LI Hengde

Academic Posts

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University Honorary President,Chinese Materials Research Society (C-MARS) Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nuclear Materials
  • Ion Beam Modification of Materials
  • Bio-materials and Bio-mimetic

Professional Experiences

1988-now, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
1960-1988, Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University
1955-1960, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University
1999-2000, President, International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)
1991-1999, President, Chinese Materials Research Society (C-MARS)
1986-1994, Director, Department of Materials and Engineering Sciences, NSFC
1979-1997, Director, Institute of Materials Res., Tsinghua University
1982-1986, Director, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University


1953, University of Pennsylvania, USA, Ph.D.
1947, Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon), USA, M.S.
1942, Northwestern college of Engineering, China, B.S.

Awards & Honors

More than 10 prizes from The National Commission of Education of China and the National Commission of Science and Technology of China since 1984
2000, ISI Citation Classic Award
2000, elected FBSE: Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering
1998, Award of Science & Technology Achievement, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
1994, Elected member,Chinese Academy of Egineering

Selected Publications

Published approximately 200 representative papers in various fields, including:
1, H.T. Lee (H.D.Li), R.M.Brick, Deformation of Beryllium Single Crystals at 25 to 500C, Trans, ASM, 48, 1103 (1956)
2, Yu Kun, H.D.Li, etc., Some Practical Aspects of N+ Implantations Various Steels Related to Wearing, Nuclear Instr. And Meth. 209/210., 1063 (1983)
3, C.H.Liu, W.Z.Li, H.D.Li, Simulation of Nacre with TiC/metal Multilayers and a Study of Their Toughness, Mater. Sci. and Eng. C, 4(3), 139 (1996)
4, C.B. Mao, H.D.Li, etc., The Functionalizationof Titanium with EDTA to Induce Biomimetic Mineralization of Hydroxyapatite, J. of Mater. Chem. 9(10), 2573 (1999)
5, YD Wang, CL Ma, XD Sun, HD Li, Preparation and Characterization of SnO2 Nanoparticles with a Surfactant-mediated Method, Nanotechnology, 13(5), 565 (2002)
6. (12 volumes by different authors),(2007), H.D. Li,Chairman of Editorial Committee, Chemical industry Press, Beijing. In Chinese.


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Air mail address: Dept. of Material Science and
Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R.China