Yabin is the very first 1851 Research Fellow at the School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh. His research interest is in the broad area of fluid dynamics and flow control, particularly for tidal/wind turbines, turbomachinery and aerial/underwater vehicles. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Department of Energy and Power Engineering of Tsinghua University in 2021, with both Outstanding Doctoral Thesis prize and Beijing Outstanding Graduate prize. He studied at the University of Cambridge as a fully-sponsored visiting Ph.D. student for 1 year. His doctoral project was on spatial-temporal evolution and controlling methods of tip leakage vortex in turbomachinery. From Sept. 2021 to Aug. 2023, he worked as a research associate at the University of Edinburgh, on the EPSRC Morphing Blades project and explored gust mitigation through passive pitch and flexible trailing edge within analytical analysis and fluid-structure interaction simulation.
He won the highly competitive and prestigious 1851 Brunel Fellowship (2023-2026), which only has one awardee annually. This fellowship granted by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 is set to give early career scientists and engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation, in the core subjects of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering.
He has a distinguished peer-reviewed publication record, with 3 ESI Highly-Cited/Hot papers and an h-index of 15. He won many prestigious scholarships and prizes, including the HiWin Doctoral Dissertation Award, the most prestigious prize for PhD graduates in all Mechanical Engineering subjects across Mainland China, Taiwan, HK and Macao, and the Chung-Hua Wu Outstanding Graduate Prize, the highest domestic honour in this major with 9 students awarded in China.
MSc (Research) and Visiting PhD students with relevant interest and expertise are welcome. Please feel free to contact me by email.