Lijia Pan



IEEE Senior member

Received Bachelor degree from South China University of technology; 

Obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of science and technology of China; 

Department of physics, Nanjing University, postdoctoral; 

2008, associate professor, Department of physics, Nanjing University; 

2014-present, Professor, College of Electronic Science and engineering, Nanjing University;

From 2011 to 2012 and May-August 2017,  visiting scholar, Stanford University;

Pan group is committed to the research of polymer electronic materials and devices, electronic skin devices, and intelligent perception. Research areas in the Pan Group include synthesis of conducting polymer materials, device design and fabrication of organic electronic and nanoelectronics, and applications development for smart electronics. Our approach is multidisciplinary, involving concepts and expertise from chemicals, biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, physics, and electrical engineering. The devices of current interest are flexible sensors including pressure sensors, temperature sensors, triboelectricity devices, and strain sensors; organic transistors, neuron transistors, synapse transistors, and their integration with sensor arrays for construction of artificial intelligence devices, such as artificial reflex arc. We focus on both the basic science and application studies of these devices. They are also of practical interest for nano-scale electronics, smart systems, low cost and large area flexible plastic circuits, wearable devices, and disposable sensors.

More than 160 articles were published in  peer reviewed journals including Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, PNAS, Adv. Mater., Nano lett., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Energy & Environment. Sci.,, Acc. Chem. Res., and  IEEE Electron Dev. Lett. Pan's articles were cited more than 13000 times, with H-factor 50, and 14 ESI high cited papers.


In 2018, Pan was funded by the National Science Fund for distinguished young scholars, which is like that of the NSF career award of US.
In 2017, Pan won Second Prize of National Natural Science Award (Ranked 2nd in a research team with 5 members). 
In 2021, Pan won Gold Prize with Congratulations of the Jury in 48th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
In 2016, Pan won Frist Prize of Science and Technology Award of Jiangsu Province (Ranked 2nd in a research team with 9 members). 

In 2010, Pan was selected as the excellent talents of the Ministry of education in the new century.

Research Fields

1) Flexible pressure / temperature sensor, electronic skin, tactile sensor and system;

) organic  transistors, neuron transistors, synapse transistors, and their  integration with sensor arrays;

) Conductive polymer materials, wearable electronic materials and devices;

) Biomedical electronic devices;

) Artificial  intelligence devices.

Main Courses

Flexible Electronics (EE undergraduate students of 3rd grade)
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  • Flexible pressure sensors:
    1)An ultra-sensitive resistive pressure sensor based on hollow-sphere  microstructure induced elasticity in conducting polymer film. Nature  Communications 5, 3002 (2014).
    2)Flexible Pressure Sensor With High  Sensitivity and Low Hysteresis Based on a Hierarchically Microstructured  Electrode. IEEE Electron Device Letters 39, 288 (2018).
    3)Fast-response  and Low-hysteresis Flexible Pressure Sensor Based on Silicon Nanowires.  IEEE Electron Device Letters 39, 1069 (2018).
    4)Advanced electronic skin devices for healthcare applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 7, 165 (2019). (Cover art)

  • Integration of Multi-mode sensors:
    1)All Inkjet-Printed  Amperometric Multiplexed Biosensors Based on Nanostructured Conductive  Hydrogel Electrodes. Nano Letters 18, 3322 (2018).(当期封面)
    2)A  Nanostructured Conductive Hydrogels-Based Biosensor Platform for Human  Metabolite Detection. Nano Letters 15, 1146-1151 (2015).
    3) Highly Sensitive Glucose Sensor Based on Pt Nanoparticle/Polyaniline Hydrogel Heterostructures. ACS Nano 7, 3540-3546 (2013).
    4)  Highly Sensitive, Printable Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Wireless  Sensor for Food Spoilage Detection. Nano Letters 18, 4570(2018).

    5)Frequency-enabled Decouplable Dual-modal Flexible Pressure and Temperature Sensor.IEEE Electron Device Letters 41, 1568-1571(2020).

    6) Multiterminal Ionic Synaptic Transistor With Artificial Blink Reflex Function.IEEE Electron Device Letters 42, 351-354(2020).

    7)  Doping engineering of conductive polymer hydrogels and their  application in advanced sensor. Chemical Science 10, 6232 (2019). (art of the cover)

    8) Advanced Wearable Microfluidic Sensors for Healthcare Monitoring. Small 16, 1903822 (2020).   
    Multi-vital on-skin optoelectronic biosensor for assessing regional tissue hemodynamics. SmartMat (2023)

  • Conducting Polymers:
    1)Hierarchical   nanostructured conducting polymer hydrogel with high electrochemical   activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United   States of America 109, 9287-9292 (2012).
    2)Multifunctional   Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Gels: Synthesis, Properties, and   Applications. Accounts of Chemical Research 50, 1734-1743 (2017).
    3)Dopant-enabled   superamolecular approach for controlled synthesis of nanostructured   conducting polymer hydrogels.Nano Letters 15, 7736-7741 (2015).
    4)3D   nanostructured conductive polymer hydrogels for high-performance   electrochemical devices. Energy & Environmental Science 6,  2856-2870  (2013).
    5) Synthesis of Polyaniline Nanotubes with a  Reactive Template of Manganese Oxide. Advanced Materials 19, 461–464  (2007) (art of the cover)
    6) Hydrothermal Synthesis of Polyaniline Mesostructures. Advanced Functional Materials 16, 1279–1288 (2006)

  • Microscale effect:
    1)   High-throughput recovery of viscous oil spill by gel-coated mesh with reversibly interfacial properties. Nature Sustainability 2023,
     2) Multifunctional superhydrophobic surfaces templated from innately   microstructured hydrogel matrix. Nano Letters 14, 4803-4809 (2014)

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