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Name: Jiayao Ma
Gender: Male
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Professional title: Associate Professor
Institution: Department of Mechanical Engineering Specialty: Structural Engineering
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Office: Room 223, Building No. 37
Education: 2007.10-2011.05 DPhil (PhD) in Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2003.09-2007.06 BEng in Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Academic experience: 2015.10-Present Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, selected as one of Tianjin "1000 Youth Talents Plan”
2011.08-2015.09 Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

Research interest: Origami structures, Deployable structures, Thin-walled energy absorption devices, Minimally invasive medical foldables


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Research projects: 2016.01-2019.12, Fundamental theory and rigid-flexible transformation principle of deployable braided mechanism for precise minimally invasive surgical instrument, funded by NSFC, project No. 51575377, principle investigator.

Selected publications: 1. Feng H, Peng R, Ma J, Chen Y*, Rigid foldability of generalized triangle twist origami pattern and its derived 6R linkages, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2018, 10(5): 051003-051003-13. (doi: 10.1115/1.4040439)
2. Feng H, Ma J, Chen Y*, You Z, Twist of tubular mechanical metamaterials based on waterbomb origami, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8(1): 9522.(doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27877-1)
3. Ma J, Song J, Chen Y*, An Origami-inspired Structure with Graded Stiffness, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 136 (2018), 134–142.(doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.12.026)
4. Ma J, Hou D,Chen Y*, You Z, Peak stress relief of cross folding origami, Thin-Walled Structures, 123(2018), 155-161. (doi:10.1016/j.tws.2017.11.025)
5. Ma J., Hou D., Chen Y., and You Z. (2016) Quasi-static axial crushing of thin-walled tubes with a kite-shape rigid origami pattern: numerical simulation, Thin-Walled Structures, 100, 38–47. (doi:10.1016/j.tws.2015.11.023)
6. Chen Y., Feng H., Ma J., Peng R., You Z. (2016) Symmetric waterbomb origami, Proceedings of the Royal Society A-Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 472: 20150846. (
7. Yang F., Chen Y., Kang R., Ma J. (2016) Truss transformation method to obtain the non-overconstrained forms of 3D overconstrained linkages, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 102, 149–166. (doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2016.04.005)
8. Ma, J., You, Z., Peach, T., Byrne J., and Rizkallah R. (2015) A new flow diverter stent for direct treatment of intracranial aneurysm, Journal of Biomechanics, 48(16), 4206-4213, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.10.024.
9. Ma, J. and You, Z. (2013) Energy absorption of thin-walled square tubes with a pre-folded origami pattern part I: geometry and numerical simulation, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 81(1), DOI: 10.1115/1.4024405.
10. Ma, J. and You, Z. (2013) Energy absorption of thin-walled beams with a pre-folded origami pattern, Thin-Walled Structures, 73, 198-206, doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2013.08.001.
11. Ma, J., You, Z., Byrne J., and Rizkallah R. (2013) Design and mechanical properties of a novel cerebral flow diverter stent, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(5), 960-970, doi: 10.1007/s10439-013-0967-3.

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