Extreme Materials and Devices Lab @Northumbria



Degree/Education Information:
PGCAP(2015), Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne, England
PhD (2011), Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
MSc (2006), Material Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
BEng (Hons, 2003), Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Mailing address: Room 106a, Wynne-Jones Centre, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST,UK.
Phone: +44 (0)191 227 3608 Email: ben.xu AT northumbria.ac.uk
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Dr. Nicasio R. Geraldi, EPSRC Postdoctral Research Fellow (Co-Supervised by Ben)

Email: nicasio.geraldi AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information:
PhD (2014) – Experimental Physics, Nottingham Trent University (focused on the wetting of non-rigid substrates).
BSc (Hons, 2010) – Physics, Nottingham Trent University.





Mr Ding Wang, 3rd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
Email: ding.wang AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information:
MSc (2014), Advanced Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield
BSc (Hons, 2012), Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering Heriot-Watt University, Scotland


Mr Ansu Sun1st year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
Email: ansu.sun AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information
:
MSc (2016),
 Mechanical Engineering, Northumbria University
BEng (2015), Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University



Mr Panos Galatis1st year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
Email: p.galatis AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information
:
BSc (Hons, 2010), Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece


Mr Sreepathy Sridhar
1st year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
Email: sreepathy.sridhar AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information
:
M.Tech. (2017), Medical Nanotechnology, SASTRA University, India
B.Tech. (2014), Genetic Engineering, SRM University, India

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Mrs Yingzhi LiuVisiting scholar/Senior research assistant in Mechanical Engineering
Email: yingzhi2.liu AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information
:
MSc (2015), Aerospace Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
BSc (2013), Engineering Mechanics, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China




Mr Zhenghong LiVisiting scholar/Senior research assistant in Mechanical Engineering
Email: Zhenghong.li AT northumbria.ac.uk
Degree Information
:
MSc (2013), Genetics, Harbin Normal University, China
BSc (2007), Biological Science, Harbin Normal University, China




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Group Alumni:

Dr Fei Chen (Postdoc researcher, 2016 - 2017, Now Associate Professor in Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
Dr James Guan (PhD student, 2014 - 2017, Now Postdoc research fellow in
Oxford University)
Mr A. Couchouron (EU Erasmus Exchange student, April - July 2017)
Miss Nina Boursiernina (EU Erasmus Exchange student, May - July 2016)
Mr Jack Richardson (ME UG student, Spet. 2015 - Mar. 2016, Now Mechanical engineer in
Faurecia)
Mr Andrew J. Hodge (ME UG student, Spet. 2015 - Mar. 2016)
Miss I. Foote (HEFCE Think Physics – EPSRC internship, July - August 2015)
Mr Iman Franzopoor (ME UG student, Spet. 2014 - Apr. 2015, now PhD student in
Durham University)
Mr Pierre E. BOULC’H (EU Erasmus Exchange student, June- July 2015)
Mr Jack Bradford (ME UG student, Spet. 2014 - Apr. 2015)

Mr Muhammad Tahoor Saif (ME UG student, Spet. 2014 - Apr. 2015)
Mr Pierre During (ME UG student, Spet. 2014 - Apr. 2015)
Mr Emile Philgence-Leslie (ME UG student, Spet. 2014 - Apr. 2015)
Mr Philip Fletcher (MSc student, May 2014 - Janu. 2015)
Mr Fizaan Rasool (MSc student, May 2014 - Janu. 2015)
Mr Hak-chan Bang (Summer Internship student, June - August 2014)
Miss Morgan Powell, (ME UG project student, Oct 2013 - May 2014)
Mr James Betteridge, (ME UG project student, Oct 2013 - May 2014)
Mr Tom Stokes, (ME UG project student, Oct 2013 - May 2014)
Mr Dan Song, (ME UG project student, Oct 2013 - May 2014)
Mr Christopher Montgomery, (ME UG project student, Oct 2013 - May 2014)
Mr Muhammad Muqeem, (PDT BSc student, Oct 2013 - May 2014)
Mr Quentin Lebailly (EU Erasmus Exchange student, July - August 2013)