• 290 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Bo Liang previously received his BEng and MPhil degrees in engine design and manufacturing in 1982 and 1985 in China.

From 1985 to 1995, he became a Lecturer, a Senior Lecturer and then an Associate Professor at one of prestigious universities in China. In 1996 he was awarded a Sino-British Friendship Scholarship to do his PhD studying in mechanical engineering at the University of Manchester and received his PhD degree in 2000.

2016-present Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering and Technology, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK

2013- 2016     Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK

2011-2013       Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, UK

2001-2011      Senior Research fellow, Department of Engineering and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

1999-2001       Research Fellow, Cranfield University, UK

1995-1996       Research Engineer, WM Engineering Ltd, Manchester, UK

1985-1995       Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Dynamic system modelling and simulation
  • Mechatronics system design and development
  • Electrical motor and control
  • Embedded system design
  • Smart sensor and data fusion
  • Vibration and noise control
  • Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis

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Research Output

  • 290 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 9 Conference contribution

Condition Monitoring Systems in the Railway Industry

Brant, J. & Liang, B., 28 Aug 2020, Advances in Asset Management and Condition Monitoring: COMADEM 2019. Ball, A., Gelman, L. & Rao, B. K. N. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 166. p. 671-683 13 p. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; vol. 166).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Tribological behaviour diagnostic and fault detection of mechanical seals based on acoustic emission measurements

    Towsyfyan, H., Gu, F., Ball, A. & Liang, B., 1 Dec 2019, In : Friction. 7, 6, p. 572-586 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    Addressing the UK-spec competence level: Challenges in programme design and delivery in a diversifying engineering HE sector

    Tittagala, R., Hadidimoud, S. & Liang, B., 2016, International Symposium on Engineering Education - Interdisciplinary Engineering - Breaking Boundaries: ISEE 2016 Conference Proceedings. Kapranos, P. (ed.). Manchester: University of Manchester, p. 255-263 9 p. 10

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Adaptive noise cancelling and time-frequency techniques for rail surface defect detection

    Liang, B., Iwnicki, S., Ball, A. & Young, A. E., 1 Mar 2015, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 54, p. 41-51 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 34 Citations (Scopus)