Academic Areas: Material science; Material processing
Research Interests: Advanced metal materials; additive manufacturing/3D printing;
Plastic forming; Composite
My main research thrust revolves around plastic forming, additive manufacturing/3D imprinting, and electromagnetic forming of metallic materials, such as titanium alloy, aluminum alloys, bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), steel and composites etc., in which plentiful of fundamental issues including formability, processing, microstructure, mechanical properties and possible applications are concerned.
Ph.D, Materials Science, 2009, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China;
M.S, Materials Science, 2006, Chang’an University, China;
B.S, Materials Forming, 2002, Chang’an University, China.
Professor (2017-), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Visiting scholar (2014-2015), School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, USA
Associate professor (2012-2017), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Assistant professor (2009-2012); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Research Assistant (2007-2008); Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK, China
Mechanical engineer (2002-2003); Huanhsin Group (Shanghai) Ltd., Company, Shanghai, China
(1) N. Li, Y. Chen, M.Q. Jiang, D.J. Li, J.J. He, Y. Wu, L. Liu*, Thermoplastic forming map of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass, Acta Materialia, 61, 2013, 1921-1931.
(2) N. Li*, X.N. Xu, Z.Z. Zheng, L. Liu*, Enhanced formability of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass in supercooled liquid state by vibrational loading, Acta Materialia, 65, 2014, 400-411.
(3) N. Li*, T. Xia, L.P. Heng, L. Liu*, Superhydrophobic Zr-based metallic glass surface with high adhesive force, Applied Physics Letters 102, 2013, 251603.
(4) T. Xia, N. Li*, Y. Wu, L. Liu*, Patterned superhydrophobic surface based on Pd-based metallic glass, Applied Physics Letters 101, 2012, 081601.
(5) Ning Li*, HaiPing Yu, Zhu Xu, Zhisong Fan, Lin Liu. Electromagnetic forming facilitates the transition of deformation mechanism in 5052 aluminum alloy. Materials Science and Engineering A, 673 (2016) 222-232.
(6) N. Li*, J.J. Zhang, W. Xing, et al. 3D printing of Fe-based bulk metallic glass composites with combined high strength and fracture toughness. Materials and Design. 143, 2018, 285-296.