Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Research Associate







Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a research associate at Human Experience, Analysis and Design Lab at Imperial College. I finished my PhD at the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College. 

My research focuses on biomechanics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and protective equipment for protection against TBI. I have developed an impact test rig for helmet testing and reconstruction of head injuries from impacts ( I am also involved in undergraduate teaching and supervisions of PhD projects.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Yu X, Azor A, Sharp DJ, et al., 2020, Mechanisms of tensile failure of cerebrospinal fluid in blast traumatic brain injury, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol:38, ISSN:2352-4316, Pages:1-9

Yu X, Ghajari M, 2019, An assessment of blast modelling techniques for injury biomechanics research, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol:35, ISSN:1069-8299, Pages:1-15

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