Doctor of Engineering, Postdoctoral Researcher

Haipeng Li

Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher at Sotiriou Lab, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet

About me

Haipeng is a scientific researcher with background in Nanotechnology, Nano-sensor technology, Materials Science, Surface enhanced Raman scattering, Laser and Optical diagnostics. He is the author of 16 international peer-reviewed publications. He has participated in 3 funding applications and has reviewed 22 manuscripts for international peer-reviewed journals.

His current research interest is to fabricate surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates for the applications of food safety diagnostics and biosensing.

Newest Publication:

H. Li, P. Merkl, J. Sommertune, T. Thersleff, G.A. Sotiriou. SERS hotspot engineering by aerosol self-assembly of plasmonic Ag nanoaggregates with tunable interparticle distance. Advanced Science, Online June 7, 2022. IF: 16.8. DOI: 10.1002/advs.202201133. Interview in Karolinska Institutet News:


Research description

During his PhD study, Haipeng has worked on functional nanoparticle synthesis via single and double flame spray pyrolysis (FSP), as well as studying droplet combustion and explosion using optical diagnostic techniques, including shadowgraphy (high-speed camera recording and backlight), rainbow refractometry, interferometric particle imaging, and digital in-line holography. Haipeng joined the group of Prof. Georgios Sotiriou in 2020 and his current research interest is to fabricate plasmonic nanostructured substrates for biosensing applications. He has published 8 first-author papers and 7 co-author papers in the international journals including Combustion and Flame, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, ACS Applied Nano Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, as well as Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science.

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PhD, Department of Production Engineering, University of Bremen, Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering IWT, Germany