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.