Dr Yang Liu

Senior Lecturer

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Telephone: 01392 724654

Extension: (Streatham) 4654

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Education:

  • BEng in Automation, Hunan University, China, 07/2003
  • MSc in Control Systems, University of Sheffield, UK, 09/2005
  • PhD in Control Engineering, Staffordshire University, UK, 07/2010

Employment History:

  • Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, 05/2010 - 09/2013
  • Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, 10/2013 - 07/2016
  • Lecturer in Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, 08/2016 - 04/2019
  • Senior Lecturer in Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, 05/2019 - now

Research Interests:

  • Controlled gastrointestinal capsule endoscopy
  • Early detection of bowel cancer
  • Drill-string dynamics and control
  • Control of engineering multistability
  • Pipeline inspection robot

Current Projects:

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Past Projects:

  • Controlling multistability in vibro-impact systems: theory and experiment, EPSRC (EP/P023983/1), PI, £101,147, 01/10/17-30/06/19
  • Utilising the vibro-impact self-propulsion technique for gastrointestinal endoscopy, EPSRC (EP/R043698/1), PI, £31,674, 06/08/18-28/02/19
  • Control of multistable dynamical systems with applications in oil and gas industry, the Carnegie PhD scholarship, PI, £54,159, 01/10/15-31/03/19
  • Mathematical modelling and optimisation of a downhole anti stick-slip tool for reduction of torsional vibrations, ETP PhD Studentship collaborated with Tomax Ltd., Co-PI, £82,423, 01/10/14-31/03/18
  • Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+, Pathfinder Awards (PF002), PI, £4,914, 07/17
  • Design, modelling and implementation of a capsule system for pipeline pigging inspection, IMechE Group Project Award, £2,500, 01/10/15-31/03/16 (News 1, News 2)
  • Development of an experimental test rig for a vibro-impact capsule system, the Carnegie Trust Small Research Grant (No 31841), PI, £2,140, 01/08/14-31/07/15