Dr Han Zhang
MEng, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, CEng, CSci, MIMMM

 
Dr Zhang
Position: Lecturer in Materials Science
Admissions Tutor of Division of Materials Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2726
Email: han.zhang@qmul.ac.uk
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Expertise: My current research areas mainly focus on smart multifunctional materials, hierarchical composites and nanomaterials. The multifunctionalities in composites I am interested including strain and damage sensing, self-healing with preserved mechanical properties, integrated energy harvesting and storage, and sustainable manufacturing based on self-regulating heating. My experiences cover from design and processing to advanced characterisation and interpretation of polymer and composite materials.
Research keywords: Multifunctional composites, Nanocomposites, Sustainable manufacturing, Self-healing & Easy repairing, Smart materials.
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Affiliations: Fellow of Higher Education Academy;
Chartered Engineer;
Chartered Scientist;
Professional Member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining.

Brief Biography

Dr. Han Zhang is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London. His 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 with preserved mechanical properties, energy storage integration, and energy-efficient 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 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals including Advanced Functional Materials, Composites Science and Technology, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Han is the recipient of the 2010 RH Craven Award from Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining (IOM3) for his excellence in polymer materials. Han is also the Senior Scientist in Composites at Nanoforce Technology Limited, a spin-out company wholly owned by QMUL.