DR Zihui Li

DR Zihui Li


  • Microstructural imaging and mechanobiology of joint in small animal models (in vivo and ex vivo micro-CT; hierarchical structure of bone, cartilage, and whole joint)



  • Dr Zihui Li is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She has a background in materials science and biomedical engineering with extensive experience in live animal laboratory and imaging work. She completed her PhD in “Time-lapsed in vivo bone response to implantation in a mouse model of disease and treatment” at ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2016. In December 2016, she joined the Integrative Cartilage Research Group of Dr Kathryn Stok at the University of Melbourne, working on developing a novel in vivo imagining technique for hierarchical structure of cartilage and the whole joint.   


Member of

  • Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS). Member 2016 -
  • European Society of Biomechanics (ESB). Member 2012 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • Dr. sc. ETH Zurich, ETH Zurich 2016
  • MEng, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2011
  • BEng, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • We are looking for motivated students with an interest in biomedical imaging and experimental protocol development.