Dr Fang Xu is part of the Advanced Materials Research Group.
MMME 1049 Aerospace Design and Materials, Level 1 course for 1st year Aerospace Engineering students, and I am teaching the materials side.
MMME 4044 Materials Degradation and Surface Engineering, Lever 4 course for M3 MSc students, 3rd and 4th year Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering students
MMME 4055 Advanced Materials Research and Communication, Level 4 course for final year undergraduate or taught masters students in Materials, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
MMME 4047 High Performance Ceramics and Glasses, Level 4 course for MSc and MEng students in Materials, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
Nanomaterials Production and characterisation of advanced nanoparticles and novel one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, exploration of their multi-functions such as gas sensor, waste treatment… read more
BAHAREH YAZDANI, FANG XU, IFTIKHAR AHMAD, XIANGHUI HOU, YONGDE XIA and YANQIU ZHU, 2015. Tribological performance of Graphene/Carbon nanotube hybrid reinforced Al2O3 composites Scientific Reports. 5, 11579 XU, F., YAN, C. Z., SHYNG, Y. T., CHANG, H., XIA, Y. D. and ZHU, Y. Q., 2014. Ultra-toughened nylon 12 nanocomposites reinforced with IF-WS2 Nanotechnology. 25(32),
XU, FANG, ALMEIDA, TREVOR P., CHANG, HONG, XIA, YONGDE, WEARS, M. LESLEY and ZHU, YANQIU, 2013. Multi-walled carbon/IF-WS2 nanoparticles with improved thermal properties Nanoscale. 5(21), 10504-10510
- Nanomaterials Production and characterisation of advanced nanoparticles and novel one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, exploration of their multi-functions such as gas sensor, waste treatment etc.
- Nanocomposites Preparation of polymer and metal based nanocomposites (polymer and metal based) properties (mechanical, tribological and thermal) studies of nanocomposites using dedicate techniques. Potential applications includes thermal management for power electronics packaging, self-lubricating parts in weight critical application etc.
- Nanocomposite thin film/coating preparation using techniques such as CVD, PVD and electroless plating etc., and surface morphological and compositional characterisation by multi- advanced techniques
I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: nanostructures, nanocomposites, polymer composites, thermal management, power electronic packaging, tribology, metal composites.