Principle Investigator:



Office: SFH 2755B
Email: yiyanli185@gmail.com
Dr. Yiyan (Ian) Li, was born in Anyang, Henan, China in 1986. Dr. Li is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the department of Physics & Engineering at Fort Lewis College. He received the B.S. degree from Henan University of Sciences & Technology and the M.S. degree in Chongqing University. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016. In UNLV, his research project in ‘single droplet EWOD microbial fuel cells’ was funded for $30k by an FOA program, and his joint project with Cornell University and the University of Cincinnati received $466k from NSF renewable energy program for the development/analysis of electrogenic bacteria for microbial fuel cells. In UC Irvine, he participated in an NIH R33 grant application for a translational study of genotypic cancer detection using microfluidic technologies. From 2016 to 2017 he led an NIH R01 project ($5M) in the University of California, Irvine to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria using single digit sensitivity optical detectors. During this period, he 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. Over past years of graduate/industrial projects, he focused on the development of digital/analog devices/sensors/actuators for the applications in healthcare.
 

Current Students:
Sam Ghalayini Fort Lewis College
Zack Ghalayini Fort Lewis College
Sean Eaton, undergraduate Fort Lewis College
Jacob Harrison, Undergraduate Fort Lewis College
Ryan Knott, Undergraduate Fort Lewis College
Scott Orban, Undergraduate Fort Lewis College
Suli Zhang, MS student Chongqing University
Jack Chong, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Lingshun Kong, Undergraduate
University of California, Irvine
Rui Wang, Undergraduate Henan University of Sciences & Technology / Now exchanging student to Chongqing University
Mark Vincent Go, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
   
Past Students (including co-advised students):
Xuehong Yu, MS student Chongqing University
Kai Huang, MS student Chongqing University
Mason Hill, Undergraduate University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hongzhong Li, Undergraduate University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jimmy Cai, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Jasmine Morris, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Audrey Tran Vu, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Kellie Won, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Robert Dunn, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Yiwei Gao, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Chenkai Xu, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Ci Ren, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Ha Nguyen, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine
Sheng Vang, Undergraduate University of California, Irvine