Imperial College London

Liang Yang

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 1370liang.yang Website




4.91Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Now I am an academic visitor at department of ESE.

I received my PhD in Computational Mechanics from Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering in Swansea University. I hold MSc in Computational Mechanics funded by Erasmus Program of the European Union. I have gained industry experience from Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) as CFD engineer.

I work on computational physics, e.g.,

  • Offshore energy device: multibody dynamics and fluid-structure interaction
  • Pore scale modelling: massively parallel finite element simulation
  • Neutron-thermal-hydraulic coupling: transient criticality analysis
  • Boiling in porous media: mixture fluid model for heat transfer and phase change
  • Turbulent flow and aeroacoustics: finite element analysis and high performance computing

Research Supervision at IC

MSc Student: A. Joshi. 2018-2019, Distinction. 'Numerical modelling of in-vessel melt retention: The LIVE experiments.' MSc in Advanced Nuclear Engineering.

MRes Student: P. Krishnamoorthy. 2017-2018, Distinction. ‘Focused wave impact with a FPSO structure’. Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Fluid Dynamics across Scales, Imperial College.

PhD Student: Z. Lyu. 2017-2018. ‘Well optimisation for geothermal reservoirs’. Exchange PhD student of China University of Petroleum-Beijing and Imperial College.

Teaching at IC

2018, Academic tutorial, 'Oklo, Natural Nuclear Fission Reactor', Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College.

Professional activities

PRIMaRE Committee

External examiners for PhDs.

Referee (research grants)

Referee (journals)

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

Aerospace Science and Technology

Applied Mathematical Modelling

Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering

International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers



Wu Z, Zhang C, Wang J, et al., 2020, Water entry of slender segmented projectile connected by spring, Ocean Engineering, Vol:217, ISSN:0029-8018

Buchan AG, Yang L, Atkinson KD, 2020, Predicting airborne coronavirus inactivation by far-UVC in populated rooms using a high-fidelity coupled radiation-CFD model, Scientific Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-2322

Zheng Y, Zhang C, Wang J, et al., 2020, Nonwet Kingfisher Flying in the Rain: The Tumble of Droplets on Moving Oriented Anisotropic Superhydrophobic Substrates, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:12, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:35707-35715

Zhang C, Wu Z, Shen C, et al., 2020, Effects of eigen and actual frequencies of soft elastic surfaces on droplet rebound from stationary flexible feather vanes, Soft Matter, Vol:16, ISSN:1744-683X, Pages:5020-5031

Yang L, Buchan A, Pavlidis D, et al., 2020, A three-phase interpenetrating continua approach for wave and porous structure interaction, Engineering Computations, ISSN:0264-4401

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