Professor Chenfeng Li

Professor, Civil Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 602256

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Office - 108
First Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


After receiving my BSc and MSc degrees in 2002 from Tsinghua University, China, I moved to Swansea, Wales, to take up a research fellow post at Swansea University while doing my PhD research in Computational Engineering. I have been working in Swansea University since then and am currently a Personal Chair in Computational Engineering. My research work ( centres largely on Computational Solid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Physics-based Data Mining and Visual Computing, to develop computational solutions for technical challenges in Civil Engineering, Geo-mechanics, Oil & Gas reservoir, Material, and Manufacturing sectors. I am particularly interested in heterogeneous, multiphase, and stochastic systems. Many of my research works are in close collaboration with industries, especially the infrastructure and construction sectors including ARUP Ltd., Costain Ltd., Bauer Ltd. and Soletanche Bachy Ltd. etc. Besides the academic work at Swansea University, I serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Computations (

Areas Of Expertise

  • Computational Solid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Physics-based Data Mining and Visual Computing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geo-mechanics, Oil & Gas Reservoir
  • Concrete, Composite, Heterogeneous and Porous Materials

Career Highlights



  • Characterization and modelling of heterogeneous and porous materials
  • Numerical simulation of multiphase and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Uncertainty quantification, reliability and risk assessment
  • Real-time simulation of deformation, fracture, energy and mass transport
Award Highlights