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Dr Wei Tan


Research Group Members

PhD students as the Primary Supervisor:


Emilio Gomez is a second-year PhD student. He has completed Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class with Honours) from Queen Mary University of London. He is developing thermally conductive and crashworthy composite materials using thermal-mechanical modelling. His work is funded by Graphene Flagship Core project 3. (Supervisors: Dr Wei Tan, Prof. James Busfield, Prof. Nicola Pugno) [Conf. Paper 1]


Hirak Kansara is a first year PhD student who has completed Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class with Honours) from Queen Mary, University of London. Hirak is currently developing novel cellular composites for Crash Energy Absorption using Data-driven methods, on a project funded by the EPSRC. (Supervisors: Dr Wei Tan, Dr. Pihua Wen) [Conf. Paper 1]



Zhengqiang Cheng is currently a visiting third-year PhD student funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship and educated in the Beihang University, China and the Queen Mary University of London. He received his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. His research features the impact damage tolerance of composites and aeronautical aluminium-alloy. (Supervisors: Dr Wei Tan, Prof. Jun-Jiang Xiong) [Paper 1][Paper 2]


Wenqi Wang is a first year PhD student in SEMS, Queen Mary. He was educated in the Beijing Institution of Technology from 2014 to 2018 (Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering) and Queen Mary University of London in 2019-2020 (Distinction Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering). He was under the supervision of Dr. Jun Chen in his MSc research project for flight simulation framework research. He also worked in the medical equipment research group of Chinese Academy of Sciences for CT radioactive source materials. Now he is working on the cellular composites structure for crashing energy absorption, mainly focus on the design methods of the micro-structures of cellular composites to improving their mechanical properties. (Supervisors: Dr Wei Tan, Prof. Vassili Toropov)


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