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 Yang joined the School of Engineering, Cardiff University in 2012 as an academic in the Health, Technology, and the Digital World research theme, which covers a broad framework for the research undertaken in the fields of biomedical and biological engineering, high frequency communications engineering, bioenergy techniques.

He has acted as the PI in several biomedical and bioenergy projects, has good track records of the publication on journal papers and conference proceedings. Dr Yang has also published eight books in the subjects of analogue and digital electronics, and embedded systems. Dr Yang has been supervising a number of PhD students undertaking the research in biomedical electronics, renewable techniques, and medical imaging.

Dr Yang’s current PhD supervision and research activities/interests include two areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering - Cancer diagnosis using RF and microfluidic techniques, medical imaging including ultrasound, MR, DXA, and PET techniques, and tele-medicine/mobile health using smartphones and wearable devices.
  • Renewable Engineering - Anaerobic digestion in organic waste treatment, bioenergy and environmental protection.

2012-present Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Research Group, Cardiff University

2011-2012 British Heart Foundation research fellow, Edinburgh University

2011  PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Cardiff University

2006  MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics, Queen Mary, University of London

2005  BEng in Biomedical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Key publications:

1. Yang X, Coleman D, Pugh N, Nokes L. A novel 3D power Doppler ultrasound approach to the quantification of Achilles tendon neovascularity. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  2011 Jul; 37(7):1046-55.

2. Yang X, Coleman D, Pugh N, Nokes L. The volume of the neovascularity and its clinical implications in Achilles tendinopathy. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Nov; 38(11):1887-95.

3. Yang X, Hollis L, Adams F, Khan F, Hoskins P. A fast method to estimate the maximum, minimum, and mean wall shear stress based on brachial artery Doppler ultrasound images. Ultrasound 1742271X12473871.

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Classification of leg swelling using ultrasound elastography and acoustic structure quantificationYang XWellcome Trust200001/07/2014 - 24/08/2014
Engineering solutions for the enhancement of methane content in biogasYang X (Chris)Biogae Ltd ( Guangxi Lai Bin Bai Ou Qi Renewable Energy Company Ltd )528701/04/2015 - 30/06/2015
The Anatomical Effects of Rotation on the Cervical and Lumbar Soine: An MRI StudyYang X, Nokes LWelsh Arthritis Research Network500002/01/2014 - 01/07/2014

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICACY OF EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY. SPECIALISATION - MEDICAL PHYSICS.AL OMAIRI Baida Ajeal BadirCurrentPhD
QUANTIFYING ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PERIPHERAL VASCULATURE USING 3D ULTRASOUND IMAGING.AZZOPARDI CarlCurrentPhD
USE OF HIGH FREQUENCY TECHNIQUES IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICSEHTAIBA Mabrouka Haiba ACurrentPhD
A robust technique in cancer detectionESTEPHAN May FadheelCurrentPhD
3D Doppler ultrasonography in the assessment of the arterial and venous circulationALI RaniaCurrentPhD
A NOVEL TECHNIQUE IN DETECTING CANCERS IN 3D IMAGING.AL QAZZAZ SalmaCurrentPhD
OPTIMISING THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN FUNCTIONAL PET BRAIN IMAGING.ALZAMIL Yasser Zamil AbdullahCurrentPhD