Dr Xiaohan Yang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


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 and tunneling engineering, contributing to a circular economy.

Research Interests

  • Glass Shotcrete
  • Coal and Rock Bursts
  • Mining Dynamic Hazards
  • Rock Dynamic Fragmentation


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Mining, China University of Mining and Technology


  • Yao, Gang, Wang, Guifeng, Tan, Lihai, Zhang, Yinfeng, Wang, Ruizhi and Yang, Xiaohan (2024). Fracture evolution and mechanical properties of mortar containing different inclusions. Applied Sciences, 14 (8) 3166. doi: 10.3390/app14083166

  • Tan, Lihai, Yang, Xiaohan and Qiao, Ming (2024). Fragmentation energy calculation model of coal crushed by impact load. International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print), 1-15. doi: 10.1080/19392699.2024.2334388

  • Zhang, Yijin, Kamiya, Keisuke, Yamamoto, Takato, Sakano, Masato, Yang, Xiaohan, Masubuchi, Satoru, Okazaki, Shota, Shinokita, Keisuke, Chen, Tongmin, Aso, Kohei, Yamada-Takamura, Yukiko, Oshima, Yoshifumi, Watanabe, Kenji, Taniguchi, Takashi, Matsuda, Kazunari, Sasagawa, Takao, Ishizaka, Kyoko and Machida, Tomoki (2023). Symmetry Engineering in Twisted Bilayer WTe2. Nano Letters, 23 (20), 9280-9286. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c02327

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Yang, Xiaohan, Serati, Mehdi and Buddery, Paul (2023). Brittle-ductile transition in coal pillar failures. 2023 Resource Operators Conference (ROC 2023), Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 9-10 February 2023. Wollongong, NSW, Australia: University of Wollongong.