Contact Dr Yiguang Li

Areas of expertise

  • Engines, Powertrains & Alternative Fuels
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Power Systems & Turbines


Higher education: Cranfield University (PhD, 2001), Northwesten Polytechnical University, China (MSc, 1989), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BSc, 1984).

Employment history: Cranfield university (Reader, 2018; Senior Lecturer, 2012; Lecturer, 2005; Senior Research Fellow, 2001; Research Officer, 1999), Shenyang Aeroengine Research Institute, China (Engineer, 1989-95; Assistant Engineer, 1984-86).

Professional memberships: Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA) of UK. Member of Combined Heat and Powr Association (CHPA). Chair (2011-13), Vice Chair (2009-11), Point Contact (2007-09) and Session Organizer (since 2001) of Cycle Innovations Committee of ASME Turbo Expo conference.

Dr Li has published nearly 50 journal papers and more than 70 conference papers where three of the papers received Cycle Innovations Committee’s Best Paper Awards of the ASME Turbo Expo Conference.

Current activities

Dr Yiguang Li is a Reader in gas turbine technology. His teaching duties include delivering MSc modules in "gas turbine diagnostics" and "engine systems", and supervising PhD and MSc research projects. He delivers lectures on "gas turbine diagnostics" for Thermal Power MSc programme and "gas turbine performance simulation"  and "Gas turbine condition monitoring" for CPD courses.

Dr Li is the Director of "Gas turbine group design training programmes" sponsored by Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC). He is the Principle Investigation of the following research projects sponsored by gas turbine industry:

  • Gas Turbine diagnostics, prognostics and lifing
  • Low emissions combustor designs
  • Operation optimization of combined cycle power plant

Research activities include:

  • Gas turbine performance
  • Gas path diagnostics and prognostics
  • Gas Turbine Lifing.
  • Combined cycle gas turbines
  • Combined heat and power


Dr Li has research collaborations with different industrial partners including Manx Electricity Authority (MEA), Isle of Man, UK, China Aviation Powerplant Research Institute (CAPI) of Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), Shenyang Engine Development and Research Institute of AECC.


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