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Dr Yifan Li

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Yifan Li is a Senior Lecturer with over 15 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, materials micro-engineering, flexible electronics, sensing and actuation. He has published 31 well-cited international journal papers (h-index 17 by Google Citation) and 1 US patent application (US20130252847). 

Yifan Li

Key Publications

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  • 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. 13 Jan 2020, In: Soft Matter
  • Three Dimensional Tetrapodal ZnO Microstructured Networks based Flexible Surface Acoustic Wave Device for Ultraviolet and Respiration Monitoring Applications, Tao, X., Jin, H., Mintken, M., Wolff, N., Wang, Y., Tao, R., Li, Y., Torun, H., Xie, J., Luo, J., Zhou, J., Wu, Q., Dong, S., Luo, J., Kienle, L., Adelung, R., Mishra, Y., Fu, Y. 9 Jan 2020, In: ACS Applied Nano Materials
  • Advanced 3D morphing transducers by smart hydrogel patterning, Wang, C., Sridhar, S., Terry, J., Sun, A., Li, Z., Lu, H., Xu, B., Li, Y. 1 Jun 2019, 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • Flexible, Strain Gated Logic Transducer Arrays Enabled by Initializing Surface Instability on Elastic Bilayers, Wang, C., Xu, B., Terry, J., Smith, S., Walton, A., Wang, S., Lu, H., Li, Y. Mar 2019, In: APL Materials
  • Nebulization using ZnO/Si surface acoustic wave devices with focused interdigitated transducers, Zhou, J., Tao, X., Luo, J., Li, Y., Jin, H., Dong, S., Luo, J., Duan, H., Fu, Y. 15 Jun 2019, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • pH-Responsive Dithiomaleimide-Amphiphilic Block Copolymer for Drug Delivery and Cellular Imaging, Bai, T., Shao, D., Chen, J., Li, Y., XU, B., Kong, J. 15 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  • Recoverable and Self-healing Electromagnetic Wave Absorbing Nanocomposites, Dai, X., Du, Y., Yang, J., Wang, D., Gu, J., Li, Y., Wang, S., Xu, B., Kong, J. 12 Apr 2019, In: Composites Science and Technology
  • Spatially Engraving Morphological Structure on Polymeric Surface by Ion Beam Milling, Sun, A., Wang, D., Zhou, H., Li, Y., Connor, C., Kong, J., Sun, J., Xu, B. 23 Jul 2019, In: Polymers
  • Metal-Elastomer Surface Deformation Control on Super-Compressible Strain Transducer Arrays, Wang, C., Xu, B., Terry, J., Smith, S., Walton, A., Li, Y. 8 Aug 2018, IEEE International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference, Piscataway, IEEE
  • Spatially configuring wrinkle pattern and multiscale surface evolution with structural confinement, Wang, D., Cheewaruangroj, N., Li, Y., McHale, G., Jiang, Y., Wood, D., Biggins, J., Xu, B. 4 Jan 2018, In: Advanced Functional Materials


  • 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

PGR Supervision

Cong Wang Developing Elastic Instabilities induced Mechano-Electric and Mechano-Luminescent Transducers by Micro-Engineering Soft Functional Materials Start: 01/02/2016


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