报告题目：An overview of multifunctional composite research at Queen Mary University of London
报告人：Zhang Han 博士
报告人简介：Dr. Han Zhang is a Lecturer in Materials Science at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London. Han is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).He obtained his BEng degree from Beihang University (formerly known as BUAA), and MEng degree from Queen Mary University of London. Han is the recipient of the 2010 R H Craven Award, a UK national award from the Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining (IOM3) for the best graduate in the country with excellence in polymer materials. During his PhD study with full scholarship from the EU, Han was working on a multi-disciplinary project to develop hierarchical multifunctional composites together with academic and industrial partners including University of Cambridge, KU Leuven, EADS and Airbus. Later he worked as a postdoctoral researcher, leading several research projects funded by the EU, the UK government, as well as industries. His current research areas mainly focus on smart multifunctional materials, hierarchical composites and nanomaterials. The multifunctionalities in composites he is interested including strain and damage sensing, self-healing without degrading original mechanical properties, integrated energy harvesting and storage, and sustainable manufacturing based on self-regulating heating. Han has experience from design and processing to advanced characterisations and interpretation of polymer and composite materials, with more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Advanced Functional Materials, Composites Science and Technology, ACS Nano and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Han is the Senior Scientist in Composites at Nanoforce Technology Limited, a spin-out company wholly owned by QMUL to bridge the gap between academia and industry. Currently, Han is also the Admissions Tutor of Division of Materials Engineering within the School of Engineering and Materials Science.
报告摘要：An overview of our research activities on multifunctional composite materials at Queen Mary University of London will be provided in this talk. From nano-engineered hierarchical design, industrial feasible manufacturing, to various aspects of performance including mechanical, electrical and thermal properties will be covered.The multifunctionalities of our hierarchical composites mainly include the strain and damage sensing for structural health monitoring; self-healing/easy repairing without degrading original mechanical performance; integrated energy harvesting and storage, and sustainable and safe out-of-oven manufacturing based on self-regulating heating.