Li’s expertise is in the nanofabrication and transport measurement of mesoscopic devices. She currently focuses on topological nanodevices for quantum computing. She observed the first Higher-order topological states in Bismuth nanowire-based Josephson devices and the topological superconductivity in 3D Dirac semimetals. Li is a recipient of an NWO Veni grant and an NWO Vidi grant. She was awarded the ‘prof. de Winter’ prize of the University of Twente.