Cirrculum Vitae

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Education
2015 - present Stanford University
PhD candidate, Electrical Engineering
2012 National Tsing Hua University
Master of Science, Institute of Photonics Technologies
Thesis: Selective excitations of localized surface plasmons in designed nanostructures
2010 National Tsing Hua University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Research Experience
2015 - present Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant
Experimental and numerical studies on X-ray coherent diffraction imaging and nanopore transport.
2012 - 2015 Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica
Research Assistant, Adviser: Dr. Ting-Kuo Lee
Coherent diffraction imaging, computational physics and digital image processing.
2010 - 2012 Ultrafast Phtonics Lab, National Tsing Hua University
Graduate Research Assistant, Adviser: Prof. Chen-Bin Huang
Nanoplasmonic device design, FDTD simulation, nanodevice fabrication and near-field measurement.
Projects
Nov. 2018 2018 Taiwan Referendum Visualization
An interactive website that visualizes the results of 2018 Referendum in Taiwan. Contributed to data crawling and front-end Development.
Nov. 2018 2018 Taiwan Election Night
Real-time vote result crawling and machine-learning-enabled result forecast.
Jun. 2018 Peak finding for crystallography
Built and trained a YOLO network that can rapidly locate Bragg peaks on a diffraction image. [CS231n Report] [CS231n poster] [code]
Jun. 2018 Biologically inspired transport simulations
Developed a Poission-Nernst-Plank simulation framework by which we studied the nanopore transport phonemon in microbes called ammominum oxidizing archea.
[SLAC news] [ISME paper]
2016-2017 Arduino personal weather station
Built an Arduino device that measured temperature, humidity and pressure and periodically uploaded data to a website.
Mar. 2017 EE367: Mountable Dynamic Range Enhancer for Digital Cameras
Built an Arduino-enabled device that can be mounted onto a camera and enhance the photo dynamic range by adaptively modulating a gray-scale LCD. [Report] [Poster]
Leadership
2016-2017 Regional Director, North America Taiwan Study Association Annual Meeting Coordinated meal, accomadation and venue logistics for a 4 day conference with more than 100 attendees.
2016-2017 Vice President, Stanford Taiwanese Student Association
Co-led the 100+ member organization and held events for the biggest Taiwanese community in the Silicon Valley.
Publication
Po-Nan Li, Jonathan Herrmann, Bradley B. Tolar, Frédéric Poitevin, Rasika Ramdasi, John R. Bargar, David A. Stahl, Grant J. Jensen, Christopher A. Francis, Soichi Wakatsuki, and Henry van den Bedem, “Nutrient transport suggests an evolutionary basis for charged archaeal surface layer proteins,” ISME J. 12, 2389 (2018). [link]
[news]
J. Herrmann, F. Jabbarpour, P.G. Bargar, J.F. Nomellini, P.-N. Li, T.J. Lane, T.M. Weiss, J. Smit, L. Shapiro, and S. Wakatsuki, “Environmental Calcium Controls Alternate Physical States of the Caulobacter Surface Layer,” Biophys. J. 112, 1 (2017). [link]
Po-Nan Li, Zong-Han Wu, Chien-Nan Hsiao, Ting-Kuo Lee, and Chien-Chun Chen, “Determination of three-dimensional atomic positions from tomographic reconstruction using ensemble empirical mode decomposition,” New J. Phys. 18, 083025 (2016). [link]
Ti-Yen Lan, Po-Nan Li, and Ting-Kuo Lee, “Method to enhance the resolution of x-ray coherent diffraction imaging for non-crystalline bio-samples,” New J. Phys. 16, 033016 (2014). [link]
Po-Nan Li, Hsiu-Hao Tsao, Jer-Sing Huang, and Chen-Bin Huang, “Subwavelength localization of near fields in coupled metallic spheres for single-emitter polarization analysis,” Opt. Lett. 36, 2339-2341 (2011). [link]