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Dr Han Xing Zhu

Dr Han Xing Zhu

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
zhuh3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4824
Location:
S/0.21

Hanxing Zhu is a senior lecturer in Mechanics of Materials and member of the Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials in the Cardiff School of Engineering. Dr Zhu did his PhD in Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham University (Oct. 1994 – July 1997). Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Engineering, he worked as a research associate at Cambridge University (1997-2003).

Dr Zhu`s research involves theoretical analysis, computational simulation and experimental measurements.  His research interests mainly focus on the mechanical and physical properties of materials and structures, including

  • Cellular/porous materials
  • Biological materials and hierarchical materials
  • Nano-materials
  • Composite materials
  • Fibrous materials
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Light-harvesting
  • Functional materials

Dr Zhu has authored/co-authored over 100 publications.   Many of his research papers are published in top mechanics journals (e.g., J. Mech. Phys. Solids;  Int. J. Plasticity; J. Biomechanics), top materials journals (e.g., Advanced Materials; Acta Materialia; Carbon; 2D Materials), and top energy journals (e.g., Energy & Environmental Science; Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews).   His research papers are cited over 2500 times and his H-index is 23 (Google Scholar), 22 (Researchgate),  22 (Scopus) or 21 (SCI). Dr Zhu delivered many invited research presentations at universities/institutes (e.g., National Centre of Nano Sci. & Tech. of China,  Peking Univ.,  Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.,  Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Fraunhofer Institute, Glasgow Univ.).  He has been a scientific commitee memeber of many international conferences, and orgnised and chaired many international conference sessions.  He was invited to make plenary (e.g. 2nd International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods for composite materials and structures, Wuhan, China, May 2017) and keynote (e.g., 23rd ICTAM, Beijing, August, 2012;  6th European Congress of Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, UK, June 2018) presentations at international conferences.  Dr Zhu is a member of the EPSRC peer-reviewer college.  He has acted as an external PhD examiner for many universities, e.g., Imperial College, Manchester University, Glasgow University. He served as Lead Guest Editor for a special edition of the journal Advances in Condensed Matter Physics (2014) and is an editorial board member for a few international journals, e.g.,  World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering;  Scitific Reports; Journal of Advances in nanomaterials;  Journal of Nanoscience:  Current Research. Dr Zhu is a reviewer of papers for many  prestige international journals including all the top solid mechanics journals and many top materials journals, e.g.,

  • Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
  • International Journal of Plasticity
  • Acta Materialia
  • Acta Biomaterialia
  • Scientific Reports
  • Soft Matter
  • ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physical Biology
  • J. Biomechanics
  • Smart Materials Structures
  • J. Applied Physics
  • Philosphical Magazine
  • Int. J. Materials Science
  • Materials Science & Engineering A
  • J. Mech. Behavior of Biomedical Materials
  • International Journal of Mechanical Science
  • ACS Appli. Mater. & Interface
  • Phys. Lett. A
  • Composite Structures
  • Materials and Design
  • J. Micromechanics & Microengineering
  • Applied Mech. and Math.
  • J. Materials Design and Application
  • Int. J.  Impact Eng.
  • European Journal of Mechanics
  • J. Micromech. & Microeng.
  • J. Comput. Materials
  • Surface Coatings Technology
  • J. Mater. Sci. Tech.
  • ASME J. Eng. Mater. Tech.
  • International Journal of nanomanufacturing
  • Computer Physics Communications
  • Computational Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
  • J. Texture Studies
  • Int. J. Nonlinear Mechanics
  • Int. J. for Num. Meth. in Biomedical Eng.
  • J. Phys. D.
  • J. Bionic Eng.
  • Science China
  • Acta Mech Solida Sinica
  • Applied Math. Modelling
  • J. Mech. Sci. Tech.
  • J. Nano Manufacturing
  • Adv. Mater. Sci. Eng.
  • Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Eng. Comput. Mech.
  • Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

Dr Zhu did his PhD in Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham University (Oct. 1994 -- July 1997).  Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Engineering, he worked as a research associate at Cambridge University (1997-2003).  His research involves theoretical anaysis, computational simulation and experimental measurements.  His research interests mainly focus on the mechanical and physical properties/behaviours of materials and structures, including cellular/porous materials, biological materials, nano-structured and hierarchical materials, composite materials, fibrous materials, functional materials, fracture mechanics, and energy harvesting.

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Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Regulation of stem cell differentiation by modelling and turning of stiffness of nanofibrous scaffolds Zhu H EPSRC 7400 01/10/2012 - 31/03/2013
Laser nanoscale manufacturing (LASER NAMI) - network Zhu H European Commission (FP7) 75276 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2013
Size-dependent elastic properties of honeycombs Zhu, H X Royal Academy of Engineering 600 08/08/2010 - 13/08/2010
Micro and nanocrystalline functionally graded materials for transport application Karihaloo BL, Kulasegaram S, Zhu H European Commission (FP7) 153602 01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-SIZED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES ZHANG Hongchao Graduate PhD
INVESTIGATION OF THE LIGHT HARVESTING PERFORMANCE OF ARTIFICIAL BIOMATERIALS. DING Liang Graduate PhD
DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERICAL ALGORITHM FOR COMPRESSIBLE TWO-PHASE FLOWS AND ITS APPLICATION TO AEROBREAKUP. LI Qijie Current PhD
Mechanical properties of transversely isotropic fibre network composites LIN Xiude Graduate PhD

The Mechanical Properties of a Three-Dimensional Stochastic Fibrous Network with Cross-linking

MA Yan Hui Graduate PhD
 Soft tissue modelling and facial movement simulation using finite element method LU Yongtao Graduate PhD
Renovation and optimization of existing district heating networks: towards smart low carbon thermal grids LI Yu Graduate

PhD

MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-STRUCTURED AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS. ZHANG Zhengyang Current PhD
Modelling the Mechanical Properties and behaviours of Living Cells

Chen Xindong

Current PhD
Mechanical properties of nano-structured composites

Wang Xiaobo

Current PhD
Nanosecond laser processing of engineering materials

Jiao Yang

Current PhD
Gaining cellular control of ocular biomechanics – a potential route to the treatment of eye disease

Markov Petar

Current

PhD

Automatic BIM models conversation

Ali  Khudhair

Current

PhD