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Name: Jiayao Ma
Gender: Male
Talent plan:
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
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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Academic achievement:

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. 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)
3. 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)

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