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Professor Chris Bailey

Group Director, Professor in Computational Mechanics and Reliability
E-mail: c.bailey@gre.ac.uk

Professor Chris Bailey obtained his degree in mathematics, statistics and computing (1984) and his PhD is computational modelling (2008) from Thames Polytechnic. He then joined Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, as a research fellow within the Department of Materials Science from 1988–91. After returning to the UK he joined the University of Greenwich as a senior research fellow and in 2001 he obtained a professorship in computational mechanics and reliability.

Professor Bailey is Director of the Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group at the University of Greenwich, managing a team of 12 academic staff, research fellows and PhD students. The group focuses its research efforts on the development of design and modelling tools for predicting the performance, reliability and maintainability of engineering processes, components and systems. This includes the development of software tools such as PHYSICA, ROMARA and Powerlife.

Professor Bailey is a member of the NAFEMS Multi-Physics Modelling working group, represents Europe on the board of governors of IEEE-CPMT, is a member of the INEMI Roadmap team, chair of the UK&RI IEEE CPMT/Reliability chapter, and an associate editor of IEEE CPMT Transactions. He is also a member of a number of IEEE conference committees, including EuroSime, ESTC and EPTC. He has published over 200 papers in the field of modelling and reliability of micro-technology based processes and products and consults with a number of companies worldwide. He is also an executive member of the EPSRC-funded Innovative Electronics Manufacturing Research Centre.

Professor Bailey's research interests include computational mechanics and reliability and the development of software tools that can be exploited by both large and small organisations.

Dr Hua Lu

Reader in Computational Physics
E-mail: h.lu@gre.ac.uk

Dr Hua Lu joined the University of Greenwich in October 1995 from the University of Sheffield where he was employed as a post-doctoral researcher working on statistical physics and micro-magnetism and computer modelling of hydrogen diffusion in amorphous alloys.

Dr Lu is a senior member of IEEE and has been a keynote presenter at numerous conferences including ICEPT-2013 (China) and JCME-ICMS-2012 (Kobe, Japan). He has authored and co-authored over 45 journal papers and has published a large number of papers in a similar number of international conference proceedings.

Dr Lu's research interests include finite element analysis, reliability analysis of electronics devices and computer modelling of nano-materials. Within the research group, Dr Lu is leading the development of multi-physics and multi-scale modelling, and physics-of-failure analysis of micro and nano-materials and components.

Dr Stoyan Stoyanov

Reader in Computational Engineering and Optimisation
E-mail: s.stoyanov@gre.ac.uk

Dr Stoyan Stoyanov joined the University of Greenwich in 1995 where he completed his PhD in optimisation modelling for microelectronics design. He has worked on a number of government and industry funded projects and in 2010 was promoted to the position of reader in computational optimisation and engineering.

Dr Stoyanov is a member of the IEEE and a member of the organising committee for the IEEE international spring seminar on electronics technology which is held every year in Eastern Europe. In 2008, Dr Stoyanov received the University of Greenwich Early Career Research Excellence Award. He has also received a number of best paper awards at international conferences, including ICEPT-2010 (China) for his paper titled: A modelling and experimental analysis of the no-flow under fill process for flip-chip assembly.

Dr Stoyanov's research interests include design optimisation, robustness validation, computational intelligence and engineering reliability. Within the research group he is leading the work on computational intelligence, prognostics and health management for both components and systems, and the development of software tools such as ROMARA.

Dr Nadia Strusevich

Research Scientist and Lecturer in Computational Mathematics
E-mail: n.strusevich@gre.ac.uk

Dr Nadia Strusevich joined the University of Greenwich in 2000 and worked on a number of government- and industry-funded projects as a research assistant. In 2009 she registered for a PhD which was supported under the government funded project, ASPECT. In 2013 she was awarded her PhD and was promoted to the position of lecturer.

Dr Strusevich has published over 40 journal and conference papers. Her research interests include numerical modelling of physical processes. Within the research group Dr Strusevich contributes her expertise in multi-physics modelling of micro-systems.

Dr Mayur Patel

Centre Co-director

Dr Mayur Patel is a reader in computational fluid dynamics and leads the fluid dynamics efforts within the research group, in particular micro-fluidics.

He started his research career as one of the first PhD students within the centre. His current portfolio of projects within CMRG includes the modelling of micro-fluidic behaviour in micro-engineered components that separate or mix liquids, such as blood, for analysis. He is also active within all other research groups within the centre.

Dr Tim Tilford

Dr Tilford joined the university in 1999 as a PhD student working on Eulerian-Lagrangian Multidomain methods for multiphysics simulations. He has been a Research Fellow since 2002 and has worked on a large number of projects including the EPSRC/IeMRC funded Power Electronics Flagship project, and the EPSRC/EU funded FAMOBS projects.

E-mail: t.tilford@gre.ac.uk

Dr Chunyan Yin

Research Scientist & Lecturer in Computational Reliability
E-mail: c.yin@gre.ac.uk

Dr Chunyan Yin joined the University of Greenwich in September 2002 as a PhD research student. Previously, she studied at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China for her BEng and MEng degrees in material engineering, and worked at City University of Hong Kong as a research assistant undertaking research into the failures of microelectronic components.

After completing her PhD in 2007, Dr Yin worked on a number of government- and industry-funded projects developing models to predict the reliability of micro and power electronic components. Dr Yin's research interests are in thermo-mechanical modelling, physics-of-failure analysis, and prognostics and health management.

Dr Pushpa Rajaguru

E-mail: p.rajaguru@gre.ac.uk

Research students

James Clare

Physics of failure, power electronics
E-mail: j.p.clare@gre.ac.uk

Ahsanul Kabir

Prognostics algorithms, power electronics
E-mail: a.kabir@gre.ac.uk

Catherine Tonry

Microfluidics, electromagnetics
E-mail: c.e.tonry@gre.ac.uk

Xiaoxin Zhu

Multi-physics modelling, metal migration
E-mail: x.zhu@gre.ac.uk

Elisha Kamara

Inverse modelling, thermo-mechanical analysis
E-mail: e.kamira@gre.ac.uk

Visiting professors

Professor Nihal Sinnadurai

Reliability and failure analysis

Professor Peter Mason

Prognostics algorithms, power electronics

Computational Mechanics and Reliability Group is part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.