Dr Jingxi Luo MA (Cantab), MSc, PhD, FHEA

Dr Jingxi Luo

School of Mathematics
Research Fellow

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Jingxi Luo, also known as Galane Luo, is a research fellow in the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. He works in the Mathematical Biology research group.

Dr Luo’s work focuses on continuum-mechanical models of plant growth. As well as research, he also works on generating impact for mathematical plant science.

Dr Luo’s other research interests include complex systems, condensed matter, polaron theory and theoretical biophysics.

A complete list of Dr Luo's publications can be found at his Google Scholar page.


  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), since September 2018.
  • PhD in Mathematical Sciences, since November 2018.


Dr Luo submitted his PhD thesis, “Polaron Dynamics in the Alpha Helix: Models of Electron Transport in Hydrogen-Bonded Polypeptides”, in September 2018, having begun his doctoral research in January 2015. During his time at Durham University as a PhD student, he trained for and attained the status of Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Dr Luo’s current research theme is understanding the microscale cellular mechanics which drives macroscale plant growth. This involves Lockhart-type mechanical modelling of the cell wall.

The impact component of Dr Luo’s work currently takes the form of an outreach project developing virtual reality visualisations of plant growth models. This project is funded by the University’s Alumni Impact Fund.  


  • mathematical plant science
  • complex systems
  • condensed matter
  • polaron theory
  • theoretical biophysics