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

Specialist Subjects:

Microelectromechanical Systems
Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Sensors and Actuators
Optical MEMs
Biological/Medical Transducers


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


  1. & Enhanced Efficiency of Flexible GaN/Perovskite Solar Cells Based on the Piezo-Phototronic Effect. ACS Applied Energy Materials 1(7), 3063-3069.
  2. & Ultra-high sensitivity strain sensor based on piezotronic bipolar transistor. Nano Energy 50, 744-749.
  3. & High performance piezotronic logic nanodevices based on GaN/InN/GaN topological insulator. Nano Energy 50, 544-551.
  4. & Microactuators. In Stoyan Nihtianov and Antonio Luque (Ed.), Smart Sensors and MEMs. (pp. 313-354). Duxford, UK: Woodhead Publishing.
  5. & Piezoelectric Polyacrylonitrile Nanofiber Film-Based Dual-Function Self-Powered Flexible Sensor. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10(18), 15855-15863.

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  • EG-151 Microcontrollers

    This module introduces basic microcontroller structure and operation. It consists of a lecture course on the architecture and operation of the target microcontroller, and a series of laboratories culminating in a mini-project in which students will apply their experience to a simple practical problem.

  • 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. Concepts of engineering ethics introduced in first year are developed through a formal lecture, and examined as part of the presentation in the final assessment.

  • 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.


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

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    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Multiphysical modelling on various physical objectives based on advanced computational methods«br /»«br /» (current)

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

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

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    Other supervisor: Dr Rowan Brown
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    Other supervisor: Prof Richard Palmer

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