Guoqiang Li

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Major Morris S. & DeEtte A. Anderson Memorial Alumni Professor
John W. Rhea, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Engineering

PhD, Southeast University, China (1997)


Multifunctional polymers and polymer composites • mechanical and functional metamaterials • constitutive modeling • machine learning • additive manufacturing.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Guoqiang Li received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Hebei University of Technology, Beijing University of Technology, and Southeast University, respectively, all in Civil Engineering. He received his postdoc training in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). He is the Major Morris S. & DeEtte A. Anderson Memorial Alumni Professor and Holder of the John W. Rhea Jr. Professorship in Engineering, in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at LSU. He is serving as the Associate Vice Provost in the Graduate School at LSU. He is also a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Southern University, Baton Rouge. His research interest is in the broad area of engineering materials, manufacturing, and engineering mechanics. His allowed patents and publications can be found on his Google Scholar page and SCOPUS page. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, editorial board member for Nature’s journal of Scientific Reports, Associate Editor for Elsevier's journal of Cleaner Materials, and Specialty Editor of "Solid and Structural Mechanics" for Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. He has received over 40 awards and recognitions for his research, mentoring, and services.

Key Publications

  • S. Sarrafan, G. Li. Conductive and Ferromagnetic Syntactic Foam with Shape Memory and Self-Healing/Recycling Capabilities. Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 34, No. 11, paper number 2308085, (March 2024). 
  • C. Yan, X. Feng, and G. Li. From drug molecules to thermoset shape memory polymer: a machine learning approach. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 13, No. 50, pp. 60508–60521, (December 2021). 
  • X. Feng and G. Li. Catalyst-free β-hydroxy phosphate ester exchange for robust fire-proof vitrimers. Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 417, paper number 129132, (August 2021).
  • A. Challapalli, D. Patel, G. Li. Inverse machine learning framework for optimizing lightweight metamaterials. Materials and Design, Vol. 208, paper number 109937, (October 2021). 
  • J. Fan and G. Li. High Enthalpy Storage Thermoset Network with Giant Stress and Energy Output in Rubbery State. Nature Communications, Vol. 9, No. 1, paper number 642, (February 2018).
  • L. Lu, J. Pan, and G. Li. Recyclable High Performance Epoxy Based on Transesterification Reaction. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, pp. 21505 – 21513, (October 2017).
  • Q. Yang and G. Li. A Top-down Multi-scale Modeling for Actuation Response of Polymeric Artificial Muscles. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 92, pp. 237–259, (July 2016).
  • G. Li and A. Shojaei. A Viscoplastic Theory of Shape Memory Polymer Fibers with Application to Self-Healing Materials. Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 468, No. 2144, pp. 2319-2346, (August 2012).
  • G. Li and W. Xu. Thermomechanical Behavior of Thermoset Shape Memory Polymer Programmed by Cold-Compression: Testing and Constitutive Modeling. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 1231–1250, (June 2011).
  • G. Li and D. Nettles. Thermomechanical Characterization of a Shape Memory Polymer Based Self-Repairing Syntactic Foam. Polymer, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 755-762, (February 2010).