University of Nottingham
Hengan obtained BEng and MSc degrees from Chongqing University, China, and PhD from the University of Strathclyde. Hengan had worked as an academic at Queen's University Belfast and Chongqing University before joining the department in 2008. Having over 20 years' research experience working in areas of material forming processing technologies, process modelling and optimisation, structural design and machine system integration Hengan has managed 14 research projects sponsored by UK research councils such as EPSRC and government, EC/FP6/7 and industrial companies and currently leads two EPSRC research projects in developing new incremental and flexible forming processes and integrated software and hardware systems for personalised manufacturing of medical implants and customised manufacturing of high value products. Hengan also coordinates and manages an EC FP7 Marie Curie IRSES project in developing new material processing technologies for a sustainable future involving 10 EU and international institutions, with a publication record of more than 130 journal and conference papers, as well as being a EPSRC Peer College member since 2006.