Department of
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Xianghui Hou

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering



Xianghui Hou is part of the Advanced Materials Research Group.

Research Summary

Processing and characterization of films, coatings and composites for various applications:

  • Coatings: Thermal barrier coatings, anti-corrosion coatings, and self-lubricating coatings;
  • Surface modification: Super-hydrophobic / anti-icing surface and films;
  • Energy materials: Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) thin films;
  • Nanotechnology: Nanorods, nanotubes, nanostructured films, nanocomposites coatings;
  • Biomaterials: Bioactive films/coatings for cell growth and tissue engineering;
  • Composites: Carbon/carbon composites, polymer matrix composites, nanocomposites.

Selected Publications

Future Research

Fields of Interests:

  • Processing and characterization of films and coatings for various applications;
  • Polymer and carbon matrix composites;
  • Synthesis of films/coatings and surface modification of materials;
  • Design and construction of processing equipment.

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Films and Coatings, Icephoibc and hydrophobic surface, Nanocomposite coatings, Nanostructured surface

Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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