Dr Dongmin Yang


Dongmin Yang is a Lecturer in Structural and Materials Engineering at Leeds. His current research interests lie in two areas: 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 technology and advanced structural analysis and design, with an aim to develop next-generation composites for aerospace, automotive and energy industries. He also develops computational techniques and deterministic models to address multiscale, multiphysics and multiphase coupling challenges across engineering disciplines.


  • Academic Leader, X-ray micro-CT at Leeds (UKCRIC)
  • Deputy Leader, Materials and Structures Research Group
  • Leader, Centre for Computational Engineering (CCE)

Research interests

Composite materials, manufacturing and structures

  • Failure prediction of composites (FRP and coating);
  • Additive manufacturing of thermoplastic composites;
  • Cellular and lightweight composite structures;
  • FRP reinforced masonry/concrete structures.

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.


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

Professional memberships

  • CEng, MIMechE, FHEA

Research groups and institutes

  • Robotics at Leeds
  • Institute of Functional Surfaces
  • Materials and Structures
  • Centre for Computational Engineering

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study.

Projects currently available: