Li Tan

Li Tan 

Li Tan
Contact Information:
W334 NH
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-4018
ltan4@unl.edu
Email   
Personal Links:
  • Advanced Material Chemistry Laboratory

Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, 2002, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • M.E. in Civil Engineering, 1997, Tsinghua University (Beijing)
  • B.E. in Chemical Engineering, 1994, Tsinghua University (Beijing)

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Crystallization, Self-assembly, and Material Design
  • Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
Inventions/Patents
  1. Direct Pattern Miniaturization Based on Elastomer Shrinkage, US patent filed, Nov., 2007 (UC-Davis)
  2. Imprinting polymer film on patterned substrate, US 7,618,510 B2 (U. Michigan)
  3. Methods of creating patterns on substrates and articles of manufacture resulting there from, US 6,860,956 (U. Michigan)
Courses Taught


Experience

Professional Experiences:
  • Associate Professor (tenure home), Mechanical & Materials Engineering, UNL, 2011.8 - present
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Engineering Mechanics, UNL, 2010.8-2011.8
  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Mechanics, UNL, 2005.8-2010.8
  • Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Chemistry, UNL, 2009.1-2010.8
  • Research Scientist, Intermolecular Inc., Santa Clara, CA, 2005 (May-Aug.)
  • Postdoc, Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 2003-2005
  • Postdoc, Solid State Electronics Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002-2003
  • Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000-2002
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998-2000
Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Advisors
  • Postdoc Advisor at UC Davis: Gang-Yu Liu
  • Postdoc Advisors at U. Michigan: Stella W. Pang and Albert F. Yee (now at UC Irvine)
  • Ph.D. Advisor at U. Michigan: M. David Curtis (Professor Emeritus)
Synergistic Activities
  1. Top 10% reviewer for ACS Nano and Top 20% for Journal of Physical Chemistry: 2009 Journal Review Recognition (by frequency and quality)
  2. Organizer/Chair for Nano-DDS (Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense and Security Conference), NYU Polytechnic, New York, Aug., 2011; Micro/Nano Technology, ASME Information Storage and Processing Systems Conference, Santa Clara, CA, June 2007/08.
  3. Chair for Nanomaterials Session, 5th International Forum on Advanced Material Science and Technology, Xiang’tan, China, June 2006.
  4. Panel member for research funding: DOE-BES (Feb 2012); NSF-CMMI (Dec 2010; April & May 2009), NSF-DMI (May & Dec. 2006), state awards including Layman Award (Feb. 2008/2012) and NSF-EPSCoR First Award (Dec. 2008; Oct. 2011).
  5. Student Award Committee: Othmer and Chancellor Awards (Jan. 2009).
  6. Member: Faculty Search Committee (2012); College Apportionment Appeal Committee (COE, UNL; 2008.10-present); Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (2005.10-present).
  7. Supervisor for NSF MRSEC summer research opportunities, hosting high school science teacher (Michael Clark, Creighton Preparatory High School, Omaha, NE) June-Aug. of 2007 & 2008 and one undergraduate (Vanessa Reyna, University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburg, TX), June-Aug., 2007.
  8. Reviewer for ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Applied Surface Science, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Physical Chemistry B & C, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, Langmuir, Macromolecules, Material Letters, Organic Letters, and Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings.
Graduate Students/Postdoctural Researchers
Current:
  1. Dr. Jinyue Jiang (PD, 2007-)
  2. Ziguang Chen (Ph.D. student, 2008-)
  3. Yunlong Geng (Ph.D. student, 2010-)
  4. Alexandre Dhotel (Ph.D. student, 2010-) (with U. Rouen)
  5. Tyler Mark John Holm (dual MS student, 2010-) (with Lulea Institute Tech., Sweden)
Past:
  1. Alexandre Dhotel (dual MS, 2010) (with U. Rouen)
  2. Mian Zeng (MS, 2010)
  3. Dr. Chichao Yu (PD, 2008-2010)
  4. Ocelio V. Lima (Ph.D., 2009)
  5. Lucie Rupert (dual MS, 2009) (with U. Rouen)
  6. Dr. Jia Yan (PD, 2008)
  7. Haojing Lin (MS, 2007)
  8. Dr. Zheng Li (PD, 2005-2006)
Group Alumni (2005-present)
  • Mr. Alexandre Dhôtel, Graduate Student (2009-2010); MS Thesis Title: “Time Dependence of Self-Assembly Process for Nanolayered Organosilane Molecules” (EMME Dual Degree).
  • Ms. Mian Zeng, Graduate Student (2007-2010); MS Thesis Title: “Interface Mediated N-type Organic Transistors and Thermal Influences to the Interfaces” (co-advised with XTU, China).
  • Dr. Chichao Yu, Postdoctoral Researcher (2008-2010) (Now in Ravi Saraf’s group as a postdoc);
  • Mr. Ocelio V. Lima, Graduate Student (2006-2009); PhD Thesis Title: “Self-Organized Nanolayers of Conjugated Organosilane Molecules”;
  • Ms. Lucie Rupert, Graduate Student (2008-2009); MS Thesis Title: “Nanoflakes: A Coupled Material Chemistry and Mechanics Approach for Warfighter Protection Against Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury” (EMME Dual Degree);
  • Dr. Jia Yan, Postdoctoral Researcher (2007-2008) (Now Associate Professor at Dalian University of Technology);
  • Ms. Haojing Lin, Graduate Student (2005-2007); MS Thesis Title: “Developing A Novel Embossing/Imprinting-Based Nanofabrication and Understanding the Collective Buckling in Soft Nanostructures”;
  • Mr. Jie Xu, Exchange Graduate Student (2006-2007);
  • Dr. Zheng Li, Visiting Scholar (2005-2006) (Now Full Professor at Beijing University).

Honors and Awards

  • 2012, Invited Professor (one month), INSA de Rouen, France
  • 2010, Early promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, UNL
  • 2009-2010, Marquis Who’s Who in America 2009, Multi-Disciplinary Research Award, COE, UNL
  • 2008, Harold Edgerton Innovation Award (first recipient), COE, UNL
  • 2001, 2000, Graduate Travel Fellowship (summer), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1998, Department Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1996, GuangHua Graduate Fellowship (HongKong), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 1989-1994, Excellent Undergraduate, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Funding

Honors (based on research performance)
  1. Edgerton Innovation Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $22,500, 01/01/09-12/31/09 (PI/L. Tan).
External Grants (federal goverment):
  1. Missile Defense Agency (Grant No. HQ0147-11-C-6013), $842,604, 11/15/11-11/14/14, “Polymer Parts with Tailored Microstructure Distributions Optimized for an Application” (PI/M. Negahban; Co-PI/L. Tan)
  2. National Science Foundation (Grant No. 1068952), $349,088, 07/15/11-06/30/14, “Molecularly Intercalated Nanoflakes: A Supramolecular Alloy for Strong Energy Absorption” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PI/X. Zeng)
  3. National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0900644), $300,002, 07/01/09-06/30/12, “Free-Standing All Nanoparticle Thin Fibers: A Novel Structure for Organic Photovoltaics Applications” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PI/G. Y. Liu).
  4. National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0825905), $387,463, 09/01/08-08/31/11 (no cost extension to 8/2012), “Self-Organized Nanolayers for Organic Field-Effect Transistors” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PI/X. C. Zeng).
  5. Army Research Office-DEPSCoR (Grant No. W911NF-08-1-0190), $299,410 (plus $149,866 match), 06/01/08-05/31/11, “Bifunctional Pentacene for Thin Film Transistor” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PI/X. C. Zeng). External Grants/Contract (Private Industries)
External Grants/Contract (private industries):
  1. J. A. Woollam Foundation, $5,000 (PI/L. Tan), 11/1/11-11/1/12.
  2. Agilent Technologies Foundation (Grant No. 09US-672), $35,800, 05/01/09-04/30/10, “Mechanics Modeling of Core-Shell Microparticles” (PI/L. Tan).
  3. Agilent Technologies Inc., $25,000, 05/15/08-08/14/08, “Trapping and Indentation of Porous Microparticles” (PI/L. Tan). Internal Grants (Seed/Research Centers)
Internal Grants (Seed/Research Centers):
  1. Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research, $70,000 (Phase 1), 01/01/12-12/31/12, “Color Indicated Rapid CO2 Capture in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PI/X. Zeng).
  2. Layman Award (New Direction), University of Nebraska, $10,000, 07/01/11-08/31/12, “Nanotoughening: Molecularly Intercalated Metal-Organic Frameworks” (PI/L. Tan).
  3. Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research, $140,000, 01/01/11-12/31/12, “Creation of Hydroelectricity Based upon the Edge Flow Phenomenon Identified in a Micro-meter System” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PIs/X. Zeng & J. Shield).
  4. Layman Award, University of Nebraska, $10,000, 05/01/07-04/30/08, “Fracture-tolerant Porous Structures” (PI/L. Tan).
  5. National Science Foundation (MRSEC Seed-Phase II), $50,000, 05/01/07-08/31/08, “Large Area High Density Magnetic Device Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography” (PI/L. Tan).
  6. Research Infrastructure Enhancement Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $75,000, 05/17/07-06/30/07 (PI/M. Negahban; Co-PIs/Y. Dzenis, R. Feng and L. Tan).
  7. Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research, $150,000, 11/01/06-01/31/09, “High-throughput Screening of Micro Fuel Cells” (PI/L. Tan; Co-PI/Z. Zhang).
  8. National Science Foundation (MRSEC Seed-Phase I), $40,000, 05/01/06-04/30/07, “Large Area High Density Magnetic Device Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography” (PI/L. Tan).
  9. Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $2,000, advising Jakeb Riggle (Biomedical Engineering’04), 07/01/06-06/30/07 (PI/L. Tan).
  10. Nebraska EPSCoR (First Award Program), $20,000, 01/01/06-12/31/06, “Nanomanfacturing of Sub-10 nm Features using Stepwise Contraction and Adsorption NanoLithography (SCAN)” (PI/L. Tan).
  11. Research Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, $10,000, 01/01/06-12/31/06 (PI/L. Tan).

Selected Publications

Journal Publications:

* states the corresponding author

(a) In Crystallization, Self-Assembly, and Material Design

  1. Chen Z., Xu Z., Zhang M., Zhou Y., Patten T., Liu G-Y., Li H., Zeng X.*, Tan L.*, “Two-Dimensional Crystallization of Hexagonal Bilayer with Moiré Patterns”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2012, 116, 4363-4369.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp211369r (Cover Art)
  2. Dhôtel A., Li H., Fernandez-Ballester L.*, Delbreilh L., Youssef B., Zeng X., Tan L.*, “Supramolecular Nanolayer Reconfiguration after Molecular Intercalation”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 10351-10356.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp112025p
  3. Yu C., Chen Z., Li H., Turner J., Zeng X., Jin Z., Jiang J.*, Youssef B., Tan L.*, “Molecular Intercalated Nanoflakes: A Supramolecular Approach for Strong Energy Absorption”, Advanced Materials, 2010, 22, 4457.http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201000546
  4. Jiang J., Schiaffo C., Schwartz C., Pei Y., Dumais J., Zeng X., Dussault P., Tan L.*, “Efficient Synthesis and Conformational Investigations of cis-Pentacenediols”, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51, 5732.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.08.080
  5. Jiang J., Lima O., Pei Y., Jiang Z., Chen Z., Yu C., Wang J., Zeng X., Forsythe E., Tan L.*, “Self-Assembled Nanolayers of Conjugated Silane with π-π Interlocking”, ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 3773. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn100273m
  6. Yan J., Li X. Z.*, Jiang J., Tan L., “TEM Study of Lizardite-1T Particles in Toluene Solvent”, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 2010, 10, 3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11668-009-9310-6 (Feature Article)
  7. Rosa L.*, Jiang J., Li F., Utreras E., Alvira J., Lima O., Xiao J., Losovyj Y., Tan L., “Franck-Condon Coupling in Anthracene Isomers and Symmetry Effects on the High Resolution Ultraviolet Photoemission Spectra (HRUPS)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, 114, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp906245w
  8. Lan L., Xie S.*, Tan L., Li J.*, ”Sol-Gel Based Soft Lithography and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy of Pattered Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 Microstructures”, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 2010, 26, 439-444.
  9. Rosa L., Jiang J., Lima O., Xiao J., Utreras E., Dowben P.*, Tan L., “Selective Nanoshaving of Self-Assembled Monolayers of 2-(4-Pyridylethyl)triethoxysilane”, Materials Letters, 2009, 63, 961.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2009.01.025
  10. Jiang J., Lima O., Pei Y., Zeng X.*, Tan L.*, Forsythe E.*, “Dipole-Induced, Thermally Stable Lamellar Structure by Polar Aromatic Silane”, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja808103h
  11. Yan J., Chen Z., Jiang J., Tan L.*, Zeng X., “Free-Standing All-Particle Thin Fibers: A Novel Nanostructure Bridging One- and Two-Dimensional Nanoscale Features”, Advanced Materials, 2009, 21, 314.http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.200801130
  12. Lima O., Tan L.*, Goel A., Negahban M., Li Z., “Creating Micro- and Nanostructures on Tubular and Spherical Surfaces”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2007, 25, 2412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.2804428
  13. Tan L., Ouyang Z., Liu M., Hu J., Patten T. E., Liu G.-Y.*, “High Efficiency Stepwise Contraction and Adsorption Nanolithography”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110, 23320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp0630323
  14. Ouyang Z., Tan L., Liu M., Hu J., Patten T. E., Liu G.-Y.*, “A Simple Miniaturization Protocol to Produce Multi-component Structures”, Small, 2006, 7, 884. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.200500420 (Cover Art)
  15. Yang G., Tan L., Yang Y., Chen S., Liu G.-Y.*, “Single Electron Tunneling and Manipulation of Nanoparticles at Room Temperature”, Surface Science, 2005, 589, 129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2005.05.061
  16. Reano R. M., Kong Y. P., Low H. Y., Tan L., Wang F., Pang S. W.* and Yee A. F. "Stability of functional polymers after plasticizer-assisted imprint lithography", Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2004, 22, 3294.http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.1825013
  17. Tan L., Kong Y. P., Pang S. W.*, Yee A. F., “Imprinting of polymer at low temperature and pressure”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2004, 22, 2486. http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.1800353
  18. Kong Y. P., Tan L., Pang S. W.*, Yee A. F., “Stacked polymer patterns imprinted using a soft inkpad”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 2004, 22, 1873. http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.1756882
  19. Tan L., Curtis M. D.*, Francis A. H., “Simulation of transient photoconduction in organic p-n junction bi-layer photodiodes”, Chemistry of Materials, 2004, 16, 2134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm035102d
  20. Tan L., Kong Y. P., Bao L.-R., Huang X. D., Guo L. J., Pang S. W.*, Yee A. F., “Imprinting polymer films on patterned substrate”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2003, 21, 2742. http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.1624258
  21. Bao L.-R., Tan L., Huang X. D., Kong Y. P., Guo L. J., Pang S. W.*, Yee A. F., “Polymer inking as a micro- and nano-patterning technique”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2003, 21, 2749.http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.1625955
  22. Tan L., Curtis M. D.*, Francis A. H., “Characterization of organic p/n junction photodiodes based on poly(alkylthiophene)/perylene diimide bilayers”, Chemistry of Materials, 2003, 15, 2272.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm034183a
  23. Tan L., Curtis M. D.*, Francis A. H., “Charge transfer in ferrocene-bearing poly(thiophene)s and application in organic p/n photocells”, Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 4628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma012183v
  24. Li Y.*, Tan L., Zhao S., “Synthesis of carboxylic copolymer superplasticizer”, Jian Zhu Cai Liao, 1997, 13(5), 222. (in Chinese)
  25. Li Y.*, Tan L., Zhao S., “New type of high-range water-reducing agent”, Jian Zhu Cai Liao, 1997, 13(3), 123. (in Chinese)

(b) In Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures

  1. Chen Z., Yang J., Tan L.*, “Collective Buckling of Line Arrays Created by Soft Lithography”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2011, 29, 021001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.3545808
  2. Lin H., Du H., Yang J., Tan L.*, “Collective Buckling of an Elastic Beam Array on an Elastic Substrate for Applications in Soft Lithography”, Acta Mechanica, 2010, 215, 235. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00707-010-0334-5
  3. Zeng M., Du H., Chen Z., Tan L.*, “Hierarchical Buckling on Surfaces of Soft Lamellae”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, 114, 16439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp103815p (Cover Art)
  4. Jin Z.*, Tan L., “Interface Debonding Between A Platelike Nanomaterial and the Substrate”, AIAA Journal, 2010, 48, 1276. http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.j050414
  5. Lin H., Chen Z., Yang J., Tan L.*, “Effects of Surface Deformation on the Collective Buckling of An Array of Rigid Beams on an Elastic Substrate”, Journal of Mechanical Materials and Structures, 2010, 5, 495.http://dx.doi.org/10.2140/jomms.2010.5.495
  6. Li Z., Feng K., Yang J., Tan L.*, Lin H., “Collective Buckling of Nonuniform Nanobeams Interacting through an Elastic Substrate”, Acta Mechanica, 2010, 209, 285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00707-009-0182-3
  7. Chen Z., Liu M., Liu G.-Y., Tan L.*, “Evaporation Induced Two-Dimensional Buckling within Liquid Droplet”, Applied Physics Letters, 2009, 95, 223104 (selected by the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, December 14, 2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3269930
  8. Du F., Tang C.*, Xie X.*, Zhou X., Tan L.*, “Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Gripping in Polymer-Based Actuators”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 7223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp807707m
  9. Chen Z., Yang J., Tan L.*, “Collective Buckling of A Two-Dimensional Array of Interacting Columns on the Surface of An Elastic Substrate”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112, 14766. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp8046399
  10. Lin H., Yang J., Tan L.*, Xu J., Li Z., “Collective Buckling in Periodic Soft Nanostructures and Promotion for Nanolithography”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2007, 111, 13348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp0737000 (Cover Art)
Conference Proceedings:

Peer reviewed except for grant reports)

  1. Tan L.*, Zeng X., “Self-Assembled Nanolayers of Conjugated Silane with Π - Π Interlocking”, Proceedings of 2011 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (grant report)
  2. Tan L.*, Liu G.-Y., “Evaporation Induced Two-Dimensional Buckling within Liquid Droplet”, Proceedings of 2011 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (grant report)
  3. Zeng M., Su Y., Tang M., Zhong J., Forsythe E., Tan L.*, “Interface Mediated N-type Organic Thin-Film Transistors”, Proceedings of 2010 International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, Springfield, Missouri. (grant report)
  4. Yan J., Li X.*, Jiang J., Tan L., “TEM Study of Lizardite-1T Particles in Toluene Solvent”, Microscopy & Microanalysis, 2009, 15(S2), 794 5. Yan J.*, Wu Z., Tan L., “Self-Assembly of Polystyrene Nanoparticles Induced by Ice Templating”, Proceedings of SPIE, 2009, 7493, 749375-1 (6 pages)
  5. Jiang J., Lima O., Pei Y., Jiang Z., Wang J., Zeng X., Tan L.*, “Freestanding Two-Dimensional Organic Electronic Materials”, Proceedings of 2009 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (grant report)
  6. Tan L.*, Zeng X., “Dipole-Induced, Thermally Stable Lamellae by Polar Aromatic Silane”, Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. (grant report)
  7. Yan J., Jiang J., Li X.Z., Tan L.*, Zeng X., “Spatially Controlled Growth of Multilayers of Aromatic Silane”, Proceedings of 2008 International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, Hoboken, New Jersey. (grant report)
  8. Lin H., Lima O., Tan L.*, Li Z. and Li J.Y., “Sequential Stretching Lithography”, Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2007, 961, O06-07
  9. Li Z. and Tan L.*, “Understanding and Controlling Structure Miniaturization through Substrate Contraction and Elongation”, Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2006, 921, T02-07
  10. Tan L., Kong Y. P., Pang S. W.*, Yee A. F., “Plasticizer-assisted polymer imprint and transfer”, Proceedings of SPIE, 2004, 5374, 1017-1022 (6 pages)
Textbook:
  • Guo Z., Tan L., Fundamentals and Applications of Nanomaterials, Artech House: Boston, ISBN 978-1-59693-262-3, June 2009 (249 Pages) (foreword by Prof. J. W. Morris, Jr., Member of National Academy of Engineering).



Recent Presentations

(Peer reviewed except for grant reports)

    1. “Formation of Organic Supramolecular Crystals via Screw Dislocation Driven Assembly”, Dhôtel A., Delbreilh L., Youssef Y., Saiter J.-M., Tan L., 38ème Journées d’Etude des Equilibres entre Phases, Rouen, France, March, 29-30, 2012 (oral)
    2. “Dynamic Nanoflakes: A Supramolecular Composite for Strong Energy Absorption”, Jiang J., Tan L., PMSE, 242nd American Chemical Society Meeting, Denver, CO, Aug., 2011 (oral)
    3. “Phase Transition in Supramolecular Nanolayers by Molecular Intercalation”, Dhôtel A., Fernandez-Ballester L., Delbreilh L., Tan L., and Youssef B., POLYCHAR 19 – World Forum on Advanced Materials, Kathmandu, Nepal, March 20-24, 2011 (oral)
    4. “Molecularly Intercalated Nanoflakes: A Supramolecular Composite for Strong Energy Absorption”, Tan L., Symposium In Honor of Professor Albert F. Yee, 241st American Chemical Society Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March, 2011 (oral)
    5. “Dynamic Nanoflakes: A Supramolecular Composite for Strong Energy Absorption”, Yu C., Chen Z., Tan L., Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, Nov., 2010 (oral)
    6. “Self-Assembled Nanolayers of Conjugated Silane with Π - Π Interlocking”, Yu C., Chen Z., Tan L., Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, Nov., 2010 (poster)
    7. “Interface Mediated N-type Organic Thin-Film Transistors”, Zeng M., Su Y., Tang M., Zhong J., Forsythe E., Tan L., 2010 International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, Springfield, MO, June, 2010 (poster)
    8. “Self-Assembly of Polystyrene Nanoparticle through Ice Templating”, Yan J., Wu Z., Tan L., Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, Weihai, China, July, 2009
    9. “Freestanding Two-Dimensional Organic Electronic Materials”, Tan L., Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Oct., 2009 (oral)
    10. “Polar Aromatic Silane: Layered Candidate for Organic Electronic Materials”, Tan L., 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (poster)
    11. “Free-standing All-particle Fibers”, Jiang J., Tan L., Materials Research Society, San Francisco, CA, April, 2009 (oral)
    12. “Polar Aromatic Silane: Layered Candidate for Organic Electronic Materials”, Jiang J., Tan L., Materials Research Society, San Francisco, CA, April, 2009 (poster)
    13. “Spatially Controlled Growth of Organosilanes”, Tan L., Nebraska EXPO, Oct. 2008 (poster)
    14. “Spatially Controlled Growth of Organosilanes”, Tan L., International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, New York, June, 2008 (oral)
    15. “Advanced Polymeric Materials and Nanostructures”, Tan L., Chinese Academy of Science, NingBo, China, May, 2008 (Invited).
    16. “Green Fabrication of 3D Architectures Composed of Nanospheres through Ice Templating”, Yan J., Clark M. and Tan L., U.S. EPA Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference, Arlington, VA, September, 2007 (poster)
    17. “Conserve More Resources in Nanofabrication: A Seeding Methodology”, Clark M., Riggle J., Lin H., Sheng B., Zhang Z., Tan L., U.S. EPA Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference, Arlington, VA, September, 2007 (poster)
    18. “Tuning Pattern Features and Density with Sequential Stretching Lithography”, Tan L., ASME Information Storage and Processing Systems Conference, Santa Clara, CA, June, 2007 (Invited).
    19. “Creating Micro- and Nanostructures on Tubular and Spherical Surfaces”, Lima O. and Tan L., 51st International Conference on Electron, Ion, Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, Denver, CO, June, 2007 (poster)
    20. “Hierarchical Surface Structures in Morphing Polymers to Regulate Shape change”, Tan L. and Li J. Y., World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, Chongqing & Nanjing, China, May, 2007 (Invited)
    21. “Sequential Nanoimprint Lithography”, Tan L., 5th International Forum on Advanced Material Science and Technology, Xiang’tan, China, June, 2006 (Invited)
    22. “Sequential Nanoimprint Lithography”, Lin H., Lima O., Li Z. and Tan L., 50th International Conference on Electron, Ion, Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, Baltimore, MA, June, 2006.
    23. “STM and AFM Based Nanolithography and Characterization of Model Molecular Electronics”, Liu G.-Y., Yang G., Tan L., Riposan A., 34th Electronic Materials Conference, Santa Clara, CA, May, 2006 (Invited)
    24. “Understanding and Controlling Structure Miniaturization through Substrate Contraction and Elongation”, Li Z. and Tan L., Materials Research Society, Spring, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006.

Before joining UNL (1997-2005)

  1. “Successive Shrinking of Elastomer ⎯ An Alternative Approach towards Soft Nano-lithography”, Tan L., Ouyang Z., Liu M., Hu J., Patten T. E., Liu G.-Y., 49th International Conference on Electron, Ion, Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, Orlando, FL, May, 2005 (Invited)
  2. “Probing Electronic Properties and Manipulating Single Particles using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)”, Tan L., Yang G., Yang Y., Chen S., Liu G.-Y., 64th Physical Electronics Conference, Davis, CA, June, 2004
  3. “Stability of patterns in plasticizer-assisted imprint of functional polymers”, Wang F., Kong Y. P., Tan L., Pang S. W., Yee A. F., 48th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), San Diego, CA, June, 2004
  4. “Plasticizer-assisted polymer film imprint and transfer”, Tan L., Kong Y. P., Pang S. W., Yee A. F., SPIE-Microlithography, Santa Clara, California, Feb., 2004 (poster)
  5. “Polymer patterning using a soft inkpad”, Kong Y. P., Tan L., Bao L.-R., Huang X. D., Pang S. W., Yee A. F., AVS 50th International Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov., 2003
  6. “Whole-layer transfer of polymer film from PDMS stamp to substrate”, Tan L., Bao L.-R., Kong Y. P., Huang X. D., Guo L. J., Pang S. W., Yee A. F., 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), Tampa, Florida, May, 2003
  7. “Polymer inking as a patterning technique”, Bao L.-R., Tan L., Huang X. D., Kong Y. P., Guo L. J., Pang S. W., Yee A. F., 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), Tampa, Florida, May, 2003
  8. “Probing charge generation and recombination in organic bi-layer p/n cells”, Tan L., Francis A. H., Curtis, M. D., 34th ACS-Central Regional Meeting, Ypsilanti, Michigan, June, 2002 (poster)
  9. “Transient photoconduction in organic bi-layer p/n cells”, Tan L., Francis A. H., Curtis, M. D., American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 2002 (poster)
  10. “Charge transfer in conjugated polymers: Potential photoconduction application”, Tan L., Curtis M. D., 33rd ACS-Central/Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 2001
  11. “Carboxylic copolymer: Application as superplasticizer”, Tan L., Li Y., Zhao S., National Conference on Concrete, Lushan, Jiangxi China, May, 1997
  12. “Undestructive molecular weight measurement of HDPE”, Tan L., Zhang G., Lu W. and Tan W., National Conference on Polymer Physics, Zheng-zhou, He’nan China, October, 1996
Invited Talks - Universities and Workshops:
2012
  • INSA de Rouen, France (June)
  • Peking University, Beijing, China (April)
  • Huaqiao University, Xiamen, Fujian, China (April) 2011
2011
  • Materials Research Seminar, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden (May)
  • Department of Material Sciences and Engineering, Lehigh University (March) 2010
2010
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (May) 2009
2009
  • Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Oct.)
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (May)
  • NSF-CSEM undergraduate seminar program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (March)
  • Institute of Materials, University of Rouen, France (Jan.) 2008
2008
  • HuaZhong Institute of Science and Technology, Wu’han, China (June).
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, NingBo, Zhejiang Province, China (May). 2007
2007
  • Xiangtan University, Hunan Province, China (Dec.)
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Dec.)
  • Peking University, Beijing, China (Dec.)
  • Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln, NE (May)
  • Univ. Washington, Seattle, WA (Jan.). 2006
2006
  • HuaZhong Institute of Science and Technology, Wu’han, China (June).
  • China Univ. Geosciences, Wu’han, China (June)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China (June).
  • Boeing, Everett, Washington (March). 2005
2005
  • Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln (March). 2003
2003
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA (June)
  • Univ. California, Davis, CA (June). 2002
2002
  • Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (April)
  • Univ. Rochester, Rochester, NY (March)
  • Princeton Univ, Princeton, NY (Feb.)
  • Clemson Univ, Clemson, SC (Feb.)

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