Li Tian

Status: PhD Student

Room: P1036

Phone: +49(0)7531-88-3877

Li developed a granular system on an automatically and precisely controlled vibrating stage during her MPhil study. She experimentally tested the dynamics of 3D-printed granular particles with different shape and asymmetry mass distribution. The stupendous difference between asymmetric and sphere particles in both single particle dynamics and collective behaviors offers good supplementary to granular experiments and proposed challenges to previous theories basing on spherical particles.

Current research:

Assembly of anisotropic micron-sized colloidal particles with critical Casimir forces. 

The assembly of simple building blocks into complex supramolecular networks is one of nature’s most successful construction principles to design highly functional materials. Even small shape deviations of the elementary unit cell from a sphere lead to structures with novel chemical, physical and/or biological properties. She is studying the assembly of anisotropic micron-sized colloidal particles with critical Casimir forces.


University of Konstanz, Germany
PhD Student  Soft Matter Physics (Jan. 2018 - Present)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
M.Sc. Soft Matter Physics (Sept. 2015 - Nov. 2017)
Chongqing University, China
B.Sc. Applied Physics (Feb. 2011 - Jun. 2015)