Qiyuan Li

qiyuan li
Research Associate
School of Chemical Engineering
Contact details:
(02) 9385 5373

Research Associate in the School of Chemical Engineering

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering


Research interests

  • Mobile groundwater desalination system design, analysis and optimization
  • Membrane module design and material selection for maximum productivity and durability
  • Optimizing flow profile of tubular membrane module using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Pump and controlling design, system prototyping and test
  • Development of solar thermal harvesting technologies which meets the needs of industry
    • Solar thermal collector design (optical, thermal and structure)
    • Integrating solar thermal energy into industrial heating and air-conditioning applications



Postdoctoral Writing Grant, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2016

Winner of UNSW Student Innovator of the Year, UNSW Innovation Awards 2014

Current project

Development of Mobile Groundwater Desalination System

Micro Urban Solar Integrated Concentrators (MUSIC)


Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering), University of New South Wales, 2016

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, North University of China, 2006