Bo Li

  • Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering - The University of Kent

Research interests

I am a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in University of Kent from 2021. Prior to join University of Kent, I was Senior Research Fellow in the Fluids & Thermal Engineering group at the University of Nottingham since 2017. I have researched on a wide range of theoretical and experimental topics in thermo-fluids problems, such as heat exchanger design, heat transfer enhancement, waste heat recovery, energy storage and integrated propulsion systems. My research focuses on thermal management through experimental and simulation (Ansys Fluent, Comsol and LBM) studies of the fundamentals of phase change cooling and thermal sciences. I have research interests in new energy materials for energy conversion and utilisation, high performance heat transfer components, carbon emission reduction technologies.

As principal investigator, he has attracted several funding towards research from research councils and local industries including States-Grid China, Innovate UK, Dynex Semiconductor UK, European Centre for Power Electronics and FAW China. My fundamental research in thermal management using vapour chamber and ultrathin heat pipe is supported by research councils through awarded by Innovate UK (101328, Co-I-£1.4m), ECPE (PI-£100k) and The Royal Society (IEC\NSFC81373, PI-£12k), etc.

I am Charted Engineer and member of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the member of UK Fluid Network and the “Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat pumps’’ Group (SIRACH) in the UK Network. I worked as an Editor for “International Heat Transfer Symposium” (2014 and 2016).