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Prof Lin Li (BSc, PhD, DIC, FREng, CEng, FIET, FLIA, FCIRP) - research

Research interests

  • Drilling (thermal barrier coated Ni alloys, carbon composites etc)
  • Cutting (composite materials, ceramics, striation-free cutting of metals, pipes and vessels)
  • Welding (dissimilar materials, light alloys, composites and ceramics, graphene, thick sections)
  • Surface engineering (hardening, coating, cladding, sealing cracks/porosity, texturing, cleaning)
  • Additive manufacturing (rapid tooling, rapid manufacturing, repair, re-manufacturing)
  • Micro-machining for medical and re-newable energy applications
  • Nano-manufacturing (nano-surface structures, nano-particles)
  • Hybrid manufacturing (laser-EDM machining, laser/mechanical machining, laser/arc welding)
  • Modelling of laser interactions with materials and effects
  • Nano-imaging

Research Grants