Dr. Frank Li

Chair and Professor
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Dr. Frank Li

Chair Professor

Rayen School of Engineering

Moser Hall 2050

phone: (330) 941-2253

xli@ysu.edu

  • Education
    • 2005

      Ph D, Electrical Engineering

      Case Western Reserve University

    • 1999

      MS, Electrical Engineering

      Youngstown State University

    • 1995

      BS, Electrical Engineering

      Ohio State University

  • Awards and Honors
    • January 2023

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Chairperson

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2023

      "A Comparison of GaN Transistors to MOSFETs for Active Magnetic Levitation"

      18th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings

    • 2023

      "Percolation Nature of Threshold Switching: an Experimental Verification"

      , p. 1--5

    • 2023

      "Low-Cost DC Motor Control System Experiments for Engineering Students"

    • 2023

      "Low-Cost DC Motor Control System Experiments for Engineering Students"

      2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

    • 2023

      "Impedance Measurements Using a High Precision, Low Power Analog Front End"

    • 2023

      "Harmonic content analysis of a soft starting variable frequency motor drive based on FPGA"

      , p. 1--5

    • 2023

      "Design and Fabrication of Terahertz (THz) Antenna Using Aerosol Jet Printing"

      , p. 157--161

    • 2023

      "Building Trust in Microelectronics: A Comprehensive Review of Current Techniques and Adoption Challenges"

      MDPI, volume 12, issue 22, p. 4618

    • 2022

      "Transient Thermal and Electrical Characteristics of a Cylindrical LiFeS2 Cell with Equivalent Circuit Model"

      9th International Conference on Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer

    • 2022

      "Transient Thermal and Electrical Characteristics of a Cylindrical LiFeS2 Cell with Equivalent Circuit Model"

      , volume 14, p. 155

    • 2022

      "Threshold Switching in CdTe Photovoltaics"

      ECS Transactions, volume 109, issue 1, p. 3

    • 2022

      "Effect of laser irradiation on the tribological properties of RF-sputtered nickel oxide (NiO) thin films"

      Vacuum, volume 205, p. 111461

    • 2022

      "A Novel Modal Representation of Battery Dynamics"

      IEEE Access, volume 10

    • 2022

      "A novel modal representation of battery dynamics"

      IEEE Access, volume 10, p. 16793--16806

    • 2022

      "A Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Dynamic Characterization of Cylindrical Batteries"

      IEEE Access, volume 10, p. 51708--51722

    • 2022

      "A Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Dynamic Characterization of Cylinbdrical Batteries"

      IEEE Access, volume 10

    • 2022

      "4D Printed Shape Memory Polymers: Morphology and Fabrication of a Functional Antenna"

      Recent Progress in Materials, volume 4, issue 2, p. 1--17

    • 2022

      "3D Printed Dual-Band Microwave Imaging Antenna"

      ECS Transactions, volume 107, issue 1, p. 8631

    • 2021

      "Unit cell estimation of volumetrically-varying permittivity in additively-manufactured ceramic lattices with X-ray computed tomography"

      Materials \& Design, volume 210, p. 110032

    • 2021

      "Tuning the tribological properties of Ni/NiO thin films by Nd: YAG pulsed laser irradiation"

      SPAST Abstracts, volume 1, issue 01

    • 2021

      "Super-gain-boosted AB-AB fully differential miller Op-Amp with 156dB open-loop gain and 174MV/V MHZ pF/$\mu$W figure of merit in 130nm CMOS technology"

      IEEE Access, volume 9, p. 57603--57617

    • 2021

      "Compact Power-Efficient Static Class-AB Miller Op-amp with Enhanced Large and Small Signal Figures of Merit"

      , p. 1094--1099

    • 2021

      "An Enhanced Gain-Bandwidth Class-AB Miller op-amp With 23,800 MHz\textperiodcentered pF/mW FOM, 11-16 Current Efficiency and Wide Range of Resistive and Capacitive Loads Driving Capability"

      IEEE Access, volume 9, p. 69783--69797

    • 2021

      "A 3-D printed UWB microwave imaging antenna"

      SPAST Abstracts, volume 1, issue 01

    • 2020

      "Shim Shimmeny: evaluating the security and privacy contributions of link shimming in the modern web"

      , p. 649--664

    • 2019

      "Autonomous DC-DC Power Conversion Process Control Design and Simulation"

      , p. 21--23

    • 2019

      "A Novel Encryption Methodology with Prime Factorization through Reversible Logic Gates"

      , p. 236--238

    • 2016

      "High-resolution magnetic field mapping system with an NMR probe"

      IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, volume 26, issue 4, p. 1--4

    • 2015

      "Urban highway bridge structure health assessments using wireless sensor network"

      , p. 75--77

    • 2015

      "Bridge load rating using dynamic response"

      Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, volume 29, issue 4, p. 04014120

    • 2015

      "An analytical approach towards passive ferromagnetic shimming design for a high-resolution NMR magnet"

      Superconductor Science and Technology, volume 28, issue 7, p. 075006

    • 2015

      "A theoretical design approach for passive shimming of a magic-angle-spinning NMR magnet"

      IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, volume 26, issue 4, p. 1--4

    • 2014

      "Bridge condition assessment from dynamic response collected using wireless sensor networks"

      SPIE

    • 2014

      "Bridge load rating from dynamic response collected using wireless sensor networks"

      , volume 9064, p. 92--105

    • 2014

      "Bridge Condition Assessment and Load Rating using Dynamic Response"

      Transportation Research Board

    • 2013

      "Superconductor induction coil"

    • 2013

      "High-temperature superconducting coil for magnetically-guided feeding tube application"

      IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity, volume 23, issue 3, p. 4401004--4401004

    • 2011

      "Structural health monitoring of bridges using wireless sensor network"

      Applied Mechanics and Materials, volume 82, p. 796--803

    • 2011

      "Real-time stress monitoring of highway bridges with a secured wireless sensor network."

      University Transportation Centers Program (US)

    • 2010

      "Real-time urban bridge health monitoring using a fixed wireless mesh network"

      , p. 384--387

    • 2010

      "Monitoring Structural Health of a Bridge Using Wireless Sensor Network"

      , p. 3634--3644

    • 2009

      "Joint Position Sense Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor nodes"

      2009 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, volume 2009, p. 336–9

    • 2008

      "Printed circuit board including a notch filter for attenuating radio frequency interference"

    • 2008

      "Theoretical analysis of single electron spin surface detections"

      , p. 1071--1074

    • 2008

      "Developing an induction heating system laboratory with dsp microprocessors and power electronic devices"

      , p. 13--391

    • 2008

      "Developing An Advanced Digital Control Laboratory With A System On A Programmable Chip (Sopc)"

      , p. 13--390

    • 2007

      "EMI Modeling in Automotive Data Communication Structure"

      , p. 1--5

    • 2007

      "Electron spin resonance imaging with AFM using near field microwave techniques"

      , p. 422--425

    • 2007

      "Comparative Study of Electrode Geometry Affects on Corona Onset and Schottky Diode Breakdown"

      , p. 1--5

    • 2006

      "Near-field microwave microscope and electron-spin-resonance detection: ruby crystal surface"

      Applied optics, volume 45, issue 10, p. 2191--2198

    • "Transient Thermal and Electrical Characteristics of a Cylindrical LiFeS2 Cell with Equivalent Circuit Model"

      Dimensions [mm], volume 14, p. 50--5

Frank X. Li received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University, a Master's degree from Youngstown State University, and his Ph.D. from the Case Western Reserve University in 1996, 1999, and 2005 respectively. Dr. Li joined Youngstown State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2006, after serving the ferrous and non-ferrous metal industry for 11 years. Dr. Li advanced in academic rank to Associate Professor and Professor in 2011 and 2016 respectively. In 2019, Dr. Li was elected as Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Li is currently serving as the Director of the Rayen School of Engineering.

  • Research Focus

    Autonomous power conversions, RF engineering, Software Engineering, and Applied Magnetic Fields.

  • Expertise

    Dr. Li has more than 20 refereed publications and a US patent. He served as the master thesis advisor for more than ten graduate students. Dr. Li was appointed as a visiting scientist for Francis Bitter Magnetic Laboratory at MIT from 2014 to 2015. Dr. Li completed several externally funded grants as either PI or Co-PI. He was awarded the NASA Glenn Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2016 and 2017. The following are the principal publications,

    • F. X. Li, B.G. Gardener, J. F. Soeder, R. Beach, A. Birchenough, “Design and Testing of a Digital Controller for an Isolated Bidirectional DC-DC Converter.” NASA Technical Memorandum, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
    • F. X. Li, John P. Voccio, Michael Sammartino, Minchul Ahn, Seungyong Hahn, Juan Bascuñán, and Yukikazu Iwasa,  “Theoretical Design Approach for Passive Shimming of a Magic Angle Spinning NMR Magnet”, IEEE Trans.on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 26, Issue: 4, pp. 1-4; ISSN: 1051-8223
    • F. X. Li, John P. Voccio, Michael Sammartino, Jalal Jalali, Minchul Ahn, Seungyong Hahn, Juan Bascuñán, and Yukikazu Iwasa “High Resolution Magnetic Field Mapping System with a NMR probe”, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1-4, TASC.2016.2535253
    • F. X. Li, J. P. Voccio, M. Cheol Ahn, S. Hahn, J. Bascuñán and Y. Iwasa, “An analytical approach towards passive ferromagnetic shimming design for a high-resolution NMR magnet", Supercond. Sci. Technol., IOP Science, 28 075006 doi:10.1088/0953-2048/28/7/075006
    • F. X. Li, AKM Anwarul Islam, Amer S. Jaroo, Hiwa Hamid, Jalal Jalali, Michael Sammartino, “Urban highway bridge structure health assessments using wireless sensor network”,  Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet), IEEE Topical Conference on, pp.75,77, doi: 10.1109/WISNET.2015.7127417
    • J. Voccio, F. X. Li, J. Jalali, M. Kovach, M. Sammartino, C. Butrick, J. Winkler, G. Wakeford, "High-Temperature Superconducting Coil for Magnetically-Guided Feeding Tube Application," Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on , vol.23, no.3, pp.4401004,4401004
    • A. Islam, F. X. Li, P. K. Kolli, "Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges using Wireless Sensor Network", Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 82, pp 796-803
    • F. X. Li, A. K. M. Islam, G. Perera, P. K. Kolli, "Real-time Urban Bridge Health Monitoring Using a Fixed Wireless Mesh Network", IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, Conference Proceedings, pp. 384-387, ISBN: 978-1-4244-4725-1
    • F. X. Li, M. Tabib-Azar, J. Adin Mann, “Surface Electron Spin Resonance Study on Ruby Crystal Using Evanescent Microwave Microscopy Techniques”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2
    • F. X. Li, J. Adin Mann, M. Tabib-Azar , “A Near-Field Microwave Microscope and Electron Spin Resonance Detection on Ruby Crystal Surface” Journal of Applied Optics Vol. 45, No. 10.