Kexin (Kathy) Li ,   Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering,
Arizona State University

My reserach interests focus on semiconductor device physics and modeling for RF and 5G. I obtained my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2022, where I was advised by Shaloo Rakheja. Before joining ASU, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, hosted by Harish Krishnaswamy.

I am an incoming assistant professor in the School of ECEE at Arizona State University starting 2023 Fall. I am looking for motivated Ph.D. and M.S. students, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate researchers. If you are interested, please email me with a copy of your CV to start a conversation.


  • Nanoelectronic devices
  • GaN device modeling and circuits
  • Device-circuit co-design and optimization
  • Analog and digital IC design
  • Cryogenic device modeling for quantum computing


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dissertation: "Modeling and Simulation of III-Nitride Devices for Next Generation Communications and Quantum Computing"
New York University
M.Eng., Computer Engineering
Imperial College London
MSc., Analog and Digital IC Design
Southeast University
B.Eng., Electronic, Science and Technology


Recent Publications

A nearly complete list of my publications can be found via my google scholar page.