Dr Hangyue Li

Dr Hangyue Li

School of Metallurgy and Materials
Senior Research Fellow

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Hangyue Li joined the Department of Metallurgy and Materials in 1997 after completing her PhD study in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. She is specialised in the field of fatigue and fracture of metallic materials, particularly high temperature mechanical properties of nickel and titanium alloys. She is the technical leader of several research themes within the research group led by Prof. Paul Bowen. She has supervised over 30 PhD students.  


  • PhD in Materials Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1997
  • MSc in Solid Mechanics, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, 1989
  • BEng in Materials Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1984


Hangyue supervises a number of final year undergraduate projects each academic year

Postgraduate supervision

Hangyue provides ongoing supervision for postgraduate students in the Fracture and Fatigure research group


Dwell crack growth behaviour in modern nickel disc alloys under combined influence of fatigue, high temperature environment and creep.

Integrity and mechanical performance of friction welds in high-strength nickel-based superalloys.

Integrity and mechanical performance of friction welds in titanium alloys for aero-engine applications.

Processing - Microsctructure - Mechanical properties inter-relationships


  • Yan, J., Yu, S., Ding, R., Li, H., Rabiei, A. & Bowen, P., Dwell-fatigue crack growth behaviour of Alloy 709, Acta Materialia. 2023, 249, 118808.
  • Fang, C. Z., Basoalto, H. C., Anderson, M. J., Li, H. Y., Williams, S. J. & Bowen, P., A numerical study on the influence of grain boundary oxides on dwell fatigue crack growth of a nickel-based superalloy, Journal of Materials Science and Technology. 2022, 104, pp. 224-235
  • Xie, S., Xia, Z., Ding, R., Li, H. & Bowen, P., Microstructure and mechanical properties of two Al alloys welded by linear friction weld, Materials Science and Engineering A., 2021, 816, 21 p., 141261
  • Ding, R., Knaggs, C., Li, H., Li, Y. G. & Bowen, P., Characterization of plastic deformation induced by machining in a Ni-based superalloy, Materials Science and Engineering A., 2020, 778, pp. 1-13, 139104
  • Yu, S., Yan, J., Li, H., Ding, R., Lall, A., Rabiei, A. & Bowen, P., Fatigue crack growth resistance of the austenitic stainless steel Alloy 709 at elevated temperatures, Journal of Materials Research and Technology., 2020, 9, 6, p. 12955-12969.
  • Merrison, A., Li, H., Bowen, P. & Li, W., High Temperature Dwell Fatigue Crack Growth in Cold-Worked and Direct-Aged 718Plus, 2020, Superalloys 2020 - Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Superalloys.
  • Everaerts, J., Salvati, E., Li, H., Li, W. & Korsunsky, A. M., Mechanical properties of thermally grown submicron oxide layers on a nickel-based superalloy, Corrosion Science., 2020, 165, 108388.
  • Ye, R. R., Li, H. Y., Ding, R. G., Doel, T. J. A., Bray, S., Walpole, A. & Bowen, P., Microstructure and microhardness of dissimilar weldment of Ni-based superalloys IN718-IN713LC, Materials Science and Engineering A. 2020, 774, 138894.
  • Engel, B., Rouse, J. P., Hyde, C. J., Lavie, W., Leidermark, D., Stekovic, S., Williams, S. J., Pattison, S. J., Grant, B., Whittaker, M. T., Jones, J. P., Lancaster, R. J. & Li, H. Y., The prediction of crack propagation in coarse grain RR1000 using a unified modelling approach, International Journal of Fatigue., 2020, 137, 105652.