1993-1998 B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
1998-2002 Ph.D, Chemistry, Harvard University.
2003-2005 Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.
2011 Photon Science Faculty, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2010-2014: David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar
2010-present Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
2005-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
2013 IUPAC Distinguished Award for Novel Materials and Their Synthesis
2013 Scientist in Residence, University of Duisburg-Essen
2013 Next Power Visiting Chair Professorship, National Tsing Hua University
2011 Wilson Prize (Harvard University)
2010 David Filo and Jerry Yang Faculty Scholar
2010 Sloan Research Fellowship
2009 The Global Energy and Climate Energy Project Distinguished Lecturer
2008 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (Among twelve top scientists selected around the world, Yi Cui is the only assistant professor)
2008 ONR Young Investigator Award
2007 Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) Innovators Award
2005 Terman Fellowship
2004 World Top 100 Young Innovator Award, MIT Technology Review
2003 Miller Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
2002 Distinguished Graduate Student Award in Nanotechnology, Foresight Institute
2001 Gold Medal of Graduate Student Award, Material Research Society