Principal Investigator:



Office: SFH 2755B
Email: yiyanli185@gmail.com
Dr. Yiyan Li (CV)
Assistant Professor of Physics & Engineering

Expertise:
Integrated Circuit Design
Embedded Systems/FPGAs
Robots
Microfluidics/Digital Microfluidics

Bio:
Dr. Yiyan Li is an assistant professor at the Department of Physics & Engineering at Fort Lewis College. He received his B.S. degree from Henan University of Sciences & Technology and his M.S. degree from Chongqing University. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016. At UNLV, his research project ‘single droplet EWOD microbial fuel cells' was funded for $30k by an FOA program. In 2015, Dr. Li drafted an NSF grant based on the preliminary results of his PhD work at UNLV. This grant was awarded to his collaborators at Cornell University and the University of Cincinnati for $466k by the NSF renewable energy program for the development/analysis of electrogenic bacteria for microbial fuel cells. In 2016, he joined UC - Irvine as a postdoc fellow to lead a group of 18 for an NIH R01 project ($5M) to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria using single digit sensitivity optical detectors. During this period, he participated in an NIH R33 grant application for a translational study of genotypic cancer detection using microfluidic technologies. He also served as the project scientist of Velox Biosystems, LLC for digital droplet PCR development and the research advisor for Amberstone, LLC for the development of a high throughput droplet sorter.
 

Current Students:


Keenen Harvey (PEAQS)
Fort Lewis College
James Ferguson (EPA)
Fort Lewis College
Roxie Sandoval (Senior Sem)
Fort Lewis College
Zane Sauer (Independent Study) Fort Lewis College
Kurt Emslie (Independent Study)
Fort Lewis College
Audra Benally (REU)
Fort Lewis College
Alesia Sulliva (Senior Sem / REU)
Fort Lewis College
Sean Eaton
Fort Lewis College
Jacob Harrison (MARC)
Fort Lewis College
Mark Heltman (Title III)
Fort Lewis College


Former Students:
James Greene
Fort Lewis College
Sam Ghalayini Fort Lewis College
Zack Ghalayini Fort Lewis College
Ethan Seto, high school senior
Ryan Knott, undergraduate
Fort Lewis College
Scott Orban, undergraduate
Fort Lewis College
Suili Zhang, MS student
Chongqing University
Jack Chong, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Lingshun Kong, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Rui Wang, undergraduate
Henan University of Science and Technology
Mark Vincent Go, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Xuehong Yu, MS student
Chongqing University
Kai Huang, MS student
Chongqing University
Mason Hill, undergraduate
UNLV
Hongzhong Li, undergraduate
UNLV
Jimmy Cai, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Jasmine Morris, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Audrey Tran Vu, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Kellie Won, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Robert Dunn, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Yiwei Gao, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Chenkai Xu, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Ci Ren, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Ha Nguyen, undergraduate
UC Irvine
Sheng Vang, undergraduate
UC Irvine