School of Planning, Design and Construction
Professor; Director, School of Planning, Design and Construction
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 101B
East Lansing, MI 48824
Area of Expertise:
Research: Stormwater management, Low Impact Development, soil bioengineering, soil erosion and roadside vegetation management. Teaching: Sustainable water management, low impact development and landscape architecture construction.
Bachelor: Bachelor of science in agricultural engineering from National Taiwan University.
Master: Master of science in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and Master of landscape architecture from Texas A&M University.
PhD: PhD in urban and regional sciences from Texas A&M University.
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Ming-Han Li is professor and director of the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction. Li’s unique strength is his interdisciplinary background. He is a professional engineer and a professional landscape architect in the state of Texas, with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering (National Taiwan University), master of science in civil engineering (The University of Texas at Austin), both master of landscape architecture and PhD in urban and regional sciences from Texas A&M University (TAMU).
Li has served the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) in various positions, including president, past president, president-elect, vice president for research, 2nd vice president and track chair. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board Committee AFB40 Landscape and Environmental Design. Li is also a member of the research committee of Landscape Architecture Foundation.
Li’s research experience and background covers stormwater management, Low Impact Development, soil bioengineering, soil erosion and roadside vegetation management. His teaching has focused on sustainable water management, low impact development and landscape architecture construction. During his tenure at TAMU, Li was involved in the work of the Sediment and Erosion Control Laboratory of Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and the Texas Department of Transportation research projects, including biotechnical streambank stabilization study, bioretention study, roadside water quality monitoring, etc.
Li has received several awards, including the Montague Teaching Award at TAMU (’06), Student-Led Awards for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University System (’10), the Outstanding Communications Award (’12) and the President’s Award (’15) from CELA, the Outstanding Instructor Award (’15) from TAMU, and the Distinguish Achievement Award in Teaching (college level) from the Association of Former Students at TAMU (’15). He was named the 2017 top 25 “Most Admired Educators” by DesignIntelligence for the design professions. In 2017, Li was inducted to the Academy of Fellows by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Previously, Li was professor and associate department head in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at TAMU, and a research engineer with TTI.