Li Receives Two Prestigious Awards this Fall

October 9, 2023

IIT-affiliated faculty member Dr. Hui Li has been selected for two prestigious awards this fall.

Li was selected as the recipient of the Impact Award for the 2023 CANR Excellence in Research Awards. The CANR Excellence in Research Award Program recognizes the outstanding contriubtions of CANR researchers to the research misson of Michigan State University. In particular, the awards focus on the impact that their achievements have had on academic and external stakeholder communities. Award recipients were selected based on evidence of dedication to research through experimentation and discovery, innovation of techniques that contribute to research scholarship, evidence of excellence in scholarly outputs, as well as evidence of impacts in academic and/or external stakeholder communities. The Impact Award, co-sponsored by MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension, was awarded to Li for his project, "SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology-Wastewater Evaluation and Reporting (SEWERS) Network."

Li is also being honored with the 2023 Environmental Quality Research Award from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). Li will be formally recognized Oct. 30 at the society’s annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Researchers are presented ASA awards each year for contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research. According to the ASA, the Environmental Quality Research Award is given to scientists who enhance basic understanding of environmental sciences in the areas of agriculture, soil quality, water and air resources. Candidates are evaluated on creativity and originality of research, as well as contributions to the field of environmental quality. There have been 40 recipients since the award’s inception in 1984.

Li is a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences as well a co-investigator on Project 5 of the MSU Superfund Research Program Dr. Li's research expertise is in the area of environmental soil chemistry, and the fate and transport of contaminants in plant-soil-water systems.

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