Professor LePing Li, PhD

LePing Li, PhD

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Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 210-7537


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Research partners

Industrial partners for research in applied mechanics, e.g., failure mechanics of buried energy pipelines, and orthopaedic biomechanics


Educational Background

BSc Civil Engineering (Solid Mechanics), Wuhan University,

Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics), Ben Gurion University,

MSc Civil Engineering (Computational Mechanics), Wuhan University,


Areas of Research

Applied mechanics and biomechanics: Cartilage mechanics, Joint mechanics, Tissue mechanics, Cell mechanics, Computational mechanics, Constitutive and numerical modelling

Dr. Li's recent research is focused on the mechanics and mechanobiology of articular cartilage and human/animal knee joints, using both computational and experimental methods. He also works on numerical analysis of soil-pipe interaction and other engineering structures.
    His recent research contributions include the development of a fibril-reinforced theory of articular cartilage, which has been frequently cited in the area of cartilage mechanics. He pioneered the study of fluid pressure load support in patient-specific knee joint models and creep measurement of human knees

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENME 317 Mechanics of Deformable Solids I 2022
ENME 479 Mechanics of Deformable Solids II Winter 2019
ENME 619.28 Mechanics of Porous and Viscous Materials Winter 2020
ENER 360 Mechanics of Materials for Energy Engineering Fall 2020
ENGG 349 Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering students Fall 2018
ENME 631 Numerical Methods for Engineers Winter 2017


Poromechanics of Human Knee Joints

Pipe-soil Interaction Modelling

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  • Schulich School of Engineering, Research Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering. 2018