Dr Yongjing Wang BEng (Hons)

Dr Yongjing Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Fellow

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mr Yongjing Wang is a Research Fellow within the Autonomous Remanufacturing Laboratory at the University of Birmingham. His work contributes to the theory and practice of intelligent systems/structures technologies. He has research experience and interests in smart structures, robotics, and automation.

Yongjing has published several research papers in scientific journals. He is the recipient of several prizes including the PERCAT First Prize awarded by the University of Birmingham in 2016, the University’s 3MT Final Runner-up Prize in 2016 and Golden Tucker Prize in 2013.

He is currently working in the project AUTOREMAN, a five-year EPSRC-sponsored multi-disciplinary project focussing on  remanufacturing as a means to sustainable manufacturing.


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, January 2017
  • BEng (1st Hons), Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham, July 2013
  • BEng, Automation Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology (China), July 2013


Yongjing obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree with First-Class Honours in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham (2013), and BEng in Automation at Harbin Institute of Technology (2013). His work was related to the design of robot manipulator controllers under the supervision of Prof. Mietek Brdys. Following his BEng, Yongjing did a cross-disciplinary PhD at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Prof. Duc T. Pham.

During his PhD research, the focus of Yongjing’s work was on self-healing composites materials. He started this brand new research direction in the school in 2013.  He worked closely with colleagues in the school to build Self-healing Materials Laboratory and international collaborations. In 2016, his work received international recognition and was highlight in media and news journals like The Engineer, Materials Today and Science Daily.

Yongjing submitted his PhD thesis and became a Research Fellow in October 2016.


Research Themes

  • Smart materials and structures
  • Robotics
  • Intelligent systems and optimisation


  • Wang, Y., Pham, D. T., & Ji, C. (2017). Nanocomposites for Extrinsic Self-healing Polymer Materials. In Smart Polymer Nanocomposites (pp. 243-279). Springer International Publishing. Journals:
  • Wang, Y., Pham, D. T., Zhang, Z., Li, J., Ji, C., Liu, Y., & Leng, J. (2016). Sustainable self-healing at ultra-low temperatures in structural composites incorporating hollow vessels and heating elements. Royal Society Open Science, 3(9), 160488.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, L., & Brdys, M. A. (2016). Designing robust feedback linearisation controllers using imperfect dynamic models and sensor feedback. Cogent Engineering, 3(1), 1173529.
  • Wang, Y., Pham, D. T., & Ji, C. (2015). Self-healing composites: A review. Cogent Engineering, 2(1), 1075686.
  • Deng, S., Penchev, P., Liu, J., Wang, Y., Jiang, K., Dimov, S., & Butt, H. (2015). Laser directed writing of flat lenses on buckypaper. Nanoscale, 7(29), 12405-12410.