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Dr Huijuan Feng

Assistant Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Huijuan Feng is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University. She obtained dual PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from both Université Clermont Auvergne (France) and Tianjin University (China), and BEng degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management from Tianjin University (China). Prior to joining Northumbria University, she was a postdoctoral researcher in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) from 2018 to 2020.

Her research expertise centers on reconfigurable mechanisms and robotics, rigid origami structures and their applications in robotics, deployable structures and metamaterials. She has published 18 papers in high-quality journals and leading conferences in mechanisms, structures and robotics in recent years.

Huijuan Feng

Origami structures, Metamaterials, Deployable structures, Origami robots, Reconfigurable mechanisms and robotics


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  • A Novel Radially Closable Tubular Origami Structure (RC-ori) for Valves, Ye, S., Zhao, P., Zhao, Y., Kavousi, F., Feng, H., Hao, G. 26 Aug 2022, In: Actuators
  • A toy-inspired kirigami pattern and its kinematic performance by applying mechanisms and machine theory, Lin, W., Chen, K., Gao, Y., Chen, A., Yang, F., Feng, H. 4 Oct 2021, In: Mechanical Sciences
  • Generalized Modeling of Origami Folding Joints, Zhang, H., Feng, H., Huang, J., Paik, J. 1 May 2021, In: Extreme Mechanics Letters
  • Theoretical characterization of a non-rigid-foldable square-twist origami for property programmability, Ma, J., Zang, S., Feng, H., Chen, Y., You, Z. 1 Jan 2021, In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Folding of tubular waterbomb, Ma, J., Feng, H., Chen, Y., Hou, D., You, Z. Apr 2020, In: Research
  • Helical structures with switchable and hierarchical chirality, Feng, H., Lv, W., Ma, J., Chang, W., Chen, Y., Wang, J. May 2020, In: Applied Physics Letters
  • High-order based revelation of bifurcation of novel Schatz-inspired metamorphic mechanisms using screw theory, Kang, X., Feng, H., Dai, J., Yu, H. 1 Oct 2020, In: Mechanism and Machine Theory
  • Programmable stiffness and shape modulation in origami materials: Emergence of a distant actuation feature, Mukhopadhyay, T., Ma, J., Feng, H., Hou, D., Gattas, J., Chen, Y., You, Z. 1 Jun 2020, In: Applied Materials Today
  • Rigid foldability and mountain-valley crease assignments of square-twist origami pattern, Feng, H., Peng, R., Zang, S., Ma, J., Chen, Y. 1 Oct 2020, In: Mechanism and Machine Theory
  • 广义Waterbomb折纸管的刚性折叠运动特性, Feng, H., Ma, J., Chen, Y. 17 Nov 2020, In: Jixie Gongcheng Xuebao/Journal of Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD February 08 2019
  • Mechanical Engineering PhD June 26 2018
  • Construction Managment BSc (Hons) June 21 2012
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) June 21 2012

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