Prof. Shi obtained his B.S. degree from Nanjing University (Acoustics) in 2010, and M.S. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. In 2015 he obtained PhD degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, with an award of Unwin Prize for the best PhD thesis. After graduation, he worked as a postdoc research associate at Imperial College before joining in HKUST in 2019 as an assistant professor.
His current research interests include acoustics, nondestructive evaluation (NDE), ultrasonic material characterisation, advanced ultrasonic imaging, numerical modeling of elastic waves and metamaterials. He has extensive collaborations with nuclear industries, including EDF Energy, Rolls Royce Submarine, BAE System, Wood Group and UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), to solve practical NDE problems and improve inspection reliability and qualification.