Dr Jie Yang

Dr Jie Yang

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics


  • BSc (Imperial College London)
  • PhD (University of Manchester)


Jie Yang joined the University of Hull in January 2021 as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. She has a PhD in Systems Biology from the University of Manchester, UK, and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Imperial College London, UK. Her principal research interests involve the use of applied mathematics for biological applications.

Jie was awarded a NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists of 400,000 RMB as PI on a project entitled “An investigation into predictive modelling of the impact of air pollution on China’s disease burden” (Project code: 21750110446) and a NSFC-DFG International Joint Research Programme grant of 2.088 Million RMB as Co-I on a project entitled “Investigation on gas-liquid-solid three phase flow coupled with meso-scale solid-bubble interactions, solid-liquid turbulence and bubble induced turbulence in bubble column reactors" (Project code: 21761132026).

Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics/ Statistics at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). Her other previous work experience includes working as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore investigating the spread of Zika and respiratory diseases, a Research Associate at Imperial College London studying helminth treatment strategies and a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter investigating biofuel production through the use of mathematical modelling.


Chung, C.Y., Yang, J., He, J., Yang, X., Hubbard, R., He, T., Ji, D. (2021) “An investigation into the impact of variations of ambient air pollution and meteorological factors on lung cancer mortality in Yangtze River Delta”. Science of The Total Environment, 779, 146427.

Liu, L., Yang, X., Yang, J., Li, G., Liu, L., Guo, Y., Xue, C. (2021) “Modelling of turbulent shear controllable co-precipitation synthesis of lithium ion battery cathode precursor micro-particles in a Taylor-Couette flow reactor with variable configurations of inner cylinder”. Chemical Engineering Journal, 411, 128571.

Liu, L., Yang, X., Yang, J., Li, G., Guo, Y. (2021) “Effect of Hydrodynamic Heterogeneity on Micromixing in a Taylor-Couette Flow Reactor with Lobed Inner Cylinder”, AIChE Journal, 67(7), e17225.

Guo, Y., Yang, X., Li, G., Yang, J., Liu, L., Chen, L., Li, B. (2021) “Shear Turbulence Controllable Synthesis of Aggregated Nano-Particles Using a Swirling Vortex Flow Reactor Assisted by Ultrasound Irradiation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 405, 126914.

Long, S., Yang, J., Huang, X., Li, G., Shi, W., Sommerfeld, M., Yang, X. (2020) “Large-eddy simulation of gas-liquid two-phase flow and mass transfer in a bubble column reactor using a modified sub-grid scale model with consideration of bubble-eddy interaction”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 161. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.120240

Shi, W., Yang, X., Sommerfeld, M., Yang, J., Cai, X., Li, G. (2020) “A Modified bubble breakage and coalescence model accounting the effect of bubble-induced turbulence for CFD-PBM modelling of bubble column bubbly flows”, Flow, Turbulence and Combustions, 105, 1197-1229. DOI: 10.1007/s10494-020-00163-9.

Shi, W., Yang, X., Sommerfeld, M., Yang, J., Cai, X., Li, G., Zong, Y., (2019) “Modelling of Mass Transfer for Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Bubble Column Reactor with a Bubble Breakage Model Considering Bubble-Induced Turbulence”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 371, 470-485 (Awarded the UNNC 2019 Distinguished Publication Award).

Shi, W., Li, G., Yang, J., Zong, Y., Yang, X. (2019) “CFD-PBM Modelling of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Bubble Column Reactors with an Improved Breakup Kernel Accounting for Bubble Shape Variations”, Heat Transfer Engineering, 41,14-15.

Shi, W., Yang, J., Li, G., Yang, X., Zong, Y., Cai, X. (2018) “Modelling of breakage rate and bubble size distribution in bubble columns accounting for bubble shape variations”, Chemical Engineering Science, 187, 391-405.

Yang, J. (2018) “Dynamic Health Risk Mapping and Predictive Modelling of the Impact of Metereological Fluctuations on Air Pollution in Yangtze River Delta”, 10th International Aerosol Conference (IAC 2018, St. Louis, Missouri, USA).

Shi, W., Yang, J., Li, G., Zong, Y., Yang, X. (2018) “Modelling of Bubbly Flow in Bubble Column Reactors with an Improved Breakup Kernel Accounting for Bubble Shape Variations”, Heat and Mass Transfer – Volume 1, IntechOpen.

Chen, L., Yang, X., Li, G., Yang, J., Wen, C., Li, X., Snape, C. (2017) “Dynamic modelling of fluidisation in gas-solid bubbling fluidised beds”, Powder Technology, 322, 461-470.

Shi, W., Li, G., Yang, J., Zong, Y., Yang, X. (2017) “CFD-PBM modelling of gas-liquid two-phase flow in bubble column reactors with an improved breakup kernel accounting for bubble shape variations”, 13th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT 2017, awarded “Outstanding Paper Award”).

Dickens, B.L., Yang, J. (joint first author), Cook, A.R., Carrasco, L.R. (2016) “Time to Empower Release of Insects Carrying a Dominant Lethal and Wolbachia Against Zika”, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3(2), DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw103.

Anderson, R.M., Turner, H.C., Farrell, S.H., Yang, J., Truscott, J.E. (2015) “What is required in terms of mass drug administration to interrupt the transmission of schistosome parasites in regions of endemic infection?”, Parasites and Vectors, 8(553), DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1157-y.

Yang, J., Truscott, J.E., Anderson, R.M. (2015) “How effective is school-based deworming on impacting the burden and prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomes?”, The British Society For Parasitology 2015 Spring Meeting (BSP 2015, Liverpool, UK).

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Mathematical Biology

Research interests

Mathematical Biology

Membership/Fellowship of professional body