Xiaohan studied Material Processing and Controlling Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University (China), focusing on magnesium alloy and obtaining the degree of Bachelor of Engineering. She has completed a MSc in Advanced Engineering Material at The University of Manchester, where her focus was the stability of austenite in bearing steel. Xiaohan has recently joined the LightForm for a PhD at The University of Manchester focusing on texture of hot formed titanium alloy measured by various techniques.