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The Li Research Laboratory

Jun Li Research Lab
Kansas State University
Department of Chemistry
201 CBC Building
1212 Mid-Campus Dr 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 201

Phone: (785) 532-0955
Fax: (785) 532-6666
Web: http://www.k-state.edu/chem/people/grad-faculty/jli/index.html

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 189 scientific publications: 1 edited book, 145 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 proceeding papers, and 23 book chapters, and 17 issued/protected patents

  • Filed 37 patents applications (17 issued/protected) with 6 patents licensed to 3 companies 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 12 journals, book, and one National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) report.

  • Served in over 55 review panels for US federal funding agencies, including 41 NIH panels, 12 NSF panels, and 2 NASA panels.

  • Served as reviewer for 18 funding agencies (including > 10 foreign agents).

  • Elected as 2019 class of Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (FNAI).

  • 2021, admitted as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

  • 2022, admitted as a Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM).

  • Serving/served in the editorial board of 15 journals.

  • 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 studying biological 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