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Dr Jason Zheng Jiang wins EPSRC Research Fellowship

Dr Jason Zheng Jiang

23 April 2020

We’re delighted that Dr Jason Zheng Jiang has been awarded a prestigious £1.2M 5-year Research Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Dynamics and control Group researcher, Dr Jason Zheng Jiang has been awarded a 5-year EPSRC Research Fellowship entitled “Multidomain Vibration-Absorber Design”, which will focus on establishing an optimal multidomain vibration-absorber synthesis tool to fully unlock the significant potential of vibration absorber designs.

This EPSRC Fellowship has attracted significant industrial contribution from Atkins, Brecknell Willis and Co Ltd, GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Romax Technology Ltd, SNC-Lavalin (UK) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Through the industrially driven and supported case studies, the superiority of the proposed synthesis tool, and the subsequent design improvements, will be demonstrated. This Fellowship will focus on solving critical challenges in three infrastructure sectors, i.e. the alleviation of wind- and wave-induced loads to wind turbines (wind energy sector); the mitigation of environmental- and human-induced oscillations in buildings and bridges (civil structure sector); the enhancement of vehicle-track and pantograph-catenary interactions (rail sector).

Dr Jason Zheng Jiang explains that: “The developed absorber synthesis tool will be applicable to solving the dynamic performance challenges in a wide range of industries, both within wind energy, civil and rail sectors (main focuses of the fellowship), and also other areas such as to improve the dynamic performance of industrial robotics and autonomous vehicles. I look forward to working with collaborators from both academia and industry to establish a world leading capability in this challenging and important field.

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