Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Assistant Professor

Phone: (216) 368-2984
Office Location: Glennan 441

Bo Li received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 2009 from California Institute of Technology. Dr. Li's research focuses on solid and computational mechanics, meshfree methods, failure processes in solids, biomechanics, thermo-fluid-structure interaction and high performance computing. Specific research topics include: (1) novel numerical methods for solving general fluid and solid flows with rate-dependent material behavior, free-surface boundary conditions, material discontinuity, dynamic contact and extremely large deformations; (2) multiscale modeling and simulations of high energy density dynamic response of materials, for instance dynamic behavior of metallic alloys, ceramics composites and polymeric materials in extreme events such as ballistic/hypervelocity impact over a wide range of velocities from 100m/s-10km/s, blast or explosive loading and nuclear fusion; (3) numerical solutions of thermo-fluid-structure interaction problems involving highly flexible structures and dynamic failure in solids; (4) multicale modeling and computations of advance manufacturing processes; (5) design of metamaterials by integrated experiments and direct mesoscale computations; (6) multiscale modeling of the patient-specific cardiovascular system with chemo-bio-mechanical coupling; (7) Peta- and Exa-scale computing for engineering problems. For more information and updates, please visit the Computational Mechanics and High Performance Computing Laboratory at CWRU.


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2009

M. Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2001