Dr Xinshan Li graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand with First Class Honours in Biomedical Engineering. She obtained her PhD in Bioengineering from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2011. Her thesis focused on the biomechanics of pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. In 2011, Xinshan joined the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, as a research associate to investigate cell-based modelling in a multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with P&G (USA).
In 2013, Xinshan was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr Li’s main research interest is in continuum modelling of the human body and soft tissue mechanics, particularly with application to obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. She is also interested in modelling nonlinear hyper-elastic biological materials undergoing large deformation and the use of contact mechanics in modelling soft tissues. Her most recent work also involves modelling cellular interactions in skin as well as bone mechanics in young children.
Dr Li is the research lead for WP3 Organ scale modelling. She is also leading research activities in paediatric bone modelling, which is one of the three main pillars of applications in MultiSim.
You can read more about Dr Li here.