Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 Website




518City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





LiLiang Wang received his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology. He joined Imperial College in 2009.

Dr. Wang's research experience is in Metal forming and process modelling, which includes FE modelling of metal forming processes, Tribology in metal forming processes and the development of advanced metal forming technologies. (

Dr. Wang is the Executive Co-Director for the CRRC Sifang-Imperial Centre for Rail Transportation Manufacturing Technologies. ( 


There are PhD-student vacancies in the group. Please contact me for information.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhang Q, Luan X, Dhawan S, et al., 2019, Development of the post-form strength prediction model for a high-strength 6xxx aluminium alloy with pre-existing precipitates and residual dislocations, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol:119, ISSN:0749-6419, Pages:230-248

Liu J, Wang A, Gao H, et al., 2018, Transition of failure mode in hot stamping of AA6082 tailor welded blanks, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:257, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:33-44

Gao H, elFakir O, Wang L, et al., 2017, Forming limit prediction for hot stamping processes featuring non-isothermal and complex loading conditions, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:131-132, ISSN:0020-7403, Pages:792-810

wang A, liu JUN, gao H, et al., 2017, Hot stamping of AA6082 tailor welded blanks: experiments and knowledge based cloud FE (KBC-FE) simulation, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:250, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:228-238

Liu X, Ji K, El Fakir O, et al., 2017, Determination of the interfacial heat transfer coefficient for a hot aluminium stamping process, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:247, ISSN:1873-4774, Pages:158-170

Wang L, Politis DJ, Masen MA, 2016, Development of an interactive friction model for the prediction of lubricant breakdown behaviour during sliding wear, Tribology International, Vol:110, ISSN:1879-2464, Pages:370-377

Ma G, Wang L, Gao H, et al., 2015, The friction coefficient evolution of a TiN coated contact during sliding wear, Applied Surface Science, Vol:345, ISSN:0169-4332, Pages:109-115

Wang L, He Y, Zhou J, et al., 2009, Modelling of plowing and shear friction coefficients during high-temperature ball-on-disc tests, Tribology International, Vol:42, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:15-22


Wang L, Zhou J, Duszczyk J, 2010, Friction in double action extrusion, International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark, TRANS TECH PUBLICATIONS LTD, Pages:153-160, ISSN:1013-9826

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