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

 

Research Group News

October 2022

ECOTOOL to develop energy efficient composite tooling, a new Synergy Promotion project funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub

New EPSRC project launched to develop energy efficient composite tooling

13 October 2022

As one of the three new Synergy Promotion projects funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub, the project entitled “Energy Efficient Composite Tooling with Integrated Self-Regulating Heating and Curing Capabilities based on Recycled Composite Waste (ECOTOOL)” led by Queen Mary University of London has been launched with … [more]


September 2022

Smart nanocomposites for energy efficient composite manufacturing

The Composite Group Welcomes its Royce Summer Intern

7 September 2022

The Composites group is delighted to introduce the newest group member, Haoze Li. Haoze is starting the third year of his BEng Materials Science and Engineering programme within the School and will join the group on a ten-week summer internship, kindly funded by the Henry Royce Institute and supported … [more]


July 2022

Left to right: Mr Thomas Thorn, Miss Yushen Wang, Dr Xudan Yao, Dr Han Zhang

SEMS' Polymers & Composites Group success at 20th European Conference on Composite Materials in Lausanne, Switzerland

8 July 2022

In the last week of June, the Polymers & Composites Group had a highly successful week presenting at the 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20) in the stunningly beautiful city of Lausanne.  Seven members made their way to Switzerland and were all eager to share the fantastic work … [more]


June 2022

Dr Han Zhang, Professor James Busfield and Dr Dimitrios Papageorgiou

IOM3 awards: Queen Mary scoops up four prizes for engineering and materials science

9 June 2022

The School of Engineering and Materials Science goes from strength to strength as researchers pick up four awards and medals from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) The IOM3 presents a range of awards, medals and prizes in recognition of personal achievement, for published work and for contributions … [more]


February 2022

Dr Han Zhang joins the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research

Queen Mary University of London scientist appointed to the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research

1 February 2022

Dr Han Zhang, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed as the member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Forum (ECF) in Manufacturing Research in late 2021. The EPSRC ECF in Manufacturing Research aims to … [more]


July 2021

Polymers and Composites Group in the new Materials Processing Lab (G20)

New 'home' for the Polymers and Composites Group

21 July 2021

Members of Polymers and Composites group have finally arrived at their new 'home', the brand new Materials Processing Lab (Eng G20). Research activities are resumed while the final refurb touches are being completed. [more]


March 2021

A journey to explore and understand issues surrounding recruitment into Materials Science and Engineering in the UK

Developing a materials world - why (not) us?

11 March 2021

Dr Han Zhang, Lecturer in Materials Science and Admission Tutors of Division of Materials Engineering at SEMS, together with his collaborators at Discover Materials, published an article on Materials World (Mar 2021) to explore the university application journey and prospective student population to understand issues surrounding recruitment into Materials Science and … [more]

Schematic of device with output from bending

New high-performance and durable textile-based wearable energy harvesters reported

5 March 2021

New research published by Qinrong He from Dr Joe Briscoe's group, in collaboration with Dr Han Zhang, demonstrates piezoelectric energy harvesters produced on e-textiles that can harvest energy from body movement to power portable electronic devices and sensors. The research, published in the journal Nano Energy, makes use of … [more]


May 2020

'Cooking up cleaner composites' reported by Materials World magazine

Scientists at Queen Mary developed extremely energy-efficient manufacturing for future composites, reported by the Materials World magazine in its latest issue

7 May 2020

Research led by Dr Han Zhang at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, has devised a sustainable manufacturing method for future composites towards the clean growth of the composite sector. An extremely energy-efficient and intrinsically safe curing process has been developed based on nanostructured … [more]


November 2019

SEMS academics presenting at '2019 Sino-UK Symposium on Advanced Materials and Structures & Sustainable and Green Manufacturing Forum'

SEMS academics presenting at "2019 Sino-UK Symposium on Advanced Materials and Structures & Sustainable and Green Manufacturing Forum"

28 November 2019

Earlier this month, more than 15 academics from SEMS have attended the “2019 Sino-UK Symposium on Advanced Materials and Structures & Sustainable and Green Manufacturing Forum” at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China. This international workshop was organised by the Joint Research Institute (JRI) between QMUL and NPU, following three successful workshops held in … [more]


April 2019

Mock circulatory system used to demonstrate targetted drug delivery

SEMS researchers demonstrate targeted drug delivery at TeenTech London

3 April 2019

SEMS researchers demonstrated a working model of drug delivery using magnetic nanoparticles at a TeenTech event in The Emirates Stadium. The event was attended by several hundred of school children who had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities. SEMS researchers used a mock circulatory system to demonstrate how drugs … [more]


March 2019

The KYKLO team presenting their ideas at the ILF

Bike Design Team Wins Top Prize

13 March 2019

A team of 4th year students: Arya LI, Bijoy DAS, Lydia DENTON & Yue MENG, who have been working on project to design a totally new road bike have won the top prize at the 2019 Industrial Liaison Forum. The students, supervised by Dr. Emiliano Bilotti and Dr. Han Zhang, presented … [more]


November 2018

Dr Yinping (front left) with her supervisors and the other Soft Matter Group members. Included in the picture are Dr Hugh and Dr Yi who also had vivas in the last week.

Yinping Tao passes her PhD

23 November 2018

Yinping Tao has successfully completed her PhD viva today on a thesis entitled, "Predicting the fatigue life and introducing structural health monitoring in cord reinforced rubber composites." She was supervised by James Busfield and Emiliano Bilotti and was also significantly supported by Ton Peijs and Han Zhang. Yinping's work has … [more]

Yi (front row second from the right) with many members of the polymer and composite research group after her successful thesis defence.

Yi Liu passes her PhD

21 November 2018

Yi Liu has successfully completed her PhD viva today with a thesis entitled, "Flexible Self-regulating Heating Composites." She was supervised by Emiliano Bilotti and James Busfield but was also significantly supported by Han Zhang and Ton Peijs. Yi's work on optimising the mechanical and pyroresistive behaviour of conductive polymer composites … [more]