• Centre for Precision Technologies
    University of Huddersfield
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Dr Xu has been Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering at the School of Computing and Engineering since June 2013.

Dr Xu obtained PhD in 1997 from the Plasticity and Process Modelling Group, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK, under the ORS, CVCP (UK) Scholarship.

Qiang has worked on 7 major projects funded by EPSRC, HSE, EC and the associated industries at UMIST (The University of Manchester, Institute of Manchester) and University of Huddersfield.

He has an extensive research in creep damage mechanics, advanced software developement and aplication, computational and computing modelling. So far, he has produced over 100 publications (6 edited books, 3 chapters, journal papers and conference papers) ranging from creep damage mechanics, computational modelling and machine learning and neural network development and application at top journals. He has successfully supervised 9 PhD research projects as the main supervisor so far.

Dr Xu is regularly given keynote speech at international conferences, for example,  at 5th International European Collaborative Creep Committee Conference on Creep and Fracture, 2021, https://www.iom3.org/events-awards/events-archive/eccc2021/programme.html

Dr Xu is very active in serving the research communities such as Grant Application Review (16 in total for EPSRC, UK, Regional Developmenet Agency, UK), conference chair and/or conference community member, journal paper review (90 reviewed, including Scientific Report), PhD examination (9 examied as external examiner for Nottingham University, University of Strathclyde, and Teesside Uniersity), hosting international visiting Research Accosiate, and international collaborative research, and more than 110 veriefied journal paper review (xu, qiang - Web of Science Core Collection)

He is well recognised externally such as: 

1. Top One author of highly influential papers in "multiaxial creep damage constitutive equations"; multiaxial creep damage constitutive equations | Semantic Scholar

2. Top one author of highly influential papers in "creep damage constitutive equations"; https://www.semanticscholar.org/search?q=creep%20damage%20constitutive%20equations&sort=influence

3. More than 42,000 people read his research work according to Researchgate web site: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Qiang-Xu-12/stats

PhD Research Topics: creep damage lifetime, creep cavitation modelling, novel computational and computing modelling, machine learning and neural network, et al


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Creep damage constitutive equations
  • Creep cavitation damage & its modelling
  • Analytic, Computational and Computing Modelling
  • Software Development and Application
  • Design analysis and performance enhancement
  • Material failure characterisation/analysis/prevention
  • Manufacturing Process and Technology
  • machine learning and neural network


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