Yan Li

Yan Li

Assistant Professor of Engineering

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Yan Li received her PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. Her primary research interests are in the area of mechanics of advanced materials, involving multiscale/multiphysics modelling, integrated computational/experimental approaches for next generation material design, and application of material science and solid mechanics in advanced manufacturing. Li has worked on research projects supported by the US Army Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, NSF CCMD (Center for Computational Materials Design) and collaborated with industry partners including Boeing, Gulfstream and GE. Outside her lab and classroom, she likes classical music, reading and exploring different cultures and food.


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Yanshan University 2006
MS, Material Science Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2009
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Multiscale modeling; fracture/fatigue analysis; process-microstructure-property-performance relation; data-driven material design

Selected Publications