Area of Specialization
Noise and vibration control; Fluid-structure interaction; Damage detection and smart material/structure/products
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Prof. Cheng Li, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, is currently a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He received a BSc degree in 1989 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China and a PhD degree in 1989 from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-Lyon), France. After working as a Post-doc Fellow and then as Research Fellow at the University of Sherbrooke, he became a faculty member at Laval University, Canada in 1992, rising up to the rank of Full Professor before joining PolyU in 2000. He was the founding Director of the Research Centre of Noise Control and Abatement established in 2002. The Center was renamed Consortium for Sound and Vibration Control in 2007 and Prof. Cheng holds its directorship ever since. Prof. Cheng served as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at PolyU from 2011 to 2014.
Prof. Cheng’s research interest covers sound and vibration, structural health monitoring, smart structure and fluid-structure interaction. As of 2021, his work has resulted in more than 530 papers published in international journals and conferences. His research has also had a direct impact on solving engineering problems through close collaboration with the industry. Prof. Cheng currently serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sound and Vibration, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Associate Editor of Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal and as an editorial board member in other 6 international journals. He has been a Plenary/Keynote Speaker for 40+ times at conferences in the USA, UK, France, Japan, Greece, India, South Korea, Tunisia, Poland, Bangladesh and China, including some of the most prestigious conferences in his field such as 47th Inter-noise, 23rd ICSV, 13th RASD, 47th ASME-QNDE, 15th and 19th APVC and 12th ICOVP.
Prof. Cheng was elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2021. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) and a Fellow of other 5 other learned societies (Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of China, IMechE UK, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics). He served as the President of the Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He is now serving as a Board Director of the IIAV and the Vice-President Asia Pacific of the I-INCE (International Institutes of Noise Control Engineering).