Dr Dongmin Yang




+44(0)131 6505644


1.142 Sanderson Building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Materials and Processes

Research Theme: 

  • Digital Design and Manufacture
  • Materials Design, Processing and Characterisation


Dr Yang's current research interests focus on Composites Engineering (materials, manufacturing and structures) and Computational Engineering (multiscale, multiphysics, multiphase coupling). With a background in manufacturing and later experience in structural and materials engineering, his cross-disciplinary research is at the interfaces of underpinning material science, emerging manufacturing technologies and advanced structural analysis and design. He also develops computational techniques and deterministic models to address multiscale, multiphysics and multiphase coupling challenges across engineering disciplines.

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Academic Qualifications: 

  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2004.
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Leeds (with ORSAS scholarship), 2011.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 


Research Interests: 

Composite materials, manufacturing and structures

  • Failure prediction of composites (FRP and coating);
  • Robot-assisted additive manufacturing of thermoplastic and thermoset composites;
  • Cellular and lightweight composite structures;
  • Digital composites;

Computational Engineering

  • Particle methods based modelling of fluid-solid interaction ;
  • Finite/discrete element based multiscale modelling of damage and failure;
  • Thermo-mechanical, electro-mechanical multiphysics modelling.

Further Information: 

I welcome talented PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows and academic/industrial visitors from various engineering disciplines to work on composites engineering and computational engineering. 

There are various scholarship opportunities at Edinburgh, click the links below for more details:

CSC-Edinburgh scholarship

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships​

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

University of Edinburgh scholarships

Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) scholarships

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics