Dr Sheng Li

Dr Sheng Li

Research Fellow

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Sheng Li is a research fellow in AMPLab. He is currently working on AM of microwave filters, mechanical properties of AMed lattice structures, and AM of catalytic converters for automotive applications. In addition, Sheng works on joint projects between UK and China for medical applications and a research project with Honda. Generally, his research is focused on shape memory alloys, additive manufacturing of Ni-based superalloys, high strength Al alloys, and control of microstructure and texture in powder bed AM of fine lattice structures.

Sheng Li qualified with a BSc in Materials science and technology from Wuhan university of science and technology in 2011. He received his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2016. His research project was titled Development and processing of TiNi-based shape memory alloys, and the aim was to develop TiNi-based SMAs with high transformation temperature, good thermal stability and good strain recovery using a wire feeding suspended alloy synthesis system. The project also investigated the laser-powder bed additive manufacturing of NiTi shape memory alloys with negative Poisson’s ratio.


  • Chaolin Tan, Sheng Li*, Khamis Essa, Kesong Zhou*, Moataz M. Attallah*, Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Ti-rich TiNi lattice structures: Process optimisation, geometrical integrity, and phase transformations, April 2019, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 141(2019):19-29
  • Ranxi Duan, Sheng Li, Biao Cai*, Weiwei Zhu, Fuzeng Ren*, Moataz M. Attallah*, A high strength and low modulus metastable β Ti-12Mo-6Zr-2Fe alloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion in-situ alloying, Additive Manufacturing, in press
  • Ji Zou. Y. Gabera, G. Voulazeris, Sheng Li, L.Vazquez, Lei-Feng Liu, M.Y. Yao, Y.J.Wang, M.Holynski, K.Bongs, M.M.Attallah*, Controlling the grain orientation during Laser Powder Bed Fusion to tailor the magnetic characteristics in a Ni-Fe based soft magnet, Acta Materialia, Volume 158, 1 October 2018, Pages 230-238
  • Nikolina Kovacev, Sheng Li, Soheil Rezaei, Hassan Hemida, Athanasios Tsolakis, Khamis Essa*, Effects of the internal structures of monolith ceramic substrates on thermal and hydraulic properties: Additive manufacturing, numerical modelling and experimental testing, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, in press
  • Chuan Guo, Sheng Li, ShiShi, Xinggang Li, Xiaogang Hu, Qiang Zhu, R. Mark Ward, Effect of processing parameters on surface roughness, porosity and cracking of as-built IN738LC parts fabricated by laser powder bed fusion, Journal of Materials Processing Technology Volume 285, November 2020, 116788
  • Peng Chen, Sheng Li, Yinghao Zhou, Ming Yan, Moataz M. Attallah*, Fabricating CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy via selective laser melting in-situ alloying, January 2020, Journal of Materials Science and Technology. 2020.01.002
  • Huaiyuan Gu, Sheng Li, Martyn Pavier, Moataz M. Attallah, Haris Paraskevoulakos, Anton Shterenlikht*, Fracture of three-dimensional lattices manufactured by selective laser melting, July 2019, International Journal of Solids and Structures 180-181
  • Peng Chen, Chao Yang, Sheng Li, Moataz M. Attallah, Ming Yan, In-situ alloyed, oxide-dispersion-strengthened CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy fabricated via laser powder bed fusion. Materials & Design In press, journal pre-proof. Available online 11 July 2020, Article 108966
  • Di Wang, Yimeng Wang, Yongqiang Yang, Sheng Li, Dongyun Zhang, Research on Design Optimization and Manufacturing of coating Pipes for Automobile seal Based on Selective Laser Melting, May 2019, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 273, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2019.05.008
  • Di Wang, Shibiao Wu, Yongqiang Yang, Wenhao Dou, Shishi Deng, Zhi Wang, Sheng Li, The Effect of a Scanning Strategy on the Residual Stress of 316L Steel Parts Fabricated by Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Materials 2018, 11(10), 1821