Yaning Li

Phone: (603) 862-4898
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W101, Durham, NH 03824
Yaning Li

Prof. Li joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in Fall 2012. Before joining the department, Before joining the department, Prof. Li worked as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


  • Ph.D., Naval Architecture&Marine Eng., University of Michigan
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Courses Taught

  • ME 627: Dynamics
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Gao, C., Slesarenko, V., Boyce, M. C., Rudykh, S., & Li, Y. (2018). Instability-Induced Pattern Transformation in Soft Metamaterial with Hexagonal Networks for Tunable Wave Propagation. Scientific Reports, 8(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-30381-1

Gao, C., Hasseldine, B. P. J., Li, L., Weaver, J. C., & Li, Y. (2018). Amplifying Strength, Toughness, and Auxeticity via Wavy Sutural Tessellation in Plant Seedcoats. Advanced Materials, 30(36), 1800579. doi:10.1002/adma.201800579

Hasseldine, B. P. J., Gao, C., Collins, J. M., Jung, H. -D., Jang, T. -S., Song, J., & Li, Y. (2017). Mechanical response of common millet (Panicum miliaceum) seeds under quasi-static compression: Experiments and modeling. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 73, 102-113. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.01.008

Most Cited Publications