Yang Chen


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Research interests

Yang completed his PhD at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Saclay centre) and the University of Paris-Est (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), following his MSc at Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan in France. After a short stay at the Institut Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai, he went to the University of Oxford as a research associate working on two ERC funded projects. Yang joined the University of Bath in February 2021, and was appointed as a Lecturer in July 2022.

Yang has been developing advanced techniques for data-rich full-field experiments and numerical simulations for heterogeneous materials and structures. His research focuses fibre reinforced composites that have strong implications in aerospace, nuclear energy and transportation.

Keywords are

  • FFT solvers for micromechanics
  • X-ray computed tomography 
  • Nonlinear mechanical modelling
  • Fluid flow in Porous media
  • Carbon fibre composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Image-processing; Image-based simulation

Yang currently holds the Innovation Fellowship funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub. The project will develop numerical tools for predicting the permeability of dry fibre textiles, which is an important parameter for optimising the liquid composites moulding process.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanics and materials, Doctor of Engineering, Université Paris-Est

1 Oct 201430 Nov 2017

Award Date: 22 Nov 2017

Computational Mechanics, Master of Engineering, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan

1 Sep 201330 Sep 2014

Award Date: 30 Sep 2014

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

Sep 2008Mar 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Université de Lille

Mar 2011Jul 2013

Award Date: 31 Jul 2012

External positions

Academic visitor, University of Oxford

7 Mar 20217 Mar 2023


  • Q Science (General)
  • QA76 Computer software
  • TS Manufactures
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery


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