Researcher biography

Dr Xiaohan Yang is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Civil Engineering of UQ. He received PhD in Mineral Resources Engineering at the University of Wollongong in 2021. During his PhD, Xiaohan has investigated the energy and mechanical mechanisms behind the fracture of brittle rocks under stress. By quantitatively defining the energy scale of underground dynamic effects, he has produced an important scientific reference to inform both the design and verification of protective devices and other control measures. Prior to his arrival at UOW, Xiaohan earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering at the China University of Mining and Technology in 2016. Xiaohan has now set his sights on analysing rock/shotcrete failure under extreme conditions. The exploration will lead to more sustainable underground mining, contributing to a circular economy.