Henry Yi LI

The University of Manchester Chair of Textile Science and Engineering  Henry Yi LI

Henry Yi LI

Chair of Textile Science and Engineering  | The University of Manchester

Dr. Yi Li is a Life Fellow of Royal Society of Art, Commerce and Manufacturing and International Biographical Association and Fellow of the Textile Institute, and adjunct professors of a number of universities in China and a member of several professional bodies. He is the Chairman of Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Society and the Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics”. By securing over £10 million research funding and obtaining support from government funding bodies and industry, he established the Textile Bioengineering Framework to conduct systematic research in textile thermal bioengineering, biomechanical engineering, sensory bioengineering and biomedical engineering, with significant research outputs in biomaterials, nano scale drug delivery systems, nano fiber based scaffolds and textile devices for tissue engineering and stents, graphene and 2D material fibers and fabrics, smart e-textile materials and components, intelligent wearables, textile material functional testing and characterization, digital apparel and clothing functional design, cloud computational technology for fashion bid data business models, textile ecological and carbon footprint and industry sustainability and strategic technology roadmap development, which has become an international platform of design and engineering textiles to promote industry-university cooperation and accelerate technology transfer. On-going projects include EU H2020 “Welding e-textile for interactive clothing” and “Fashion Bid Data Business Models”.

He has supervised 48 PhD students and more than 130 research personnel. He has over 500 scientific publications, including 408 SCI/CPCI papers and peer reviewed conference papers with 8072 citations and h-index of 47 and i10-index 178 as being recognized as an international leading expert in smart functional textiles. He is selected on the list of “Highly Cited Researcher” in 2013 by THOMSON REUTERS.

He owns more than 76 patents, including 46 patents granted in China, USA and Australia and 27 IP properties transferred to industry. With 108 invited keynote/plenary lectures in conferences, he has more than 54 awards on outstanding research papers, patent inventions and technology transfer. The inventions from his team have been successfully commercialized.