Xiaole Li, PhD

Research Scientist

PhD (Univ. Portsmouth), PhD (HIT), MS (HIT), BS (HIT)​​​



​Dr. Li joined KAUST as postdoctoral research fellow in February 2019. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics in 2009 and M.S. in Solid Mechanics from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2011, and in 2017 he received his PhD degree from University of Portsmouth, UK. His main research focus is on computational mechanics of composite materials. He is currently involved in the research project of novel composite joint designs via engineered interfacial morphology.



  • 2017, PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • 2017, PhD, Solid Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • 2011, MS, Mechanical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • 2009, BS, Engineering Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, ​2019-present
  • Associate Professor, Harbin Engineering University, China, 2017-2019


  • ​Highly Commended Paper Award, Annual Technology Conference of Portsmouth University, UK (2016)
  • Fully-funded Scholarship for PhD program, Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth, UK (2013-2016)

Research Interests Keywords

Computational Strategies