Prof. Xiuling Li

University of Texas at Austin

Xiuling Li received her B.S. degree from Peking University and Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Following post-doctoral positions at California Institute of Technology and University of Illinois, as well as industry experience at II-VI, Inc. (formerly EpiWorks, Inc.), she joined the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2007. At UIUC, she was the Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering and the interim director of the Nick Holonyak Jr. Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. She joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in Aug. 2021. She holds the Temple Foundation Endowed Professorship in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She also has an affiliate appointment in Chemistry as the Fellow of the Dow Professorship.

Her research focuses on semiconductor materials and devices. She has published >170 journal papers and holds >20+ patents, delivered >140 invited lectures worldwide. She has been honored with the NSF CAREER award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, and ONR Young Investigator Award, and the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physics Society (APS), the Optical Society (Optica, formerly OSA), the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Among her professional society service activities, she served as a member of the board of governors and VP of Finance and Administration of IEEE Photonics Society and the fellow evaluation committee of IEEE Electron Device Society, IEEE Andrew Grove award committee, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Fellow Search Committee, and the executive committee of APS Division of Materials Physics. She has been a Deputy Editor of Applied Physics Letters since 2015.

S-RuM Technology for Miniaturization and Integration of Electronics and Microfluidics

Self-rolled-up membrane (S-RuM) technology is a paradigm-shifting fabrication scheme for extreme miniaturization and integration of passive electronic, photonic and microfluidic components. The overarching physical principle of S-RuM is strain-driven spontaneous deformation of 2D membranes into 3D architectures. Complex 3D structures formed by S-RuM enable advanced functionalities that are otherwise out of reach. There is practically no limit upon the complexity or configuration of L-C circuits which can be made in the manner of S-RuM, all with one mask set. In this talk, I will present several examples of S-RuM based applications including inductors, transformers, and L-C filters, as well as microfluidic channels for neuron cell growth acceleration and DNA-based data storage.