Dr Yi Qiu is Associate Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.
Yi Qiu received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and MSc degree in Vibration Engineering in 1985. He was subsequently appointed as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in Southwest Jiaotong University, PRC. In 1987 he became a Research Engineer at the National Research Institute of Construction Machinery in Tianjin working on heavy vehicle seating dynamics and ride comfort. He was awarded Outstanding Young Scientist by the Ministry of Machinery and Electronics, PRC in 1991 and received Tianjin Young Scientist Award from Tianjin Municipality in 1992.
He was a Visiting Scholar during 1993 and 1994 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield. He obtained his PhD for research on nonlinear material constitutive modelling and finite element analysis at the University of Sheffield. This was followed by a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College, London, on the development of nonlinear finite element methods and adaptive composite delamination modelling. In 2000 he joined the Human Factors Research Unit at ISVR as a Research Fellow continuing his research on biodynamics and vehicle seating dynamics. He moved to Jaguar and Land Rover in 2002 consulting on vehicle dynamics modelling and ride analysis. He was employed as a senior Vehicle Control System Engineer by TRW Automotives working on electric power steering system from 2005 until re-joining ISVR as a lecturer in April of 2007.
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