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Zheng Li
Ph. D., Professor
Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science
College of Engineering, Peking University 
  • Office Add: Room 419, Mechanics Building
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•B.S., Mechanics, Peking University

•M.S., Solid Mechanics, Peking University

•Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, Peking University

Research Areas

Non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring methods,

Experimental mechanics in dynamic fracture and stress wave propagation,

Mechanical behaviors of advanced materials

Research Profile

The overall objective of the research in experimental mechanics is to further the understanding of the dynamic fracture behaviors of advanced materials, the damage monitoring and evaluation of engineering structures, especially composite structures.

Professional Honors and Awards

•Zhengda Teaching Excellent Award in Peking University, 2007

•Excellent Mechanics Teacher Award of The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2004

•Teaching Excellent Award in Peking University, 2004, 1995

•Tungshan Teaching Excellent Award in Peking University, 2000

•2nd-class Award in Science and Technology Achievement of Chinese Machine and Electricity Ministry, 1990

Professional Activities

•Editorial Board Member: Mechanics in Engineering (Chinese)

•Editorial Board Member: Journal of Experimental Mechanics (Chinese)

•Member of Chinese Experimental Mechanics Society

Selected Recent Publications (out of >50)

1.K. FENG, Z. LI, G. GAO, X. SU, “Damage detection method in complicated beams with varying flexural stiffness”, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 32(4): 1-10, 2011
2.G. Gao, Z. Li, J. Xu, ”Optical method of caustics applied in viscoelastic fracture analysis”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering,  49: 632–639, 2011
3.Y. Liu, Z. Li and W. Zhang, “Crack detection of fibre reinforced composite beams based on continuous wavelet transform”, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 25(1): 25–44, 2010
4.Z. Li, K. Feng, JS. Yang, L. Tan, H. Lin, “Collective buckling of nonuniform nanobeams interacting through an elastic substrate”, ACTA MECHANICA, 209 (3-4): 285-293, 2010
5.K. Feng, Z. Li, “Buckling Analysis of Soft Nanostructure in Nanoimprinting”, Chinese Physics Letters, 26 (12): 126202, 2009
6.Z. Li; W. Zhang; and K. Gong, “Wavelet-based Inclusion Detection in Cantilever Beams”, CMC-Computers Materials & Continua, 9(3): 209-228, 2009
7.Z. Li, D. Paudecerf, J. Yang, “Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Cow Leather in Tension”, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 22(1): 27-44, 2009
8.K. Gong, Z. Li, “Caustics Method in Dynamic Fracture Problem of Orthotropic Materials”, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 46: 614— 619, 2008
9.K Gong, Z Li, W Qin, “Influence of Loading Rate on Dynamic Fracture Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Composites”, Acta Mechnica Solida Sinica, 21(5), 2008
10.LY Yang, JA Turner, Z Li,  “Ultrasonic characterization of microstructure evolution during processing”,  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121 (1): 50-59, 2007
11.PA. Yuya, Y Wen, JA. Turner, YA. Dzenis, Z Li, “Determination of Young’s modulus of individual electrospun nanofibers by microcantilever vibration method”, Applied Physics Letters 90, 111909, 2007
12.H Lin, J Yang, L Tan, J Xu, and Z Li, “Collective Buckling of Periodic Soft Nanostructures on Surfaces and Promotion for Nanolithography”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 13348-13353, 2007
13.Lima, O., Tan, L., Goel, A., Negahban, M., Li Z., “Creating micro- and nanostructures on tubular and spherical surfaces”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 25(6): 2412-2418, 2007
14.Z. Li, S. Xia, J. Wang and X. Su, “Damage Detection of Cracked Beams Based on Wavelet Transform”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 32( 7): 1190-1200, 2006
15.J.Y. Tian, Z. Li, X.Y. Su, “Wavelet analysis of transient flexural wave in cracked-beam”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 261 (4): 715-727, 2003
16.H.X. Liu, C.H. Zhang, Z. Li, X.R. Zhou, “Photoelastic studies for composite dynamics”, Journal of Materials Science, 34(14): 3479-3487, 1999
17.Z. Li, X. Su and R. Wang, “Separation of principal stresses in dynamic photoelasticity”. ACTA MECHANICA SINICA, 10(1): 62-69 , 1994