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Li, Hailin

A portrait of Hailin Li


ESB 751

Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Ph.D., University of Calgary, Canada, 2004 
M. Sc., State Key Engine Lab, Tianjin University, China, 1994 
B. Sc., Harbin Engineering University, China, 1991

Dr. Hailin Li joined West Virginia University as an Assistant Professor in August 2007 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2013. Before joining WVU, Hailin was employed as an assistant research officer at National Research Council Canada after he got his Ph.D from University of Calgary in 2004. He had also worked as research engineer in China Automotive Technology and Research Center, China before he moved to North America in 2000. 

Hailin's expertise is in the area of advanced combustion concepts, the combustion and exhaust emissions of I.C. engines and the application of alternative fuels including both liquid and gaseous fuels. In the past decades, Dr. Li has conducted extensive research projects and built his expertise in edge-cutting areas tending to reduce the exhaust emissions and improve the fuel economies of I.C. engines. 

Dr. Li has been very active in research communities associated with I.C. engines, combustion, and exhaust emissions. These include sufficient journal and conference publications, reviewing scientific papers and proposals, hosting and organizing professional activities and international conferences. He is members of a few professional societies including SAE, ASME and Combustion Institute.

Research Interests

Advanced Combustion Concepts 
HCCI Engine 
Combustion and Emissions of I.C. Engines 
Alternative and Clean Fuels 
Hybrid Powertrain Technology 
Numerical Simulation

Teaching Interests

Internal Combustion Engine 
I.C. Engine Combustion and Emissions 
Fuel Science and Technology

Special Interests

Table Tennis 
Travel and Tour

Professional Societies

Society of Automotive Engineers 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
Combustion Institute