BAOSTEEL Australia

Professor Huijun Li

TAP Member
University of Wollongong
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Prof 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 over his career 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. Prof Li started working at University of Wollongong from July 2008; he is heavily involved in research work with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), Energy Pipeline CRC (EPCRC), Baosteel Australia Joint Centre (BAJC), and Australian Rail Industry.

Prof Li has been supervising (or co-supervising) 26 PhD students and 9 postdoctoral fellows; he is the chief investigator of many research projects supported by DMTC, EPCRC, BAJC, and other industry sectors. He was involved in the preliminary work on the production of engineering components of Titanium alloys using one such method of additive manufacture, namely gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding with mechanised wire addition. He then proposed to produce intermetallics with twin wire system, combining the concept of additive manufacturing and in-situ alloying with GTA process.  Gamma TiAl has been successfully produced with this method.

Prof Li was awarded Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia, 2013, Australia Endeavour Fellowship 2014, and Defence Materials Technology Centre - Capability Improvement Award in 2014 and 2016.