Lab for Single-Cell Nanoengineering (LSCN)

Dr. Hu Li

Hu Li Ph.D

李虎 博士



  • Sept. 2014 – Jun. 2020

    School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University

    Degree: PhD

    Specialty: Biomaterials

    Supervisor: Prof. Yubo Fan

  • Sept. 2014 – Jul. 2020

    Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems

    Joint PhD Student

    Specialty: Self-powered & Implantable electronic device;
    Triboelectric nanogenerator; Bio-/UV/molecule sensors;
    Supercapacitor; Self-assembly of nanomaterials

    Group website:

    Supervisor: Prof. Zhou Li (

  • Sept. 2010 – Jun. 2014

    Tianjin Polytechnic University

    Innovative Experiment Class

    School of Materials Science and Engineering

    Degree: Bachelor of Science

    Specialty: Polymer materials

    Supervisor: Prof. Hongzhang Geng

Research Interests

  1. Self-assembly of nanomaterials;

  2. Implantable & self-powered triboelectronic electronic device;

  3. New types of energy storage device (e.g., Supercapacitor);

  4. High sensitive sensors (e.g., UV, gas molecule or biosensors);

  5. Functional electronic device and systems (e.g., bionic, flexible, stretchable or other integrated system);

  6. Nanomaterial growth, property study and potential applications.

Interdisciplinary Research Experience (Three parts):

1. High sensitive sensors

Reversible Schottky barrier height regulation betweenmetal and semiconductor contact by triboelectric voltagefor ultrasensitive detection of gas, UV light, biomolecule and nerve signal (bullfrogsciatic nerve). (Nano Today, 33(2020) 100873; Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 1907999; Nano Letters, 2020, accepted; Smallmethods, 2020, under review)

2. Implantable &biodegradable supercapacitor and triboelectric device:

  1. Fully biodegradable capacitor as energy storage unit and power source in vitroand in vivo to power electronic device. (Advanced Science 2019, 1801625; CoverArticle, high citation by ESI).

  2. Fully biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) in vitro and in vivo asan energy harvester to convert biomechanical energy into electric energy, andas an electric stimulator to regulate beating rate of myocardial cell cluster. (AdvancedMaterials 2018, 30, 1801895. high citation by ESI. IF:21.95).

3. Self-assembly ofnanomaterials

Self-assembly of concentric carbon nanotube rings by evaporation-driven method. It’s auniversal method to present diverse self-assembly of nonvolatile nanomaterialson flexible or rigid substrates. (Applied Surface Science2014, 313,220-226; Small 2017, 1603642; ACSOmega, 2019, 4, 16209-16216)

Experiment Skills:

Scanningelectron microscope (SEM), Atomic force microscope (AFM), X-ray diffractionanalysis (XRD), Transmission electron microscope (TEM), Micro-computerizedtomography (Micro-CT), 3D Printing, UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, InfraredSpectrophotometer, Electrochemical Workstation; Micro and Nano Fabrication(Ultraviolet Exposure, Inductively Coupled Plasma Etching), MagnetronSputtering, Measurement of Contact Angle; Animal Experiment (frog, mice, rat,rabbit; cell culture, in vivo implantation, histological evaluation,preparation of histologic section).

Data Process Skills:

Origin,3Dmax, Photoshop, Video Studio; Ai; PPT, Chemical Draw, Format Factory.

Publications as theFirst & Co-first Author:

  1. Hu Li, Lu Ming Zhao, Jian Ping Meng, et al.Triboelectric polarization enhanced high sensitive ZnO UV sensor. Nano Today 2020, 33: 100873. (IF:16.582)

  2. Hu Li, Xiao Zhang,Lu Ming Zhao, et al. A hybrid biofuel and triboelectric nanogenerator forbioenergy harvesting. Nano-Micro Letters 2020, 12(50): 1-12. (IF:9.043)

  3. Jian Ping Meng, Hu Li (co-first), Lu Ming Zhao, et al. Triboelectricnanogenerator enhanced the high sensitive ethanol sensor.Nano Letters (IF:12.279), 2020,accepted,

  4. Lu Ming Zhao, Hu Li (co-first), Jian Ping Meng, et al. The recent advances inself-powered medical information sensors. InfoMat, 2020, 2: 212-234. (InstantIF:8.0)

  5. Lu Ming Zhao, Hu Li (co-first), Jian Ping Meng, et al. Reversibleconversion between Schottky and Ohmic contacts for highly sensitive,multifunctional biosensors. Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 30(5):1907999. (IF: 15.621)

  6. Hu Li, Chao Chao Zhao, Xin Xin Wang, et al. FullyBioabsorbable Capacitor as an Energy Storage Unit for Implantable MedicalElectronics. AdvancedScience 2019, 1801625.CoverArticle. (IF: 15.804; high citation by ESI)

  7. Hu Li, Lu Ming Zhao, Zhe Li, et al. Progress inself-powered health monitoring and physiological function regulation devices. ChineseJournal of Biotechnology 2019, 35(12): 23672385. (Outstanding paper award by CNKI, reviewarticle, in Chinese)

  8. Hu Li, Yu Bo Fan, Zhou Li.Fabrication and performance test of biodegradable supercapacitor. MRS Advances2019, 4(37):2063-2070. (Ei)

  9. Hu Li, Lu Ming Zhao, Wei Bo Zhu, et al. Fabricationof concentric carbon nanotube rings and their application on regulatingcell growth.ACS Omega, 2019, 4(14): 16209-16216. (IF: 2.584)

  10. Wen Jiang, Hu Li (co-first), Zhuo Liu, et al. Fully BioabsorbableNatural Materials Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators. Advanced Materials 2018, 1801895. (IF:25.809; high citation by ESI)

  11. Hu Li, Xin Xin Wang, Wen Jiang, et al. Alkali metalchlorides based hydrogel as eco-friendly neutral electrolyte for bendable solid-statecapacitor. Advanced MaterialsInterfaces 2018, 1701648. (IF: 4.713)

  12. Hu Li, Han Ouyang, Min Yu, et al. Thermo-drivenevaporation self-assembly and dynamic analysis of homocentric carbon nanotube rings.Small2017, 1603642. (IF: 10.856)

  13. Hu Li, Hong Zhang Geng, Yan Meng, et al. Fabrication and Test ofAdhesion Enhanced Flexible Carbon Nanotube Transparent Conducting Films.Applied Surface Science2014, 313, 220-226. (IF:5.155)

Publications as a Co-Author:

  1. Kuan Hu, Yixiang Jiang, Wei Xiong, Hu Li, et al. ‍Tuning peptide self-assembly by an in-tether chiral center.Science Advances. 2018, 4: eaar5907. (IF: 12.804)

  2. Han Ouyany, Zhuo Liu, Ning Li, Bojing Shi, Yang Zou, FengXie, Ye Ma, Zhe Li, HuLi, et al. Symbioticcardiac pacemaker. Nature Communications, 2019, 10:1821. (IF: 11.878)

  3. Yang Zou, Puchuan Tan, Bojing Shi, Han Ouyang, DongjieJiang, Zhuo Liu, Hu Li, et al. A bionicstretchable nanogenerator for underwater sensing and energy harvesting. NatureCommunications, 2019, 10: 2695. (IF:11.878)

  4. Zhuo Liu, Qiang Zheng, Yue Shi, Lingling Xu, Yang Zou,Dongjie Jiang, Bojing Shi, Xuecheng Qu, Hu Li, et al. Flexible andstretchable dual modes nanogenerator for rehabilitation monitoring andinformation interaction. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2020, accepted. (IF:5.047)

  5. Xiuyan Li, Hongqing Feng, Zhe Li, Yue Shi, JingjingTian, Chaochao Zhao, Min Yu, Zhuo Liu, Hu Li, et al.High-throughput identification and screening of single microbial cells bynanobowl array. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11(48):44933−44940. (IF: 8.456)

  6. Yang Zou, Puchuan Tan, Bojing Shi, Han Ouyang, DongjieJiang, Zhuo Liu, Hu Li, et al. A bionic stretchable nanogenerator forunderwater sensing and energy harvesting. Nature Communications, 2019, 10:2695.(IF: 11.878)

  7. Zhuo Liu, Hu Li, Bojing Shi, et al.Wearable and implantable triboelectric nanogenerators. Advanced FunctionalMaterials, 2019, 30(13): 1808820. ( IF: 15.621)

  8. Chaochao Zhao, Hongqing Feng, Lijun Zhang, Zhe Li,Yang Zou, Puchuan Tan, Han Ouyang, Dongjie Jiang, Min Yu, Chan Wang, Hu Li, et al. Highly effcient in vivo cancer therapy by an implantable magnettriboelectric nanogenerator. Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 29(41): 1808640.(IF: 15.621)

  9. Zhuo Liu, Ye Ma, Han Ouyang, Bojing Shi, Ning Li,Dongjie Jiang, Feng Xie, Dan Qu, Yang Zou, Yue Huang, Hu Li, et al. Transcatheter self-powered ultrasensitive endocardial pressuresensor. 2019, 29(3): 1807560. (IF: 15.621)

  10. Zhe Li, Hongqing Feng, Qiang Zheng, Hu Li, et al. Photothermally tunable biodegradation of implantabletriboelectric nanogenerators for tissue repairing. Nano energy, 2018, 54,390-399 (IF: 15.548)

  11. Chan Wang, Kuan Hu, Wenjian Li, Huaying Wang, Hu Li, et al. Wearable wire-shaped symmetric supercapacitors based onactivated carbon coated graphite fibers. ACS Applied Materials &Interfaces, 2018, 10(40): 34302-34310. (IF: 8.456)

  12. Han Ouyang, Jingjing Tian, Guanglong Sun, Yang Zou,Zhuo Liu, Hu Li, et al. Self-powered pulse sensor for antidiastole of cardiovasculardisease. Advanced materials 2017, 29(40): 1703456. ( IF:25.809)

  13. Jingjing Tian, Hongqing Feng, Ling Yan, Min Yu, HanOuyang, Hu Li, et al. A self-powered sterilization system with both instant andsustainable anti-bacterial ability. Nano Energy, 2017, 36: 241-249. (IF: 15.548)

  14. Luming Zhao, Qiang Zheng, Han Ouyang, Hu Li, et al. A size-unlimited surface microstructure modification method forachieving high performance triboelectric nanogenerator. Nano Energy, 2016, 28:172-178. (IF: 15.548)

  15. Qiang Zheng, Yiming Jin, Zhuo Liu, Han Ouyang, Hu Li, et al. Robust multilayered encapsulationfor high-performance triboelectric nanogenerator in harsh environment. ACSApplied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8(40): 26697-26703. (IF: 8.456)


  1. Zhou Li, Hu Li, et al. One method of fabricating ring-likepattern self-assembled by nanomaterials. Patent No. ZL 201510404215.4.

  2. Zhou Li, Hu Li, et al. Self-powered particle counter andits count method. Patent No. 201711380167.5

  3. Zhou Li, Zhe Li, Hu Li. Fabrication method of integratedbiodegradable stimulating lead wire. Patent No. 201710839359.1

  4. Zhou Li, Xinxin Wang, Hu Li, Yang Zou, Luming Zhao.Implantable capacitor and its fabrication method. Patent No. 201510557931.6

  5. ZhouLi, Luming Zhao, Hu Li, et al. Amethod to tune the Schottky barrier height of Schottky device.   Patent No. 201810470723.6

  6. Zhou Li, Jianping Meng, Hu Li, et al. Schottky sensor system. Patent No. 201810470725.5

  7. WenJiang, Zhou Li, Hu Li, etal. Fully biodegradable triboelectric nanogenerator based on natural materials. Patent No. 201610808735.6

  8. Zhou Li, Zhe Li, Yang Zou, Hu Li, et al. Biodegradable leadingwire. Patent No. 201710278062.2.

  9. ZhouLi, Chaochao Zhao, Puchuan Tan, Hu Li, et al. Triboelectric nanogenerator and itsfabrication method. Patent No. 201611079377.6

  1. 2019 China Biomedical EngineeringConference, Nov. 14-16, 2019, Shandong Jinan, Oral

  2. Chinese MaterialsConference, Jul. 10-14, 2019, Sichuan Chengdu, Oral.

  3. The 235th Meeting of ElectrochemicalSociety, May 26-30, 2019,Dallas, Texas USA, Oral.

  4. The 4th International Conference onNanoenergy and Nanosystems (NENS), June 15-17, 2019 Beijing China, Oral.

  5. The 9th Chinese Academic Conference of ZincOxide. April 12-14, 2019,Zhenjiang China, Oral.

  6. The 4th International Conference onNanogenerators and Piezotronics (NGPT). May 8-11, 2018, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul Korea, Oral.

  7. The 3rd International Conference onNanoenergy and Nanosystems. October 21-23, 2017, Beijing China, Oral.

  8. The 8th Chinese Academic Conference of ZincOxide. Oct. 29-31, 2017, Nanning China,Poster. (Best Poster Award)

  9. Nanoenergy and Nanosystems. July 13-15, 2016, Beijing China, Poster.

  10. ChineseInternational Seminar on Nanotechnology. Oct. 23-26, 2016, Beijing, China,Oral.

Awards & Honors (2014-2019):

  1. National Scholarship (2017/2019);

  2. Merit Student (2016-2017);

  3. Excellent PhD student (2017);

  4. First-Class Academic Scholarship (2014-2019);

  5. Top Ten Academic Paper Award (2018);

  6. Outstanding PhD Candidate Scholarship of CAIP (2019).