Dr Ziyuan Li

Li, Ziyuan profile
Department Electronic Materials Engineering
Research group Semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology group
Qualifications PhD


Dr. Ziyuan Li received her B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in 2009 and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2013. Currently she is working as an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow in Research School of Physics, the Australian National University (ANU). Her research interests are in III-V semiconductor opto-electronic devices such as photodetectors, solar cells, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers.

Grants and awards

  • AUD $ 384,000: Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA), 2019-2021
  • AUD $ 1,000: Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) short-term visit grant offered by the Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), 2017


  • Chapter chair of IEEE Photonics Society and EDS ACT section, 2020-2021
  • Chapter chair of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) ACT section, 2018-2019
  • Topic Editor (Journal Topcis Board) of Crystals (IF 2.404, ISSN 2073-4352), 2020-2021
  • Organiser of Women in STEMM Early Career Grant & Paper Writing Workshop (ECWW2021), 20-22 September 2021
  • Organiser of Women in STEMM Early Career Grant & Paper Writing Workshop (ECWW2020), 4-6 November 2020
  • Organiser of Women in STEM Early Career Grant & Paper Writing Retreat (ECWR2019), 21-23 October 2019
  • Committee member of School Seminar of Research School of Physics and Engineering, 2019-2020
  • EMCR committee member of 20th International Union of Materials Research Societies International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA2019) https://iumrs-ica2019.com/, 22-26 September 2019

Publication highlights

  • Nanowire photodetectors
  • Nanowire solar cells
  • Nanowire light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Plasmonic nanoantennas