Chengling Li

Department of Physics, Emory University.

Hi, this is Chengling Li! I’m a Ph.D. student in Physics at Emory University. My Ph.D. advisor is Prof. Daniel Sussman, and our lab uses theoretical and computational techniques to study a wide variety of soft condensed matter systems both in and out of equilibrium. I investigate the anomalous glassy behaviors in simple cimputational cell models (the Voronoi cell model and the Vertex model).

As exploring the scientific world, I’ve built an interest in complex systems, especially from the perspective of the potential energy landscape. The idea of the energy landscape constructs a bridge connecting the microscopic world to the macroscopic properties. The understanding of this connection requires physical pictures built from the statistical mechanics and various computational tools like machine learning. I have been studying extensively in the field and find that so many things are intriguing! I’m also a huge fan of math, even though I’m not good at it!


Dec 30, 2022 Chengling's personal website is here!

Chengling started his personal website and would update his acdemic progress here from now on!


selected publications

  1. Mechanical response of packings of nonspherical particles: A case study of two-dimensional packings of circulo-lines
    Jerry Zhang, Kyle VanderWerf, Chengling Li, and 3 more authors
    Phys. Rev. E Jul 2021