Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials Division



+44 (0)20 7594 Website




518City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





LiLiang Wang received BSc and MSc degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2006 respectively. He 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. (

Further details about Dr. Wang's research can be found at


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

He is also the Executive Co-Director for the Advanced Structure Manufacturing Technology Laboratory, sponsored by CALT.



There are PhD-student vacancies in the group for EU or UK nationals. Please contact me for information.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gao H, El Fakir 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 J, Gao H, et al., 2017, Hot stamping of AA6082 tailor welded blanks: Experiments and knowledgebased cloud - finite element (KBC-FE) simulation, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:250, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:228-238

Liu X, Ji K, Fakir OE, et al., 2017, Determination of the interfacial heat transfer coefficient for a hot aluminium stamping process, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:247, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:158-170

Hu Y, Wang L, Politis DJ, et al., 2017, Development of an interactive friction model for the prediction of lubricant breakdown behaviour during sliding wear, Tribology International, Vol:110, ISSN:0301-679X, 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

Liu G, Wang L-L, Yuan S-J, et al., 2006, Compressive formability of 7075 aluminum alloy rings under hydrostatic pressure, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Vol:16, ISSN:1003-6326, Pages:1103-1109

Wang L, Zhou J, Duszczyk J, et al., 2012, Identification of a friction model for the bearing channel of hot aluminium extrusion dies by using ball-on-disc tests, Tribology International, Vol:50, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:66-75

Wang L, Strangwood M, Balint D, et al., 2011, Formability and failure mechanisms of AA2024 under hot forming conditions, Materials Science and Engineering A - Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol:528, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:2648-2656

Wang L, He Y, Zhang Y, et al., 2010, Modeling of double action extrusion-A novel extrusion process for friction characterization at the billet-die bearing interface, Tribology International, Vol:43, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:2084-2091

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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