I am lucky enough to collaborate with some prestigious researchers in different fields around the world. I am happy to discuss any kind of academic issues and collaborate on potential research projects. My main research activities and contributions to the scientific communities so far include:
Editorial Board Member of the Sustainable Marine Structures (Nan Yang Academy of Sciences) & Journal of Postdoctoral Research.
Guest Editor for Advances in Mechanical Engineering, developing special issue on ‘Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation of Composite Materials/Structures‘.
Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (MAIAA), a Peer Reviewer for the AIAA SciTech Forum.
Recognised Reviewer for Materials Characterization and Materials Letters, an Outstanding Reviewer for Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (ELSEVIER), and active in reviewing manuscripts for international journals as listed below, about 15 per year:
Composites Part B-Engineering; Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Materials Letters; Materials Characterization; Materials & Design; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; Journal of Composite Materials; Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials; Advanced Composites Letters; Applied Sciences; Measurement Science and Technology; Defence Technology, etc.
Technical Committee Member for the 3rd International Conference on Material Strength and Applied Mechanics (MSAM 2020).
Mar 2020 Minjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor Award Scheme
Appointed and awarded as Minjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Fuzhou University, leading the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory. We are recruiting Master’s students, PhD students, and Postdoctoral Researchers, do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in any of these positions. Depending on your own efforts, there will be chances to visit world-leading universities in the United Kingdom from 6 months to a year, including the University of Cambridge, University of Hull, Cardiff University, Durham University, etc.
Jan 2019 Neutron Beamtime at the ENGIN-X, STFC
Awarded 3 days of Neutron beamtime at the ENGIN-X of ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK (RB1910213), worth of £34,000. In close collaboration with the ENGIN-X beamline Scientist, and the University of Hull.
Aug 2015 CIMComp Travel Grant
Awarded the CIMComp Travel Grant for attending international conferences from the CIMComp, EPSRC, UK.
Aug 2019 Pathways to Impact – King’s College London
A 3 week online inter-university course delivered by a range of research impact experts at King’s and Head of Public Engagement with Research at UKRI. Exploring how research can contribute to making positive, impactful changes in societies and economies.
Mar 2019 Guest Editor
Guest Editor for Advances in Mechanical Engineering, in close collaboration with Prof Shuncong Zhong from Fuzhou University to develop a special collection entitled ‘Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation of Composite Materials/Structures‘. Currently, it is calling for papers, anyone that interested in submiting their papers or become our reviewer are specially welcomed to get in touch.
Jan 5-6 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Professional training on Design of Aircraft Structures
This comprehensive 2-day course covers: an introduction to design philosophy and criteria; airframe configuration; margin of safety concept; validation and testing; materials, material selection, design allowables and values; failure theories and interaction methods; fundamental concepts including load paths; free body diagrams; idealization and classical, empirical and finite element analysis methods. This course also includes design of structures under tensile, compressive, shear, and combined loads, and design of joints, fittings, and lugs. An introduction to design for fail safety, durability and damage tolerance is also presented. Design and analysis competencies are also discussed. The course includes practice problems and a design project.
Jul 2017-To now Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge (UK)
Research Associate working on a project funded by Innovate UK through the Aerospace Technology Institute entitled ‘Large landing gear of the future: Composite bistable technologies’, collaborating closely with SAFRAN Landing Systems Ltd., UK.
Feb 2017-Jun 2017 School of Engineering & Computer Science, University of Hull (UK)
Research Associate/Fellow had worked on an EPSRC (UK) project entitled ‘Development of efficient and scalable ultrasound-assisted solidification technologies for manufacturing advanced metallic alloys’, collaborating closely with Diamond Light Source and Brunel University.
Oct 2016-Jan 2017 School of Engineering & Computer Science, University of Hull (UK)
Research Assistant had worked on an EPSRC (UK) project entitled ‘Key technologies for enhancing energy efficiency of the dew point air cooler and its manufacturing’. Responsible for the development and investigation into the feasibility study on cooling efficiency of fabric/aluminum panels for indirect evaporative cooling systems: towards the next generation.
Oct 2013-Sep 2016 School of Engineering & Computer Science, University of Hull (UK)
PhD Research got the scholarship for 3-year PhD research at the Univerity of Hull, with PhD thesis entitled ‘Viscoelastically prestressed composites: towards process optimisation and application to morphing structures’. Awarded CIMComp Travel Grant in 2015.
Jan 2013-Aug 2013 Eagles Men Aeronautic Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd (Beijing)
Composites Design Engineer responsible for raw materials selection, managing the design process of composite materials throughout the product life cycle, assisting the formulation of production plans, representing the company in collaborative research programs.