Haitong Li

Assistant Professor
Elmore Family School of ECE, Purdue University
Email: haitongli [at] purdue [.] edu


I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2022, where I was advised by Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong. I was a visiting researcher with Silicon Research Group at Meta (formerly Facebook) Reality Labs.

I lead the NanoX Lab @ Purdue. My research interests are in new memory device technologies and circuit designs for energy-efficient computing, spanning experimental, design, and system integration aspects for creating nanotechnology-inspired hardware chips. To date I have published more than 50 papers appearing in leading conferences (IEDM, VLSI, ISSCC, DAC, etc.) and journals (TED, JSSC, Nature Electronics, etc.). My work has been featured as part of the “New Compute Trajectories for Energy-Efficient Computing” in SRC’s pivotal roadmap, “The Decadal Plan for Semiconductors”. I received 2019 IEEE EDS PhD Student Fellowship and 2016 IEEE EDS Masters Student Fellowship (the only receipient in U.S. in respective years).

Openings in NanoX Lab @ Purdue ECE:
I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. and M.S. students, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate researchers to join my NanoX Lab at Purdue ECE.


  • 2016 – 2022
    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University, CA, USA
    • Advisor: Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong
  • 2015 – 2017
    M.S. in Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University, CA, USA
  • 2011 – 2015
    B.S. in Microelectronics
    Peking University, Beijing, China

Professional Experience

  • Jan 2023 –
    Assistant Professor
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • June 2022 – Dec 2022
    Visiting Researcher
    Reality Labs, Meta (formerly known as Facebook), CA
  • June 2021 – Sep 2021
    Hardware Research Intern
    Facebook Reality Labs, CA
  • June 2018 – Sep 2018
    Research Intern
    Arm Research, Austin, TX


Jan 1, 2023 Serving as a TPC Member for Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2023.
Nov 3, 2022 Invited talk at ICCAD Workshop on Hardware and Algorithms for Learning On-a-chip (HALO).
Jun 26, 2022 Started visiting research (from June to Dec. 2022) at Meta Reality Labs (formerly known as Facebook Reality Labs).
Jun 23, 2022 I participated in the Future Directions Workshop: Materials, Processes, and R&D Challenges in Microelectronics in Arlington, VA, organized by Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E), Department of Defense (DoD).
Jun 12, 2022 I graduated from Stanford University with my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Apr 20, 2022 I am excited to join the School of ECE at Purdue University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting in Jan. 2023.
Nov 1, 2021 I passed my EE PhD Oral Defense.