DuPont Electronics & Imaging's Mingqi Li to Receive AAEOY Engineer of the Year Award

Recognized for Excellence in Technology Innovation, Leadership and Public Service

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., and DALLAS, Texas, June 11, 2019 – DuPont Electronics & Imaging is proud to announce that Mingqi Li, Ph.D., principal research scientist, has been selected by the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (AAEOY) program as one of the recipients of its 2019 Engineer of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the AAEOY Conference August 16-17, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

Part of the DiscoverE Program (formerly National Engineers Week), AAEOY is a national recognition event first introduced in 2002 to honor the most distinguished professionals for their leadership, technical achievements and remarkable public service. Today AAEOY is considered a prestigious and important forum for promoting STEM activities in corporate America, academia and government entities.

Nominated by his peers for exhibiting exemplary performance as a technically skilled scientist and for inspiring his team, Li is primarily recognized for his technical authority on various photolithographic materials. He specializes in developing polymeric spin-on solutions for creating lithographic patterns at the leading edge of imaging science capabilities. Li is an inventor on over 39 U.S. patents, and an author of more than 30 journal and technical papers.

DuPont’s Mingqi Li, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, has been selected by the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (AAEOY) program as the recipient of a 2019 Engineer of the Year Award.

“Dr. Li is an innovation powerhouse for DuPont. His patents are considered industry cornerstones and are often cited. Dr. Li is known for driving team brainstorms and spends much of his time in the lab steering projects,” said Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer for DuPont. “He also takes an active interest in new hires, and delights in sharing his knowledge of chemistry and process engineering. Dr. Li is most deserving of this award, and we congratulate him on this auspicious recognition from his peers.”

Li is an influential force in DuPont’s Semiconductor Technologies business group. He leads a materials team as well as individual design and synthesis activities to deliver innovative solutions for various commercial product lines. He and his team have invented, developed and scaled more than 25 products to commercialization, materials that are continuing to bring value to DuPont and its customers.

As an active member of SPIE and the American Chemical Society, Li presents his research regularly at national and local events. He has served as an industrial liaison for Semiconductor Research Corporation, as well as an industrial consultant for a photoresist National Science Foundation GOALI project. Li is also a principal investigator for several DuPont Electronics & Imaging-supported university projects.

In his spare time, Li serves both the DuPont community as well as his local community. He participates in the ergonomic safety team at DuPont’s Marlborough, Mass., facility and mentors new hires on lab techniques, safety and technology. Outside of the office, he volunteers as the maintenance and safety inspector for the Century Chinese Language School.

As recipient of this prestigious award, Li joins hundreds of Asian American professionals from leading U.S. corporations, acclaimed research institutions and the U.S. Armed Forces. Past award winners include Nobel laureates, academics and key corporate executives.


AAEOY stands for Asian American Engineer of the Year award, an annual recognition event on the national platform to honor the most distinguished professionals with their leadership, technical achievements and remarkable public services. As a part of the National Engineers Week (DiscoverE) Program, AAEOY was first introduced in 2002. This event has since become a prestigious and important forum for Corporate America, Academia, and Government entities in promoting of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) activities. More information can be found at

About DuPont Electronics & Imaging

DuPont Electronics & Imaging is a global supplier of materials and technologies serving the semiconductor, advanced chip packaging, circuit board, electronic and industrial finishing, display, and digital and flexographic printing industries. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service to enable next-generation technologies. More information about DuPont Electronics & Imaging can be found on our electronic solutions and advanced printing websites.

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