Xinming Li, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
(780) 492-3895
10-365 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Engineering Management Design And Manufacturing Manufacturing Management Health And Safety Risk Management Information And Knowledge Management Ergonomics Process Management Biomechanics And Biomedical Engineering Testing Sensors Human Mechanical Systems


Dr. Xinming Li's research seeks improvements in industrialized construction by evaluating ergonomic risks and investigating corresponding corrective measures to secure the health and safety of workers and enhance workplace productivity.

Her areas of focus include physical demand analysis, human body physiological measurement, ergonomic risk assessment based on 3D visualization modelling of operational tasks, and lean manufacturing in industrialized construction. She has been developing a comprehensive post-3D visualization “ErgoSystem” that automates ergonomic risk assessment based on 3D modelling with the support of a user-friendly platform for rapid workplace design. Her research targets improved work performance and workplace design, ensuring a healthy working environment. The outcomes of her research help industry collaborators to reduce workplace injuries and claims, develop robust return-to-work programs, reduce workers’ compensation premiums, and improve productivity.

Dr. Li’s other research interests include sustainable building systems, renewable energy sources, and smart system control. In previous research she developed post-design heating system control to increase the efficiency and minimize the operational cost of a residential space heating system integrating renewable energy sources.

Throughout her research activities, she has worked closely with industry, and her work has yielded results which have benefited construction manufacturing and building management enterprises in tangible ways. As a result, she has not only developed academic contributions, but also has provided recommendations that have helped to improve the competitive edge of industry collaborators.


ENG M 530B - Engineering Project Management

Introduction to project management tools, techniques, templates, and methodologies. This course examines the eight knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI) which provide an integrated approach to managing engineering projects. Prerequisites: One of ENGG 310, 401 or ENG M 310, 401.

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