chain chirality on the self-assembly of sickle hemoglobin. Biophys. J. 2012, 103, 1130-1140.
  14. X. J. Li, A. S. Popel, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Blood-plasma separation in Y-shaped bifurcating microfluidic channels: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. Phys. Biol. 2012, 9, 026010(1-12).
  15. X. J. Li*, X. L. Li, M. G. Deng, and H. J. Liang*. Effects of electrostatic interactions on the polymer translocation through a narrow pore under different solvent conditions: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. Macromol. Theory Sim. 2012, 21, 120-129. (Most-Accessed Articles During the Period of Mar 2012-Feb 2013)
  16. Y. F. Li, X. J. Li, Z. H. Li, and H. J. Gao*. Surface-structure-regulated penetration of nanoparticles across cell membrane. Nanoscale 2012, 4, 3768-3775.
  17. M. G. Deng, X. J. Li, H. J. Liang, B. Caswell, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Simulation and modeling of slip flow over surfaces grafted with polymer brushes and glycocalyx fibers. J. Fluid Mech. 2012, 711, 192-211.
  18. J. Y. Guo, X. J. Li*, and H. J. Liang*. Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of fluid-driven polymer through a microchannel. Acta Polym. Sin. 2012, 2, 160-167.
  19. J. Y. Guo, X. J. Li*, Y. Liu, and H. J. Liang*. Flow-induced translocation of polymers through a fluidic channel: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. J. Chem. Phys. 2011, 134, 134906(1-8).(Selected for the April 15, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Volume 21, Issue 8)
  20. P. T. He, X. J. Li*, M. G. Deng, T. Chen, and H. J. Liang*. Complex micelles from the self-assembly of coil-rod-coil amphiphilic triblock copolymers in selective solvents. Soft Matter 2010, 6, 1539-1546.
  21. P. T. He§, X. J. Li§,*, D. Z. Kou, M. G. Deng, and H. J. Liang*. Complex micelles from the self-assembly of amphiphilic triblock copolymers in selective solvents. J. Chem. Phys. 2010, 132, 204905(1-6). (§ indicates these authors contributed equally to this work)
  22. M. G. Deng, Y. Jiang, X. J. Li*, Y. Liu, L. Wang, and H. J. Liang*. Conformation Behavior of a Charged-Neutral Star Micelle in Salt-Free Solution. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2010, 12, 6135-6139.
  23. X. J. Li, I. V. Pivkin, H. J. Liang*, and G. E. Karniadakis*. Shape transformations of membrane vesicles from amphiphilic triblock copolymers: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 3195-3200.
  24. X. J. Li, J. Y. Guo, Y. Liu, and H. J. Liang*. Microphase separation of poly(styrene-b-isoprene) diblock copolymer: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. J. Chem. Phys. 2009, 130, 074908(1-7).
  25. X. J. Li, Y. Liu, L. Wang, M. G. Deng, and H. J. Liang*. Fusion and fission pathways of vesicles from amphiphilic triblock copolymers: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2009, 11, 4051-4059.
  26. X. J. Li, M. G. Deng, Y. Liu, and H. J. Liang*. Dissipative particle dynamics simulations of toroidal structure formations of amphiphilic triblock copolymers. J. Phys. Chem. B 2008, 112, 14762-14765.
  27. S. L. Rao, X. J. Li, and H. J. Liang*. Developing coarse-grained force fields for polystyrene with different chain lengths from atomistic simulation. Macormol. Res. 2007, 15, 610-616.
  28. X. J. Li, D. Z. Kou, S. L. Rao, and H. J. Liang*. Developing a coarse-grained force field for the diblock copolymer poly(styrene-b-butadiene) from atomistic simulation. J. Chem. Phys. 2006, 124, 204909(1-7).
  29. X. J. Li, X. J. Ma, L. Huang, and H. J. Liang*. Developing coarse-grained force fields for cis-poly(1,4-butadiene) from the atomistic simulation. Polymer 2005, 46, 6507-6512.

Book/Chapters

  1. X. J. Li, Z. Li, X. Bian, M. G. Deng, C. H. Kim, Y.-H. Tang, A. Yazdani, and G. E. Karniadakis. Dissipative particle dynamics, overview. Essay in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. Springer, 2016, to appear.
  2. X. H. He, X. J. Li, P. Chen, and H. J. Liang. Dynamic simultions of microphase separation in block copolymers. Chapter in Polymer morphology: principles, characterization, and processing. Jophn Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016, 283-298.
  3. X. J. Li, R. Huang, P. Chen, Y. Jiang, and H. J. Liang. Introduction to theoretical and modeling methods in polymer sciences. Chapter in Frontier aspects and development of polymer sciences. Beijing: Science Press, 2006, pp. 375-395.

Refereed Conference Publications

  1. X. J. Li, H. Lei, S. Du, M. Dao, and G. E. Karniadakis. Rheology of sickle cell anemia: Effects of heterogeneous RBC shapes. 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 2014. 07.
  2. X. J. Li, K. Lykov, I. V. Pivkin, and G. E. Karniadakis. Dissipative particle dynamics modeling of blood flow in arterial bifurcations. 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2013. 11.
  3. X. J. Li, Z. L. Peng, M. Dao, and G. E. Karniadakis. Probing red blood cell mechanics, rheology and dynamics with a two-component model. Red Cell Club 2013, New York, New York, United States, 2013. 10.
  4. X. J. Li, B. Caswell, and G. E. Karniadakis. Morphology and chirality control self-assembly of sickle hemoglobin inside red blood cells. ASME-AMD Annual Summer Meeting–Computational Mechanics of Biomembranes, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 2013. 07.
  5. X. J. Li, and G. E. Karniadakis. Simulations of red blood cell dynamics with the two-component model. 2013 NIMBioS Investigative Workshop–Modeling Blood Cell Interactions, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 2013. 06.
  6. B. Caswell, L. Lei, X. J. Li, and G. E. Karniadakis. Occlusion by cell-cell and cell-wall adhesion in sickle cell disease. 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2012. 10.
  7. X. J. Li, L. Lei, B. Caswell, and G. E. Karniadakis. Morphology and chirality control self-assembly of sickle hemoglobin inside red blood cells. APS March Meeting 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 2012. 03. (Invited talk in self-assembling structures press conference)
  8. X. J. Li, A. S. Popel, and G. E. Karniadakis. Multiscale modeling of blood-plasma separation in bifurcations. 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 2011. 11.
  9. Y. F. Li, X. J. Li, and Z. H. Li. Translocation of nanoparticles coated with amphiphilic molecules across a lipid bilayer membrane: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Denver, Colorado, United States, 2011. 11.
  10. X. J. Li, B. Caswell, and G. E. Karniadakis. Self-assembly of sickle hemoglobin fibers inside a red blood cell. Red Cell Club 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 2011. 10.
  11. X. J. Li, B. Caswell, and G. E. Karniadakis. Self-assembly of sickle cell hemoglobin: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. The Society of Rheology: 83rd Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 2011. 10.
  12. X. J. Li, J. Y. Guo, and H. J. Liang. Fluid-driven polymer translocation through a microchannel: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. APS March Meeting 2011, Dallas, Texas, United States, 2011. 03.
  13. X. J. Li, P. T. He, and H. J. Liang. Fluid-driven polymer translocation through a microchannel. 27th CCS (Chinese Chemical Society) Congress, Xiamen, P. R. China, 2010. 06. (Invited talk in session of study of theory, analogism and calculation on polymer sciences)
  14. X. J. Li and H. J. Liang. Multiscale modeling and simulation of block copolymer. The National Polymer Conference in 2009 (NPC 2009), Tianjin, P. R. China, 2009. 08.
  15. H. J. Liang and X. J. Li. Shape transformations of membrane vesicles: A dissipative particle dynamics simulation study. The National Polymer Conference in 2009 (NPC 2009), Tianjin, P. R. China, 2009. 08.
  16. X. J. Li, I. V. Pivkin, H. J. Liang, and G. E. Karniadakis. Dissipative particle dynamics simulations of shape transformations of membrane vesicles from amphiphilic triblock copolymers. The international conference on the theory and applications of computational chemistry in 2008 (TACC 2008), Shanghai, P. R. China. 2008. 09.
  17. X. J. Li, M. G. Deng, P. Chen, and H. J. Liang. Theoretical computation and simulations on self-assembly of block copolymers. 5th East-Asian Polymer Conference, Shanghai, P. R. China, 2008. 06.
  18. H. J. Liang, P. Chen, and X. J. Li. Theory and simulation of the self-assembly of block copolymer. The National Polymer Conference in 2007 (NPC 2007), Chengdu, P. R. China, 2007. 10.
  19. X. J. Li, S. L. Rao, D. Z. Kou, and H. J. Liang. Developing a coarse-grained force field for polymer from atomistic simulation. 4th East-Asian Polymer Conference, Tianjin, P. R. China, 2006. 05.

Professional Service

Member

  • American Physical Society
  • Institute of Physics
  • Chinese Chemical Society

Reviewer

  • ACS Nano
  • Macromolecules
  • Soft Matter
  • Biophysical Journal
  • Physical Review E
  • Journal of Computational Physics
  • PLOS ONE
  • Polymer
  • Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
  • Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models
  • Macromolecular Theory and Simulations
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
  • Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling
  • Materials Express
  • Acta Polymerica Sinica
  • Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica
  • Science China Chemistry
  • Chinese Journal of Chemistry
  • Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics
  • Chinese Journal of Polymer Science
  • Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities

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