Jianying Li

Jianying Li

Academic Title

Research Assistant Professor
Division of Biomaterials
Department of Restorative Sciences
Member: Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics


Mechanical Design and Manufacture, BSc, Shijiazhuang Railway Institute (China), 1996
Mechanical Engineering, MSc, Shijiazhuang Railway Institute (China), 2002
Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., University of Manchester (UK), 2008

Contact Info




Office Address

16-212 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bio Statement

Dr. Li is currently a research assistant professor at the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB), University of Minnesota. He obtained his BSc and MSc in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Shijiazhuang Railway Institute, China and completed his PhD in School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at University of Manchester in 2008. His PhD thesis studied the Characterization of shrinkage and shrinkage stress in dental composite restorations.

Dr. Li has expertise in static and dynamic structural/stress analysis, material characterization, mechanical design and mechanism optimization. His research interest has extended to dental biomaterials and biomechanics, starting from 2004 in pursuing his PhD.


Research Interests

1. Characterization of properties of biomaterials in macro, micro and molecular scales

2. Shrinkage and shrinkage stress of dental materials

3. Bone remodeling and simulation with finite element analysis

4. Sensation and texture characterization of food using chewing simulator and image analysis

5. Structural integrity and dynamics using finite element analysis


OSS scholarship, University of Manchester 2005-2008

First and second class scholarships of Shijiazhuang Railway Institute 1992-1996


J Li, H Li, X Yun, ASL Fok. A Comparison of Bond Strengths Measured Using Cantilever Bending and Micro-tensile Methods. Dental Materials. 27 (2011) 1246-1251.

H Li, J Li, X Yun, X Liu and A Fok, Non-destructive Examination of Interfacial Debonding in Composite Restorations using Acoustic Emission and Micro-CT. Dental Materials, 27 (2011) 964-971.

H Li, J Li, Z Zou, ASL Fok, Fracture Simulation of Restored Teeth using a Continuum Damage Mechanics Failure Model, Dental Materials. 27 (2011) e125-e133.

X Liu, H Li, J Li, P Lu, A Fok, An Acoustic Emission Study on Interfacial Debonding in Composite Restorations. Dental Materials, 27(2011) 934-941.

H Li, X Yun, J Li, L Shi, ASL Fok, MJ Madden, JF Labuz, Strengthening of a Model Composite Restoration Using Shape Optimization: A Numerical and Experimental Study. Dental Materials, Vol.26, No.2, 2010, P126-134.

J Li, H Li, ASL Fok and DC Watts, Multiple correlations of material parameters of light-cured composites, Dental Materials, 25(7), 2009, 829-836.

J Li, ASL Fok, J Satterthwaite, DC Watts, Measurement of the full-field polymerization shrinkage and depth of cure of dental composites using digital image correlation, Dental Materials, 25(5), 2009, 582-588.

Flávia P Rodrigues, Jianying Li, Nick Silikas, Rafael Y Ballester, David C Watts. Sequential software processing of micro-XCT dental-images for 3D-FE analysis. Dental Materials, 2009, 25(6): e47-e55

J Li, H Li and SL Fok, A mathematical analysis of shrinkage stress development in dental composite restorations during resin polymerization, Dental Materials, 24(7), 2008, 923-931.

J Li, H Li, L Shi, SL Fok, C Ucer, H Devlin, K Horner and N Silikas, A mathematical model for simulating the bone remodeling process under mechanical stimulus, Dental Materials, 23(9), 2007, 1073-1078.


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