Li Peng


The basic information

Li Peng

Institute of Flexible Electronics




Vice Dean

Admission Information

1. Postdoc Positions are availale

    Background: Chemistry, Materials, Biology, Electronics, etc.

    Salary: Annual salary 200K CNY/yr, plus with performance bonus 0~80K .

2. PhD Scholarships are available for oversea candidates

    Background: Chemistry, Materials, Biology, Electronics, etc.

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Work Experience

2018-Now: Professor, Institute of Flexible Electronics, Northwestern Polytech. Univ. (NPU)

                  Professor (adjunct), Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, Northwestern Polytech. Univ. (NPU)

2016-2018: Professor, Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University.

2013-2015: Group Leader, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2013-2015: Postdoc., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). (Supervisor: Prof. Mary B. Chan-Park)

Education Experience

2007-2013: PhD in Chemical & Biomolecular  Engineering

                   Nanyang Technological University (Supervisor: Prof. Mary B. Chan-Park), Singapore.

2006-2007: Master student in Material Science (Polymer) 

                   Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, SinoPec, Beijing, China.

2002-2006: Bachelor in Chemical Engineering & Technology (Polymer)

                   Tianjin University, School of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin, China.

Scientific Research

Research Interests 

1)   Flexible bioelectronics (bioelectronics for health monitoring, diesease diagnosis and treatment)

2)    Antimicrobial drugs and materials for infectious diseases (antimicrobial peptides/polymers, drug delivery system, photodynamic therapy)

3) Surfaces modification and functionalization (antimicrobial/osteoinductive coating for implants and biomedical devices, antifouling coating, electrodes coating)

4)    Water treatment (water disinfection, capacitive deionization, pollutant adsorption)

Professor Li Peng's research interests are the development of biomaterials and their applications, especially antimicrobial materials. He focused on the design and synthesis of antimicrobial peptides and polymers, fabrication of antimicrobial coatings for bio-medical devices. He has successfully developed several advanced antimicrobial materials, and those works published in Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Biomaterials etc. Professor Li also holds 4 US patents, and collaborating with several international industrial corporations.


Selected Publications:

1) Gao, Q.; Li, P.*; Zhao, H.; Chen, Y.; Jiang, L.; Ma, P. X.*, Methacrylate-ended polypeptides and polypeptoids for antimicrobial and antifouling coatings. Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8 (41), 6386-6397.

2) Su, Y.; Tian, L.; Yu, M.; Gao, Q.; Wang, D.; Xi, Y.; Yang, P.; Lei, B.; Ma, P. X.; Li, P.*, Cationic peptidopolysaccharides synthesized by 'click' chemistry with enhanced broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities. Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8 (25), 3788-3800. (Front cover)

3) Zhi, Z.; Su, Y.; Xi, Y.; Tian, L.; Xu, M.; Wang, Q.; Padidan, S.; Li, P.*; Huang, W., Dual-functional PEG-b-Polyhexanide Surface Coating with In Vitro and In Vivo Antimicrobial and Antifouling Activity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (12), 10383-10397. ESI highly cited in 2018

4) Su, Y.; Zhi, Z.; Gao, Q.; Xie, M.; Yu, M.; Bo, L.; Li, P.*; Ma P. X., Autoclaving-derived Surface Coating with in vitro and in vivo Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Efficacies. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2017, 6 (6), 1601173.

5) Gao, Q.; Yu, M.; Su, Y.; Xie, M.; Zhao, X.; Li, P.*; Ma, P. X.*, Rationally designed dual functional block copolymers for bottlebrush-like coatings: In vitro and in vivo antimicrobial, antibiofilm, and antifouling properties. Acta Biomaterialia, 51, 112-124, 2017. ESI highly cited in 2017&2018

6) Gu, J.; Su, Y.; Liu, P.*; Li, P.*; Yang, P.*, An Environmentally Benign Antimicrobial Coating Based on A Protein Supramolecular Assembly. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (1), 198-210, 2017. ESI highly cited in 2017-2019

7) Li, P.; Poon, Y. F.; Li, W. F.; Zhu, H. Y.; Yeap, S. H.; Cao, Y.; Qi, X. B.; Zhou, C. C.; Lamrani, M.; Beuerman, R. W.; Kang, E. T.; Mu, Y. G.; Li, C. M.; Chang, M. W.; Leong, S. S. J.; Chan-Park, M. B.*, A polycationic antimicrobial and biocompatible hydrogel with microbe membrane suctioning ability. Nature Materials, 10 (2), 149-156, 2011. ESI highly cited

8) Li, P.; Zhou, C.; Rayatpisheh, S.; Ye, K.; Poon, Y. F.; Hammond, P. T.; Duan, H.; Chan-Park, M. B.*, Cationic Peptidopolysaccharides Show Excellent Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Activities and High Selectivity. Advanced Materials, 24 (30), 4130-4137, 2012.

9) Wang Y.; El-Deen A. G.; Li, P.*; Oh B. H. L.; Guo Z.; Khin M. M.; Vikhe Y. S.; Hu R. G.; Kline K. A.; Becker D. L.; Duan H.*; Chan-Park, M. B.*, High Performance Capacitive Deionization Disinfection (CDID) of Water with Graphene Oxide-graft-Quaternized Chitosan Nanohybrid Coating. ACS Nano, 9(10), 10142–10157, 2015.

10) Li, P.; Li, X.; Saravanan R.; Li, C. M.; Leong, S. S. J.*, Antimicrobial macromolecules: synthesis methods and future applications. RSC Advances, 2 (10), 4031-4044, 2012.

Team Information

Group webpage


Dr. SHANG Zifang (Molecular biology)

PhD Students:

ZHANG Jianhong 2018 (co-supervise)

CHEN Jingjie 2019

HUO Jingjing 2019

ZHOU Qian 2019

WANG Kun 2020

MA Huifang 2020

Master Students:



GAO Lingling

YU Luofeng

LIU Nian


REN Panyu

YE Xiaoting



LI Kunpeng

JIN Qizhe

JIN Haoyu (co-supervise)


XU Miao (Master 2019)

WANG Qianqian (Master 2019)

CHEN YUN (Master 2019)

XUE Peng (Master 2018, work in Chaozhou Three-circle Co. Ltd)

GAO Qiang (PhD 2017, Postdoc in ZJU)

SU Yajuan (PhD 2017, Postdoc in U Kansas)