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Li, Huijun Professor

Professorial Fellow

  • School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Coordinator - Welding Engineering Research Group

Overview


Prof Huijun Li obtained a PhD degree in 1996 from the University of Wollongong; He has 19 years research experience in materials science and engineering. He has published more than 260 papers in the field of welding metallurgy, new alloy development, surface engineering, nuclear materials and microstructure characterization. 

In 1995, he joined CRC Materials Welding and Joining as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Wollongong. In 2000, he took a research scientist position at Materials Division, ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), he worked on a wide range of research projects in conjunction with the CRC Welded Structures, CRC CAST3, CRC Rail, British nuclear research organisations and American national laboratories. Prof. Li started working at University of Wollongong from July 2008; he is a chief researcher with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), Energy Pipeline CRC (EPCRC) and several other industry funded projects.

Prof Li was awarded Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia,2013, Australia Endeavour Fellowship 2014, and Defence Materials Technology Centre - Capability Improvement Award 2014.

Research Overview


    • The effect of welding thermal cycles on microstructure and mechanical properties of Zircaloy-4 
    • Nuclear-material interaction research (neutron irradiation, neutron diffraction, positron life time spectroscopy, etc) 
    • National and International safeguards and security research (anti-terrorism research)
    • Research on CRC for light metals 
    • Creep properties of P91 and P92 steel welds 
    • Prequalifying emergency welding (temper bead welding)
    • Integrity of high energy piping (CRC project)
    • Coatings for high temperature steam valve spindles (CRC project) 
    • Synroc for immobilising nuclear waste 
    • Mechanised girth welding, (CRC project) 
    • Welding galvanised steel, (CRC project) 
    • Hot cracking in high strength cellulosic electrode weld metal, (CRC project)
    • Electric resistance welding of high strength pipe line, (CRC project) 
    • Transverse cracking in submarine steel weld metal, (CRC project) 
    • The application of shape memory couplings for high pressure fuel pipe, (CRC project) 

    Future Research Topics:
    • Life estimation of welded pressure equipment, (CRC project) 
    • High productivity welding of stainless steels, including duplex stainless steels, ferritic stainless steels and austenitic stainless steels, characterising corrosion failure of welding joints, (CRC project)
    • Cold cracking of HSLA pipe line steels weldment, including X70 and X80,, (CRC project)
    • Investigation of pipeline corrosion in Northern China oil fields, iron based shape memory alloy pipe joints have been developed for oil pipelines. 
    • Study of Fe-Mn-Si based shape memory alloys, the purpose of this research was to develop new corrosion resistant shape memory alloys for commercial application (ARC project)


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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Effect of multiple repair in 690Mpa quenched and tempered steel on the mechanical properties Dissanayaka, Pragathi
    Doctor of Philosophy Effects of the multiwall carbon nanotubes on the electromechanical response of epoxy nanocomposites: Application in strain sensing damage under cyclic loading Hammadi, Ali Faraj Hammadi
    Doctor of Philosophy Mechanism of Squat Initiation and Propagation on Rail Surface Al-Juboori, Ali
    Doctor of Philosophy The Study of Fabricating Cu-Al Alloy via Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Dong, Bosheng
    Doctor of Philosophy Acoustic Emission Measurement based on specialty FBG sensors and their application in welding for crack monitoring Jinachandran, Sagar
    Doctor of Philosophy Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni-Cu alloys fabricated using wire arc additive manufacturing Marenych, Olexandra
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Welding Parameters and Weld Metal Microstructure on the Incidence of Weld Metal Hydrogen-assisted Cold Cracking in X70 Welds. Van Niekerk, Cornelis
    Doctor of Philosophy Keyhole Tungsten Arc Inert Gas Welding Fei, Zhenyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing: Hardfacing of Armour Steel Ning, Yimiao
    Doctor of Philosophy Mechanics, Prediction and Management of Squat Defects on Train Rails Tovar Camacho, Eduardo
    Doctor of Philosophy A Study of the Influence of Different Phases of Ti2AINb Based Alloys on the Joints Welded by Vacuum Diffusion Welding Wang, Jun
    Doctor of Philosophy The Behaviour of Advanced Q&T Steels during Arc Welding and Thermal Cutting Rizwan, Muhammad
    Doctor of Philosophy In-Situ Micro-XRD measuring of micron-sale microstructures in 3D-additive manufacturing for functionally graded materials. Ghosh, Sujan Kumer
    Doctor of Philosophy Process Planning and Control for WAAM Xia, Chunyang
    Doctor of Philosophy Study on Solidification Behaviors of Elements Mo and N in Fe-Ni-Cr Alloy Continuous Casting Process Wang, Tong
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Development of WAAM process for surface improvements. Yu, Ziping
    Master of Philosophy - EIS The development of a real-time control system in K-TIG Zhang, Shiyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Fabrication of Ultrathin Metallic Nanosheets by Accumulative Rolling Nie, Ning
    Doctor of Philosophy Intellectualized Additive Manufacturing with 3D Vision. Zhang, Jianrui
    Doctor of Philosophy Intelligent database for wire arc based additive manufacturing Qiu, Zhijun
    Doctor of Philosophy Improving the Weld HAZ Toughness of High strength Thick Qalled Line Pipe Khan, Huda
    Doctor of Philosophy Intelligent programming strategies for metal additive manufacturing Yuxing, Li
    Doctor of Philosophy Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of Dissimilar Welding of Zeron100 Super Stainless steel to Monel 400 Alanazi, Nasser

Teaching Overview


  • July 2005 - July 2008  Senior Research Scientist, Materials Division, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights

    July 2000 - June 2005  Research Scientist, Electron Microscopy Group, Materials Division, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights

    July 1998 - June 2000  Research Fellow, CRC for Welded Structures, Dept. of Materials Engineering, University of Wollongong

    March 1995 - June 1998  Research Associate, CRC for Welding and Joining, Dept. of Materials Engineering, University of Wollongong

    October 1991 - December 1994  Part time Research Assistant, Shape memory materials group and Part time Teaching Assistant demonstrating practical class for undergraduate students X-ray diffraction

Keywords


  • High strength steels, welding metallurgy, electron microscopy, neutron scattering, high temperature materials, nuclear materials, additive manufacturing, rail/wheel steels, thermo-mechanical simulation, stainless steels

Research Overview


    • The effect of welding thermal cycles on microstructure and mechanical properties of Zircaloy-4 
    • Nuclear-material interaction research (neutron irradiation, neutron diffraction, positron life time spectroscopy, etc) 
    • National and International safeguards and security research (anti-terrorism research)
    • Research on CRC for light metals 
    • Creep properties of P91 and P92 steel welds 
    • Prequalifying emergency welding (temper bead welding)
    • Integrity of high energy piping (CRC project)
    • Coatings for high temperature steam valve spindles (CRC project) 
    • Synroc for immobilising nuclear waste 
    • Mechanised girth welding, (CRC project) 
    • Welding galvanised steel, (CRC project) 
    • Hot cracking in high strength cellulosic electrode weld metal, (CRC project)
    • Electric resistance welding of high strength pipe line, (CRC project) 
    • Transverse cracking in submarine steel weld metal, (CRC project) 
    • The application of shape memory couplings for high pressure fuel pipe, (CRC project) 

    Future Research Topics:
    • Life estimation of welded pressure equipment, (CRC project) 
    • High productivity welding of stainless steels, including duplex stainless steels, ferritic stainless steels and austenitic stainless steels, characterising corrosion failure of welding joints, (CRC project)
    • Cold cracking of HSLA pipe line steels weldment, including X70 and X80,, (CRC project)
    • Investigation of pipeline corrosion in Northern China oil fields, iron based shape memory alloy pipe joints have been developed for oil pipelines. 
    • Study of Fe-Mn-Si based shape memory alloys, the purpose of this research was to develop new corrosion resistant shape memory alloys for commercial application (ARC project)


Attended Event


Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Effect of multiple repair in 690Mpa quenched and tempered steel on the mechanical properties Dissanayaka, Pragathi
    Doctor of Philosophy Effects of the multiwall carbon nanotubes on the electromechanical response of epoxy nanocomposites: Application in strain sensing damage under cyclic loading Hammadi, Ali Faraj Hammadi
    Doctor of Philosophy Mechanism of Squat Initiation and Propagation on Rail Surface Al-Juboori, Ali
    Doctor of Philosophy The Study of Fabricating Cu-Al Alloy via Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Dong, Bosheng
    Doctor of Philosophy Acoustic Emission Measurement based on specialty FBG sensors and their application in welding for crack monitoring Jinachandran, Sagar
    Doctor of Philosophy Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni-Cu alloys fabricated using wire arc additive manufacturing Marenych, Olexandra
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Welding Parameters and Weld Metal Microstructure on the Incidence of Weld Metal Hydrogen-assisted Cold Cracking in X70 Welds. Van Niekerk, Cornelis
    Doctor of Philosophy Keyhole Tungsten Arc Inert Gas Welding Fei, Zhenyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing: Hardfacing of Armour Steel Ning, Yimiao
    Doctor of Philosophy Mechanics, Prediction and Management of Squat Defects on Train Rails Tovar Camacho, Eduardo
    Doctor of Philosophy A Study of the Influence of Different Phases of Ti2AINb Based Alloys on the Joints Welded by Vacuum Diffusion Welding Wang, Jun
    Doctor of Philosophy The Behaviour of Advanced Q&T Steels during Arc Welding and Thermal Cutting Rizwan, Muhammad
    Doctor of Philosophy In-Situ Micro-XRD measuring of micron-sale microstructures in 3D-additive manufacturing for functionally graded materials. Ghosh, Sujan Kumer
    Doctor of Philosophy Process Planning and Control for WAAM Xia, Chunyang
    Doctor of Philosophy Study on Solidification Behaviors of Elements Mo and N in Fe-Ni-Cr Alloy Continuous Casting Process Wang, Tong
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Development of WAAM process for surface improvements. Yu, Ziping
    Master of Philosophy - EIS The development of a real-time control system in K-TIG Zhang, Shiyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Fabrication of Ultrathin Metallic Nanosheets by Accumulative Rolling Nie, Ning
    Doctor of Philosophy Intellectualized Additive Manufacturing with 3D Vision. Zhang, Jianrui
    Doctor of Philosophy Intelligent database for wire arc based additive manufacturing Qiu, Zhijun
    Doctor of Philosophy Improving the Weld HAZ Toughness of High strength Thick Qalled Line Pipe Khan, Huda
    Doctor of Philosophy Intelligent programming strategies for metal additive manufacturing Yuxing, Li
    Doctor of Philosophy Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of Dissimilar Welding of Zeron100 Super Stainless steel to Monel 400 Alanazi, Nasser

Teaching Overview


  • July 2005 - July 2008  Senior Research Scientist, Materials Division, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights

    July 2000 - June 2005  Research Scientist, Electron Microscopy Group, Materials Division, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights

    July 1998 - June 2000  Research Fellow, CRC for Welded Structures, Dept. of Materials Engineering, University of Wollongong

    March 1995 - June 1998  Research Associate, CRC for Welding and Joining, Dept. of Materials Engineering, University of Wollongong

    October 1991 - December 1994  Part time Research Assistant, Shape memory materials group and Part time Teaching Assistant demonstrating practical class for undergraduate students X-ray diffraction

Keywords


  • High strength steels, welding metallurgy, electron microscopy, neutron scattering, high temperature materials, nuclear materials, additive manufacturing, rail/wheel steels, thermo-mechanical simulation, stainless steels
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