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Dr Yifan Li

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Yifan Li (ORCID: 0000-0003-2543-9741) is a Senior Lecturer with nearly 20 years experience in micro-/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) based sensors and actuators. 

He has obtained his PhD degree in Microsystems Engineering, from the University of Edinburgh in 2008, after obtaining his BEng degree in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, July 2003.  

His research interests cover the fields of microfluidics, surface wetting empowered advanced manufacturing, materials micro-engineering, flexible electronics, sensing and actuation. He has published 42 well-cited international journal papers (h-index 20 by Google Citation) and 1 US patent application (US20130252847). 

Yifan Li

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A tunable morphing polyelectrolyte system for smart ocular applications, Sun, A., Sridhar, S., Chen, S., Li, Y., Xu, B. 27 Apr 2021, Transducers 2021, Piscataway, IEEE
  • Au@Ag@Pt core-shell nanorods regulating Ag release behavior endow titanium antibacterial activity and biocompatibility, Qiu, J., Yang, T., Li, Y., Qian, W., Liu, X. 28 Apr 2021, In: Rare Metals
  • Biaxially Morphing Droplet Shape by an Active Surface, Wang, D., Liu, Y., Sridhar, S., Li, Y., McHale, G., Lu, H., Yu, Z., Wang, S., Xu, B. 22 Jan 2021, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • Controlled Cooperative Wetting Enabled Heterogeneous Structured 3D Morphing Transducers, Sridhar, S., Wang, C., Terry, J., Chen, X., Sun, A., Li, Z., Lu, H., Xu, B., Li, Y. 22 Jan 2021, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • Wetting-Empowered Surface Functions for Engineering Applications, Xu, B., Li, Y., Butt, H. 22 Jan 2021, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • A Flexible Topo-optical Sensing Technology with Ultra-high Contrast, Wang, C., Wang, D., Kozhevnikov, V., Dai, X., Turnbull, G., Chen, X., Kong, J., Tang, B., Li, Y., Xu, B. 1 Dec 2020, In: Nature Communications
  • A stimuli-responsive gel impregnated surface with switchable lipophilic/oleophobic properties, Li, Z., Liu, Y., Lei, M., Sun, A., Sridhar, S., Li, Y., Liu, X., Lu, H., Fu, R., Xu, B. 14 Feb 2020, In: Soft Matter
  • Comparison of Conventional and Maskless Lithographic Techniques for More than Moore Post-processing of Foundry CMOS Chips, Tsiamis, A., Li, Y., Dunare, C., Marland, J., Blair, E., Smith, S., Terry, J., Mitra, S., Underwood, I., Murray, A., Walton, A. Oct 2020, In: Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
  • Flexible ZnO thin film acoustic wave device for gas flow rate measurement, Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Tao, R., Torun, H., Xie, J., Li, Y., Fu, C., Luo, J., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Fu, R. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • Nickel oxide immobilized on the carbonized eggshell membrane for electrochemical detection of urea, Lu, S., Gu, Z., Hummel, M., Zhou, Y., Wang, K., Xu, B., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Qi, X., Liu, T. 22 Jun 2020, In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society

PGR Supervision

Cong Wang Super-Flexible Sensors and Advanced 3D Morphing Actuators based on Elastic Instability Start Date: 01/02/2016 End Date: 15/07/2020

Qualifications

  • Engineering PhD June 24 2008
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) July 01 2003
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Member Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2005
  • Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2005


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