Honors and Awards

Details please see Dr. Li's CV.

2018

  • Dr. Li’s trainee, Austin Paul-Orecchio, was selected to present his summer research at the 15th Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Charleston, WV, Feb. 16, 2018.
  • Dr. Li’s trainee, Shichao Zhang, was awarded a Travel Grant of $500 from the Office of Research and Graduate Education, School of Medicine, West Virginia University. April 2018.
  • News: Dr. Li publishes new book on orthopedic biomaterials

2017

  • Dr. Li serves as the Topic Chair of the Infection and Inflammation, Orthopaedic Research Society Program Committee (2017-2018).
  • Dr. Li was invited to co-chair the NIH Study Section (teleconference) - BST-M (55): Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01), April 4, 2017.
  • Dr. Li’s trainee, Jason Kang (master student), received the First Place Poster Prize in the master graduate category at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, March 2017.
  • Dr. Li was awarded a Travel Grant, WVU, March 2017.
  • Congratulations to Jianhua Yan, PhD (PhD student)! Jianhua accepted an offer from Donghua University in China as a full professor, February 2017.
  • Dr. Li’s trainee, Elijah Roberts, was selected to present a poster at the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Charleston, WV, Feb. 24, 2017.

2016

  • Dr. Li was invited to serve as the Chair of the Infection and Inflammation Topic Committee in the Orthopaedic Research Society. November 15, 2016.
  • Dr. Li and his colleagues (Brock Lindsey, MD and Matthew Dietz, MD) are featured as outstanding collaborators in the Department of Orthopaedics in the August issue of the Office of Research and Graduate Education of the WVU Health Sciences Center. August 2016.
  • Dr. Li was nominated for the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in research, WVU, July 2016.
  • Dr. Li was selected as a CTSI Scholar Mentor of a WV CTSI Research Scholar, July 2016-June 2017.
  • Dr. Li was invited by the Chair of the Scientific Program to chair the “Anti-infective biomaterials and device related infections” session at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2016), Montreal, Canada, May 18, 2016.
  • Dr. Li was nominated for the Vice President’s Outstanding Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities Award at Health Sciences Center, WVU.
  • Dr. Li received the International Travel Award from WVU to attend the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, Canada, March 2016.
  • On behalf of Dr. Xingbo Liu, lead of the Electrochemical Systems Research Center, Dr. Li was named, among six researchers (Cheryl Ball, digital publishing; Dan Carder, diesel emissions research; Sally Hodder, clinical and translational sciences; Bingyun Li, electrochemical systems research; Maura McLaughlin, neutron stars and NANOGrav; Sean McWilliams, LIGO and gravitational waves) as Outstanding Researchers at President E. Gordon Gee’s special State of the University address in celebrating the University's highest designation of Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, March 1, 2016.

2015

  • Dr. Li’s collaborative work with Xingbo Liu and Trina Wafle was picked as one of the Crowd Choice Awards for Audience Favorites in Pitch Session 3 at the 2015 TransTech Energy (TTE) Business Development Conference, Morgantown, WV, November 2015.
  • Dr. Li’s PhD student (engineering), Jianhua Yan, was awarded the National Merit Scholarship from the Office of Educational Affairs of the Embassy of PR China in USA, November 2015.
  • Dr. Li’s PhD student, Jianhua Yan, was awarded a Doctoral Student Travel Award from the School of Engineering, WVU for the Electrochemical Society (ECS) 228th meeting, Oct. 10-15, 2015, Phoenix, AZ.
  • One of Dr. Li’s trained residents, Andrew Hanselman, MD, was awarded a Resident Research Grant from Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), June 2015.
  • Dr. Li’s PhD student, Jianhua Yan, was awarded a Travel Grant from the national Electrochemical Society (ECS) for the ECS 227th meeting, May 24-28, Chicago, IL.
  • Dr. Li’s PhD student, Jianhua Yan, was awarded a Doctoral Student Travel Award from School of Engineering, WVU, March 2015.
  • Dr. Li was included in the 70th Platinum Anniversary Edition of Marquis Who's Who in America.
  • Dr. Li was invited by the program chair to serve as a moderator of a Spotlight Session titled “Knee OA Repair.” ORS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28-31, 2015.Our paper titled “Advances in CO2 capture technology” received the “Applied Energy Highly Cited Award” with a certificate, March 2015. The award was selected by the Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher as one (represents only 1.75% of papers in the journal during 2012–2013) of the most highly-cited papers published in the Applied Energy journal in 2012–2013.
  • Elias Joseph (MD student) received the Second Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, February 2015.

2014

  • Congratulations to Xianfeng Wang, PhD (postdoc)! Xianfeng accepted an offer from Donghua University in China as a full professor, December 2014.
  • Congratulations to Andrea Armstead (PhD student)! Andrea accepted a job offer as an application scientist from a biotech company at Boston, December 2014.
  • Congratulations to Andrea Armstead! Andrea successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled "Understanding the Mechanism of Hard Metal (WC-Co) Toxicity: In vitro Studies and In vivo Exploration," October 2014.
  • Welcome Qifei Wang, visiting MD/PhD graduate student (11/2014-11/2015), the first affiliated hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.
  • Welcome Fengfeng Wu, MD, visiting orthopaedic physician (10/2014-12/2014), Huzhou Central Hospital, Zhejiang, China.
  • Congratulations to Andrea Armstead! Andrea was awarded Graduate Student Outstanding Achievement Award, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, April 2014.

2013

  • Dr. Li receives Orthopaedic Research Society award and will visit Harvard-MIT for collaborative exchange: On the heels of receiving the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association-Pfizer Best Scientific Paper Award, Dr. Li has been awarded a Collaborative Exchange Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), which awards two applicants from the orthopaedic research community worldwide each year since 2010. Read more
  • For the second time in three years, Dr. Li has been recognized internationally for his research in orthopaedic infection. Dr. Li received the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA)-Pfizer Best Scientific Paper Award for one of his group's papers “Intra-cellular Staphylococcus aureus alone causes infection in vivo,” which was published in the journal of “European Cells and Materials”. The award was presented at the 2013 Combined Conference of the Fifth APOA Infection Section Scientific Meeting, Ninth Asia Pacific Spine Society Congress and Ninth APOA Paediatric Section Congress. More than 650 orthopaedic surgeons and residents, including more than 12 orthopaedic surgeons and scientists from the United States, attended the conference. The APOA-Pfizer Best Scientific Paper Award is announced every two years and is the only award given out at the APOA Combined Conference. APOA was established in 1962 and currently has 19 member chapters and more than 1,800 orthopaedic members from more than 40 countries. In 2011, Dr. Li was awarded the Berton Rahn Research Fund Prize from the AO Foundation. Read more
  • Dr. Li was invited to lecture as a faculty at an international orthopaedic conference: Dr. Li gave three invited presentations at the 2013 Combined Conference of the Fifth Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) Infection Section Scientific Meeting, Ninth Asia Pacific Spine Society Congress and Ninth APOA Paediatric Section Congress, August, Kuching, Malaysia. Dr. Li has been invited to give lectures at similar clinics-focused international orthopaedic conferences several times since 2010.
  • Our paper titled "Biomimetic electrospun nanofibrous structures for tissue engineering" has been published and featured on Materials Today, August 2013.
  • Andrea Armstead (PhD student) was awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences in a national competition from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) for a second year, May 2013. Read more
  • Dr. Li was the Invited Speaker at the 2013 Student Night of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)-Pittsburgh Section, Feb. 12, 2013.
  • Andrea Armstead received the Second Place 2009 PhD Student Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, February 2013.
  • Peter Farjo (MD student) received the First Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, February 2013.

2012

  • Congratulations to Therwa Hamza (PhD student)! Therwa accepted a postdoc position from University of Maryland, December 2014.
  • Congratulations to Therwa Hamza! Therwa successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled "Infection Models of Intracellular Staphylococcus aureus and The Impact of Interleukin 12 on Macrophage Killing Activity," December 2014.
  • Andrea Armstead was awarded First Place “Most Outstanding Research Presentation” at the 4th Annual American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Pittsburgh Chapters Student Research Symposium, November 2012. Read more
  • Congratulations to Bingbing Jiang, PhD (postdoc)! Bingbing accepted an offer from Hubei University in China as a full professor, June 2012.
  • Andrea Armstead, a 3rd year PhD student, was awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences in a national competition from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE), May 2012. Read more
  • Dr. Li was an Invited Speaker at the International Forum of Biomedical Materials: Nanobiomaterials for Tissue Regeneration, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, May 2012.
  • Student Award: Christopher Arena (MD student) received the First Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, March 2012.
  • Dr. Li's research team received the Second Place Award in the WVU Health Sciences Research Photo Contest in 2012. Read more
  • Student Award: Christopher Arena (MD student) received the First Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, March 2012.
  • Student Award: John Amoroso (MD student) received the Second Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, March 2012.

Bingyun Li with four other people receiving awards

2011

  • Dr. Li received international recognitions of his dedication and achievements in research. Dr. Li has been awarded the Berton Rahn Prize from the AO Foundation for his study of interleukin-12 local delivery for infection prevention after a traumatic open fracture. This prize, which honors the best completed project funded by the AO Foundation, includes a monetary award and an invited presentation at the AO trustees meeting in Berlin in July 2011. The AO foundational is one of the best international orthopaedic foundations and is a medically guided international nonprofit foundation funding work on trauma and musculoskeletal surgery. This event is featured at WVU Research Highlights.

Dr. Li has being awarded the Berton Rahn Prize from the AO Foundation for his study of interleukin-12 local delivery for infection prevention after a traumatic open fracture

  • Andrea Armstead (PhD student) awarded a 2nd WVNano Graduate Fellowship, August 2011.
  • Dr. Li gave an invited presentation at the Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care (OTC) Foundation’s Leadership Forum, June 2011, Madrid, Spain. The OTC Foundation promotes innovation and advancement in Osteosynthesis, Traumatology and Patient Care.
  • Student Award: Danh Pham (MD student) received the Second Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, April 2011.

Danh Pham (MD student), standing with his poster, received the Second Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day

2010

  • (Dr. Li) Invited Editorial Board Member: Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science, Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, and World Journal of Orthopaedics (2010-)
  • Andrea Armstead (PhD student) awarded a WVNano Graduate Fellowship, August 2010.
  • (Dr. Li) Invited participant, AOTrauma Clinical Priority Program on Bone Infection Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2010
  • Therwa Hamza (PhD student) was awarded Student Travel Award from the COST865 2010 Training School to attend the Early Stage Researcher Training Program on Bioencapsulation. Dijon, France, June 29 - July 2, 2010.
  • Student Award: Steven Regal (MD student) received the First Place MD Poster Prize at the Van Liere Research Day, Morgantown, WV, April 2010.
  • Andrea Armstead (PhD student): WVNano Graduate Research Fellowship ($27,000/year; 08/2010 – 08/2012).
  • Adly Noore (Pre-Med student): NASA EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 5/16/2010 – 5/15/2011.
  • Adly Noore (Pre-Med student): WVNano SURE Fellowship, 6/1/2010 – 7/29/2010.
  • Dr. Li's Graduate Students Go Global: Summer Research Tour in China.

2009

  • Student Award: Therwa Hamza (PhD student) received the Best Graduate Student Poster Prize at the WVNano Research Symposium, Morgantown, WV, May 2009.

Therwa Hamza (PhD student) receiving the Best Graduate Student Poster Prize at the WVNano Research Symposium

  • Stephanie Knittle (undergraduate): WVNano SURE Fellowship, 6/8/2009 – 7/31/2009.

Stephanie Knittle in the laboratory

2008

  • Elizabeth DeFusco (undergraduate): NASA EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 5/16/2008 – 5/15/2009.
  • Stephanie Knittle (undergraduate): WVNano SURE Fellowship, 6/2/2008 – 7/25/2008.
  • Elizabeth DeFusco (undergraduate): WVNano SURE Fellowship, 6/2/2008 – 7/25/2008.
  • Invited Speaker & Panelist @ Nanomedicine event: http://www.nvtc.org/events/geteventinfo.php?event=COOLT-3.

2007

  • Heather Ogle (undergraduate): NASA EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 5/16/2007 – 5/15/2008.
  • Michael Hagar (MD student): Van Liere Research Fellowship, 6/08/2007-7/31/2007.
  • Brian Kellermeyer (MD student): Van Liere Research Fellowship, 6/08/2007-7/31/2007.
  • Elizabeth DeFusco (undergraduate): WVNano SURE Fellowship, 6/2/2007 – 7/25/2007.
  • Our research was highlighted in the following news: NETL Joins Forces with Medical School to Develop CO2 Sorbents.
    DoE featured article: http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/press/2007/070308-Sorbents.html
    DoE Pulse: http://www.ornl.gov/info/news/pulse/pulse_v230_07.htm
    Medical Daily: http://www.medicaldaily.net/mobile.asp?XDate=3/9/2007
    Nanotechnology Now: http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=21058

2006

  • Rajiv Bhattarai (undergraduate): Spurlock/McClung Research Fellowship. 5/30/2006 – 8/4/2006.
  • Most-Cited Articles: Li, et al. Biotechnol. Prog. 2006