Dr Ji Li

ZCCE Rivers Lecturer, Civil Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1885

Email address

Office - 107
First Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Ji Li is currently a Lecturer in River Engineering in Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University. Before joining Swansea in 2019, he was a Research Fellow in Wuhan University, China. He obtained PhD degree from Heriot-Watt University, UK, where he also worked as a Research Associate following the completion of PhD study. He also received a PhD degree of Hydraulics and River Engineering in Wuhan University.

Ji’s main research interest is mathematical modelling of shallow water-sediment flows in surface water environments, including fluvial river flows and geophysical mass flows such as debris flows and landslides. His research vision is to develop a physically-enhanced high-performance numerical model to simulate and understand the hydro-sediment-morphodynamic processes, and apply it to mitigate risks due to flooding, landslides and debris flows. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Coupled modelling of hydro-sediment-morphodynamics processes
  • Geohazards: Landslides, Debris flows, Barrier Lake formation and breach
  • Flood risk management: Flash floods; Urban floods
  • Numerical methods and high performance computing