Mo Li

Mo Li photo

Dr. Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. From 2007 to 2010, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University under the advisory of H. Tang. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2007 under the advisory of M. Roukes. He was a winner of an NSF Career Award in 2014, McKnight Land-Grant Professorship in 2013 and AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2012. His research is focusing on silicon photonics, optomechanics. NEMS/MEMS and graphene based optoelectronics. His pioneering work include the first demonstration of optical force actuation of nanodevices in 2008 [1], the first demonstration of repulsive optical force in nanophotonic devices in 2009 [2], the smallest, self-sensing nanocantilever with attogram mass resolution at ambient conditions in 2007 [3]. With C-SPIN support, he is currently collaborating with Jianping Wang on spin-optical interconnection and with S. Koester on integrated graphene optoelectronics [4-5].

1. M. Li, W. H. P. Pernice, C. Xiong, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, and H. X. Tang , “Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits,” Nature 456, 480 (2008).
2. M. Li, W. H. P. Pernice, and H. X. Tang, “Tunable bipolar optical interactions between guided lightwaves,” Nature Photonics 3, 464 (2009).
M. Li, H. X. Tang, M. L. Roukes, “Ultrasensitive, NEMS-based cantilevers for sensing, scanned probe, and very high frequency applications,” Nature Nanotechnology, 2, 114 (2007).
4. Nathan Youngblood, Yoska Anugrah, Rui Ma, Steven J. Koester, Mo Li, “Multifunctional graphene optical modulator and photodetector integrated on silicon waveguides”, Nano Letters, 4, 2741 (2014).
5. S. J. Koester, Mo Li, “Waveguide-Coupled Graphene Optoelectronics”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 20, 6000211 (2014).