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Faxin Li
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Mechanics & Engineering Science
College of Engineering, Peking University

Education Background

July 2004  Ph.D., Tsinghua University, Solid Mechanics

July 2000  Master, Dalian University of Technology, Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering

July 1997  Bachelor, Harbin Engineering University, Shipbuilding Engineering

Professional Experience

Oct.2007-Present  Research Professor at Dept. Mechanics & Aerospace, College of Engineering, Peking University

Mar.2005-July 2007 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dept Mechanical Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Research Areas And Interests

1. Mechanics and reliability of ferroelectric ceramics, thin films, etc.

2. Characterization of smart Materials for sensors, actuators and transducers

3. Damping materials and structures for vibration and noise control


2008.2-Present: Graduate courses “Fracture Mechanics” and “Physics and Mechanics of Smart Materials

Awards And Honors

1. Young Scientist Support for the 8th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro to Nanoscopic Structures (August 24-27, 2004, at Tsukuba, Japan)

2. July 2004, Excellent Ph.D Thesis of Tsinghua University

3. 2001, Excellent Teacher Assistant of Tsinghua University

Professional Activities

Reviewer for over 10 international journals including: J Appl Phys, J Phys: Condense Matter,  J Phys D: Appl Phys,  Smart Mater Struct.,Phil Mag Lett, J. Mater. Sci, J Alloy Comp. , etc

Selected Publications

1. F.X.LI, Y.W. LI. Modeling on domain switching in ferroelectric ceramics near the morphotropic phase boundary. J Appl Phys 105: 124105, 2009

2. F.X. Li.    An inverse-pole-figure method for analysis of domain switching in polycrystalline ferroelectrics/ferroelastics. Scripta Mater, 59 : 677-680, 2008

3. M. Senousy, F.X. Li, D. Mumford, M. Gadala, R.K.N.D. Rajapakse. Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Performance of Piezoelectric Stack Actuators for Fuel Injector Applications. J. Intell. Mater. Syst. Struct.20: 387-399, 2009

4. F.X. Li,R.K.N.D. Rajapakse. Nonlinear finite element modeling of polycrystalline ferroelectrics based on constrained domain switching. Comp Mater Sci, 44(2): 322-329, 2008

5. F.X. Li,R.K.N.D. Rajapakse, D. Mumford, M. Gadala, Quasi-static thermo-electromechanical behavior of piezoelectric stack actuators. Smart Mater Struct. 17, 015049, 2008

6. F.X. Li, R.K.N.D. Rajapakse, A constrained domain switching model for polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics. Part I: model formulation and application to tetragonal materials. Acta Mater, 55: 6472-6480, 2007

7. F.X. Li, R.K.N.D. Rajapakse, A constrained domain switching model for polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics. Part II: combined switching and application to rhombohedral materials. Acta Mater, 55: 6481-6488, 2007

8.  F.X. Li, R.K.N.D. Rajapakse, Analytical saturated domain orientation texture and electromechanical properties of ferroelectric ceramics due to electric/mechanical poling J. Appl Phys 101, 054110, 2007

9.  Yuanming Liu, Faxin Li and Daining Fang, Anisotropy of domain switching in pre-poled lead titanate zirconate ceramics under multi-axial electric loading, Appl Phys Lett. 90, 032905, 2007

10. Faxin Li, Daining Fang and Yuanming Liu, Domain switching anisotropy in poled PZT ceramics under orthogonal electromechanical loading. J. Appl. Phys. 100, 084101, 2006

11. Faxin Li, Daining Fang and Ai-Kah Soh, Theoretical saturated domain orientation states in ferroelectric ceramics, Scripta Mater. , 54(7): 1241-1246, 2006

12. Faxin Li, Shang Li and Daining Fang, Domain switching in Ferroelectric single crystal/ceramics under electromechanical loading, Mater. Sci. Engng B, 120(1-3): 119-124, 2005

13. Faxin Liand Daining Fang, Effects of electrical boundary conditions and poling approaches on the mechanical depolarization behavior of PZT ceramics. Acta Mater., 53: 2665-2673, 2005

14. Faxin Liand Daining Fang, Effects of lateral stress on the electromechanical response of ferroelectric ceramics: Experiments versus Model, J. Intel Mater Sys Struct, 16: 583-588, 2005

15. Faxin Liand Daining Fang, Simulations of domain switching in ferroelectrics by a three-dimensional finite element model, Mech Mater, 36(10): 959-973, 2004

16. Faxin Li, Daining Fang and Ai-Kah Soh, An analytical axisymmetric model for the poling-history dependent behavior of ferroelectric ceramics, Smart Mater. Struct. 13: 668-675, 2004