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Jun Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Dartmouth

Jun Li

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Violette Research






2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
2009 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Mathematics & Theoretical and Applied Mech
2005 Shanghai Jiao Tong University B.S. in Mechanical Engineering


  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics

Research interests

  • Composite materials
  • Hierarchical materials and lightweight structures
  • Random heterogeneous materials
  • Inverse problems and optimization methods
  • Image-based multiscale modeling

Select publications

J. Li, K. Kwok and S. Pellegrino (2016).
Thermoviscoelastic models for polyethylene thin films
Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 20, 13-43.

J. Li, A. Saharan, S. Koric and M. Ostoja-Starzewski (2012).
Elastic-plastic transition in 3D random materials: Massively parallel simulations, fractal morphogenesis and scaling functions
Philosophical Magazine, 92, 2733-2758.

J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski (2009).
Fractal solids, product measures and fractional wave equations
Proceedings of Royal Society A, 465, 2521-2536.

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