Zheng Li

Ph.D., Professor

Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering, Peking University 

Office Add: Room 419, Mechanics Building

Office Tel: +86-10-62754624

Fax: +86-10-62751812

Email: lizheng(at)pku.edu.cn




•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