Professor Zhiyong Li

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Professor, School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering

PhD (Queen Mary University of London), MA (University of Cambridge)

Professor Zhiyong Li is Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has a BEng (1998) in Civil Engineering from Tongji University and a PhD (2004) in Biomedical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. He was a research fellow and senior research fellow at University of Cambridge 2004-2010. He was elected Fellow of Wolfson College and conferred a MA (2009) from University of Cambridge. Zhiyong’s main research field is biomechanics and mechanobiology, with a long-term research interest in cardiovascular diseases (atherosclerosis, aneurysm, atrial affiliation). The main focus of his work has been the development of novel technologies for detection of high-risk rupture-prone plaques in patients with carotid and coronary atherosclerosis. The work involves MRI/IVUS/OCT imaging, stress analysis, material characterisation, mathematical/computational modelling and numerical methods. He has made significant contributions to understanding the biomechanics of plaque rupture, publishing over 100 papers collectively on vulnerable atheroma in leading journals, e.g. Circulation, JACC, Nat Rev Cardiol, Nat. Commun, NEJM, Stroke, ATVB, J Biomech, Ann Biomed Eng, Biomech Model Mechanobio. He was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2014, and was the recipient of the 2015 Australia Vascular Biology Society Achievement and Career Development Award. PhD STUDENTS RECRUITMENT: Several ARC-funded PhD projects are available in Prof Li’s group. CSC (China Scholarship Council) applicants are also welcome. Please feel free to contact Prof Li for more details. Main research areas:  
  • Biomechanics/Mechanobiology
  • Hemodynamics
  • Mathematical Modelling and Computational Simulation
  • Medical Imaging
  • Atherosclerosis/Aneurysm/Thrombosis/Atrial Fibrillation
  • Model of Tissue Growth and Microcirculation
  • Bone Growth and Scaffold Degradation
  • Theoretical Biology/Mathematical Biology

Additional information

Title
Integrin Activation by Fluid Flow Disturbance: Mechanobiology Approaches
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
78986056
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
Mathematical Modelling of the Mechanobiology of Arterial Plaque Growth
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200103492
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
An Advanced Low Cost Minimally Invasive Cardiac Assist Device
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
78710968
Start year
2017
Keywords
Heart failure; Hypertension; Aortic stiffness; Cardiac assist; Aortic counterpulsation
Title
Imaging-based fluid-structure interaction modelling of carotid atherosclerotic plaque
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
78274850
Start year
2015
Keywords
Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular Biomechanics; Fluid-Structure Interaction