About Me

Research interests:

Computer simulaton of deformation, fracture, energy and mass transport
Physically-based modelling for graphics and vision
Data-driven stochastic modelling and probabilistic engineering

Publications

  1. A Constrained Optimization Solution for Caughey Damping Coefficients in Seismic Ana. Engineering Computations
  2. Distortion-resistant and locking-free eight-node elements effectively capturing the edge effects of Mindlin-Reissner plates. Engineering Computations
  3. & Multiphase SPH simulation for interactive fluids and solids. ACM Transactions on Graphics 35(4), 1-11.
  4. & An unsymmetric 8-node hexahedral element with high distortion tolerance. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  5. & Multiple-Fluid SPH Simulation Using a Mixture Model. ACM Transactions on Graphics 33(5), 1-11.

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Teaching

  • EG-107 Civil Laboratory I

    Competence in engineering drawing using CAD and essential laboratory skills for Civil Engineering.

  • EGA117 Fluid Mechanics I

    The module provides an introduction to the methods that can be employed by engineers for the analysis of basic problems involving stationary and flowing fluids. The module contains a theoretical part (delivered in lectures) and a practical component (comprising a set of laboratory experiments). The practical part aims to consolidate the understanding of fluid mechanics in civil engineering. This module is assessed by a combination of examination and laboratory report. In order for the laboratory report marks to count, you have to pass the exam component (with at least 40%). If you have less than 40% in the exam, then the module mark will be just the exam mark. Any resits are done by a supplementary exam. If you pass the exam but have failed the coursework, you may still fail the module, depending on the marks achieved, so it is important to do the coursework

Supervision

  • Structural reliability analysis with applications in earthquake engineering (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Stochastic modelling in Engineering: Theory and Applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • Higher resolution and multidimensional methods for flow and transport in fractured porous media. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Michael Edwards
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer
  • On Heterogeneity of Geological Formations and its Implication on Geomechanical Applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • An improved numerical model for systemic circulation to study high blood pressure and remodelling (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Perumal Nithiarasu
  • Structure Reliability Analysis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Stochastic Discrete Element Modelling of Particle Systems in Engineering (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Structural Reliability Analysis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Structural reliability analysis and risk assessment. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Investigation of geo-mechanical problems in oil & gas applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • 'The parameter calibration of discrete element method for concrete' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • 'Probabilistic Modelling of Heterogeneous Media' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • 'Numercial Modelling and Optimisation of new RHS Column-to-I Beam Connections' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • 'Computational Modelling of Hysteresis and Damage in Reinforced Concrete Bridge columns subject to Seismic Loading' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • 'Application of Discrete Element Method for Concrete' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • 'On human gut microbial ecosystem: In Vitro Experiment, In Vivo Study and Mathematical Modelling.' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen
  • Fatigue Behaviors and Dynamic Responses of Wheelchairs - A finite element Approach (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Joint Diagonalization Solutions for linear Stochostic Finite Element Equations (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Roger Owen

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2013 Present Associate Professor Swansea University
2007 2013 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer Swansea University
2003 2007 Senior Research Assistant Swansea University
2003 2007 PhD Computational Engineering Swansea University
1999 2002 MSc Solid Mechanics Tsinghua University, China
1995 1999 BEng Engineering Mechanics Tsinghua University, China

Key Grants and Projects

  • "Parallel Mesh Generation and Parallel Simulation of Glass Forming" 2014 - 2015

    HPC Wales and Rockfield Software Ltd., £94k

  • "TriContinental Alliance in Numerical Methods Applied to Natural Disasters" 2014 - 2018

    partnered with CIMNE-Spain, Tsinghua-China and CIMAT-Mexico, FP7 IRSES, €434k

  • "Uncertainty Propagation: Fundamentals and Applications" 2013 - 2015

    British Council and Chinese Scholarship Council, £72k

  • "Increased Robustness & Practicability for Physical Modeling in Computer Graphics" 2011 - 2013

    Royal Society and NSFC, £24k

  • "Dynamic in vitro Models of the GI Tract and Stochastic Biomodelling of Human Gastrointestinal Microbial Ecosystem" 2011 - 2012

    Royal Society, £15k

  • "Simulation Based Product Design in Engineering" 2010 - 2013

    Welsh Assembly Government, £715k

  • "Stochastic Simulation of Human Gastrointestinal Microbial Ecosystem and Virtual Design of Probiotic Products" 2010 - 2013

    Welsh Assembly Government and Cultech Ltd., £100k

  • "Stochastic Analysis of Nuclear Graphite with Dispersed Micro Cracks" 2010 - 2012

    Royal Academy of Engineering, £20k

  • "Stochastic Mechanics of Geotenichal Infrastructures and its Applications" 2008 - 2010

    , with Royal Society, £18k

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
2013 ICACM Young Investigator Award
2011 Emerald Literati Highly Commended Paper Award
2006 ACME Award of UK’s Best PhD Thesis in Computational Mechanics
2005 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
2003 The Most Downloaded Paper in Elsevier JCOMA
2002 Numerous academic awards in Tsinghua University