Professor Huijun Li

Professor Huijun Li obtained a PhD degree in 1996 from the University of Wollongong. He has 20 years research experience in materials science and engineering. He has published more than 300 papers in the field of welding metallurgy, new alloy development, surface engineering, nuclear materials and microstructure characterization.

In 1995, he joined CRC Materials Welding and Joining as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Wollongong. In 2000, he took a research scientist position at Materials Division, ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), he worked on a wide range of research projects in conjunction with the CRC Welded Structures, CRC CAST3, CRC Rail, British nuclear research organisations and American national laboratories. He started working at University of Wollongong from July 2008; he is a chief researcher with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), Energy Pipeline CRC (EPCRC), Australian Research Council supported Training Centre for “Transforming Australia's Naval Manufacturing Industry”, “The Australian Steel Manufacturing Research Hub”, Rail Manufacturing CRC and several other industry funded projects.

Professor Huijiun Li joined CRC Welded Structures research activities from 1995 to 2005, where he gained considerable experience on welding high strength line pipe steels, Q&T steels, stainless steels and heat resistant steels. He has also been involved in the revision of WTIA (Welding Technology Institute Australia) Technical Note 1 “The Weldability of Steels”, this technical note gives recommendations for the control of HAZ hardness and avoidance of cold cracking in carbon, carbon-manganese and low-alloy steels. After joining UOW in 2008, he has been heavily involved in DMTC and EPCRC research, including welding light armoured vehicles, naval surface ships and high strength line pipe steels. These researches further enrich his knowledge on welding metallurgy of steels.

Professor Li ‘s major role in the Steel Hub research is to investigate the weldability of newly developed Q&T steels, and develop the optimum welding and thermal cutting procedures for these steels.