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Dr Han Zhang

Eng, MEng, PhD

Lecturer in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department School of Engineering and Materials Science
 Nanoforce, Joseph Priestley, Mile End
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 2726
Email han.zhang@qmul.ac.uk
Homepage https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/staff/han.zhang

Research Keywords

Conductive polymer composites, CNT/polymer composites, Damage sensing in FRP, CFRP/GFRP, Graphene/epoxy composites

Research Interests

Dr Han Zhang had expertise in smart materials with multi-functionalities; Polymers and Composites; Nanomaterials and nano-engineered hierarchical composites; Self-healing and self-sensing devices; Structural health monitoring (SHM); Structural performance and its relationship with internal micro/nano-structures; Nanofibres and electrospinning.

Further detail can be found: http://www.compositecentre.co.uk

 

 

2018

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  10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.10.036

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  10.1002/pi.5735

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  10.1021/acsnano.8b02877

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. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.07.023

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. 10.1039/c7tc05621d

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  10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.10.032

Zhang H, Liu Y, Huang M, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2018). 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. 10.1177/1475921716683653

2017

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  10.1002/27.07.2017

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  10.1002/adfm.201702253

ZHANG H (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. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.06.001

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, 10.1155/2017/5194872

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. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.12.020

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  10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.01.007

2016

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. 10.1021/acsami.6b07492

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, 10.1155/2016/4624976

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  10.1007/978-3-319-46120-5_5

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. 10.1557/adv.2016.92

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. 10.1557/adv.2016.191

2015

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. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.09.024

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. 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.04.022

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, 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, 10.1155/2015/785834

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. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.11.029

2014

Zhang H, Liu Y, Kuwata M, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2014). Improved fracture toughness and integrated damage sensing capability by spray coated CNTs on carbon fibre prepreg. Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  10.1016/j.compositesa.2014.11.029

2013

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. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.10.008

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