Yunzi Li

Yunzi Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Yunzi (Lavinia) Li is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She received her B.S. degree in Chemical and Bioproduct Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She developed particle- and droplet-based continuous microfluidic viscometers for biochemical and diagnostic analysis in her thesis. Her current research focus is on applying droplet microfluidics and 3D printing technology to culture and analyze microbial community and its interaction with the environment. 


  • Yunzi Li, Kevin Ward, and Mark A. Burns. “Viscosity measurements using microfluidic droplet length”; Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89(7): 3996-4006.

  • Yunzi Li, David T. Burke, Raoul Kopelman, and Mark A. Burns. “Asynchronous Magnetic Bead Rotation (AMBR) Microviscometer for Label-Free DNA Analysis”; Biosensors, 03/2014, 4(1), 76- 89.

  • Yingwei Hu, Yunzi Li and Henry Lam. “A semi-empirical approach for predicting unobserved peptide MS/MS spectra from spectral libraries”; Proteomics, 12/2011; 11(24): 4702-11.

  • Xin Zhang, Yunzi Li, Wenguang Shao and Henry Lam. “Understanding the improved sensitivity of spectral library searching over sequence database searching in proteomics data analysis.”; Proteomics, 01/2011; 11(6):1075-85. 


  • Yunzi Li, Mark A. Burns, Kevin R. Ward. “Droplet-based microfluidic rheometer system”. US provisional patent application No. 62/251,832.
  • Raoul Kopelman, Mark A. Burns, Yunzi Li. “Asynchronous magnetic bead rotation (AMBR) microviscometer for analysis of analytes”. US patent publication number: 20150140560 

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