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Dr Han Zhang


Key Publications

All Publications


    • Dong M, Zhang H, Tzounis L, Santagiuliana G, Bilotti E and Papageorgiou DG (2021). "Multifunctional epoxy nanocomposites reinforced by two-dimensional materials: A review." Carbon  vol. 185, 57-81.
    • Zhang X, Jiang X, Qu S, Zhang H, Yang W and Lu W (2021). "Effects of ultrasonication on the microstructures and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube films and their based composites." Elsevier  Composites Science and Technology  109136-109136.
    • Carrola M, Asadi A, Zhang H, Papageorgiou DG, Bilotti E and Koerner H (2021). "Best of Both Worlds: Synergistically Derived Material Properties via Additive Manufacturing of Nanocomposites." Advanced Functional Materials  vol. 31, (46)
    • Le B, Kernin A, Khaliq J, Fu G, Huo D, Bilotti E, Zhang H and Shyha I (2021). "Micro-end-milling of carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy nanocomposites manufactured using three roll mill technique." Journal of Manufacturing Processes  vol. 70, 307-320.
    • Tao Y, Ren M, Zhang H and Peijs T (2021). "Recent progress in acoustic materials and noise control strategies – A review." Applied Materials Today  vol. 24,
    • Fan X, Wang F, Gao Q, Zhang Y, Huang F, Xiao R, Qin J, Zhang H, Shi X and Zhang G (2021). "Nature inspired hierarchical structures in nano-cellular epoxy/graphene-Fe3O4 nanocomposites with ultra-efficient EMI and robust mechanical strength." Elsevier  Journal of Materials Science and Technology 
    • Fan X, Gao Q, Gao Y, Zhang G, Huang F, Xiao R, Liu W, Wang F, Qin J, Bilotti E, Zhang H and Shi X (2021). "Microcellular epoxy/graphene nanocomposites with outstanding electromagnetic interference shielding and mechanical performance by overcoming nanofiller loading/dispersion dichotomy." Composites Science and Technology  109000-109000.
    • Wan K, Liu Y, Santagiuliana G, Barandun G, Taroni Junior P, Güder F, Bastiaansen CWM, Baxendale M, Fenwick O, Papageorgiou DG, Krause S, Zhang H and Bilotti E (2021). "Self-powered ultrasensitive and highly stretchable temperature–strain sensing composite yarns." Materials Horizons 
    • Yin X, Li Q, Wang H, Yang W, Zhou X, Zhang H and Lyu W (2021). "Enhancing the reinforcing efficiency in CNT nanocompositesviathe development of pyrene-based active dispersants." Rsc Advances  vol. 11, (39) 23892-23900.
    • Cheng K, Xiong W, Li Y, Tang D, Geng H, Sun M, Hao L, Wang HS and Zhang H (2021). "In-situ deposition of diamond on functionally graded copper scaffold for improved thermal conductivity and mechanical properties." Materials Letters  vol. 299,
    • Liu Y, Zhang H and Bilotti E (2021). "Polymer Nanocomposites for Temperature Sensing and Self‐regulating Heating Devices." Polymer Nanocomposite Materials 
    • He Q, Li X, Zhang J, Zhang H and Briscoe J (2021). "P–N junction-based ZnO wearable textile nanogenerator for biomechanical energy harvesting." Nano Energy  vol. 85,
    • Klayya S, Tawichai N, Intatha U, Zhang H, Bilotti E and Soykeabkaew N (2021). "Tailoring nanofibrillated cellulose through sonication and its potential use in molded pulp packaging." Nanocomposites  vol. 7, (1) 109-122.


    • Meng N, Ren X, Zhu X, Wu J, Yang B, Gao F, Zhang H, Liao Y, Bilotti E, Reece MJ and Yan H (2020). "Multiscale understanding of electric polarization in poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based ferroelectric polymers." Royal Society of Chemistry  Journal of Materials Chemistry C 
    • Sun Z, Wang L, Zhou J, Fan X, Xie H, Zhang H, Zhang G and Shi X (2020). "Influence of polylactide (PLA) stereocomplexation on the microstructure of pla/pbs blends and the cell morphology of their microcellular foams." Mdpi Ag  Polymers  vol. 12, (10) 1-15.
    • Liu Y, Asare E, Porwal H, Barbieri E, Goutianos S, Evans J, Newton M, Busfield JJC, Peijs T, Zhang H and Bilotti E (2020). "The effect of conductive network on positive temperature coefficient behaviour in conductive polymer composites." Elsevier  Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 139,
    • Bhatti MRA, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Bastiaansen CWM and Peijs T (2020). "Photo-thermal actuation of ultra-drawn high-density polyethylene." Elsevier  Polymer  vol. 207,
    • Bhatti MRA, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Varghese S, Verpaalen RCP, Schenning APHJ, Bastiaansen CWM and Peijs T (2020). "Ultra-High Actuation Stress Polymer Actuators as Light-Driven Artificial Muscles." Acs Applied Materials &Amp; Interfaces  vol. 12, (29) 33210-33218.
    • Li Y, Feng Z, Hao L, Huang L, Xin C, Wang Y, Bilotti E, Essa K, Zhang H, Li Z, Yan F and Peijs T (2020). "A Review on Functionally Graded Materials and Structures via Additive Manufacturing: From Multi-Scale Design to Versatile Functional Properties." Advanced Materials Technologies  vol. 5, (6)
    • Lin Y, Cao J, Zhu M, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Bastiaansen CWM and Peijs T (2020). "High-Performance Transparent Laminates Based on Highly Oriented Polyethylene Films." American Chemical Society  Acs Applied Polymer Materials  vol. 2, (6) 2458-2468.
    • Ren X, Meng N, Zhang H, Wu J, Abrahams I, Yan H, Bilotti E and Reece MJ (2020). "Giant energy storage density in PVDF with internal stress engineered polar nanostructures." Elsevier  Nano Energy  vol. 72,
    • Liu Y, van Vliet T, Tao Y, Busfield JJC, Peijs T, Bilotti E and Zhang H (2020). "Sustainable and self-regulating out-of-oven manufacturing of FRPs with integrated multifunctional capabilities." Elsevier  Composites Science and Technology  vol. 190,
    • Rogalski JJ, Zhang H, Yao J, Bastiaansen CWM and Peijs T (2020). "High-modulus rotary jet spun co-polyimide nanofibers and their composites." Nanocomposites  vol. 6, (1) 1-11.
    • Zhang H and Peijs T (2020). "Chapter 9 Multifunctional composites based on hierarchical micro–nanostructures: design, manufacturing, properties, and applications." Fiber-Reinforced Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications 
    • Bellot CM, de Leo G, Zhang H, Kernin A, Scarponi C, Sangermano M, Olivero M, Bilotti E and Salvo M (2020). "Dual in-situ water diffusion monitoring of gfrps based on optical fibres and cnts." Journal of Composites Science  vol. 4, (3)


    • Meng N, Ren X, Santagiuliana G, Ventura L, Zhang H, Wu J, Yan H, Reece MJ and Bilotti E (2019). "Ultrahigh β-phase content poly(vinylidene fluoride) with relaxor-like ferroelectricity for high energy density capacitors." Nature Communications  vol. 10, (1)
    • Wan K, Taroni PJ, Liu Z, Liu Y, Tu Y, Santagiuliana G, Hsia I, Zhang H, Fenwick O, Krause S, Baxendale M, Schroeder BC and Bilotti E (2019). "Flexible and Stretchable Self‐Powered Multi‐Sensors Based on the N‐Type Thermoelectric Response of Polyurethane/Na x (Ni‐ett) n Composites." Wiley  Advanced Electronic Materials  1900582-1900582.
    • Li Y, Feng Z, Huang L, Essa K, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Peijs T and Hao L (2019). "Additive manufacturing high performance graphene-based composites: A review." Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 124,
    • Lin Y, Tu W, Verpaalen RCP, Zhang H, Bastiaansen CWM and Peijs T (2019). "Transparent, Lightweight, and High Strength Polyethylene Films by a Scalable Continuous Extrusion and Solid-State Drawing Process." Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 
    • Feng Z, Li Y, Xin C, Tang D, Xiong W and Zhang H (2019). "Fabrication of Graphene-Reinforced Nanocomposites with Improved Fracture Toughness in Net Shape for Complex 3D Structures via Digital Light Processing." C – Journal of Carbon Research  vol. 5, (2)
    • LIN Y, Patel R, CAO J, TU W, ZHANG H, BILOTTI E, BASTIAANSEN C and PEIJS AA (2019). "Glass-like transparent high strength polyethylene films by tuning drawing temperature." Elsevier  Polymer  vol. 171, 180-191.
    • Kang Y, Chaoli W, Youbei Q, Junwei G, ZHANG H, Ton P, Jie K, Guangchang Z and Xuetao S (2019). "Tissue-Engineered Trachea Consisting of Electrospun Patterned sc-PLA/GO-g-IL Fibrous Membranes with Antibacterial Property and 3D-Printed Skeletons with Elasticity." American Chemical Society  Biomacromolecules 


    • KERNIN A, WAN K, LIU Y, kong J, shi X, BILOTTI E, Peijs T and ZHANG H (2018). "The effect of graphene network formation on the electrical, mechanical, and multifunctional properties of graphene/epoxy nanocomposites." Elsevier  Composites Science and Technology  vol. 169, 224-231.
    • BILOTTI E, LIU Y, ZHANG H, PORWAL H, BUSFIELD J and PEIJS AA (2018). "Pyroresistivity in Conductive Polymer Composites: A Perspective on Recent Advances and New Applications." Wiley  Polymer International 
    • Santagiuliana G, Picot OT, Crespo M, Porwal H, Zhang H, Li Y, Rubini L, Colonna S, Fina A, Barbieri E, Spoelstra AB, Mirabello G, Patterson JP, Botto L, Pugno NM, Peijs T and Bilotti E (2018). "Breaking the Nanoparticle Loading-Dispersion Dichotomy in Polymer Nanocomposites with the Art of Croissant-Making." Acs Nano 
    • Tao Y, Liu Y, Zhang H, Stevens CA, Bilotti E, Peijs T and Busfield JJC (2018). "Smart cord-rubber composites with integrated sensing capabilities by localised carbon nanotubes using a simple swelling and infusion method." Composites Science and Technology  vol. 167, 24-31.
    • Liu F, Kong J, Luo C, Ye F, Luan X, Tian N, Liu Y, Zhang H, Gu J and Tang Y (2018). "High temperature self-healing SiBCN ceramics derived from hyperbranched polyborosilazanes." Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials 
    • Liu Y, Zhang H, Porwal H, Tu W, Wan K, Evans J, Newton M, Busfield JJC, Peijs T and Bilotti E (2018). "Tailored pyroresistive performance and flexibility by introducing a secondary thermoplastic elastomeric phase into graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) filled polymer composites for self-regulating heating devices." Journal of Materials Chemistry C  vol. 6, (11) 2760-2768.
    • Li Y, Zhang H, Liu Y, WANG HS, Huang Z, Peijs T and Bilotti E (2018). "Synergistic Effects of Spray-Coated Hybrid Carbon Nanoparticles for Enhanced Electrical and Thermal Surface Conductivity of CFRP Laminates." Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing 


    • Taroni PJ, SANTAGIULIANA G, WAN K, Calado P, QIU M, ZHANG H, PUGNO N, PALMA M, Stingelin-Stutzmann N, Heeney M, FENWICK O, BAXENDALE M and BILOTTI E (2017). "Toward Stretchable Self-Powered Sensors Based on the Thermoelectric Response of PEDOT:PSS/Polyurethane Blends." Wiley  Advanced Functional Materials 
    • LIU Y, ZHANG H, PORWAL H, TU W, Evans J, NEWTON M, BUSFIELD JJC, Peijs and Bilotti E (2017). "Universal Control on Pyro-resistive Behaviour of Flexible Self-regulating Heating Devices." Wiley  Advanced Functional Materials 
    • Wong D, ZHANG H, BILOTTI E and PEIJS T (2017). "Interlaminar toughening of woven fabric carbon/epoxy composite laminates using hybrid aramid/phenoxy interleaves." Elsevier  Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 101, 151-159.
    • Gao Y, Picot OT, Zhang H, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2017). "Synergistic effects of filler size on thermal annealing-induced percolation in polylactic acid (PLA)/graphite nanoplatelet (GNP) nanocomposites." Nanocomposites  vol. 3, (2) 67-75.
    • Li Y, Zhang H, Huang Z, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2017). "Graphite Nanoplatelet Modified Epoxy Resin for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics with Enhanced Properties." Journal of Nanomaterials  vol. 2017,
    • Zhang H, Liu Y, Huo S, Briscoe J, Tu W, Picot OT, Rezai A, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2017). "Filtration effects of graphene nanoplatelets in resin infusion processes: Problems and possible solutions." Composites Science and Technology  vol. 139, 138-145.
    • ZHANG H, Li Y, porwal H, Huang Z, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2017). "Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal Properties of In-situ Exfoliated Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposites." Elsevier  Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing 


    • Zhang H, Liu Y, Huang M, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2016). "Dissolvable thermoplastic interleaves for carbon nanotube localization in carbon/epoxy laminates with integrated damage sensing capabilities." Sage Publications  Structural Health Monitoring  vol. 17, (1) 59-66.
    • Li Y, Zhang H, Crespo M, Porwal H, Picot O, Santagiuliana G, Huang Z, Barbieri E, Pugno NM, Peijs T and Bilotti E (2016). "In Situ Exfoliation of Graphene in Epoxy Resins: A Facile Strategy to Efficient and Large Scale Graphene Nanocomposites." Acs Appl Mater Interfaces  vol. 8, (36) 24112-24122.
    • Asare E, Basir A, Tu W, Porwal H, Zhang H, Liu Y, Evans J, Newton M, Peijs T and Bilotti E (2016). "Effect of mixed fillers on positive temperature coefficient of conductive polymer composites." Nanocomposites  vol. 2, (2) 58-64.
    • Li Y, Porwal H, Huang Z, Zhang H, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2016). "Enhanced Thermal and Electrical Properties of Polystyrene-Graphene Nanofibers via Electrospinning." Journal of Nanomaterials  vol. 2016,
    • Li Y, Zhang H, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2016). "Optimization of Three-Roll Mill Parameters for In-Situ Exfoliation of Graphene." Mrs Advances  vol. 1, (19) 1389-1394.
    • Li Y, Zhang H, Peijs T and Bilotti E (2016). "Graphene Delivery Systems for Hierarchical Fiber Reinforced Composites." Mrs Advances  vol. 1, (19) 1339-1344.
    • Zhang H, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2016). "Nano-engineered hierarchical carbon fibres and their composites: Preparation, properties and multifunctionalities." The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fiber Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement of The Science, Development, and Ap 


    • Zhang H, Bharti A, Li Z, Du S, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2015). "Localized toughening of carbon/epoxy laminates using dissolvable thermoplastic interleaves and electrospun fibres." Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 79, 116-126.
    • Zhang H, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2015). "The use of carbon nanotubes for damage sensing and structural health monitoring in laminated composites: a review." Nanocomposites  vol. 1, (4) 167-184.
    • Zhang H, Bilotti E, Tu W, Lew CY and Peijs T (2015). "Static and dynamic percolation of phenoxy/carbon nanotube nanocomposites." European Polymer Journal  vol. 68, 128-138.
    • Zhang H, Liu Y, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2015). "In-situ monitoring of interlaminar shear damage in carbon fibre composites." Advanced Composites Letters  vol. 24, (4) 92-97.
    • Zhang H, Liu Y, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2015). "In-Situ Monitoring of Interlaminar Shear Damage in Carbon Fibre Composites." Advanced Composites Letters  vol. 24, (4)
    • Zhang H, Liu Y, Kuwata M, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2015). "Improved fracture toughness and integrated damage sensing capability by spray coated CNTs on carbon fibre prepreg." Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 70, 102-110.
    • Zhang H, Kuwata M, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2015). "Integrated damage sensing in fibre-reinforced composites with extremely low carbon nanotube loadings." Journal of Nanomaterials  vol. 2015,


    • Bilotti E, Zhang H, Deng H, Zhang R, Fu Q and Peijs T (2013). "Controlling the dynamic percolation of carbon nanotube based conductive polymer composites by addition of secondary nanofillers: The effect on electrical conductivity and tuneable sensing behaviour." Composites Science and Technology  vol. 74, 85-90.