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Hailin Li

Professor - Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering

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, Li 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. 

Li'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, 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. 


Ph.D., University of Calgary, Canada, 2004 

M. Sc., State Key Engine Lab, Tianjin University, China, 1994 

B. Sc., Harbin Engineering University, China, 1991