Field of Research (FoR)
Dr Xiaopeng Li joined UNSW as a Lecturer of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in March 2017. He received his Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2009 followed by his PhD degree in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia in 2013, where his PhD thesis won the Best Thesis Award by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Design in Light...view more
Dr Xiaopeng Li joined UNSW as a Lecturer of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in March 2017. He received his Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2009 followed by his PhD degree in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia in 2013, where his PhD thesis won the Best Thesis Award by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals in 2013. After his PhD, he joined The University of Western Australia as a Research Assistant Professor, working on additive manufacturing of metallic glasses, light alloys and their composites till 2016. Following this, he joined one of the world-famous additive manufacturing groups led by Prof Jean-Pierre Kruth in KU Leuven, Belgium as a Research Fellow till 2017. Dr Xiaopeng Li has published 30 technical articles in his field with an h-index of 10 according to Scopus and has contributed to several projects with around $7 million funding on additive manufacturing as Chief Investigator in the past five years.
- Development of various materials for additive manufacturing;
- Design and simulation for additive manufacturing, e.g. final parts production with improved functional part characteristics;
- Processing-microstructure-property relationship in additive manufacturing;
- Hybrid additive manufacturing;
- Advanced materials and structures.
- The University of New South Wales, Lecturer, 2017-current
- KU Leuven, Research Fellow, 2016-2017
- The University of Western Australia, Assistant Professor, 2013-2016
Teaching and Supervision
- MMAN 4200 Additive Manufacturing
- MMAN 4010/MECH 9011 Thesis A
- MMAN 9001 Thesis A
Dr Xiaopeng Li collaborates with a number of active researchers from UNSW, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, RMIT University, Edith Cowan University and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Internationally he also collaborates with Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS, China), Harbin Institute of Technology (China), KU Leuven (Belgium), The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), Osaka University (Japan), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and The University of Warwick (UK).
Our group now has PhD openings for high-caliber and highly motivated students who are interested in pursuing their PhD in additive manufacturing research. Students with a strong background in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, materials science and engineering, applied physics or other related fields are encouraged to apply. Scholarships opportunities are listed below.
Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities
- Domestic Research Scholarship: https://research.unsw.edu.au/domestic-research-scholarships
- International Research Scholarship: https://research.unsw.edu.au/international-research-scholarships
- UNSW-China Scholarship Council (CSC) Joint Scholarship program. For more details, click here. To apply CSC, click here. Top-up scholarship (7k pa) will be provided to CSC awardees.
- UNSW / HEC Pakistan Joint Scholarship: https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-home-country-joint-scholarships;
- UNSW / CONICYT Chile Joint Scholarship: https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-home-country-joint-scholarships;
- Research Assistant positions are available at specific time.