Meet the Innovators Under 35

Jinxing Li, Stanford University

2019 Innovator Under 35: His tiny robots can be programmed to treat infection

Jinxing Li, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University

Jinxing Li is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University working with Professor Zhenan Bao. He received his PhD in NanoEngineering from the University of California San Diego in 2017 with Professor Joseph Wang and Professor Liangfang Zhang. His PhD research was focused on developing micro- and nanorobots as medicine delivery carriers, chemical weapon countermeasures, or nanofabrication tools. He joined Stanford in 2017 after a position at Nokia Bell Labs working on physiological communications. He is currently leading projects to develop soft electronics and robotics to monitor mental health or to treat neurological disorders. His specific interest lies in developing biorobotic systems, which can transform, actuate, or even grow within the human body to enable new discovery in basic science and personalized medical treatment. He has received the Dan David Prize Scholarship in Nanoscience and was a Siebel Scholar in Bioengineering.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.

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