Prior to joining Kent Dr Li was Senior Research Fellow in the Fluids & Thermal Engineering research group at the University of Nottingham. He has a wide range of research experience in fluid flow and heat transfer enhancement encountered in engineering research and applications, such as heat exchanger design, heat transfer enhancement, waste heat recovery, energy storage and integrated propulsion systems. His research is focused on thermal management through experimental and simulation (Ansys Fluent, Comsol and LBM) studies of the fundamentals of phase change cooling and thermal sciences.
Dr Li’s current major research interests include turbulent phase change flow in confined geometries or functional surfaces with new energy materials, systematic design and development of efficient cooling techniques for thermal management challenges in electrified powertrain, renewable industries. He also works on innovative heat pipes and thermoelectric (TE) applications.
As an active researcher, he has attracted several funding towards research from research councils and UK industries including Innovate UK, EPSRC, Royal Society, Dynex Semiconductor UK, European Centre for Power Electronics and FAW China.
Dr Li is a Charted Engineer and member of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the UK Fluid Network and the UK Network of Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat pumps Group (SIRACH)