Dr Xu Li

  • Room: Level: 01 Room: 105
  • Building: Bio21 Incubator Building
  • Campus: Parkville


Dr Xu Li is currently a research assistant (Level A) in the Gras Group in Bio21 and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Melbourne.

Dr Xu Li had a 3-year McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Dr Xu Li member of the group awarded the Eureka prize (2012) in Innovative Use of Technology.  Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of scientific research & innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism & communication. Dr Xu Li, a McKenzie Fellow in Dr Sally Gras' Group was one of the team members who won the prize for Innovative Use of Technology whilst she was a PhD student at Monash University with Dr Wei Shen. A summary of their winning project can be found on the Australian Museum website http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au


Recent publications

  1. Jannat A, Haque F, Xu K, Zhou C, Zhang BY, Syed N, Mohiuddin M, Messalea KA, Li X, Gras S, Wen X, Fei Z, Haque E, Walia S, Daeneke T, Zavabeti A, Ou JZ. Exciton-Driven Chemical Sensors Based on Excitation-Dependent Photoluminescent Two-Dimensional SnS. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. American Chemical Society. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 45. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b12843
  2. Chen R, Zhang L, Li X, Ong L, Soe YG, Sinsua N, Gras S, Tabor RF, Wang X, Shen W. Trace Analysis and Chemical Identification on Cellulose Nanofibers-Textured SERS Substrates Using the "Coffee Ring" Effect. ACS SENSORS. American Chemical Society. 2017, Vol. 2, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00403
  3. Li X, Burger S, O'Connor A, Ong L, Karas J, Gras S. An enzyme-responsive controlled release system based on a dual-functional peptide. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 29. DOI: 10.1039/c5cc10480g
  4. Van 't Hag L, Knoblich K, Seabrook SA, Kirby NM, Mudie ST, Lau D, Li X, Gras S, Mulet X, Call M, Call M, Drummond CJ, Conn CE. Exploring the in meso crystallization mechanism by characterizing the lipid mesophase microenvironment during the growth of single transmembrane alpha-helical peptide crystals. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES. Royal Society of London. 2016, Vol. 374, Issue 2072. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0125
  5. Van 't Hag L, Li X, Meikle T, Hoffmann SV, Jones NC, Pedersen JS, Hawley AM, Gras S, Conn CE, Drummond CJ. How Peptide Molecular Structure and Charge Influence the Nanostructure of Lipid Bicontinuous Cubic Mesophases: Model Synthetic WALP Peptides Provide Insights. LANGMUIR. American Chemical Society. 2016, Vol. 32, Issue 27. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01058
  6. Zhang L, Li X, Ong L, Tabor RF, Bowen BA, Fernando AI, Nilghaz A, Garnier G, Gras S, Wang X, Shen W. Cellulose nanofibre textured SERS substrate. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS. Elsevier Science. 2015, Vol. 468. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.12.056
  7. Li X, Ballerini DR, Shen W. A perspective on paper-based microfluidics: Current status and future trends. BIOMICROFLUIDICS. American Institute of Physics. 2012, Vol. 6, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1063/1.3687398
  8. Jarujamrus P, Tian J, Li X, Siripinyanond A, Shiowatana J, Shen W. Mechanisms of red blood cells agglutination in antibody-treated paper. ANALYST. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2012, Vol. 137, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1039/c2an15798e
  9. Ballerini DR, Li X, Shen W. Patterned paper and alternative materials as substrates for low-cost microfluidic diagnostics. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Springer. 2012, Vol. 13, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1007/s10404-012-0999-2
  10. Ballerini DR, Li X, Shen W. An inexpensive thread-based system for simple and rapid blood grouping. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. Springer Verlag. 2011, Vol. 399, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-4588-5
  11. Ballerini DR, Li X, Shen W. Flow control concepts for thread-based microfluidic devices. BIOMICROFLUIDICS. American Institute of Physics. 2011, Vol. 5, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1063/1.3567094
  12. Tian J, Li X, Shen W. Printed two-dimensional micro-zone plates for chemical analysis and ELISA. LAB ON A CHIP. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2011, Vol. 11, Issue 17. DOI: 10.1039/c1lc20374f
  13. Ballerini DR, Li X, Shen W. Thread as a low-cost biodiagnostic substrate. 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering. 2011, Vol. 37. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23508-5_265
  14. Li X, Ballerini D, Tian J, Shen W. Thread as a substrate for low-cost point-of-care diagnostics. Sustainable Chemistry 2011. WIT Press. 2011, Vol. 154.
  15. Tian J, Li X, Shen W. A Simple Manufacturing Process for Paper-Based Microfluidics Fabrication. 2010 Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering. RMIT Publishing. 2010.

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