Queen Mary University London
Dr Han Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and leads the Composites research group within the School of Engineering and Materials Science at QMUL. He is an appointed member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research, and the recipient of the Silver Medal from the Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining (IOM3) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of composite materials. Han has more than 10 years of research experience in the field of composite materials and has developed a set of core research expertise ranging from manufacturing to characterisation of advanced composites and nanocomposites, especially of multifunctional composites for future smart lightweight applications. His current research focuses on the sustainable development of advanced composites, including energy efficient sustainable manufacturing, integrated structural health monitoring, and easy repairing functionalities for extended components' life. Han's research is recognised by a strong publication record (>2300 citations, h-index 25), with over 60 peer-reviewed papers including 8 Comp Sci Tech, 7 Comp Part A, 3 Adv Funct Mat, 1 ACS Nano, 2 ACS AMI, 1 Nature Comm. Han has recently received funding to lead a Hub Synergy Project 'Energy efficient Composite tooling with integrated self-regulating heating and curing capabilities based on recycled composite waste' (ECOTOOL).