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Dr Han Xing Zhu

Dr Han Xing Zhu

Reader

School of Engineering

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

Overview

Hanxing works on the mechanical/physical properties/behaviours of different types of materials/structures.  He is a member of the Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials in the Cardiff School of Engineering, and the tutor of PhD students in disciplines of the Architectural, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.  He did his PhD in Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham University. Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Engineering, he worked as a research associate at Cambridge University.

His 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

He 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 3000 times (Google Scholar), 2400 times (Scopus) or (SCI), and his H-index is 26 (Google Scholar),  24 (Scopus) or (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, Bristol 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.,  Scitific Reports. 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
  • Applied Materials Today
  • Acta Materialia
  • Acta Biomaterialia
  • Scientific Reports
  • Soft Matter
  • Scientific Data
  • ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physical Biology
  • J. Biomechanics
  • Smart Materials Structures
  • Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  • 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.
  • Biomimetics
  • Comoutational Materials Science
  • J. Comput. Materials
  • Surface Coatings Technology
  • Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • 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.
  • Textile Research Journal
  • Acta Mechanica
  • 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

Biography

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

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Regulation of stem cell differentiation by modelling and turning of stiffness of nanofibrous scaffoldsZhu HEPSRC740001/10/2012 - 31/03/2013
Laser nanoscale manufacturing (LASER NAMI) - networkZhu HEuropean Commission (FP7)7527601/09/2010 - 31/08/2013
Size-dependent elastic properties of honeycombsZhu, H XRoyal Academy of Engineering60008/08/2010 - 13/08/2010
Micro and nanocrystalline functionally graded materials for transport applicationKarihaloo BL, Kulasegaram S, Zhu HEuropean Commission (FP7)15360201/02/2010 - 31/01/2013

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-SIZED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURESZHANG HongchaoGraduatePhD
INVESTIGATION OF THE LIGHT HARVESTING PERFORMANCE OF ARTIFICIAL BIOMATERIALS.DING LiangGraduatePhD
DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERICAL ALGORITHM FOR COMPRESSIBLE TWO-PHASE FLOWS AND ITS APPLICATION TO AEROBREAKUP.LI QijieGraduatePhD
Mechanical properties of transversely isotropic fibre network compositesLIN XiudeGraduatePhD

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

MA Yan HuiGraduatePhD
 Soft tissue modelling and facial movement simulation using finite element methodLU YongtaoGraduatePhD
Renovation and optimization of existing district heating networks: towards smart low carbon thermal gridsLI YuGraduate

PhD

MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-STRUCTURED COMPOSITES.ZHANG ZhengyangGraduatePhD
Biomechanics

Chen Xindong

GraduatePhD
Mechanical properties of biomaterials

Wang Xiaobo

SubmittedPhD
Nanosecond laser processing of engineering materials

Jiao Yang

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

Markov Petar

Graduate

PhD

Automatic BIM models conversation

Ali  Khudhair

Current

PhD

Concrete Materials

Xiong Zeyu

Current

PhD