University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Dr Jie Yang

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) , Applied Mathematics/Statistics

Qualifications

2013 PhD in Systems Biology (University of Manchester, UK)
2008 BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (Imperial College, UK)

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Jie Yang

Biography

Jie Yang joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in February 2017 as an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics/Statistics. 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 recently 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) 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). 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.

 

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 (G11APP)
  • Mathematical Techniques for Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1 (HG2ME1)

Previously:

  • Probabilistic and Numerical Techniques for Engineers (HG2MPN)
  • Computerised Mathematical Methods in Engineering (HG3MCE) 

 

Principal research interests

Applied mathematics for environmental health impact assessment

 

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: 2.088 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”.

 

Recent Publications

  • Shi, W., Yang, J., Li, G., Yang, X., Zong, Y., Cai, (2018), "Modelling of Breakage Rate and Bubble Size Distribution in Bubble Columns Accounting for Bubble Shape Variations", Chemical Engineering Science (accepted).
  • 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) (Missouri, USA) (accepted Conference paper).

    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. Print.
  • 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.
  • Yang, J., Howard, T.P., Love, J. (2013) “Modelling a Synthetic Microbial Alkane Production
  • Pathway”, SEB 2013, Poster No.: C5.13.
  • Yang, J., Ortega, F., Snoep, J., Westerhoff, H., Mendes, P. (2012) “Analysis Of A Mammalian Cell
  •  Cycle And Metabolism Model”, The 12th International Conference On Systems Biology (ICSB 2011),
  • Poster No.: 146A.
  • Yang, J., Taylor, C., Ortega, F., Snoep, J., Westerhoff, H., Mendes, P. (2011) “A Glucose-dependent
  • Mammalian Cell-Cycle Model”, The 12th International Conference On Systems Biology (ICSB 2011),
  • Poster No.: PS 049.
  • Yang, J., Taylor, C., Ortega, F., Snoep, J., Westerhoff, H., Mendes, P. (2010) “Parameter Dependence In A Mammalian Cell Cycle Model And Its Implications For The Restriction Point”, The 11th International Conference On Systems Biology (ICSB 2010), Poster No.: P01.175.