Wenjuan Li

Visting Scholar


School of Materials Science and Technology
China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
No.29, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District,
Beijing, 100083, People's Republic of China

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1, Canada

Contact Information

Phone: (519)-888-4567, ext. 35625
Office: E3 3110
Email: shirleymark921@gmail.com

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Biographical Information

September 2006 to July 2010, Bachelor's, China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB)
September 2010 to July 2012, Master's and PhD, CUGB
September 2012 to present, joining PhD, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

  • Highly efficient exploitation and utilization of nonmetallic mineral resources, especially, preparation and characterization of refractories obtained from minerals and industrial solid wastes through carbothermal reduction and nitridation processing
  • Preparation, toughening and fracture mechanism of high-temperature advanced ceramics; Correlation of structure, properties (such as thermal, mechanical, chemical and electrical properties) and applications of materials, and the improvement of specific properties.
  • Nd:YAG laser processing of shape memory alloys. Interest in application of smart materials in the medical field as well as other areas.

Selected Publications

  • Wen Juan Li, Zi He Pan, Zhao Hui Huang, Yan Gai Liu, Ming Hao Fang, “Growth and Morphology of B-Si3N4 Nano-belts by Carbothermal Reduction Nitridation of Used Silica Refractory Brick”, Advanced Materials (in press)
  • Wen-juan Li, Zhao Hui Huang, Yan Gai Liu, Ming Hao Fang, Xin Ouyang, Saifang Huang, “Phase behaviour of serpentine mineral by carbothermal reduction nitridation”, Applied Clay Science 57 (2012) 86-90
  • Wen Juan Li, Zhao Hui Huang, Zi He Pan, Yan Gai Liu, Ming Hao Fang, “Phase behaviours of talc minerals in carbothermal reduction process”, Key Engineering Materials 512-515 (2012) 123-126

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Y. Norman Zhou
  • Zhaohui Huang

Additional Information/Other Interests

I am a reliable, creative, responsible and self-motivated individual with a sustained passion for my study and research. My studying and working experiences nourish my many research capabilities and communicable skills, which make me an independent researcher and a good team worker as well. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, fishing, and spending time with my family and friends.