Professor Chenfeng Li

Professor, Civil Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602256

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Research Links

Office - 108
First Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


After receiving my BSc and MSc degrees in 2002 from Tsinghua University, China, I moved to Swansea, Wales, to take up a research fellow post at Swansea University while doing my PhD research in Computational Engineering. I have been working in Swansea University since then and am currently a Chair Professor in Computational Engineering. My research work ( centres largely on Computational Engineering and Physics-based Data Mining, Energy, Civil and Structural Engineering, and Heterogeneous Materials. Many of my research works are in close collaboration with industries, especially the infrastructure and construction sectors including ARUP Ltd., Costain Ltd., Bauer Ltd. and Soletanche Bachy Ltd. etc.  Besides the academic work at Swansea University, I serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Computations (

Areas Of Expertise

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

Career Highlights



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