Dr Darson Li

Dr Darson Li


Doctor of Philosophy

2019, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with Honours Class 1 and the University Medal

2015, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance with Distinction

2015, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Darson Li is a 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.


2023-present, Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales

2021-2022, 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

+61-2-9385 1946
Room 408J, Ainsworth Building J17
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Glombek M; Zhang S; Shen C; Gharleghi R; Li D; Beier S, 2023, 'A Novel Approach to Coronary Artery Tree Generation', Heart Lung and Circulation, 32, pp. s223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2023.06.228
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kim YC; Blanloeuil P; Li DD; Taylor RA; Barber TJ, 2023, 'Acoustically driven translation of a single bubble in pulsed traveling ultrasonic waves', Physics of Fluids, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0138484
    Journal articles | 2023
    Li DD; Wang C; Chan QN; Yeoh GH, 2023, 'Soot: A review of computational models at different length scales', Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow, 5, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42757-021-0124-4
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Exploring the Potential of Phase Change Material for Thermal Energy Storage in Building Envelopes', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21926/jept.2303027
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kashyap V; Gharleghi R; Li DD; McGrath-Cadell L; Graham RM; Ellis C; Webster M; Beier S, 2022, 'Accuracy of vascular tortuosity measures using computational modelling', Scientific Reports, 12, pp. 865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-04796-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kim YH; Li DD; Park S; Yi DS; Yeoh GH; Abbas A, 2022, 'Computational investigation of particle penetration and deposition pattern in a realistic respiratory tract model from different types of dry powder inhalers', International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 612, pp. 121293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.121293
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kim YH; Li DD; Yeoh GH; Abbas A, 2022, 'Optimization of swirler type dry powder inhaler device design – Numerical investigation on the effect of dimple shape, inlet configuration and mouthpiece constriction', Journal of Aerosol Science, 159, pp. 105893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2021.105893
    Journal articles | 2022
    Li DD; Chan QN; Timchenko V; Yeoh GH, 2022, 'Controlling the clustering behavior of particulate colloidal systems using alternating and rotating magnetic fields', Computational Particle Mechanics, 9, pp. 315 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40571-021-00411-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gu X; Li DD; Yeoh GH; Taylor RA; Timchenko V, 2021, 'Heat generation in irradiated gold nanoparticle solutions for hyperthermia applications', Processes, 9, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pr9020368
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 55, pp. 640 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02786826.2021.1878095
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shen C; Gharleghi R; Li DD; Stevens M; Dokos S; Beier S, 2021, 'Secondary flow in bifurcations – Important effects of curvature, bifurcation angle and stents', Journal of Biomechanics, 129, pp. 110755, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110755
    Journal articles | 2019
    Li DD; Keogh DF; Huang K; Chan QN; Yin Yuen AC; Menictas C; Timchenko V; Yeoh GH; Yuen ACY, 2019, 'Modeling the response of magnetorheological fluid dampers under seismic conditions', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 9, pp. 4189, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app9194189
    Journal articles | 2018
    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, 34, pp. 10340 - 10352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01457
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 16, pp. 798 - 805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tnano.2017.2691018
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 115, pp. 717 - 729, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.08.074
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Ravanji A; Lee A; Mohammadpour J; Li DD; Cheng S, 2023, 'Effects of nanoparticle shapes on heat transfer and pressure drop in an open microchannel heat sink with various pin-fin shapes', in International Heat Transfer Conference
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Shen C; Gharleghi R; Li DD; Beier S, 2022, 'Helical Flow in Healthy and Diseased Patient-specific Coronary Bifurcations', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States, pp. 3977 - 3980, presented at 2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), United States, 11 July 2022 - 15 July 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871374
    Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Li D, 2019, A Computational Study of Particulate Colloidal Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c7c58a60880f
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Zhao R; Li DD; Lee A; Kwok NM; Yeoh GH, 2018, 'Heat transfer modelling of a supercapacitor stack', in International Heat Transfer Conference, pp. 3911 - 3918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/ihtc16.ctm.022832
    Conference Papers | 2016
    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, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Toulouse, France, pp. 1 - 3, 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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    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

2024 Faculty of Engineering EFFECT Grant $20,000

Project Title: Developing an Innovative Plagiarism Detection System for 3D CAD Models in Engineering and Industrial Design Courses.

2022 Faculty of Engineering GROW Grant $39,730

Project Title: Self-directed Scaffolded Teaching and Learning Approach to Encourage Critical Thinking and Deep Learning.

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

My Teaching

MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1

MMAN1130 Design and Manufacturing

ENGG1000/DESN1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation

MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2