Li Weimin graduated from the Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1983. After his graduation, Li joined the faculty of USTC and has been working at the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory since. From August 1987 to September 1988, Li undertook research and study at the INFN-LNF, Italy as a visiting scholar. As of 1983, Li participated in the construction of the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (phase-1), responsible for development, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of DC and pulse magnets in the storage ring injection system. He also participated in the commissioning and operation of general lighting system. In the second phase of the construction of the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Li served as deputy chief engineer with overall responsibility for the tasks of reforming the accelerator systems. The reformed accelerator systems have passed the expert testing, technical identification, and national checking and approval in 2004. In the second phase of construction, Prof. Li was also in charge of the two subprojects of “Physical Design and Beam Tuning Equipment Development” and “Reformation of Accelerator Control System”. He was also the person-in-charge of the subproject of “Research on the Beam Instability of Hefei Storage Ring and Its Inhibition” under the second phase of the “211 Project”. The purpose of the research is to provide methods and tools for the observation of and research on beam instability of HLS storage ring.
As the person-in-charge of the surface project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Prof. Li led his research team in carrying out research on the physical properties and key technologies of hard X-ray source. The advantages of this light source lie in its being small-scale, low-cost, high-brightness, etc. Prof. Li also participated in two projects supported by the Knowledge Innovation Program (Phase-2) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Li is currently dedicated to research on advanced light source, including the physical design and key technologies of diffraction limit-based synchrotron radiation light source, free electron laser, THz coherent light source, etc.