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Research interests

Yang obtained his PhD from the University of Paris-Est in collaboration with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. This was subsequent to his MSc studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France. His postdoctoral journey took him briefly to the Institut Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai, before the 2-year research position at the University of Oxford. After that, Yang joined the University of Bath, and was later appointed as Lecturer.

He is the recipient of two research fellowships: Innovation Fellowship funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Research Hub; Humboldt Fellowship funded by the German Humboldt Foudation. 

Yang's research centers around the development of advanced techniques for data-rich full-field experiments and numerical simulations in heterogeneous materials and structures. With a focus on fibre-reinforced composites, his research involves several industrial sectors like aerospace, automotive and nuclear energy. Key areas of expertise include:

  • FFT solvers for micromechanics
  • X-ray computed tomography
  • Nonlinear mechanical modelling
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Carbon fibre and ceramic matrix composites
  • Image-processing and image-based simulation


Willing to supervise doctoral students

Current open PhD positions (fully funded):

ZENITH PhD Project: Micromechanical simulation and modelling of carbon fibre composites for hydrogen storage

EPSRC DTP PhD Project: Physics-based and data-driven approach to understanding and predicting thermomechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites

Important information

All applications must be submitted through the University website ( 

You can also send your CV, transcripts and potentially a motivation letter to me directly. But the formal application has to be through the University website.

Open to host visiting students and postdoc fellowship applications

Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss possibility.


Teaching interests

ME20016 Solid Mechanics 3

  • 2nd year undergraduate course
  • Mechanical Engineering programme

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanics and materials, Doctor of Engineering, Damage mechanisms in SiC/SiC composite tubes: three-dimensional analysis coupling tomography imaging and numerical simulation, Université Paris-Est

Award Date: 22 Nov 2017

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

Award Date: 30 Sept 2014

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Université de Lille

Award Date: 31 Jul 2012

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Hohai University, Jiangsu, China

Award Date: 30 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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