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B.Sc, M.Sc (87) in Eng. Mechanics, Hefei Univ. of Tech, China; Ph.D of Composite Mechanics and Solid Mechanics, lecturer, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ (88-91); Postdoc fellow (91-93) and associate prof.(93-98), Tsingua Univ; Research fellow, Delft Univ of Tech (96-97); Visiting scholar, Hong Kong Univ of Sci&Tech (98). Research assistant, Univ of Leeds (98-99); Research officer, Univ of Ulster(99-00); Lecturer, Univ of Manchester, 2000-.

Research interests

  • Thin-walled structures
  • Fibre reinforced polymer composite structures
  • 3-D FRP woven composites
  • Composite plate and shell structures
  • 3-D anisotropic elasticity and micromechanics
  • Analysis of adhesive stresses in dissimilar composite adherends
  • FRP/concrete hybrid structures including repairing, retrofitting, strengthening
  • Fracture analysis of high performance structural composites and NDT testing
  • Toughening mechanism of fibre (whisker) reinforced cement and ceramic composites

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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