Prof Qing Li

Photo of Assoc Prof Qing Li

BE ME Hunan, MPhil UTS, PhD Sydney

Microstructural Materials Design

Phone: +61-02 9351 8607
Fax: +61-02 9351 7060
Address: Room S509, J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building

Research interests

  • Topology optimisation for design of microstructural materials
  • Electromagnetic metamaterials
  • Biodegradable materials for tissue scaffolds
  • Mechanics of biomaterials


  • BE in Mechanical Engineering, Hunan University, China, 1983
  • ME in Mechanical Engineering, Hunan University, China, 1986
  • MPhil in Manufacturing Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, 1998
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering, University of Sydney, 2000

Honours, prizes and awards

  • Best Paper Gold Prize, International Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures, 2008
  • Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2001-04
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), 1996-99
  • Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS), 1993-95

Employment history

  • Professor, University of Sydney, 2013-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Sydney, 2010-2013
  • Sesqui Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, 2006-09
  • Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Australia, 2004-06
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), University of Sydney, 2001-03
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cornell University, USA, 2000-01

Visiting appointment

  • Visiting Scientist, University of Michigan, USA, 2006

Recent publications

Refereed journal papers (selected paper in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, In press or accepted papers)

  • Field C, Ichim I, Swain MV, Chan E, Darendeliler MA, Li W, Li Q (2009) “Mechanical Responses to Orthodontic Loading: A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Multi-Tooth Model”. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 135:174-181.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “Dental Implant Induced Bone Remodelling and Associated Algorithms”. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 2:410-432.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “Design Optimization of Functionally Graded Dental Implant for Promoting Bone Remodeling”. Composites Part B Engineering 40: 668–675.
  • Chen YH, Zhou SW, Li Q (2009) “Computational design for multifunctional microstructural composites”. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 23:1345–1351.
  • Hou SJ, Li Q, Long SY, Yang XJ, Li W (2009) “Crashworthiness Design for Foam Filled Thin-Wall Structures” Materials & Design 30:2024–2032.
  • Rungsiyakull C, Li Q, Li W, Appleyard R, Swain MV (2009) “Multiscale Bone Remodeling Prediction for Fully Porous-Coated (FPC) Dental Implant Supported Prosthesis”. Advanced Materials Research, 79:2167-2170.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Rungsiyakull P, Swain MV (2009) “Bone Resorption Induced By Dental Implants with Ceramics Crowns”. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 45(2):1-7.
  • Zhang ZP, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “Transient Modelling of Thermal Processing for Ceramic Prostheses”. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 45(2):40-48.
  • Rungsiyakull C, Rungsiyakull P, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “The Effect of Implant-supported All Ceramic Cantilever Bridge on Bone Remodelling”. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 45(1):1-9.
  • Li Q, Lin D, Field C, Rungsiyakull C, Swain MV (2009) “Assessment and Prediction of Bone’s Responses to Dental Restorations”, New Zealand Dental Journal 105(4):142-.
  • Field C, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2008) “Influence of Tooth Removal on Mandibular Bone Response to Mastication”. Archives of Oral Biology 53: 1129-1137.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “A Microstructure Diagram for Known Bounds in Conductivity”. Journal of Materials Research 23(3):798-811.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “A Variational Level Set Method for the Topology Optimization Of Steady-State Navier-Stokes Flow”. Journal of Computational Physics, 227:10178–10195.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “Computational design of microstructural composites with tailored thermal conductivity”. Numerical Heat Transfer A, 54:686–708.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “Design of Graded Two-phase Microstructures for Tailored Elasticity Gradients”. Journal of Materials Science 43(15):5157-5167.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “Computational Design of Multiphase Microstructural Materials for Extremal Conductivity”. Computational Materials Science 43:549-564.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “Microstructural Design of Connective Base Cells for Functionally Graded Materials”. Materials Letters 62(24):4022-4024.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “The Design of Functional Gradient Materials with Inverse Homogenization method”. Advanced Materials Research 32:245-250.
  • Hou S, Li Q, Long S, Yang X, Li W (2008) “Multiobjective Optimization of Multi-Cell Sections for the Crashworthiness Design”. International Journal of Impact Engineering 35:1355-1367 (ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Paper).
  • Liao XT, Li Q, Yang XJ, Li W, Zhang WG (2008) “Two-Stage Multiobjective Optimization of Vehicle Crashworthiness under Frontal Impact”. International Journal of Crashworthiness 13:279-288.
  • Liu Y, Jin F, Li Q, Zhou S (2008) “A Fixed-Grid Bidirectional Evolutionary Structural Optimization Method and Its Applications in Tunnelling Engineering”. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 73(12), 1788-1810.
  • Liao X, Li Q, Zhang W, Yang X. (2008) “Multiobjective Optimization for Crash Safety Design of Vehicle Using Stepwise Regression Model”. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 35:561–569.
  • Patil Sachin, Zhou SW, Li Q (2008) “Design Of Periodic Microstructural Materials By Using Evolutionary Structural Optimization Method”. Advanced Materials Research 32:279-283.
  • Rungsiyakull C, Li Q, Li W, Appleyard R, Swain M (2008) “Effect of Fully Porous-Coated (FPC) Technique on Osseointegration of Dental Implants”. Advanced Materials Research 32:189-192.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Ichim I, Swain MV (2008) “Computational Analysis of Dental Bone Remodeling Due to FGM Dental Implant”. Advanced Materials Research 47-50:1035-1038.
  • Rungsiyakull C, Li Q, Li W, Appleyard R, Swain M (2008) “Effect of Particle size of Fully Porous-Coated (FPC) Implants on Osseointegration”. Advanced Materials Research, 47-50:916-919.
  • Modelling of Fracture Behaviour in Biomaterials, A Leading Opinion Article”. Biomaterials, 28:1317-1326.
  • Ichim I, Li Q, Loughran JG, Kieser J and Swain MV (2007) “Restoration of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions: Part I - Modelling of Restorative Fracture”. Dental Materials 23 (12): 1562-1569.
  • Ichim I, Schmidlin PR, Li Q, Swain MV, Kieser J (2007) “Restoration of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions: Part II - Restorative Material Selection to Minimise Fracture”. Dental Materials 23 (12): 1553-1561.
  • Zhou SW, Li Q (2007) “The Relation of Constant Mean Curvature Surfaces to Multiphase Composites with Extremal Thermal Conductivity”. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 40 (19): 6083-6093.
  • de Kruijf NE, Zhou SW, Li Q, Mai YW (2007) “Topological Design Of Structures and Composite Materials with Multiobjectives”. International Journal of Solids & Structures 44:7092-7109.
  • Hou S, Li Q, Long S, Yang X, Li W (2007) “Design Optimization of Regular Hexagonal Thin-Walled Columns with Crashworthiness Criteria”. Finite Element in Analysis & Design 43:555-565.
  • Hou SJ, Li Q, Long SY (2007) “Optimization of Beam Section with Crashworthiness Criterion Based On Explicit Finite Element Technology”. Journal of Numerical Mathematics and Applications 29: 64–75.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Ichim I and Swain M (2007) “Damage Evaluation of Bone Tissues with Dental Implants”. Key Engineering Materials 348-349: 905-908.
  • Li Q, Loughran J, Peng Z and Osborne J (2006) “A Fracture Based Model for Wear Debris Formation”. Key Engineering Materials 324-325:1157-1160.
  • Li W, Li Q, Loughran J, Swain M, Ichim I and Fujisawa N (2006) “Contact-Driven Crack Formation in Dental Ceramic Materials”. Key Engineering Materials 324-325:1257-1260.
  • Li Q, Ichim I, Loughran J, Li W, Swain M, Kieser J (2006) “Numerical Simulation of Crack Formation in All Ceramic Dental Bridge”. Key Engineering Materials 312:293-298.
  • Liu Y, Jin F, Li Q (2006) “Multiple Cutout Optimisation in Composite Plates Using the Fixed Grid Finite Element Method”. Composite Structures 73:403-412.
  • Li W, Swain MV, Li Q and Steven GP (2005) “Towards Automated 3D Finite Element Modelling of Direct Fibre Reinforced Composite Dental Bridge”. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 74B:520-528.
  • Li W, Li Q, Steven GP, Xie YM (2005) “Evolutionary Shape Optimisation for Elastic Contact Problems Subject to Multiple Load Cases”. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 194:3394-3415.
  • Li W, Swain MV, Li Q and Steven GP (2004) “Fibre Reinforced Composite Dental Bridge, Part I Experimental Investigation”. Biomaterials 25:4897-4993.
  • Li W, Swain MV, Li Q and Steven GP (2004) “Fibre Reinforced Composite Dental Bridge, Part II Numerical Investigation”. Biomaterials 25:4995-5001.
  • Li Q and Li W (2004) “A Contact Finite Element Based Design for Multi-Leaf Spring of Vehicle Suspension Systems”. IMechE Journal of Automobile Engineering 218(D):305-314.
  • Li Q, Steven GP, Xie YM and Querin OM (2004) “Evolutionary Topology Optimisation for Temperature Reduction of Heat Conducting Fields”. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 47:5071-5083.
  • Zabaras N, Ganapathysubramanian S and Li Q (2003) “A Continuum Sensitivity Method for the Design of Multi-stage Metal Forming Processes”. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 45:325-358.
  • Li W, Li Q, Steven GP and Xie YM (2003) “An Evolutionary Approach to Elastic Contact Optimisation of Frame Structures”. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 40:61-81.
  • Li W, Li Q, Steven GP and Xie YM (2003) “An Evolutionary Shape Optimisation Procedure for Contact Problem in Mechanics Designs”. IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 217:435-446.
In press or accepted papers
  • Zhang ZP, Zhou SW, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “Residual Stresses in Fabrication of Core-veneered Ceramic Prostheses”, Advanced Materials Research, In Press (Accepted 17/10/2009).
  • Rungsiyakull C, Li Q, Li W, Appleyard R, Swain M (2009) “Multiscale modelling for osseointegration of fully-coated porous dental implants”. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, In Press (Accepted 10/1/2009).
  • Sturm S, Zhou SW, Li Q, Mai YW (2009) “On Stiffness of Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering – A Numerical Study”. Journal of Biomechanics (Accepted 23/03/2009).
  • Cadman J, Zhou SW, Chen YH, Li W, Appleyard RC, Li Q (2009) “Characterization of Cuttlebone for a Biomimetic Design of Cellular Structures”, Acta Mechanica Sinica (Accepted 23/05/2009) DOI 10.1007/s10409-009-0310-2.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “Bone Remodeling Induced by Dental Implants of Functionally-Graded Materials”. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials (Accepted 16/06/2009) DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.31531.
  • Field C, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV (2009) “Biomechanical response in mandibular bone due to mastication loading on 3-unit fixed partial dentures (FPD)”, Journal of Dental Biomechanics (Accepted 7/08/2009) DOI:10.4061/2010/902537.
  • Lin D, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV, Duckmanton N, Michael Swain (2009) “Mandibular Bone Remodeling Induced by Dental Implant”, Journal of Biomechanics, In Press (Accepted on 26/08/2009) DOI 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2009.08.024.
  • Chen YH, Zhou SW, Li Q (2009) “Multiobjective topology optimization for periodic structures”, Computers & Structures, In Press (accepted 16/10/2009) DOI 10.1016/j.compstruc.2009.10.003.
  • Yang XJ, Sun GY, Li Q (2009) “A Novel NURB Tool Path Generation Algorithm for Precise Sculptured Surface Machining”, Advanced Materials Research, In Press (Accepted 17/10/2009).
  • Sun GY, Li GY, Gong ZH, Cui XY, Li Q (2009) Multiobjective robust optimization method for drawbead design in sheet metal forming” Materials & Design, In Press (Accepted 26/10/2009) DOI 10.1016/j.matdes.2009.10.050.
  • Sun GY, Li GY, Hou SJ, Li W, Li Q (2009) “Crashworthiness design for functionally graded foam filled thin-walled structures”, Materials Science & Engineering A, In Press (Accept 9/11/2009) DOI 10.1016/j.msea.2009.11.022.