Dr Xin Yang (Chris)

Dr Xin Yang (Chris)

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
yangx26@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5708
Location:
W2.20

Dr Xin Yang joined the School of Engineering, Cardiff University in 2013 as a lecturer in Medical Electronics. He is the Head of International of the Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering, Postgraduate Research Admission Tutor, and the Director of Medical Ultrasound and Sensors Laboratory. His research area includes acoustofluidics and medical ultrasound. His lab is mainly focusing on the development of novel sensors for point-of-care cancer early diagnostics by separating tumour biomarkers from body fluids. His projects have been funded by the EPSRC, the Royal Society, Wellcome Trust, Global Challenges Research Fund and Cardiff University. He was also awarded a number of industrial and seedcorn funding on the projects in sensor development. He has published papers in high-impact journals in the research of ultrasound and microfluidics; he has also published eight books in the subject of electronics and microcontrollers as the principal authors.

Dr Yang welcomes PhD applicants from the following areas:

  • Ultrasound
  • Microfluidics
  • Sensors
  • Electronics
  • Medical Engineering

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Contracts

Title

People

Sponsor

Value

Duration

Using thermal acoustic waves to fractionate nanovesicle subpopulations for liquid biopsy utility

Clayton A, Yang X

Wellcome Trust ISSF3 Cross Disciplinary Award

£46,746

01/10/2018-30/09/2019

PCBSAW: A Printed Circuit Board Based Surface Acoustic Wave Biochip for Low Cost Early Cancer Diagnostics

Yang X, Clayton A

GCRF Impact Acceleration Account

£24,416

01/06/2018-31/07/2018

Acoustic Separation of Cancer-derived Extracellular Vesicles for Cancer Early Diagnostics (Phase II)

Yang X, Clayton A, Xie Z

EPSRC DTP

£66,667 

01/10/2018-30/09/2021

Microfluidics and modelling for investigating cellular heterogeneity

Pagliara S,

McArdle C, Tosh D, Yang X

GW4 Building Communities Programme Initiator Fund

£8,840

1/03/2018-1/06/2018

An Acoustic Chip for Separating Circulating Tumour Biomarkers for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring

Yang X, Clayton A, Shen M, Evans W

Joint EPSRC/ESRC Impact Acceleration

£49,850

01/02/2018-31/01/2019

The Analysis of Mechanical Factors and Response in Tumour Microenvironment of Metastasis

Yang X, Shen M, Yang Z, Jiang S

International Exchanges 2017 Cost Share (China) – The Royal Society

£12,000

31/03/2018-30/03/2020

A lab-on-a-chip for characterising and sorting cancer cells

Yang X

EPSRC – First Grant

£ 124,998

01/02/2017-31/01/2018

Near-infrared light irradiation device for early treatment of retinal neurodegenerative conditions

Yang X, Votruba M

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair

£1,520

05/06/2017-15/09/2017

Targeting metastasis-initiating cells to reduce Cancer mortality

Yang X

Cardiff University’s Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme & International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund 2017/18

£9,725

01/08/2017-31/01/2019

An Ultrasonic System-on-a-chip for Early Cancer Diagnosis (Phase I)

Yang X, Shen M

EPSRC DTP

£62,985

01/10/2017-30/09/2020

An ultrasonic point-of-care sensor for circulating tumour cell detection

Yang X, Wells P

EPSRC IAA

£6,681

01/12/2016-28/02/2017

MRI Characterisation of the Lumbar Spine in Lower Trunk Rotation

Yang X, Hicks Y, Nokes L, McCarthy M

Globus Medical, Inc.

£6,020

01/11/2016-01/12/2016

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous laser ablation of ventricular septum in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Yang X

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair –

Research travel

£1,995

29/06/2016-15/07/2016

Engineering solutions for the enhancement of methane content in biogas

Yang X

Biogae Ltd (Guangxi Lai Bin Bai Ou Qi Renewable Energy Company Ltd )

£5,287

01/04/2015 - 30/06/2015

The Anatomical Effects of Rotation on the Cervical and Lumbar Soine: An MRI Study

Yang X, Nokes L

Welsh Arthritis Research Network

£5,000

02/01/2014 - 01/07/2014

Classification of leg swelling using ultrasound elastography and acoustic structure quantification

Yang X

Wellcome Trust

£2,000

01/07/2014 - 24/08/2014

Microwave sensors for detection of cancers

Yang X

Welsh European Funding Office

£1,000

01/06/2014-01/08/2014

PhD Students

Title

Student

Status

Degree

Numerical and Experimental Acoustic Microfluidics for Detection of Circulating Tumour Cells

Hanlin Wang

Current

PhD

The Development of Acoustofluidic Lab-on-a-chip for Early Cancer Detection

Fangda Wu

Current

PhD

The Development of Novel Acoustic Microfluidic Chip for Separating Cancer-derived Exosomes

Roman Mikhaylov

Current

PhD

Ultrasound Diagnostics of  Vulnerable plaque

Sarah Alithey

Current

PhD

A Novel Technique In Detecting Cancers In 3d Imaging.

Al Qazzaz Salma

Current

PhD

Optimising The Quantitative Analysis In Functional Pet Brain Imaging.

Alzamil Yasser Zamil Abdullah

Current

PhD

Quantitative Assessment Of The Efficacy Of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy In The Management Of Achilles Tendinopathy. Specialisation - Medical Physics.

Al Omairi Baida Ajeal Badir

Current

PhD

Quantifying Atherosclerosis In Peripheral Vasculature Using 3d Ultrasound Imaging.

Azzopardi Carl

Current

PhD

A Robust Technique for Detecting Abdominal Aortic Calcification Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

Karima M A Elmasri

Current

PhD

Use Of High Frequency Techniques In Medical Diagnostics

Ehtaiba Mabrouka Haiba A

Graduate

PhD