Dr Xianfang YUE BEng, PhD

Dr Xianfang Yue

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Marie Curie Fellow
Associate professor in Mechanical Engineering (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Xianfang YUE is a International Incoming Fellowship of People Marie Curie Actions & Honorary Lecturer in Bio-medical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, and an Associate professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Xianfang has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers and 1 book in Chinese and 2 books chapters in the field of Bio-medical and Mechanical Engineering, mainly on the human skull modeling, sensing of medical devices and energy conservation. She has obtained 3 national patents of invention, and owned 1 item of the second Award of the Provincial science and technology progress. She has received major grants from the European Commission, the National Natural Science Fund, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission and the medical device and energy industries.

Qualifications

  • International Incoming Fellowship of People Marie Curie Actions of the Biomedical Engineering (IIFBEng), 2015-
  • Associate professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2010
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2006
  • MD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2002
  • BEng in Civil Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science & Technology, 1996

Biography

Xianfang YUE gained a BEng in Civil Engineering from the Taiyuan University of Science & Technology (China) in 1996. She went on to undertake research in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Separately in 2002 and In 2006 she was awarded a MD and PhD for research on the mechanical properties of cranial cavity and dura mater and human skull modeling with the changing Intracranial pressure (ICP).

From 2007 until 2014 she worked in School of Mechanical Engineering and became a Lecturer at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. She was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2010. She starts work as a Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2015 to undertake research on the Monitoring IntraCranial Pressure (MICP).

Teaching

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Biorheology

Postgraduate supervision

Xianfang YUE is interested in supervising master research students in the following areas:

  • Human Skull Modeling/Analysis and Biomedical Sensing and Device Development
  • Mechanical properties of natural tissues, e.g. cranial cavity, dura mater
  • Energy conservation and emission reduction technology based on heat pump cycle

Research

Research Themes

Bio-medical Engineering, Tissue modeling and Biomedical Sensing, Mechanical Properties of natural tissues, Energy conservation.

Research Activity

Tissue Computational Modeling

With funding from the European Commission and the National Natural Science Fund in China, Xianfang develops a computational modeling of the skull and brain tissue, e.g. cranial cavity, dura mater separately at the University of Birmingham and University of Science and Technology Beijing. She uses solid modeling and finite element analysis to optimise tissue model, and has experience of working within the mathematical model of a porous biomaterial and skull-dura mater system.

Design of real-time monitoring system for ICP

Xianfang has experience in designing a real-time monitoring system for intracranial pressure. She uses the strain-electrometric technology to build up the monitoring system involving the cerebral deformation imaging system, real-time dynamic online data display and analysis system, viscoelastic processing system, strain correction system, etc.

Mechanical Properties of natural tissues

Xianfang has experience of measuring a range of mechanical properties for each tissue, e.g. storage stiffness, loss stiffness, Poisson’s ratio and fluid including density, viscosity, etc. This research has included measurements of the viscoelastic properties and behavior of “skull-dura mater” system with the intracranial pressure change range.

Other activities

  • Editorial committee for the magazine “Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Medicine” and “Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research”
  • Academic Editor or reviewer for “British Biotechnology Journal” and “Annals of Plant Sciences”
  • Editor in chief for the industry network (www.rhvacnet.com)

Publications

  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Ruonan. Tissue Modeling and Analyzing with Finite Element Method: A Review for Cranium Brain Imaging. International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, volume12. pp.1-12, ID 781603, 2013
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang. Study on the matrix and stress-strain relationship of laminated structure in the cranial cavity with the changing intracranial pressure, E3 Journal of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Research, vol.12, No.2, pp. 9-18, 2013
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Ruonan. Tissue Modeling and Analyzing for Cranium Brain with Finite Element Method. Finite Element Analysis – From Biomedical Applications to Industrial Developments, ISBN 978-953-51-0474-2, Edited by: David Moratal, Publisher: InTech, pp.251-284, March 2012
  • Zhuxi Yang, Xianfang Yue, Li Wang. Study on the energy-consumption optimization in a central air conditioning system based on Bee Evolutionary Genetic Algorithm method. Building Science, vol.27, No.6, pp.78-82, 2011
  • Ruonan Wang, Xianfang Yue, Li Wang. Establishment of three-dimensional cranial cavity model and the finite element method for analyzing the skull deformation with changing intracranial pressure. Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Medicine, No.3, pp.199-204, 2011
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Ruonan Wang andFeng Zhou. Finite element analysis on strains of viscoelastic human skull and duramater. Finite Element Analysis, ISBN 978-953-307-123-7, Edited by: David Moratal, Publisher: InTech, pp.1-42, August 2010
  • Xianfang Yue, Ruonan Wang, Li Wang, Jiaxin Liu. Potential Therapeutic Actions of Hypothermia: Finite-element Simulation of Human skull Deformation with Hypothermia Treatment. Proceedings of the 2010 3nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, pp.1240-1247, 2010
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Deformation of skull bone as intracranial pressure changing. African Journal of Biotechnology, vol.8, No.5, pp.745-750, 2009
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. New minitraumatic method for a simulation of continuous intracranial pressure curves with strain electrometric technology in rats. Proceedings of the 2009 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, pp.1-5, 2009
  • Fei Xiang, Li Wang, Xianfang Yue. Thermodynamic analysis and experimental study of a semi-closed heat pump drying system. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, vol.25, No.2, pp.240-24, 2009
  • Fei Xiang, Li Wang, Xianfang Yue. Development and Optimization of a Heat Pump Drying System Driven by a Diesel Generator. Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery, vol.40, No.10, pp.75-80, 2009
  • Chuanping Liu, Li Wang, Xianfang Yue. Experimental Study on the Constitutive Relation of Granular Flow. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing (in chinese), vol.31, No.2, pp.256-260, 2009
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Experimental study on skull strains of rats in vivo with the changing Intracranial pressure. Tianjin Medical Journal, vol.35, No.2, pp.140-141, 2007
  • Yulian Wang, Shufeng Sun, Xianfang Yue. Study on the mathematical model of the active storage tanks are reviewed. Cryogenics and Superconductivity, vol.37, No.6, pp.41-46, 2009
  • Xianfang Yue. Realtime monitoring system and method of minitraumatic intracranial pressure with the strain electro-measurement technology. China Science and Technology Achievements, No.15, pp.6, 2009
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang. Intracranial pressure monitoring and novel minitraumatic ICP measurement method with the strain electrical measurement technology. Science Press. March 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Shufeng Sun, Lige Tong. Viscoelastic finite-element analysis of human skull-dura mater system as intracranial pressure changing. African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Biotechnology, vol.7, No.6, pp.689-695, 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Amendment on the strain measurement of thin-walled human skull shell as intracranial pressure changes. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing, vol15, No.2, pp. 202-208, 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Amendment on the strain measurement of thin-walled human skull shell as intracranial pressure changes. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing, vol15, No.2, pp. 202-208, 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Amendment on the strain measurement of thin-walled human skull shell as intracranial pressure changes. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing, vol15, No.2, pp. 202-208, 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Finite element analysis on strains of viscoelastic human skull and duramater. Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, vol.16, No.5, pp.686-694, 2008
  • Li Wang, Xianfang Yue. Grain drying system and equipment with heat pump and fluidization technology driven by a diesel generator. China Science and Technology Achievements, No.14, pp. 57/59, 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Shufeng Sun, Lige Tong. Long range jet delaminated air conditioning system in large space workshop. Metal World (suppl), pp.1-6, 2008
  • Bingbiao Yang, Li Wang, Xianfang Yue. Debugging experience of argon system in the large air separation units. Cryogenic Technology, No.2, pp.42-45, 2008
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Viscoelastic Finite-element Analysis of Human Skull and Duramater with the Changing Intracranial Pressure. Chinese Journal of Biomedical Engineering, vol.26, No.4, pp.555-560, 2007
  • Xianfang Yue, Li Wang, Feng Zhou. Strain analysis on the superficial surface of skull as intracranial pressure changing. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing (in chinese), vol.28, No.12, pp.1143-1151, 2006