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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 2002 2019

  • 12 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution

Condition Monitoring Systems in the Railway Industry

Brant, J. & Liang, B., 24 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) 32nd International Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management. Springer

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

Condition monitoring
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
fault detection
acoustic emission
Condition monitoring
Acoustic emissions
Fault detection

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

Towsyfyan, H., Gu, F., Ball, A. & Liang, B., 6 Nov 2018, In : Friction. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acoustic emissions
Fault detection
Frequency domain analysis
Condition monitoring

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
project studies
25 Citations (Scopus)

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

Surface defects
Condition monitoring
Failure analysis
Additive noise