The WJL Research Group is focused broadly on science and technology, ranging from Flexible, Wearable, and Implantable Sensors, Micro/Nano Robotics and Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, Super-Resolution, to Single Cell Analysis. See CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS and RESEARCH VIDEOS.

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We are pushing the boundaries in science, engineering, and applications of super-resolution systems that use visible-light to see and analyze the world beyond the diffraction-limit.
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We are utilizing Big Data and AI with the integration of MEMS inertial sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy and Cloud Computing to enhance animals' study and sports enthusiasts’ skill level.
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We are utilizing 3D-printing technology to fabricate nano-material sensors on wearable, flexible, and 3D substrates.
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We are using opto-electrokinetics to manipulate, assemble, pattern and characterize micro/nano particles and biological cells. Our work focuses on the characterization of single cell electrical and mechanical properties such as membrane capacitance and conductance and cell mass -- with applications in the detection and isolation of many types of cancer cells, including circulating tumor cells.

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Super-Resolution Microscopy and Videography
AI For Cyber Human/Animal Systems
Flexible and Wearable Sensors
Micro/Nano Robotics and Sensing
Opto-Microfluidics for Cell Analysis
Research Videos

News & Highlights

[06/2018] Congratulations! Shahzain will be pursuing his graduate studies as a PhD student at UCLA Mechanical Engineering, whereas Junhui will be pursuing his graduate studies under the supervision of Prof. SUN Yu in UofT.
[05/2018] Welcome HUANG Qingyun for joining our team for his graduate studies.
[04/2018] Prof. WJ Li attended and gave a keynote speech at the 1st Int. Symposium on Cell Bioinformatics, April 26-28, 2018, Nanjing, China. (Organized by the Southeast University and Nanjing Medical University)
[04/2018] Our team had a BBQ party at Prof. WJ Li’s house in Kowloon Tong during Easter Break! Dr. Zhao Yuliang from Qinhuangdao also attended it!
[01/2018] Welcome SUO Zan, LIU Yifan and LUO Jingwen for joining our team.
[01/2018] Congratulations! CHEN Meng and WANG Yufan received funding from CityU SEEDS 2018.
[12/2017] Congratulations! WANG Yufan won the third prize (entrepreneurship category) in the international contest on innovation and entrepreneurship 2017.
[07/2017] Prof. W. J. Li, as the IEEE NTC President, presented the NTC’s  Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, Early Career Award in Nanotechnology, and the Distinguished Service Award at the 2017 NTC Awards Ceremony, which was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2017 conference banquet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Recent Publications

More on Google Scholar, ResearchGate.

W Liang, L Liu, Y Wang, G-B Lee, WJ Li, “Rapid Assembly of Carbon Nanoparticles into Electrical Elements by Optically-induced Electroosmotic Flow,” IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology, July 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2018.2856880).

Y Wang, Y Zhao, RHM Chan, WJ Li, “Volleyball Skill Assessment using a Single Wearable Micro Inertial Measurement Unit at Wrist,” IEEE Access (2018).

Y Wang, M Chen, X Wang, RHM Chan, WJ Li, “IoT for Next-Generation Racket Sports Training”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2018).

P Li, H Yu, N Liu, F Wang, G-B Lee, Y Wang, L Liu, WJ Li, “Visible light induced electropolymerization of suspended hydrogel bioscaffolds in a microfluidic chip”, Biomaterials Science,  May 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C7BM01153A (Featured on Back-cover)

W Liang, Y Zhao, L Liu, Y Wang, WJ Li, GB Lee, “Determination of Cell Membrane Capacitance and Conductance via Optically Induced Electrokinetics,” Biophysical Journal 113 (7), 1531-1539 (2017). (Cover Article)

P Zhou, H Yu, W Yang, Y Wen, Z Wang, WJ Li, L Liu, “Spatial Manipulation and Assembly of Nanoparticles by Atomic Force Microscopy Tip-Induced Dielectrophoresis,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2017).

C Wu, TG Lin, Z Zhan, Y Li, SCH Tung, WC Tang, WJ Li, “Fabrication of all-transparent polymer-based and encapsulated nanofluidic devices using nano-indentation lithography,” Microsystems & Nanoengineering 3, 16084 (2017).

J Law, KW Kong, HY Chan, W Sun, WJ Li, EBF Chau, GKM Chan, “Atomization of High-Viscosity Fluids for Aromatherapy Using Micro-heaters for Heterogeneous Bubble Nucleation,” Scientific Reports 7, 40289 (2017).

F Wang, L Liu, H Yu, Y Wen, P Yu, Z Liu, Y Wang, WJ Li, “Scanning superlens microscopy for non-invasive large field-of-view visible light nanoscale imaging,” Nature Communications 7 (doi:10.1038/ncomms13748), 13748 (2016).

N Liu, F Wang, L Liu, H Yu, S Xie, J Wang, Y Wang, GB Lee, WJ Li, “Rapidly patterning micro/nano devices by directly assembling ions and nanomaterials”,Scientific Reports 6 (doi:10.1038/srep32106), 32106 (2016).