Leijun Li, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-3472
12-217 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Welding Metallurgy High Temperature Mechanical Properties Pipelines and Pressure Vessels


Leijun Li, P.Eng., obtained his B.S. degree in welding engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He was a faculty member from 1990 to 1994, first as a lecturer, and then as an associate professor, in the welding engineering program at Wuhan University. In 1994 he moved to United States for graduate studies in physical metallurgy. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in materials engineering from the Warren “Doc” Savage Materials Joining Lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). From 2000 to 2002, he served as a tenure-track assistant professor of manufacturing at the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa). From 2002 to 2013, he served as a tenure-track and then tenured professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Utah State University (Logan, Utah). In 2013, he relocated from Utah to Alberta, and took up his present position at the University of Alberta.

Prof. Li has been active with American Welding Society, serving on the Technical Papers and Testing of Welds committees, and as a Principal Reviewer for the Welding Journal. He chaired the Joining Critical Technologies committee of ASM International, besides serving as a Key Reader for the Metallurgical and Materials Transactions for more than 20 years. He is a Fellow of ASM International, American Welding Society, and Canadian Welding Association.


Prof. Leijun Li conducts sponsored research in physical metallurgy, welding metallurgy, and additive manufacturing by characterizing microstructure, measuring mechanical properties, and modeling the heat and mass transfer during non-equilibrium phase transformations.

Keywords: Physical metallurgy, Welding, Microstructure


MAT E 473 - Processing of Materials

Conversion of raw materials to products. Microstructural evolution and structure- property-processing relationships in engineering materials (metals and alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites) as a function of processing methods (shaping, joining, and surface treatment). Heat treating of metals and alloys. Prerequisite: CH E 314. Corequisites: MAT E 336 and 351.

MAT E 673 - Welding Metallurgy

Weld thermal cycles; fusion zone solidification; phase transformations, heat affected zone phenomena; cracking during welding; ferrous and non-ferrous weldments.

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