Jie Yang

Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Applied Mathematics/Statistics

Mathematical Sciences / Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Contact

Office

Room 447, Sir Peter Mansfield Building

Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Address

199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

Telephone

+86 (0)574 8818 0000 (Ext: 8272)

Qualifications

2013 PhD in Systems Biology (University of Manchester, UK)

2008 BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (Imperial College, UK)


Biography

Jie Yang joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in February 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics/Statistics and is currently the Course Director of Statistics and First Year Officer for the School of Mathematical Sciences. She has a PhD in Systems Biology from the University of Manchester, UK, and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Imperial College London, UK. Her principal research interests involve the use of applied mathematics for environmental health impact assessment. Jie was awarded a NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists of 400,000 RMB as PI on a project entitled “An investigation into predictive modelling of the impact of air pollution on China’s disease burden” (Project code: 21750110446, 2018-2019) and a NSFC-DFG International Joint Research Programme grant of 2.088 Million RMB as Co-I on a project entitled “Investigation on gas-liquid-solid three phase flow coupled with meso-scale solid-bubble interactions, solid-liquid turbulence and bubble induced turbulence in bubble column reactors" (Project code: 21761132026, 2018-2020). Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, investigating the spread of Zika and respiratory diseases, a Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK, studying helminth treatment strategies and a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK, investigating biofuel production through the use of mathematical modelling. Jie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She was awarded the 2019 FoSE Faculty Teaching Award in recognition for her outstanding contributions to Teaching and Learning.

Expertise Summary

Stochastic individual based modelling

Ordinary differential equation (ODE) modelling and simulation

Impact of climate and travel on the spread of Zika

Biofuel production modelling

Mammalian cancer cell cycle and metabolism modelling


Teaching

Currently:

  • Applied Mathematics (MATH1029)

Previously:

  • Advanced Mathematics and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers (MATH2045)
  • Mathematical Techniques for Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1 (HG2ME1)
  • Probabilistic and Numerical Techniques for Engineers (HG2MPN)
  • Computerised Mathematical Methods in Engineering (HG3MCE)
  • Probabilistic and Statistical Techniques for Engineers (HG2MPS)

Research interests

Applied mathematics for environmental health impact assessment


Awards / Patents

Awards

  • PI for NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists project entitled “An investigation into predictive modelling of the impact of air pollution on China’s disease burden”, UNNC, 2018-2019 (Project code: 21750110446). Amount funded: 400,000 RMB.
  • PI for Faculty of Science and Engineering New Researcher’s Grant (NRG) project entitled “A study on two-way momentum and thermal-coupled bubble laden turbulent shear flows”, UNNC, 2018-2019. Amount funded: 30,000 RMB.
  • Co-I for NSFC-DFG International Joint Research Programme project entitled “Investigation on gas-liquid-solid three phase flow coupled with meso-scale solid-bubble interactions, solid-liquid turbulence and bubble induced turbulence in bubble column reactors”, UNNC, 2018-2020 (Project code: 21761132026). Amount funded: 2.07 Million RMB.
  • Co-I for Faculty of Science and Engineering Inspiration Grant (FoSE) project entitled “Arc fault detection for DC power distribution systems of Marine applications”, UNNC, 2017-2018. Amount funded: 50,000RMB.
  • FoSE Conference Grant to attend and deliver an oral presentation at the 10th International Aerosol Conference, UNNC, 2018. Amount funded: 15,000RMB.
  • BBSRC and EPSRC Scholarship for a 4 year PhD in Systems Biology at the University of Manchester.
  • Nuffield Foundation Bursary awarded for a 8 week research internship in the Department of Epidemiology, Imperial College London, on the topic of “Mass Treatment for Seasonal Infectious Diseases”.

Publications

Long, S., Yang, J., Huang, X., Li, G., Shi, W., Sommerfeld, M., Yang, X. (2020) “Large-eddy simulation of gas-liquid two-phase flow and mass transfer in a bubble column reactor using a modified sub-grid scale model with consideration of bubble-eddy interaction”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Accepted).

 

Shi, W., Yang, X., Sommerfeld, M., Yang, J., Cai, X., Li, G. (2020) “A Modified bubble breakage and coalescence model accounting the effect of bubble-induced turbulence for CFD-PBM modelling of bubble column bubbly flows”, Flow, Turbulence and Combustions (Accepted). DOI: 10.1007/s10494-020-00163-9.

 

Shi, W., Yang, X., Sommerfeld, M., Yang, J., Cai, X., Li, G., Zong, Y., (2019) “Modelling of Mass Transfer for Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Bubble Column Reactor with a Bubble Breakage Model Considering Bubble-Induced Turbulence”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 371, 470-485 (Awarded the UNNC 2019 Distinguished Publication Award).

 

Shi, W., Li, G., Yang, J., Zong, Y., Yang, X. (2019) “CFD-PBM Modelling of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Bubble Column Reactors with an Improved Breakup Kernel Accounting for Bubble Shape Variations”, Heat Transfer Engineering, 41,14-15.

 

Shi, W., Yang, J., Li, G., Yang, X., Zong, Y., Cai, X. (2018) “Modelling of breakage rate and bubble size distribution in bubble columns accounting for bubble shape variations”, Chemical Engineering Science, 187, 391-405.

 

Yang, J. (2018) “Dynamic Health Risk Mapping and Predictive Modelling of the Impact of Metereological Fluctuations on Air Pollution in Yangtze River Delta”, 10th International Aerosol Conference (IAC 2018, St. Louis, Missouri, USA).

 

Shi, W., Yang, J., Li, G., Zong, Y., Yang, X. (2018) “Modelling of Bubbly Flow in Bubble Column Reactors with an Improved Breakup Kernel Accounting for Bubble Shape Variations”, Heat and Mass Transfer – Volume 1, IntechOpen.

 

Chen, L., Yang, X., Li, G., Yang, J., Wen, C., Li, X., Snape, C. (2017) “Dynamic modelling of fluidisation in gas-solid bubbling fluidised beds”. Powder Technology, 322, 461-470.

 

Shi, W., Li, G., Yang, J., Zong, Y., Yang, X. (2017) “CFD-PBM modelling of gas-liquid two-phase flow in bubble column reactors with an improved breakup kernel accounting for bubble shape variations”. 13th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT 2017, awarded “Outstanding Paper Award”).

 

Dickens, B.L., Yang, J. (joint first author), Cook, A.R., Carrasco, L.R. (2016) “Time to Empower Release of Insects Carrying a Dominant Lethal and Wolbachia Against Zika”, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3(2), DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw103.

 

Anderson, R.M., Turner, H.C., Farrell, S.H., Yang, J., Truscott, J.E. (2015) “What is required in terms of mass drug administration to interrupt the transmission of schistosome parasites in regions of endemic infection?”, Parasites and Vectors, 8(553), DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1157-y.

 

Yang, J., Truscott, J.E., Anderson, R.M. (2015) “How effective is school-based deworming on impacting the burden and prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomes?”, The British Society For Parasitology 2015 Spring Meeting (BSP 2015), Oral presentation for session B6: NTDs – Modelling.


Funded projects / Research grants

PI for NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists project entitled “An investigation into predictive modelling of the impact of air pollution on China’s disease burden”, UNNC, 2018-2019 (Project code: 21750110446). Amount funded: 400,000 RMB.

PI for Faculty of Science and Engineering New Researcher’s Grant (NRG) project entitled “A study on two-way momentum and thermal-coupled bubble laden turbulent shear flows”, UNNC, 2018-2019. Amount funded: 30,000 RMB.

Co-I for NSFC-DFG International Joint Research Programme project entitled “Investigation on gas-liquid-solid three phase flow coupled with meso-scale solid-bubble interactions, solid-liquid turbulence and bubble induced turbulence in bubble column reactors”, UNNC, 2018-2020 (Project code: 21761132026). Amount funded: 2.088 Million RMB.

Co-I for Faculty of Science and Engineering Inspiration Grant (FoSE) project entitled “Arc fault detection for DC power distribution systems of Marine applications”, UNNC, 2017-2018. Amount funded: 50,000RMB.

BBSRC and EPSRC Scholarship for a 4 year PhD in Systems Biology at the University of Manchester.

Nuffield Foundation Bursary awarded for a 8 week research internship in the Department of Epidemiology, Imperial College London, on the topic of “Mass Treatment for Seasonal Infectious Diseases”.