Last Updated: 1/5/2009

Jia Li

Email: jiali01@gmail.com

Status at ASU: Ph.D., Chemistry, 2002; Postdoc 2003
Time period at ASU: 1997 - 2003

My family and myself

After graduating with a Ph. D. in Chemistry in December 2002, Li Jia stayed with the 7*M as a postdoctoral associate. She worked on some very interesting projects including study of aerosols from the United Arab Emirates and tomography of soot particles. In August 2003, Li Jia relocated to the Silicon Valley to be with her family. She first worked in a startup company focusing on using quantum dots in renewable energy application. She performed material, physical, and chemical characterization of quantum dots and thin-film devices. Currently she is with Headway Technologies, a company designing and manufacturing magnetic recording heads for high performance hard disk drives. She uses TEM, SEM, and SEM-FIB Dualbeam to analyze hard drive head products and related thin film materials.

Li Jia and her husband Zhili (Jason ) Gui have two children: Emily (Tingting) is 7, and in 1st Grade. Kevin (Xiangxiang) is 3, and still in preschool.

7 * M Research Group at Arizona State University