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

Jun Li, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Education

2012University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPhD in Mechanical Engineering
2009University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMS, Mathematics & Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
2005Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityBS in Mechanical Engineering

Teaching

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Honors enrichment course supplementing a required junior level course in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. This course is open to honors students who are enrolled in the affiliated required course in the mechanical engineering curriculum. The course provides coverage of more advanced topics and more in-depth analysis of concepts than are covered in the basic class. The course may include lecture and laboratory components at the instructor's discretion.

Comprehensive survey of the analytical design methods that are valuable to mechanical engineers. Some of the areas covered are: stress analysis, fatigue, design of gears and shifts, and selection of standardized elements. The objective of the course is to enable the student to handle design problems with confidence and assurance.

Comprehensive survey of the analytical design methods that are valuable to mechanical engineers. Some of the areas covered are: stress analysis, fatigue, design of gears and shifts, and selection of standardized elements. The objective of the course is to enable the student to handle design problems with confidence and assurance.

Visiting professors or members of the faculty present current topics of interest in their areas of expertise.

A comprehensive study of the fundamental principles of Continuum Mechanics. The following topics are covered: stress, strain, and strain rated tensors; Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions; conservation laws; constitutive relations; Navier-Cauchy and Navier Stokes equations; Newtonian fluids.

Modeling of fiber-reinforced composites. Property characterization methods. Elastic and plastic behavior of fiber-reinforced composites. Modes and mechanisms of failure. Analysis of laminar composites. Design of microstructure of polymer-matrix composites and application to structural components.

Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation--e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand. Conditions and hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: Submission of a proposal, including the course description, goals, deliverables, time allocation and grading procedure; approval by the instructor, department chairperson, department graduate director and college dean.

Research

Research Awards

  • $4770 3D Print Composite Pressure Vessel with Embedded Sensors

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.

Dr. Jun Li joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as an assistant professor in September 2016. Before that, he worked as a R&D quality assurance manager at Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories in the California Institute of Technology, working on NASA Super Pressure Balloon project. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also earned M.S. degrees in Mathematics and in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interest is to develop theoretical and computational methods combined with experiments for the assessment, design, optimization and manufacturing of novel materials and structures in various applications.

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