The University of Southampton

Dr Yi Li

Research Staff

Research Fellow in Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton


Research interests

Direct write technology, inkjet printing, dispenser printing, spray printing, screen printing, smart fabrics, functional ink, flexible electronics, solar cells, transistors, antennas, capacitors



BEng in Electronic Engineering, University of Warwick,

MSc in Micro-System Technology, University of Southampton,

PhD in Electronics, (Printed Smart Fabrics Technology)

Conferences attended

Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, Cannes, France, 25 – 27 April, 2012

The 88th Textile Institute World Conference, Selangor, Malaysia, 15 – 17 May, 2012

IEEE Sensors 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, 28 – 31 October, 2012

MICROFLEX Dissemination meeting on 18th October 2012, ITFH, France

Energy Harvesting Network Dissemination Event, 25th March 2013, London

Printable Electronics for Industry 2013, 12/13, November 2013, Birmingham

UK Plastic Electronics Research conference, 10/11 December 2013, Loughborough University

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition 2014, 13 February, Farnborough

Wearable Technology Conference and Expo, 18 March 2014, Olympia, London

Printed Electronics Week, 20 March 2014, Cambridge University, Cambridge

LOPE-C, Munich, Germany

3D printshow, London.


Arumugam, Sasikumar, Li, Yi, Sundaram, Senthilarasu, Torah, Russel, Kanibolotsky, Alexander, Inigo, Anto, Skabara, Peter and Beeby, Steve (2016) Fully spray-coated organic solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabrics for wearable energy harvesting applications Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, pp. 5561-5568. (doi:10.1039/C5TA03389F).

Adami, Salah-Eddine, Zhu, Dibin, Li, Yi, Mellios, Evangelos, Stark, Bernard and Beeby, Steve (2015) A 2.45 GHz rectenna screen-printed on polycotton for on-body RF power transfer and harvesting At IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, United States. 13 - 15 May 2015. 4 pp.

Wei, Yang, Torah, Russel, Li, Yi and Tudor, John (2016) Dispenser printed capacitive proximity sensor on fabric for applications in the creative industries Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 247, pp. 239-246. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2016.06.005).

Liu, Jingqi, Li, Yi, Arumugam, Sasi, Tudor, Michael and Beeby, Stephen (2016) Investigation of low temperature processed titanium dioxide (TiO2) films for printed dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) for large area flexible applications Materials Today

Arumugam, Sasi, Liu, Jingqi, Li, Yi, Tudor, Michael and Beeby, Stephen (2016) Optimised process of fully spray-coated organic solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabrics Materials Today

Liu, Jingqi, Li, Yi, Arumugam, Sasi, Tudor, Michael and Beeby, Stephen (2016) Screen printed dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) on woven polyester cotton fabric for wearable energy harvesting applications Materials Today


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