Background and activities

Xianyan focuses her research on developing novel metal forming techniques to produce complex parts with high performance and low cost aiming to solve critical industry problems in automotive, aerospace, etc. She has gained expertise in solid mechanics, computational mechanics and physical model development. Currently, she is engaged in developing an innovative mechanical calibration method to correct the dimensional deviation in thin-walled components such as the aluminium battery trays in electric cars. 

Xianyan achieved her PhD degree at Imperial College London in July 2021, studying the fundamental mechanisms of central cracking in cross wedge rolling. Before that, she visited the University of Nottingham for half a year. She completed her bachelor and master's study on retired car shredding mechanisms at the Wuhan University of Technology

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications