Dr. Li Hua received his B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Wuhan University of Technology, P.R.C., in 1982 and 1987, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore in 1999.
From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Li was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at NTU as an Assistant Professor in June 2006, and he was promoted to Associate Professor in March 2013, and then to Full Professor in September 2021.
His research interests include the multiphysics modelling of soft matters (smart hydrogel in BioMEMS and biological cell in microscale fields); development of highly efficient numerical computational methodology (meshless & multiscale algorithms); simulation of sustainable energy (building energy efficiency and fuel cell system); structural dynamics (high-speed rotating shell and composite materials structure), and machine learning based prediction (data-driven analysis for correlation among 3D printing process parameters, and manufactured part microstructure and mechanical property).