In addition to serving as Director of OIEP, M. Li is Principal Dean for International Affairs (College of Behavioral and Social Sciences), Research Associate Professor (Department of Geographical Sciences), and member of the advisory committee to the Office of China Affairs at UMD. He has been a prominent researcher in the area of earth sciences and is a leading scholar of education, science and technology in China. In 2004, he was selected to work as Secretary-General of the Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee in China, which included the ministries of sciences and technology, foreign affairs, education and approximately a dozen others.
From 2003 to 2007, M. Li also acted as Secretary-General of China’s Secretariat for the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) at the National Remote Sensing Centre of China (NRSCC). At the same time, he also served as a full Professor and the Executive Director of the National Experts Team on Space Technology Application at NRSCC. In 2008, he was named chief manager of the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization, an international governmental organization for space sciences and technology applications research.
For more about M. Li, please visit the website of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.