Principal Investigator:




Office: 970-247-6574
Office Location: BH 601
Address: 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301

Dr. Yiyan Li (CV)
Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Bio:

Dr. Yiyan Li received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Henan University of Science & Technology and Chongqing University in Bioelectronics (Biomedical Engineering). In 2016, he received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering minor) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, supervised by Dr. Jacob Baker. During 2016 - 2017, Dr. Li joined Dr. Weian Zhao's group at UC-Irvine to lead an NIH R01 team on antibiotic resistance detection using an electrical-optical detector combined with the ddPCR technology. In the Fall of 2017, Dr. Li joined Fort Lewis College as a Computer Engineering faculty member.

Dr. Yiyan Li was the director of the NSF REU site at FLC from 2019 – 2022, the PI of the EPA P3 program from 2020 – 2022, 2023 - 2024, and 2024 - 2026, and currently serves as the PI of the NSF STROBE FLC site from 2022 – the present. In the meantime, Dr. Li is the Co-PI of the NSF PREM program and the R&D director of several industry projects at FLC.

The REU site supports over 10 undergraduate students each year during the academic year and the summer to perform high-impact research with our faculty. The EPA P3 grant supports 3 students each year to work on the development of the machine and the chemistry for a portable PCR device for field water monitoring studies. The NSF STROBE and PREM projects combined support over 20 undergraduates at FLC each year.

Dr. Li has performed on behalf of FLC for the development of industrial embedded systems for Mission Sports Group LLC, Amberstone Biosciences, the Pagosa Springs Resort, and Sony Hayes Inc. In 2022, Dr. Li designed and patented a polarity switching, single-emitter, single board air purification system with Sony Hayes Inc for future use in motor vehicles. In addition to the research, development, and supervising activities as a professional scholar and educator, Dr. Li also serves on the editorial board for the journal of SLAS Technology and the review board of the journal of Micromachines and coordinates with the college leadership for the program ABET accreditation.

 

Current Students:
Thomas Ferrel
DHS
Cheyenne Tucson
Fort Lewis College
Kaitlyn Kukula
Fort Lewis College
David Lee
Fort Lewis College
Max Krauss
Fort Lewis College
Calvin Reese
Fort Lewis College
Donald Ledvina
Bayfield High School
Ozzy Shirley
Fort Lewis College
Ryan Calabaza
Fort Lewis College
Mason Brady
Fort Lewis College
Ian Van Horn
Fort Lewis College
Paris Carper
Fort Lewis College
Connor O'Keefe
Fort Lewis College
Jesse Moder
Fort Lewis College




Former Students:
Mychael Garcia
Fort Lewis College
Audra Benally
Fort Lewis College
Noah Peterson Fort Lewis College
Taylor Nakai
Fort Lewis College
John Hitti
Fort Lewis College
Sean Eaton Fort Lewis College
Nic Theobald Fort Lewis College
Jesse Duran Fort Lewis College
James Ferguson (projects)
The FLC-PCR Github Repo
Fort Lewis College
Humberto Arredondo Perez Fort Lewis College
Tommy Swimmer Fort Lewis College
Denzel Farmer Durango High School
Keenen Harvey Fort Lewis College
Roxie Sandoval (Senior Sem)
Fort Lewis College
Ryan Redd (Senior Sem)
Fort Lewis College
Parker Owens (Senior Sem)
Fort Lewis College
Dylan Ross (Senior Sem)
Fort Lewis College
Brian Byce (Senior Sem)
Fort Lewis College
Alesia Sulliva (Senior Sem / NSF REU) Fort Lewis College
Sean Eaton (Digital Design Contest) Fort Lewis College
Zane Sauer (Independent Study) Fort Lewis College
Kurt Emslie (Independent Study) Fort Lewis College
Audra Benally (NSF REU) Fort Lewis College
Jacob Harrison (MARC)
Fort Lewis College
Mark Heltman (Title III)
Fort Lewis College
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