Xiaochun Li

Professor

1035 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-6142
xcli@engr.wisc.edu


Education

  • B.S, 1992, Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • B.S, 1992, Applied Physics, Tsinghua University
  • MS, 1997, Industrial, Welding, and System Engineering, Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., 2001, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Education

  • B.S, 1992, Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • B.S, 1992, Applied Physics, Tsinghua University
  • MS, 1997, Industrial, Welding, and System Engineering, Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., 2001, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Research Interests

  • Scalable Nanomaterials Processing and Manufacturing, Micro/Nano-technology enabled sensing and control for manufacturing, Rapid Prototpying and Manufacturing, and Laser Micro/Nano Processing

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • First Place Award, 1st Mechanical Design Contest, Tsinghua University, 1991
  • Award for the Best Students (the highest honor), Tsinghua University, 1991
  • Award for the Outstanding Graduate of Class 1992, Tsinghua University, 1992
  • Top-ten Student Award, Tsinghua University, 1994
  • First Place Award (Student Paper Poster Presentation), 79th Annual American Welding Society Convention, San Louis, Missouri, April 11-15, 1999
  • Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award, SPIE\'s 7th International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, Newport Beach, California, March 5~9, 2000
  • Rodney H. Adams Fellowship, Stanford University, 1999
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2002
  • JiriTlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2003
  • Vilas Associate Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • Best Paper Award on Magnesium Research, American Foundry Society (AFS), 2007
  • Keynote Talk, \"Micro/Nano-Enabled Manufacturing Systems and Processes\", First International Conference on Industrial, Mechatronics & Manufacturing Engineering (CIIMM 2007), October 3 - 5, 2007, Juarez City, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Sir Humphrey Scientific Merit Award, Magnesium Division, American Foundry Society, 2008
  • 2008 Howard F. Taylor Award, American Foundry Society (AFS). The award recognizes a research paper having the greatest long-range technical significance to the cast metal industry from all papers presented at AFS metal casting congresses and AFS Transactions during the past three years
  • Keynote talk, \"Micro/Nano Sensors for Harsh Engineering Environments\", IEEE Sensors 2008, October 26-29, Lecce, Italy
  • Best Paper Award, the sicth International Conference on Micro Manufacturing, 2011

Publications

Selected Publications (more than 100 papers and 22 patents)

  • Jiaquan Xu, Lianyi Chen, and Xiaochun Li, “Theoretical Study and Pathways for Nanoparticle Capture during Solidification of Metal Melt”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 24 (2012) 255304

  • Kuang-Sheng Hong, Huifang Xu, Hiromi Konishi, and Xiaochun Li, \"Piezoelectrochemical Effect: A New Mechanism for Azo Dyes Decolorization in Aqueous Solution through Vibrating Piezoelectric Micro-fibers\", The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2012, 116 (24), p. 13045–13051
  • Lianyi Chen, Jianquan Xu, and Xiaochun Li, “Novel Nanoprocessing Route for Bulk Graphene Nanoplatelets Reinforced Metal Matrix Nanocomposites”, Scripta Materialia, Volume 67, Issue 1, July 2012, p. 29–32
  • Dirk Werschmoeller, Xiaochun Li, and Kornel Ehmann, “Measurement of Transient Tool Internal Temperature Fields during Hard Turning by Insert-embedded thin Film Sensors”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, In Press
  • M. DeCicco, L. Turng, J. Perepezko, and X.C. Li, “Nucleation Catalysis in Aluminium Alloys A356 Using Nanoscale Inoculants”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol.42, No. 8, August 2011

  • Kuang-Sheng Hong, Huifang Xu, Hiromi Konishi, and Xiaochun Li,  \"Direct Water Splitting Through Vibrating Piezoelectric Micro-Fibers in Water\", The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1 (6), pp 997–1002

  • Michael De Cicco, Hiromi Konishi, Guoping Cao, Hong Seok Choi, John Kobliska, Lih-Sheng Turng, John H. Perepezko, Sindo Kou, Roderic Lakes, and Xiaochun Li “Strong, Ductile Magnesium-Zinc Nanocomposites”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Volume 40A, December 2009

  • H. Choi, Y. Sun, B. Slater, and X.C. Li, “AZ91D/TiB2 Nanocomposites Fabricated by Solidification Nanoprocessing”, Advanced Engineering Materials, Volume 14, Issue 5, pages 291–295, May 2012

  • Tyler L. Perry, Dirk Werschmoeller, Neil A. Duffie, Xiaochun Li, and Frank E. Pfefferkorn, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Selective Pulsed Laser Micro Polishing Using Microfabricated Nickel Samples”, ASME Transaction Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, June 2009, Volume 131,  Issue 3, 031002 (7 pages)

  • Hongseok Choi and Xiaochun Li, “Fabrication and Application of Micro Thin Film Thermocouples for Transient Temperature Measurement in Laser Micromachining on Nickel Substrate”, Sensors and Actuators A: Phys. : Phys., Vol.136, Issue 1, May 2007, pp.118-124

  • Xudong Cheng and Xiaochun Li, “Investigation of Heat Generation in Ultrasonic Metal Welding using Micro Sensor Arrays”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol.17, 2007, pp.273-282

  •  Xudong Cheng, Arindom Datta, Hongseok Choi, Xugang Zhang, and Xiaochun Li, \"Study on Embedding and Integration of Micro Sensors into Metal Structures for Manufacturing Applications\", ASME Transaction Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, April 2007, pp.416-424

  • Xugang Zhang, Hongseok Choi, and Xiaochun Li, “Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Metal Embedded Thin Film Thermocouples with Various Film Thickness and Junction Sizes”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol.16, 2006, pp. 900–905

  • Jie Lan, Yong Yang, and Xiaochun Li, \"Microstructure and Microhardness of SiC Nanoparticles Reinforced Magnesium Composite Fabricated by Ultrasonic Method\", Materials Science and Engineering A, 386(1-2), 2004, pp. 284-290

  • Yong Yang, Jie Lan and Xiaochun Li, “Study on Bulk Aluminum Matrix Nano-composite Fabricated by Ultrasonic Dispersion of Nano-sized SiC Particles in Molten Aluminum Alloy”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 380, 2004, pp. 378-383
  • Dake Wang, Michael P. De Cicco, Xiaochun Li, “Using Diluted Master Nanocomposites to Achieve Grain Refinement and Mechanical Property Enhancement in As-cast Al-9Mg”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Volume 532, 15 January 2012, pp. 396–400

  • Hongseok Choi, Yi Sun, Hiromi Konishi, Sindo Kou, and Xiaochun Li, “Nanoparticles-Induced Superior Hot Tearing Resistance of A206 Alloy”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Published online
  • Hongseok Choi, Daniel Hoefert, Yi Sun, David Weiss, Xiaochun Li, “Scale-Up Ultrasonic Processing System for Batch Production of Metallic Nanocomposites”, AFS Transactions, In Presss 2013

  • Xiaochun Li, Hongseok Choi, and Yong Yang, “Micro Rapid Prototyping of 3D Heterogeneous MEMS”, Thin Solid Films, 420-421, 2002, pp. 515-523

  • X. C. Li, F.B. Prinz, and J. Seim, \"Thermal Behavior of Metal Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor\", Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, No.10, August 2001, pp. 575-579

  • Chao Ma, Lianyi Chen, Jiaquan Xu, Axel Fehrenbacher, Yan Li, Frank E. Pfefferkorn, Neil A. Duffie, Jing Zheng and Xiaochun Li, “Effect of Fabrication and Processing Technology on the Biodegradability of Magnesium Nanocomposites”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B, In Press 2013

 

 

 

Courses

Spring 2013-2014

  • ME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis

  • ME 890 - PhD Research and Thesis
  • ME 990 - Dissertator Research and Thesis

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