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Dr Yang Liu

Postdoc/PhD Positions

I am offering to supervise self-funded PhD students in the areas of

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy: mechanical, electrical design, prototyping, ex- and in-vivo tests;
  • Micro-robots: modelling, design and testing;
  • Non-smooth dynamical systems: modelling, bifurcation analysis and control;
  • Pipeline inspection robot: mechanical and electrical design, prototyping and testing.

Benefits to Join:

  • 5 star supervision: sufficient contact time, weekly progress meeting, mentoring on your research and scientific writing skills, and your future academic career;
  • 5 star team work: a medium-size research group (8 PhDs and 3 postdocs) with the expertise covering mathematical and finite element modelling, design, analysis and experimentation;
  • 5 star research: we only publish high quality journal articles that attract a large amount of interested readers in nonlinear dynamics and control;
  • 5 star entertaiment: we organise various entertainment activities for fun.

Requirements for you:

  • Hardworking: we only accept the candidates who think themselves capable of hardworking;
  • Resposible: we only accept the candidates who think themselves responsible;
  • High standard in analysis and presentation skills: we only accept the candidates who are open to improve their analysis and presentation skills;
  • Completion time: we only accept the candidates who can finish their PhDs within four years.

Open Positions:

Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (average), inidividual mark is not less than 6.0

Project 1: Early bowel cancer detection and staging by using nonlinear system identification techniques
Project 2: Machine learning for early bowel cancer detection by using capsule endoscopy
Project 3: Control of multistability in a non-smooth dynamical system: numerical study and experimental investigation
Project 4: Nonlinear modelling and testing of an endoscopic capsule robot
Profject 5: Micro-robot for cancer detection

Closed Positions:

  • EPSRC Mathematical Sciences DTP Funded Studentship (Ref: 4172) for September 2021 Entry (Application Deadline: 30 July 2021)

  • Development of Next Generation of Smart Electric Fire Stoves (EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, Ref: 3618) (Application Deadline: Wednesday 23rd September 2019)

  • EPSRC DTP Funded PhD Studentship (Ref: 3389) - Modelling and experimental study of capsule locomotion in the small intestine for endoscopic diagnosis (Application Deadline: 7th January 2019)

  • Prototype Design of the Self-Propelled Vibro-Impact Capsule System for Small Intestinal Endoscopy, ENG – PhD (Funded, International candiates welcome) Ref: 2869 (Application Deadline: 28 February 2018)

  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) funded candidates may discuss PhD opportunities with Dr Liu directly via email. Ref: 2817 (Application Deadline: 29 January 2018)
  • Prototype Design of the Self-Propelled Vibro-Impact Capsule System for Large Bowel Endoscopy, ENG – PhD (Funded, UK/EU candidates only) Ref: 2884 (Application Deadline: 10 January 2018)

  • Engineering Fully-Funded PhD Studentship (Application Deadline: 23rd April 2017): Ref: 2390
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position (18 months) (Application Deadline: 17th August 2017): Ref: P57189