Welcome Dr. Huaizhong Li, Griffith University, Australia to be the TPC!

Dr. Huaizhong Li, Griffith University, Australia

Dr Huaizhong Li is currently a Senior Lecturer and HDR convenor at the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy. He obtained a B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, M.E. from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Griffith University in 2016. Dr Li has extensive R&D experience in academia and industry. He had worked as an Engineer and Project Manager in China for 7 years before he obtained a research scholarship to pursue his PhD study at NUS in 1998. He was a Senior Research Engineer at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) from 2001 to 2008, and an Associate Principal Engineer with Vestas Technology R&D Singapore from 2008 to 2010. Before joining Griffith University in 2014, he was a Lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Australia, from 2011 to 2014. His research interests include advanced manufacturing technologies, micromachining, machine dynamics, vibration monitoring and control, and mechatronics. He has published over 100 referred technical articles in international journals and conference proceedings, 7 scholarly book chapters, and filed 2 patents. He has supervised 8 HDR students to completion. He is a recipient of the 2015 Thatcher Bros Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK. He is the Vice President and life member of the Ausinan Science and Technology Society (ASTS).


Dr Li has made notable contributions to the wide spectrum of manufacturing technologies, machine dynamics, and mechatronics. His research achievements include: (1) Advanced machining technologies. He developed a series of comprehensive models for the mechanics and dynamics in metal machining, which have been cited widely. His study on the jet characteristics and machining process in abrasive jet micro-machining has provided a deeper understanding of the jet characteristics and their relationships to the various variables. (2) Machining process monitoring and intelligent machining. He conducted extensive study on machining hard-to-machine aerospace materials such as Nickel-based superalloys and titanium alloys, investigated the tool wear behaviour, developed a tool wear observer model, and invented an embedded tool condition monitoring system. He proposed an intelligent machining strategy employing the process monitoring output as a third feedback loop in machine tool control. Dr Li’s recent study on micro-milling process has uncovered the effects of tool runout on cutting force variation, and developed a strategy for online detection of chatter onset. (3) Automated technologies and vibration control. He initiated and carried out a number of research projects on precision motion control and active vibration control. He designed a new motion control method for jerk constraint, developed a model-based motion command prefilter to minimize motion-induced vibration, and implemented the control scheme on a DSP controller. He developed active vibration damping and active vibration isolation systems that can effectively suppress vibration disturbances for precision machines over a wide bandwidth. He successfully completed several industrial projects to solve vibration-related problems for industry in the development of precision machines. He undertook R&D activities on wind turbine generator technologies to improve turbine reliability, especially on condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of wind turbine drive train. He developed automated signal processing package and effective fault detection strategies for planetary gearbox, and invented innovative methodologies for the health monitoring and active damping of the rotor system.