Chenzhuo Li

Chenzhuo Li

PhD Student of Solid Mechanics

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


Chenzhuo Li (李陈卓) is a Ph.D. candidate at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Flying Vehicle Propulsion Engineering in 2018 from Beihang University, Beijing. After 2 years of research in digital image correlation with Prof. Pan, he joined Prof. Kolinski’s group (Engineering Mechanics of Soft Interfaces) at EPFL, studying fracture mechanics of hydrogels.

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  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Soft Materials
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Microfabrication & Microcharacterization
  • PhD in Solid Mechanics, present

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

  • Research Assistant, 2021

    Beihang University

  • BSc in Flight Vehicle Propulsion, 2018

    Beihang University


Finite Element Analysis

Research Experience

Institute of Solid Mechanics, Beihang University
Research Assistant
Oct 2018 – Jan 2021 Beijing
  • Investigated macroscale fluorescent DIC and its related applications
  • Conducted high-throught characterization of thermal/mechanical properites of bulk materials
  • Improved the DGS speckle target using backlight technique
  • Developed an ultrasensitive video extensometer
  • Developed a microscopic single-camera 3D-DIC system
  • Assessed the drift error and distortion between slices obtained from LSCM
  • Performed SEM-DIC and analyzed the factors affecting the SEM image quality
Center of Space Exploration (Chongqing University), Ministry of Education
Experiment Assistant
Jun 2018 – Sep 2018 Beijing
  • Assisted the experiment of the Chang’e-4 Lunar Biosphere Mini-Ecosystem
  • Collected experimental data and monitored the health of the mini-ecosystem
  • Performed analysis and troubleshooting on the acquired data
Institute of Solid Mechanics, Beihang University
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sep 2017 – Jun 2018 Beijing
  • Generated 3D model of closed-cell porous materials with spherical or polyhedral pores
  • Performed FEA using ABAQUS and investigated the effective bulk modulus of porous materials with porosity from 0 to 99%
Student Research Training Program, Beihang University
Team Leader & APP developer
May 2015 – Oct 2016 Beijing
  • Planned the project schedule and managed the research grant
  • Developed Raspberry Pi programs and an IOS app

Additional Experience

Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Summer School in MEMS and Microsystems
Jul 2019 – Jul 2019 Wrocław, Poland
Polytechnic University of Milan
Exchange Program (Fully Funded by CSC)
Sep 2017 – Feb 2018 Milan, Italy
University of Cambridge
Summer School in Nanotechnology and Quantum Technologies
Jul 2017 – Jul 2017 Cambridge, UK
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Summer School in Turbomachinery
Aug 2016 – Aug 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia
AIESEC International Inc.
Global Volunteer in Women Empowerment
Jul 2015 – Aug 2015 Hyderabad, India