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Dr Yifan Li

Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Yifan Li (ORCID: 0000-0003-2543-9741) is an Associate Professor 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 45 well-cited international journal papers (h-index 23 by Google Citation) and 1 US patent application (US20130252847). 

Yifan Li

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • Vertically Aligned Silicon Carbide Nanowires/Boron Nitride Cellulose Aerogel Networks Enhanced Thermal Conductivity and Electromagnetic Absorbing of Epoxy Composites, Pan, D., Yang, G., Abo-Dief, H., Dong, J., Su, F., Liu, C., Li, Y., Xu, B., Murugadoss, V., Naik, N., El-Bahy, S., Huang, M., Guo, Z. 30 Apr 2022, In: Nano-Micro Letters

  • Anotidaishe Moyo Harvesting energy from Reverse-electrowetting on dielectric (REWOD) and the implications in wearable technology Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Cong Wang Super-Flexible Sensors and Advanced 3D Morphing Actuators based on Elastic Instability Start Date: 01/02/2016 End Date: 15/07/2020

  • 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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