Dr. Jun Li has been engaged in research on nanosciences and nanotechnology through his career with Molecular Imaging Co. (1997-1998), the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore, 1998-2000), NASA Ames Research Center (2000-2007), and Kansas State University (2007 – present). He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers/book chapters and is inventor of 15 patent applications. His research work in nanotechnology has been highlighted in over 40 public news reports. He received the first annual Nano50 Award by NASA Tech Briefs under Innovator category in 2005. Dr. Li has been serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology since 2007.
1) Working on integrating nanomaterials, particularly carbon nanotubes and semiconductor nanowires, into functional devices including on-chip interconnects, thermal interface materials, solar cells, supercapacitors, Lithium-ion batteries, nanoelectrode array based ultrasensitive biosensors, electrical neural interface
2) Nanoscale dielectrophoretic chips for capture
3) Detection of bacterial and viral particles.