Dr Yang Liu

Senior Lecturer


Telephone: 01392 724654

Extension: (Streatham) 4654

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Dr Yang Liu obtained his BEng degree in Automation from Hunan University, Changsha, China in 2003, MSc degree in Control Systems from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK in 2005, and PhD degree in Control from Staffordshire University, Stafford, UK in 2010.

After his PhD study, Dr Liu joined the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK as a postdoctal Research Fellow working for the Resonance Enhanced Drilling project. His work involved control system design, drilling control and optimization, rock characteristics identification, and experimental implementation. Between October 2013 and August 2016, Dr Liu worked in the School of Engineering at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Since late August 2016, Dr Liu joined the University of Exeter as a lecturer in Engineering. His current research focuses on Nonlinear Dynamics and Control with the research themes: Self-Propelled Capsule Endoscopy, Drill-String Dynamics and Control, Control of Engineering Multistability, and Pipeline Inspection Robot.

Current Projects:

  • Controlling multistability in vibro-impact systems: theory and experiment, EPSRC (EP/P023983/1), PI, £101,147, 01/10/17-30/06/19
  • 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

Past Projects:

  • Utilising the vibro-impact self-propulsion technique for gastrointestinal endoscopy, EPSRC (EP/R043698/1), PI, £31,674, 06/08/18-28/02/19
  • 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