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. Rafique, S., Abdullah, S., Badiei, N., McGettrick, J., Lai, K., Roslan, N., Lee, H., Tsoi, W., Li, L. An insight into the air stability of the benchmark polymer:Fullerene photovoltaic films and devices: A comparative study Organic Electronics 76 105456
  2. Guo, X., Hu, G., Zhang, Y., Liu, R., Dan, M., Li, L., Zhang, Y. Quantum information memory based on reconfigurable topological insulators by piezotronic effect Nano Energy
  3. Rafique, S., Roslan, N., Abdullah, S., Li, L., Supangat, A., Jilani, A., Iwamoto, M. UV- ozone treated graphene oxide/ PEDOT:PSS bilayer as a novel hole transport layer in highly efficient and stable organic solar cells Organic Electronics 66 32 42
  4. Hu, G., Li, L., Zhang, Y. Two-dimensional electron gas in piezotronic devices Nano Energy 59 667 673
  5. Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Li, L., Zhang, Y. Enhanced Efficiency of Flexible GaN/Perovskite Solar Cells Based on the Piezo-Phototronic Effect ACS Applied Energy Materials 1 7 3063 3069

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  • 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.


  • It is best to keep the current title until the first draft of whole thesis is produced. Then it would make sense to update the title. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Pavel Loskot
  • Multiphysical modelling on various physical objectives based on advanced computational methods (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Mike Jennings
  • Thermoelectric energy harvesting, design and modelling (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Rowan Brown
  • Investigation into the manipulation of non-uniformity and undercut features of a positive profile through silicon via (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • Wafer Dicing Technique based on DRIE (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
    Other supervisor: Dr Petar Igic
  • Reliability of novel GaN HEMT switches for energy management (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Karol Kalna

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