Professor Chenfeng Li
Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602256
Room: Office - 108
First Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS

  • Computational Engineering
  • Data Mining and Visual Computing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geomechanics, Oil & Gas Reservoir
  • Concrete, Composite and Heterogeneous Material

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computer simulation of deformation, fracture, energy and mass transport
  • Physics-based data mining and visual computing
  • Uncertainty quantification, reliability and risk assessment

Publications

  1. Cen, S., Wu, C., Li, Z., Shang, Y., Li, C. Some advances in high-performance finite element methods Engineering Computations ahead-of-print ahead-of-print
  2. Shang, Y., Li, C., Zhou, M., Li, C. A novel displacement-based Trefftz plate element with high distortion tolerance for orthotropic thick plates Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 106 452 461
  3. Wu, M., Ding, M., Yao, J., Li, C., Huang, Z., Xu, S. Production-Performance Analysis of Composite Shale-Gas Reservoirs by the Boundary-Element Method SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering 22 01 238 252
  4. Shang, Y., Qian, Z., Cen, S., Li, C., Li, C. A simple unsymmetric 4‐node 12‐DOF membrane element for the modified couple stress theory International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  5. Wu, M., Ding, M., Yao, J., Li, C., Li, X., Zhu, J. Development of a multi-continuum quadruple porosity model to estimate CO2 storage capacity and CO2 enhanced shale gas recovery Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

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Teaching

  • EG-112 Introduction to Civil Engineering Materials

    This module is designed for Year 1 Civil Engineering students. It provides a conceptual introduction to a broad range of civil engineering materials, including material properties, fabrication and construction methods etc.The materials covered by this module include: metals and alloys, concrete, polymers, fibre composites, glass, timber, masonry, and bituminous materials.

  • EG-D04 MSc Dissertation - Civil, Structural and Computational Engineering

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • EG-D12 MSc Dissertation. Structural Engineering

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff, within the wide scope of structural engineering.

  • EG-M38 Design and Analysis for Temporary Works

    The aim of the module is to gain understanding into temporary works covering: Scope of temporary works Underpinning structural mechanics Design and analysis techniques Practical aspects including costs and construction

  • EGIM00 Structural Engineering Case Study

    The aim of the module is to undertake an in-depth study into the use of research methods in engineering practice by carrying out a detailed literature survey and state of the art examination in a given topic of structural engineering.

  • EGIM14 Research Case Study

    The aim of the module is to undertake an in-depth study into the use of research methods in engineering practice by carrying out a detailed literature survey and state of the art examination in a given topic of specialization.

Supervision

  • Uncertainty quantification and AI in engineering computation (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hywel Thomas
  • Homogenisation and Upscaling Modelling Technology for Oil & Gas Applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Barron
  • Structural Reliability Analysis Methods and their application to Engineering Structures (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Owen
  • Use of advanced analytics to predict defects in surface inspection systems (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Xianghua Xie
  • Impact of Manufacturing Changes on Probiotic Functionality (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Wulf Dettmer
  • Structural reliability and risks of temporary works (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hywel Thomas
  • Stochastic characterization and reconstruction of heterogeneous materials to study the microstructure-property linkage.. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hywel Thomas
  • Numerical Simulation of Fractures in Porous Media (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hywel Thomas
  • Digital integration of finite element and reservoir simulation technologies for sustainable energy development (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hywel Thomas
  • Multiphase flow modelling and its application to bearing systems (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hywel Thomas
  • Fluid-driven fracturing of saturated granular materials (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Bjornar Sandnes
  • Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Fresh Concrete in the Application of Tremie Pile (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Wulf Dettmer
  • Numerical Methods and Simulation of Subsurface Fracture Propagation. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Edwards
  • Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing using discrete fracture model and phase field model (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Owen
  • Computational Model Development of Proppant Transport Assuming A Fully Eulerian Approach (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Owen
  • The Developments of Multi-level computational methodologies for discrete element modelling of granular materials (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Yuntian Feng
  • Higher resolution and multidimensional methods for flow and transport in fractured porous media. (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Edwards
  • 'Some fluid-structure interaction studies using openFOAM Technology' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Perumal Nithiarasu
  • 'Structural reliability analysis and Stochastic Finite Element Method' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Owen
  • Stochastic modelling in Engineering: Theory and Applications (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Roger Owen

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2019 Present Professor Swansea University
2013 2019 Associate Professor Swansea University
2007 2013 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer Swansea University
2003 2007 Senior Research Assistant Swansea University
2003 2007 PhD Computational Engineering Swansea University
1999 2002 MSc Solid Mechanics Tsinghua University, China
1995 1999 BEng Engineering Mechanics Tsinghua University, China

Key Grants and Projects

  • "Impact of Manufacturing Changes on Probiotic Functionality" 2016 - 2020

    Material and Manufacturing Academy and Cultech Ltd., £100k

  • "Homogenisation and Upscaling Modelling Technology" 2016 - 2019

    NRN and eCORP Ltd., £100k

  • "Temporary Works: Embedded Physics, Structural Reliability and Risk Assessment" 2016 - 2017

    Royal Academy of Engineering, £30k

  • "Feasibility Study for Cyber-Physical Systems on Temporary Works" 2016 - 2017

    EPSRC, £9k

  • "Real-time Surgical Simulation" 2015 - 2016

    Leverhulme Trust, £50k

  • "Parallel Mesh Generation and Parallel Simulation of Glass Forming" 2014 - 2015

    HPC Wales and Rockfield Software Ltd., £94k

  • "TriContinental Alliance in Numerical Methods Applied to Natural Disasters" 2014 - 2018

    partnered with CIMNE-Spain, Tsinghua-China and CIMAT-Mexico, FP7 IRSES, €434k

  • "Uncertainty Propagation: Fundamentals and Applications" 2013 - 2015

    British Council and Chinese Scholarship Council, £72k

  • "Increased Robustness & Practicability for Physical Modeling in Computer Graphics" 2011 - 2013

    Royal Society and NSFC, £24k

  • "Dynamic in vitro Models of the GI Tract and Stochastic Biomodelling of Human Gastrointestinal Microbial Ecosystem" 2011 - 2012

    Royal Society, £15k

  • "Simulation Based Product Design in Engineering" 2010 - 2013

    Welsh Assembly Government, £715k

  • "Stochastic Simulation of Human Gastrointestinal Microbial Ecosystem and Virtual Design of Probiotic Products" 2010 - 2013

    Welsh Assembly Government and Cultech Ltd., £100k

  • "Stochastic Analysis of Nuclear Graphite with Dispersed Micro Cracks" 2010 - 2012

    Royal Academy of Engineering, £20k

  • "Stochastic Mechanics of Geotenichal Infrastructures and its Applications" 2008 - 2010

    , with Royal Society, £18k

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
2013 ICACM Young Investigator Award
2011 Emerald Literati Highly Commended Paper Award
2006 ACME Award of UK’s Best PhD Thesis in Computational Mechanics
2005 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
2003 The Most Downloaded Paper in Elsevier JCOMA
2002 Numerous academic awards in Tsinghua University