Researcher

Dr Darson Li

My Expertise

  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Finite Element Modelling
  • Microfluidics
  • Nano-material
  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Green and Durable Fire Retardant Materials

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Mechanical engineering, Particle physics, Colloid and surface chemistry, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Biomedical fluid mechanics, Engineering education, Engineering design, Higher education, Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)

Biography

Dr. Darson Li is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. His fields of research include computational simulations of multiphysics systems, advanced drug delivery using nanoparticles and magnetic particles, microfluidics and biofluidics, and discrete element modelling of particulate colloidal systems.

Employment:

2023-present, Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South...view more

Dr. Darson Li is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. His fields of research include computational simulations of multiphysics systems, advanced drug delivery using nanoparticles and magnetic particles, microfluidics and biofluidics, and discrete element modelling of particulate colloidal systems.

Employment:

2023-present, Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales

2021-2022, Associate Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales

2020-2021, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales

2020, Senior Research Officer, School of Pharmacy, the University of Sydney

2019, Research Assistant, School of Pharmacy, the University of Sydney

2017-2018, Casual Academic, School of Engineering, Macquarie University

2013-2019, Casual Academic, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales


My Grants

2024 Faculty of Engineering EFFECT Grant $20,000

Project Title: Developing an Innovative Plagiarism Detection System for 3D CAD Models in Engineering and Industrial Design Courses.

2022 Faculty of Engineering GROW Grant $39,730

Project Title: Self-directed Scaffolded Teaching and Learning Approach to Encourage Critical Thinking and Deep Learning.


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy

2019, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with Honours Class 1 and the University Medal

2015, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance with Distinction

2015, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)


My Awards

The University Medal                                              2015

Australian Postgraduate Award                              2015

UNSW Research Excellence Award                       2015

UNSW Business School Dean’s Awards                2015

The RAA Bryant Prize                                             2014

UNSW Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Awards       2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Engineering Education Innovations
  • AI in Engineering Education
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Discrete Element Modelling
  • Discrete Phase Modelling
  • Microfluidics

My Teaching

MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1

MMAN1130 Design and Manufacturing

ENGG1000/DESN1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation

MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2

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Location

Room 408J, Ainsworth Building J17

Contact

+61-2-9065 7643