Song Li: Chair, Bioengineering

Song liProfessor Song Li is chair of the Department of Bioengineering. He joined UCLA Engineering in 2015 from UC Berkeley, where he was a professor of bioengineering and a faculty member since 2001. Professor Li earned his B.S. and M.S. from Beijing University, and received his Ph.D. in bioengineering at UC San Diego under renowned scholar Dr. Shu Chien.

He played a leadership role in programs for admissions, graduate students and undergraduate students at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, and has served as advisor or co-advisor to more than 30 Ph.D. students.

Professor Li’s research interests include stem cell engineering, vascular tissue engineering, vascular remodeling, mechanobiology, and mechanotransduction. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the International Academy of Medical and Biology Engineering.

His many awards and honors include the Scientific Development Award from the American Heart Association; the 2004 Presidential Chair Fellowship at UC Berkeley; and awards as team advisor to students participating in the Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Award.

Professor Li has chaired conferences, symposia and conference sessions around the world on vascular tissues, cell migration, biomaterials and other topics, and is the author of more than 200 publications or presentations and conferences and symposia. He has served on advisory panels for numerous governmental and medical research organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Professor Li is also the meeting chair of 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society national conference.


Jayathi Murthy
Dean, UCLA Engineering

Jia-Ming Liu
Associate Dean, Academic Personnel

Harold Monbouquette
Associate Dean, Research and Physical Resources

Richard D. Wesel
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Jenn-Ming Yang
Associate Dean, International Initiatives and Online Programs

Scott J. Brandenberg
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Mary Okino
Assistant Dean, Chief Financial Officer

Brandon Baker
Assistant Dean, Office of External Affairs

Department Chairs:
Song Li

Panagiotis Christofides
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Jonathan P. Stewart
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adnan Darwiche
Computer Science

Gregory Pottie
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dwight C. Streit
Materials Science and Engineering

Christopher Lynch
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering