Shi, Dr. Leilei

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
School of Arts and Sciences
PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati 2021
MS in Material Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing 2014
BS in Material Engineering, Shenyang Ligong University 2011


Leilei Shi's research and education interests lied broadly in diverse fields of Electrical Engineering, including microfluidics, micro-fabrication, lab-op-chip devices, biosensors, flexible and wearable devices.



Shi, L., & Esfandiari, L. (2021). An Electrokinetically-Driven Microchip for Rapid Entrapment and Detection of Nanovesicles. Micromachines, 12(1), 11.

Shi, L., Kuhnell, D., Borra, V. J., Langevin, S. M., Nakamura, T., & Esfandiari, L. (2019). Rapid and label-free isolation of small extracellular vesicles from biofluids utilizing a novel insulator based dielectrophoretic device. Lab on a Chip19(21), 3726-3734.

Shi, L., Rana, A., & Esfandiari, L. (2018). A low voltage nanopipette dielectrophoretic device for rapid entrapment of nanoparticles and exosomes extracted from plasma of healthy donors. Scientific reports8(1), 6751.

Shi, L., Xu, X., Ma, M., & Li, L. (2014). High-performance, low-operating voltage, and solution-processable organic field-effect transistor with silk fibroin as the gate dielectric. Applied Physics Letters104(2), 10_1.

Sim, K., Shi, L., He, G., Chen, S., Liu, D., & Yu, C. (2020). Mechanically flexible microfluidics for microparticle dispensing based on traveling wave dielectrophoresis. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 30(2), 024001.

Ma, M., Xu, X., Shi, L., & Li, L. (2014). Organic field-effect transistors with a low driving voltage using albumin as the dielectric layer. RSC Advances4(102), 58720-58723.

Wang, J., Xu, X., Shi, L., & Li, L. (2013). Fluorescent organic nanoparticles based on branched small molecule: preparation and ion detection in lithium-ion battery. ACS applied materials & interfaces5(8), 3392-3400.

Yao, C., Xu, X., Wang, J., Shi, L., & Li, L. (2013). Low-temperature, solution-processed hole selective layers for polymer solar cells. ACS applied materials & interfaces5(3), 1100-1107.


Shi, L., & Esfandiari, L. (2018). Rapid isolation of artificial liposomes and exosomes extracted from plasma of healthy donors utilizing a novel insulator-based dielectrophoretic device. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles7, 111-111.

Shi, L., Rana, A., & Esfandiari, L. (2018). A Low Voltage Insultaor-Based Nanopipette Dielectrophoresis Device for Rapid Nanoparticles Entrapment. Biophysical Journal, 114(3), 691a-692a.


Biomedical Engineering Society, Oct. 16th – 19th 2019, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

Biophysical Society, Feb 17th- 22th 2018, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Biomedical Engineering Society, Oct. 11th – 14th 2017, Phoenix, AZ, United States.

2nd Microfluidics Congress, Jul. 25th – 26th 2017, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

2017 UC Graduate Student Expo, Feb. 10th 2017, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

Shi, Dr. Leilei