Darson Li

Associate Lecturer

Dr. Darson Li is an associate 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.


2021-present, 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

Journal articles
Kwok PCL; Li DD; Tang P; Fincher L; Browne E; Finlay WH; Chan HK, 2021, 'Generation and characterization of electrostatically charged radiolabelled aerosols for lung scintigraphy', Aerosol Science and Technology, vol. 55, pp. 640 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02786826.2021.1878095
Gu X; Li DD; Yeoh GH; Taylor RA; Timchenko V, 2021, 'Heat generation in irradiated gold nanoparticle solutions for hyperthermia applications', Processes, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pr9020368
Li DD; Chan QN; Timchenko V; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'Controlling the clustering behavior of particulate colloidal systems using alternating and rotating magnetic fields', Computational Particle Mechanics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40571-021-00411-3
Li DD; Keogh DF; Huang K; Chan QN; Yin Yuen AC; Menictas C; Timchenko V; Yeoh GH, 2019, 'Modeling the response of magnetorheological fluid dampers under seismic conditions', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 9, pp. 4189 - 4189, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app9194189
Li DD; Gu X; Timchenko V; Chan QN; Yuen ACY; Yeoh GH, 2018, 'Study of Morphology and Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticle Aggregates under Different pH Conditions', Langmuir, vol. 34, pp. 10340 - 10352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01457
Li DD; Yeoh GH; Timchenko V; Lam HF, 2017, 'Numerical Modeling of Magnetic Nanoparticle and Carrier Fluid Interactions under Static and Double-Shear Flows', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 16, pp. 798 - 805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2017.2691018
Yuen ACY; Yeoh GH; Timchenko V; Chen TBY; Chan QN; Wang C; Li DD, 2017, 'Comparison of detailed soot formation models for sooty and non-sooty flames in an under-ventilated ISO room', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 115, pp. 717 - 729, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.08.074
Theses / Dissertations
Li D, 2019, A Computational Study of Particulate Colloidal Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c7c58a60880f
Conference Papers
Zhao R; Li DD; Lee A; Kwok NM; Yeoh GH, 2018, 'Heat transfer modelling of a supercapacitor stack', in International Heat Transfer Conference, Begellhouse, pp. 3911 - 3918, presented at International Heat Transfer Conference 16, 10 August 2018 - 15 August 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/ihtc16.ctm.022832
Li DD; Yeoh GH; Timchenko V; Lam HF, 2016, 'Numerical modelling of magnetic nanoparticle and carrier fluid interactions', in Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, NMDC 2016 - Conference Proceedings, Toulouse, France, presented at IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, Toulouse, France, 09 October 2016 - 12 October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NMDC.2016.7777116
Lee A; Li DD; Lau GE; Yeoh GH, 2014, 'Thermal Performance of Nanofluids in Microchannel Equipped with a Synthetic Jet Actuator', in Proceeding: International Heat Transfer Conference 15, Kyoto, Japan, presented at The 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 10 August 2014 - 15 August 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/IHTC15.hte.009372

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

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

ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation

MMAN1130 Design and Manufacturing