Dr. Tai-De Li

After his undergraduate and master degrees in National Taiwan University, Dr Tai-De Li studied the viscoelasticity of nano-confined liquids as his PhD thesis in Georgia Tech Physics and mechanobiochemical systems, such as actin networks and thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts, in his postdoc in UC Berkeley. Shortly after his postdoc, he joined ASRC of CUNY as a research assistant professor and facility manager in 2015.

Research Interests

Dr. Tai-De Li’s research is focused on the interface of mechanics and biochemistry in biological systems, such as cytoskeleton actin networks and thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts. With the expertise on surface sciences, Dr. Li is also studying the electric and elastic properties of 2-D semi-conductor thin films, which is the essential knowledge for next generation electronic devices at nano-meter scale. These researches are based on both local and global cross-disciplinary collaborations in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

Publications

AuthorsTitleJournalYearVolumePages

V. A. Zarubin, T.-D. Li, S. Humagain, H. Ji, K. G. Yager, S. G. Greenbaum, L. T. Vuong

Improved Anisotropic Thermoelectric Behavior of PEDOT:PSS via Magnetophoresis

ACS Omega

2018

3

12554-12561

F. Lavini, A. Calò, Y. Gao, E. Albisetti, T.-D. Li, T. Cao, G. Li, L. Cao, C. Aruta, E. Riedo

Friction and work function oscillatory behavior for even and odd number of layers in polycrystalline MoS2

Nanoscale

2018

10

8304-8312

P. Bieling, S. Hansen, O. Akin, T.-D. Li, D. A. Fletcher, R. D. Mullins

WH2 and proline-rich domains of WASP-family proteins collaborate to accelerate actin filament elongation

EMBO

2018

38

102-121

A. Lampel, S. McPhee, H.-A. Park, G. G. Scott, S. Humagain, D. R. Hekstra, B. Yoo, P. W.H.M. Frederix, T.-D. Li, R. Abzalimov, S. G. Greenbaum, T. Tuttle, C. Hu, C. J. Bettinger, R. V. Ulijn

Polymeric peptide pigments with sequence-encoded properties

Science

017

356

1064-1068

L. Lambert, G. Goebrecht, S. De Leo, R. O'Connor, S. Nunez-Cruz, T.-D. Li, J. Yuan, M. Milone, L. Kam

Improving T Cell Expansion with a Soft Touch

Nano Letters

2017

17(2)

821-826

A. Gurarslan, S. Jiao, T.-D. Li, G. Li, Y. Yu, Y. Gao, E. Riedo, Z. Xu, L. Cao

Van der Waals Force Isolation of Monolayer MoS2

Advanced Materials

2016

28(45)

10055-10060

P. Bieling*, T.-D. Li*, J. Weichsel, R. McGorty, P. Jreij, B. Huang, D. A. Fletcher†, and R. D. Mullins†

Force feedback controls motor activity and mechanical properties of self-assembling branched actin networks

Cell

2016

164

115

T.-D. Li, H.-C. Chiu, D. Ortiz-Young, and E. Riedo

Nanorheology by atomic force microscopy

Rev. of Sci. Instrum.

2014

85

123707

C. H. Clausen, M. D. Brooks, T.-D. Li, P. Grob, G. Kemalyan, E. Nogales, K. K. Niyogi, and D. A. Fletcher

Dynamic mechanical responses of Arabidopsis thylakoid membranes during PSII-specific illumination

Biophysical Journal

2014

106

1864-1870

W. A. Lam, O. Chaudhuri, A. Crow, K. D. Webster, T.-D. Li, A. Kita, J. Huang, and D. A. Fletcher

Mechanics and contraction dynamics of single platelets and implications for clot stiffening

Nature Materials

2011

10

61-66

T.-D. Li and E. Riedo

Nonlinear viscoelastic dynamics of nano-confined wetting liquids

Phys. Rev. Lett.

2008

100

106102

Job History

FromToTitleLocation

2015

Surface Science Facility Manager

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

2015

2015

Research Scientist

Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

2011

2014

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, CA

2009

2011

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

UC Berkeley, CA

2003

2008

PhD Candidate

Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Affiliation

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Phone Number

212.413.3394