Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Hua Li, Ph.D.

Professor & Industrial Engineering Graduate Coordinator

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 331
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Voice: (361) 593-4057
Personal Website:

Research Interests

  • Wind Energy, Wave Energy

  • Engineering Education

  • Data Visualization and Analysis

  • Active Disassembly and Sustainable Manufacturing

  • Simulation, Optimization, and Modeling


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2009.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2005.

Recent Publications

  • Tunde Aderinto, Hua Li. Effect of Spatial and Temporal Resolution Data on Design and Power Capture of a Heaving Point Absorber, Sustainability, 12(22), 9532, 2020, doi:/10.3390/su12229532.
  • Hua Li, Kai Jin, An Innovation Framework to Integrate Engineering Standards into Industrial Engineering Graduate Curriculum, Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, 2020.
  • Tunde Aderinto, Hua Li. Conceptual Design and Simulation of a Self-Adjustable Heaving Point Absorber Based Wave Energy Converter, Energies, 13 (8): 1997, 2020.
  • Tunde Aderinto, Hua Li. Review on Power Performance and Efficiency of Wave Energy Converters, Energies, 12 (22): 4329, 2019.
  • Francisco Haces-Fernandez, Hua Li, Kai Jin, Investigation into the Possibility of Extracting Wave Energy from the Texas Coast, International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment, 20(1): 23-41, 2019.
  • Francisco Haces-Fernandez, Hua Li, David Ramirez, Improving wind farm power output through deactivating selected wind turbines, Energy Conversion and Management, 187: 407-422, 2019.
  • Tunde Aderinto, Hua Li. Ocean Wave Energy Converters: Status and Challenges, Energies, 11 (5): 1250, 2018.
  • Francisco Haces-Fernandez, Hua Li, David Ramirez, Assessment of the Potential of Energy Extracted from Waves and Wind to Supply Offshore Oil Platforms Operating in the Gulf of Mexico, Energies, 11 (5), 1084, 2018.
  • Francisco Haces-Fernandez, Hua Li, David Ramirez, Wave Energy Characterization and Assessment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, East and West Coasts with Energy Event Concept, Renewable Energy, Vol, 123, PP. 312-322, 2018.
  • Ying Chen, Hua Li, Kai Jin, Yousri Elkassabgi, Investigating the Possibility of Using Different Hub Height Wind Turbines in a Wind Farm, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 142-150, 2017.
  • Ying Chen, Hua Li, Bang He, Pengcheng Wang, Kai Jin, Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm Based Innovative Wind Farm Layout Optimization Method, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 105, pp. 1318-1327, 2015.
  • Bang He, Hua Li, Kai Jin, Shape memory polymer actuated hollow snap-fit design analysis, Materials & Design, Vol. 47, pp. 539–550, 2013.
  • Ying Chen, Hua Li, Kai Jin, Qing Song, Wind Farm Layout Optimization using Genetic Algorithm with Different Hub Height Wind Turbines, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 70, pp. 56-65, 2013.
Hua Li, Ph.D.