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The Li Research Laboratory

Jun Li Research Lab
Kansas State University
Department of Chemistry
427 CBC Building
1212 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone Numbers
Office: 785-532-0955
Lab: 785-532-6979
Fax: 785-532-6666
Email: junli@ksu.edu

Jun Li, Ph.D.


Jun LiDepartment of Chemistry
Kansas State University
213 CBC Building
Manhattan, KS  66506-0401

Office: CBC 427

Phone: (785) 532-0955
Fax: (785) 532-6666
Web: nanoresearch.weebly.com

Senior Editor, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (http://tnano.org/jun-li/)


B. A., Chemistry, Wuhan University, P. R. China (1987)

Ph. D., Physical Chemistry, Princeton University (1995), Advisor: Giacinto Scoles and Keng S. Liang (Exxon)

Postdoctoral Research, Electrochemistry, Cornell University (1994-1997), Advisor: Hector D. Abrunã

Professional Achievements & Activities:

  • About 157 technical publications: 1 edited book, 113 peer-reviewed journal articles, 23 proceeding papers, and 20 book chapters, with a total citation over 5300 and a H-index of 36.

  • Filed 29 patents / provisional patents (10 issued) w/ multiple patents licensed for commercialization.

  • Research highlighted in more than 40 public news reports including Science, Nature, MIT Technology Review, etc.

  • Work art appeared on the cover of 10 technical journals and one workshop report of National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

  • Served in over 20 NIH, NSF, NASA review panels and reviewers for 8 foreign funding agencies.

  • Served in 11 journal editorial boards.

  • Serving as an associate editor (2007-2014) and senior editor (since 2015) for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO).



Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
08/2007-06/2012Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University


Senior Research Scientist and Group Lead, NASA Ames Research Center, CA nanotechnology research in developing biosensors and novel electronics


Research Fellow & Principal Investigator, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, Singapore Nanotechnology research on: (1) carbon nanotube growth and device/sensor fabrication, (2) scanning probe microscope development, (3) nanotechnology commercialization.


Applications Scientist, Molecular Imaging Co., Phoenix, AZ Development and applications of scanning probe microscope in studyingbiological systems, in-situ electrochemical interfaces, and polymer surfaces. 

Courses Taught

CHM 371: Quantitative Chemical Analysis

CHM 939: Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry: Micro-/Nano- Technologies for Analytical Chemistry

CHM 939: Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry: Chemical/Biochemical sensors

CHM 566: Instrumental Analysis

CHM 901: Analytical Chemistry Seminar