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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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  • 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. 19 Mar 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
  • Bi-axially 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. 28 Jul 2020, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • 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. 2 Jul 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. Jun 2020, In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society
  • Stretchable Self-Healing Polymeric Networks with Recyclability and Dual Responsiveness, Dai, X., Du, Y., Wang, Y., Liu, Y., Xu, N., Li, Y., Shan, D., Xu, B., Kong, J. 13 Mar 2020, In: ACS Applied Polymer Materials
  • Test structure and measurement system for characterising the electrochemical performance of nanoelectrode structures, Schmueser, I., Blair, E., Isiksacan, Z., Li, Y., Corrigan, D., Stokes, A., Terry, J., Mount, A., Walton, A. May 2020, 2020 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (ICMTS), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • Three-Dimensional Tetrapodal ZnO Microstructured Network 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. 28 Feb 2020, In: ACS Applied Nano Materials
  • Wide range of droplet jetting angles by thin-film based surface acoustic waves, Li, J., Hosseini Biroun, S., Tao, R., Wang, Y., Torun, H., Xu, N., Rahmati, M., Li, Y., Gibson, D., Fu, C., Luo, J., Dong, L., Xie, J., Fu, R. 1 May 2020, In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • 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


  • 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 Super-Flexible Sensors and Advanced 3D Morphing Actuators based on Elastic Instability Start: 01/02/2016


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