Professor Lijie Li
Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 606667
Room: Academic Office - A_017
Ground
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Specialist Subjects:

Microelectromechanical Systems
Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Sensors and Actuators
Optical MEMs
RF MEMS
Biological/Medical Transducers
Micro-batteries

Research

Developing MEMS transducers, optical and radio frequency (RF) MEMS devices and systems
Developed several MEMS devices that have many promising applications in optical, radio frequency (RF) and bioscience fields, such as in miniaturized optical imaging tools, energy harvesting devices, and spectroscopic biosensing applications.

Current research efforts are focused on:

Integrating MEMS/NEMS devices with their interface electronics
Modelling of micro & nano devices
Developing novel biosensors
Optimising the power scavenging devices

Publications

  1. & Ultra-high sensitivity strain sensor based on piezotronic bipolar transistor. Nano Energy 50, 744-749.
  2. & High Performance Piezotronic Logic Nanodevices Based on GaN/InN/GaN Topological Insulator. Nano Energy
  3. & Microactuators. In Stoyan Nihtianov and Antonio Luque (Ed.), Smart Sensors and MEMs. (pp. 313-354). Duxford, UK: Woodhead Publishing.
  4. & Piezoelectric Polyacrylonitrile Nanofiber Film-Based Dual-Function Self-Powered Flexible Sensor. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10(18), 15855-15863.
  5. & Piezotronic Analog-To-Digital Converters Based on Strain-gated Transistors. Nano Energy

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Teaching

  • EG-151 Microcontrollers

    This module introduces basic microcontroller structure and operation.

  • EG-252 Group Design Exercise

    The module is intended to reinforce aspects of Engineering Applications (EA1) and develop EA2. Advanced features of microcontroller operation are introduced, including interrupts and programming of features of the selected microcontroller. Extended experimental work is carried out as a Group Design Exercise. Practice in using technical IT packages including microcontroller software development and the use of design aids such as PCBs and engineering drawing is inherent. Development of project documentation through a web-site.

  • EGNM09 Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

    Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) are technology that integrates electrical and mechanical components and they offer many novel and diverse applications ranging from display technologies to sensor systems.

Supervision

  • Reliability of novel GaN HEMT switches for energy management. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Multiphysical modelling of 2D and 3D sparsely distributed particles and modelling of semiconductor junctions«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Strategies and Technologies for Dissociating Passengers from their Baggage (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Pavel Loskot
  • Thermoelectric energy harvesting, design and modelling«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Rowan Brown

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2010 Present Senior Lecturer College of Engineering, Swansea University
2008 2010 Lecturer Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK
2006 2007 Senior Design Engineer Institute for System Level Integration, Livingston, UK
2000 2005 Research Fellow Centre for Microsystems and Photonics, University of Strathclyde, UK

Academic History

Date Qualification Location
2004 PhD University of Strathclyde, UK
1995 BSc Lanzhou University, China

External Responsibilities

  • Senior Member, IEEE

    2010 - Present

  • Chair of Technical Committee, MEMS in the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

    2013 - Present

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Nano-Micro Letters

    2011 - Present