Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainability and Built Environment
  • Construction Materials
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Construction Management
  • Civil and structural engineering

Available to supervise research students

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About Le Li

Le's research interest covers a wide range from durability assessment, reliability assessment, built environment, and construction management.

For corrosion and reliability assessment, Le has been working on corrosion model development and reliability assessment of steel structures subjected to corrosion during PhD in civil engineering (2014 to 2018). Afterward, he continued to work on the durability assessment of structures under different loading and corrosion combined environments (2018 to 2019). Also, Le has been working on system reliability assessment and risk assessment of structures using artificial intelligence techniques since 2021.

For built environment and construction management discipline, Le has used life cycle assessment in the circular economy for the built environment since 2018. He was also working on the performance of concrete blocks filled with industry and agriculture waste since 2019. The work includes comprehensive mechanical testing and microstructural analysis.

Apart from research experiences, Le also has industry experience working as a project coordinator at a construction company. The work focuses on quality management, health and safety management, and defect management.


  • PhD (Civil Engineering), RMIT University, Australia 2018
  • Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering), University of Melbourne, Australia 2014
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Chang'an University, China 2012

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Li, L., Li, C. Q., & Mahmoodian, M. (210101). System reliability analysis of girders considering the spatial randomness of corrosion Paper presented at Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020 (pp. 2220-2228).

doi: 10.1201/9780429279119-301

Year Citation
2022 Li, L., Mahmoodian, M., & Khaloo, A. (220101). Service life prediction of worn contact wires under multiple failure modes. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering,

doi: 10.1080/15732479.2022.2035405

2022 Li, L., Mahmoodian, M., Khaloo, A., & Sun, Z. (220101). Risk-Cost Optimized Maintenance Strategy for Steel Bridge Subjected to Deterioration. Sustainability (Switzerland), 14(1),

doi: 10.3390/su14010436

2022 Li, L., & Mahmoodian, M. (220101). FATIGUE LIFE PREDICTION AND MAINTAINANCE MANAGEMENT OF STEEL STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO CORROSION. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 23(1), (75-88).

doi: 10.1080/13287982.2021.1999041

2021 Lei, H., Li, L., Yang, W., Bian, Y., & Li, C. Q. (211201). An analytical review on application of life cycle assessment in circular economy for built environment. Journal of Building Engineering, 44

doi: 10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103374

2021 Le, L., Sofi, M., & Lumantarna, E. (211001). The combined effect of stress and corrosion on mild steel. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 185

doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2021.106805

2021 Li, L., Li, Y., Shi, W., & Li, C. Q. (210401). Deterioration of fatigue strength of bolted connection plates under combined corrosion and fatigue. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 179

doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2021.106559

2020 Li, L., Mahmoodian, M., & Li, C. Q. (201101). Prediction of fatigue failure of corrosion affected riveted connections in steel structures. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 16(11), (1524-1538).

doi: 10.1080/15732479.2020.1713166

2020 Li, L., Li, C. Q., Mahmoodian, M., & Shi, W. (200201). Corrosion induced degradation of fatigue strength of steel in service for 128 years. Structures, 23 (415-424).

doi: 10.1016/j.istruc.2019.11.013

2019 Li, L., Li, C. Q., & Mahmoodian, M. (190601). Prediction of fatigue failure of steel beams subjected to simultaneous corrosion and cyclic loading. Structures, 19 (386-393).

doi: 10.1016/j.istruc.2019.02.003

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Digital transformation of construction industry for improved quality and safety
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Prof Zora Vrcelj, Prof Yuan Miao, Dr Malindu Sandanayake, Dr Ayad Turky, Mr Nima Izadyar, Dr Hongen Lu, Mrs Shuo Chen, Dr Melissa Chan, Dr Hua Wang, Dr Hing-wah Chau
For period: 2021-2022

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Other supervision of research students

I am a category 1 supervisor at RMIT University from 2018-2021, supervising two PhD students from RMIT University.

Teaching activities & experience

Le was the subject coordinator for NBC 2109-Performance based solutions for building; NBC 2003 Building System and Services; NBC 3003-Building Services Management from 2019 to 2021. 


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.