Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Simin Li BEng, MSc, PhD

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Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials


  • Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials
  • PDRA at Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Bioengineering Department, Imperial College London
  • PhD in Mechanics of Biomaterials, Loughborough University
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering from China

Research Interests and Activities


  • Mechanical characterisation of biomaterials across length-scales
  • Multiscale computational modelling of biomaterials and tissues
  • Micromechanics: in-situ micromechanical testing; microstructure modelling
  • Damage and fracture in heterogeneous medium
  • Multiscale modelling of the deformation and fracture processes in bone tissue
  • Computational biomechanics for blast injuries and mitigation analysis
  • Multi-scale modelling of surrogate to tissue interface for smart prosthesis
  • Modelling of cell growth and tissue development due to aging and diseases

External activities

Member of European Society of Biomechanics (ESB)


  • Best Research Student Prize
  • EPSRC Scholarship