Dr. Li has broad national and international collaboration with academic and industrial partners. Since 2005 when he joined the group, he has acquired more than 5.6 million Euro search funding from the Dutch national funding organizations for scientific and technological research NOW and STW, the European Commission (EC), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the Dutch railway Infra Manager ProRail and operator NS.
Dr. Li obtained his BSc and MCs degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He obtained his PhD degree in Computational Mechanics on numerical solution of rolling contact at Delft University of Technology in 2002. He worked between 1999 and 2005 at TNO, the Dutch organization for applied sciences, on multibody dynamics and finite element methods, as well as their applications in crashworthiness. He joined the group of Railway Engineering in 2005. He is currently full professor of Rail Systems and Monitoring.