Hongmei Xu, born in 1979, PhD of engineering, master tutor. Currently, her research is mainly directed to ergonomic performance as well as vibration and noise control of motor vehicles and agricultural machinery equipments. In recent years, Dr. Xu has been mainly focused on two important agricultural machinery equipments, wheeled tractors and grain combine harvesters, as the research objects. She has made comprehensive use of mechanical vibration theory, multi-body dynamics, action element analysis, finite element method and virtual prototype dynamic simulation to systematically study the vibration and manipulation comfort of agricultural machinery equipments, as well as the vibration transmission characteristics of the hand-arm system of the operating personnel of agricultural equipment. Dr. Xu has made great progress in the dynamic modeling of human-machine-road coupling system, quantitative analysis and comprehensive evaluation of the operation comfort of agricultural machinery equipments, and the biomechanical and vibration modeling of the arm system of the operators, which is of great scientific significance and practical values.
Dr. Xu has published more than 30 academic papers as the first author or corresponding author, including 20 SCI/EI papers. Besides, she has presided over one project supported by the National Science Foundation of China for Young Talent, two projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, one project supported by the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China, two projects supported by the Basic Scientific Research of Central Universities, and three cooperation projects with public institution. Besides, she has successfully applied for one National Invention Patent, six National Utility Model Patents, and three software copyrights. She is currently a member of the expert committee for the completely mechanical production of main crops in Hubei Province, and a reviewer of the National Natural Science Foundation of China as well as the Journal of Huazhong Agricultural University and Journal of Jiangsu University.