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Peng Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Li Group Website

Dr. Peng Li joined the Chemistry Dept. in 2016.  His research includes control of cell movement and separation using acoustic waves in microfluidic devices.

Recent Publications::
S. Li, X. Ding, Z. Mao, Y. Chen, N. Nama, F. Guo, P. Li, L. Wang, C. E. Cameron, and T. J. Huang, Standing surface acoustic wave (SSAW)-based cell co-culture, Lab on a chip, 15, 331-338 (2015).

F. Guo, †P. Li, J. B. French, Z. Mao, H. Zhao, S. Li, N. Nama, J. R. Fick, S. J. Benkovic, and T. J. Huang, “Controlling cell–cell interactions using surface acoustic waves”, PNAS, 112, 43-48 (2015). (Highlighted by “Nature Method”; Featured in National Science Foundation,, Science Daily, Eurekalert, Iran Daily, and Futurity, etc.)

P. Li, Z. Mao, Z. Peng, L. Zhou, Y. Chen, P.-H. Huang, C. I. Truica, J. J. Drabick, W. S. El-Deiry, M. Dao, S. Suresh, and T. J. Huang, “Acoustic Separation of Circulating Tumor Cells”, PNAS, 112, 4970-4975 (2015). (Top ten most read PNAS articles in April 2015; Highlighted by “PNAS in this issue”, “Research Highlights” of Lab on a chip; Featured in National Academy of Engineering, Gizmodo, Mirror, The Telegraph, El Pais, Livedoor news, Guangming Online, and Sina, etc.)

F. Guo, W. Zhou, P. Li, Z. Mao, N. Yennawar, J. B. French, and T. J. Huang, “Precise Manipulation and Patterning of Protein Crystals for Macromolecular Crystallography using Surface Acoustic Waves”, Small, 2015, 11, 2733-2737. (Featured as Cover Article)

P.-H. Huang, L. Ren, N. Nama, S. Li, P. Li, X. Yao, R. A. Cuento, C.-H. Wei, Y. Chen, Y. Xie, A. A. Nawaz, Y. G. Alevy, M. J. Holtzman, J. P. McCoy, S. Levine, and T. J. Huang, “An acoustofluidic sputum liquefier”, Lab on a chip, 2015, DOI: 15, 3125-3131.

P.-H. Huang, C. Y. Chan, P. Li, N. Nama, Y. Xie, C.-H. Wei, Y. Chen, D. Ahmed, T. J. Huang, “A spatiotemporally controllable chemical gradient generator viaacoustically oscillating sharp-edge structures”, Lab on a chip, 2015, 15, 4166-4176.23. L. Ren, Y. Chen, P. Li, Z. Mao, P.-H. Huang, J. Rufo, F. Guo, L. Wang, J. P. McCoy, S. J. Levine, T. J. Huang, “A high-throughput acoustic cell sorter”, Lab on a chip, 2015, 15, 3870-3879.