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Dr. Xiaoyuan Liu joined the Institute of Railway Research (IRR), at University of Huddersfield as an Industrial Fellow in 2016.

He obtained his Master’s degree on Vehicle Engineering from the State Key Laboratory of Traction Power (TPL), Southwest Jiaotong University in 2012.

In 2016, he finished his PhD degree in Applied Mechanics from the Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi).  During his PhD and Masters, he participated in several fundamental research projects within the railway industry, including the condition monitoring of vehicle suspension systems and wheel out-of-roundness (OOR)

He accomplished his PhD degree with the financial support by ‘Associazione Eugenio e Germana Parizzi’, a railway dedicated foundation, from 2013 to 2015.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Railway
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Rail Vehicle System
  • Vehicle-track Dynamic Interaction


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