Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BSc (Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.); DEA; Ph.D. (INSA, Lyon, France); FASA; FASC; FHKIE; FHKIOA; FIIAV; FIMechE
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Area of Specialization

Noise and vibration control; Fluid-structure interaction; Damage detection and smart material/structure/products

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Short Description

Dr. Li Cheng is currently a Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of Consortium for Sound and Vibration Research (CSVR) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his BSc degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, DEA and Ph.D. degrees from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-Lyon), France. After two years in Sherbrooke University, he started his academic career at Laval University, Canada in 1992, rising from an assistant professor to Associate/Full Professor, before coming to Hong Kong in 2000, where he was promoted to Chair Professor in 2005 and was the Head of Department from 2011 to 2014. Dr. Cheng published extensively with more than 200 journal papers and 250 conference papers in the field of sound and vibration, structural health monitoring, smart structure and fluid-structure interaction. He also edited a few books and held 6 patents.  He is an elected fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of China, IMechE, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics. He currently serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Receiving Editor of Journal of Sound and Vibration, Associate Editor for the Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Associate Editor of Structural Health Monitoringan International Journal and editorial board member of another 6 journals:  International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science: an International Journal, ACTA ACUSTICA Sinica, Chinese Journal of Acoustics, Vibration, Acoustics etc. Dr. Cheng also been a Plenary/Keynote Speaker at conferences in USA, UK, France, Japan, Greece, India, South Korea, Poland, Bangladesh as well as China, including some of the most prestigious conferences in his field such as 47th Inter-noise, 23rd ICSV, 13th RASD, 15th APVC and 12th ICOVP. He also served as the general Chair of the 46th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-noise) and the Chair of 14th and 17th Asia Pacific Vibration Conference (APVC). Dr. Cheng is currently the President of the Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He is also a board director of both IIAV (International Institutes of Acoustics and Vibration) and I-INCE (International Institutes of Noise Control Engineering).

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