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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 42 well-cited international journal papers (h-index 21 by Google Citation) and 1 US patent application (US20130252847). 

Yifan Li

Key Publications

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  • 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. 1 Feb 2022, In: Rare Metals
  • 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
  • Waterborne acrylic resin co-modified by itaconic acid and γ-methacryloxypropyl triisopropoxidesilane for improved mechanical properties, thermal stability, and corrosion resistance, Yu, Z., Yan, Z., Zhang, F., Wang, J., Shao, Q., Murugadoss, V., Alhadhrami, A., Mersal, G., Ibrahim, M., El-Bahy, Z., Li, Y., Huang, M., Guo, Z. 20 Apr 2022, In: Progress in Organic Coatings
  • A tunable morphing polyelectrolyte system for smart ocular applications, Sun, A., Sridhar, S., Chen, S., Li, Y., Xu, B. 20 Jun 2021, 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • 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

PGR Supervision

  • 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

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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