Yaxin Li is an architecture doctoral student in building structures under the advisorship of Dr. Sudarshan Krishnan at the Illinois School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She received her M.Arch degree from UIUC in 2017 and a B.Arch from Xiamen University in China. She previously worked as a research assistant with Dr. Krishnan on the structural analysis of tensegrity cable domes. Her professional experience includes work as an architectural assistant at Keanetech.
Yaxin’s doctoral research is related to transformable structures. Her current research focuses on stability analysis of deployable domes. She has co-authored two conference papers and has a journal paper. She is a reviewer of JAE and a member of ASEE, IASS, AISC, ASCE and CCIA.