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Publications: Dr Han Zhang

Kernin A, Ventura L, Soul A, Chen K, Wan K, Lu W, Steiner P, Kocabas C et al. ( 2022 ) . Kirigami inspired shape programmable and reconfigurable multifunctional nanocomposites for 3D structures . Materials and Design vol. 224 ,
Yu X, Bhatti MR, Ren X, Steiner P, Di Sacco F, Dong M, Zhang H, Papageorgiou D et al. ( 2022 ) . Dielectric polymer composites with ultra-high thermal conductivity and low dielectric loss . Composites Science and Technology vol. 229 ,
Bhatti MRA, Kernin A, Tausif M, Zhang H, Papageorgiou D, Bilotti E, Peijs T, Bastiaansen CWM ( 2022 ) . Light-Driven Actuation in Synthetic Polymers: A Review from Fundamental Concepts to Applications . Advanced Optical Materials vol. 10 , ( 10 )
Klayya S, Tawichai N, Intatha U, Zhang H, Bilotti E, Soykeabkaew N ( 2022 ) . Sustainable nanocomposite coating for moulded pulp with enhanced barrier properties for food packaging applications . Polymer International
Ren X, Meng N, Ventura L, Goutianos S, Barbieri E, Zhang H, Yan H, Reece MJ et al. ( 2022 ) . Ultra-high energy density integrated polymer dielectric capacitors . Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Wan K, Liu Z, Schroeder BC, Chen G, Santagiuliana G, Papageorgiou DG, Zhang H, Bilotti E ( 2021 ) . Highly stretchable and sensitive self-powered sensors based on the N-Type thermoelectric effect of polyurethane/Na<inf>x</inf>(Ni-ett)<inf>n</inf>/graphene oxide composites . Composites Communications vol. 28 ,
Carrola M, Asadi A, Zhang H, Papageorgiou DG, Bilotti E, Koerner H ( 2021 ) . Best of Both Worlds: Synergistically Derived Material Properties via Additive Manufacturing of Nanocomposites (Adv. Funct. Mater. 46/2021) . Advanced Functional Materials vol. 31 , ( 46 ) 2170343 - 2170343 .
Dong M, Zhang H, Tzounis L, Santagiuliana G, Bilotti E, Papageorgiou DG ( 2021 ) . Multifunctional epoxy nanocomposites reinforced by two-dimensional materials: A review . Carbon vol. 185 , 57 - 81 .
Zhang X, Jiang X, Qu S, Zhang H, Yang W, Lu W ( 2021 ) . Effects of ultrasonication on the microstructures and mechanical properties of carbon nanotube films and their based composites . Composites Science and Technology vol. 221 , Article 109136 , 109136 - 109136 .
Le B, Kernin A, Khaliq J, Fu G, Huo D, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Shyha I ( 2021 ) . Micro-end-milling of carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy nanocomposites manufactured using three roll mill technique . Journal of Manufacturing Processes vol. 70 , 307 - 320 .
Dong M, Zhang H, Tzounis L, Santagiuliana G, Bilotti E, Papageorgiou DG ( 2021 ) . Multifunctional epoxy nanocomposites reinforced by two-dimensional materials: A review .
Tao Y, Ren M, Zhang H, Peijs T ( 2021 ) . Recent progress in acoustic materials and noise control strategies – A review . Applied Materials Today vol. 24 ,
Fan X, Wang F, Gao Q, Zhang Y, Huang F, Xiao R, Qin J, Zhang H et al. ( 2021 ) . Nature inspired hierarchical structures in nano-cellular epoxy/graphene-Fe3O4 nanocomposites with ultra-efficient EMI and robust mechanical strength . Journal of Materials Science and Technology
Fan X, Gao Q, Gao Y, Zhang G, Huang F, Xiao R, Liu W, Wang F et al. ( 2021 ) . Microcellular epoxy/graphene nanocomposites with outstanding electromagnetic interference shielding and mechanical performance by overcoming nanofiller loading/dispersion dichotomy . Composites Science and Technology109000 - 109000 .
Carrola M, Asadi A, Zhang H, Papageorgiou DG, Bilotti E, Koerner H ( 2021 ) . Best of Both Worlds: Synergistically Derived Material Properties via Additive Manufacturing of Nanocomposites . Advanced Functional Materials vol. 31 , ( 46 )
Wan K, Liu Y, Santagiuliana G, Barandun G, Taroni Junior P, Güder F, Bastiaansen CWM, Baxendale M et al. ( 2021 ) . Self-powered ultrasensitive and highly stretchable temperature–strain sensing composite yarns . Materials Horizons
Yin X, Li Q, Wang H, Yang W, Zhou X, Zhang H, Lyu W ( 2021 ) . Enhancing the reinforcing efficiency in CNT nanocompositesviathe development of pyrene-based active dispersants . RSC Advances vol. 11 , ( 39 ) 23892 - 23900 .
Cheng K, Xiong W, Li Y, Tang D, Geng H, Sun M, Hao L, Wang HS et al. ( 2021 ) . In-situ deposition of diamond on functionally graded copper scaffold for improved thermal conductivity and mechanical properties . Materials Letters vol. 299 , Article 130050 ,
Liu Y, Zhang H, Bilotti E ( 2021 ) . Polymer Nanocomposites for Temperature Sensing and Self‐regulating Heating Devices . Polymer Nanocomposite Materials ,
He Q, Li X, Zhang J, Zhang H, Briscoe J ( 2021 ) . P–N junction-based ZnO wearable textile nanogenerator for biomechanical energy harvesting . Nano Energy vol. 85 ,
Klayya S, Tawichai N, Intatha U, Zhang H, Bilotti E, Soykeabkaew N ( 2021 ) . Tailoring nanofibrillated cellulose through sonication and its potential use in molded pulp packaging . Nanocomposites vol. 7 , ( 1 ) 109 - 122 .
Meng N, Ren X, Zhu X, Wu J, Yang B, Gao F, Zhang H, Liao Y et al. ( 2020 ) . Multiscale understanding of electric polarization in poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based ferroelectric polymers . Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Sun Z, Wang L, Zhou J, Fan X, Xie H, Zhang H, Zhang G, Shi X ( 2020 ) . Influence of polylactide (PLA) stereocomplexation on the microstructure of pla/pbs blends and the cell morphology of their microcellular foams . Polymers vol. 12 , ( 10 ) 1 - 15 .
Liu Y, Asare E, Porwal H, Barbieri E, Goutianos S, Evans J, Newton M, Busfield JJC et al. ( 2020 ) . The effect of conductive network on positive temperature coefficient behaviour in conductive polymer composites . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing vol. 139 ,
Bhatti MRA, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Bastiaansen CWM, Peijs T ( 2020 ) . Photo-thermal actuation of ultra-drawn high-density polyethylene . Polymer vol. 207 ,
Bhatti MRA, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Varghese S, Verpaalen RCP, Schenning APHJ, Bastiaansen CWM, Peijs T ( 2020 ) . Ultra-High Actuation Stress Polymer Actuators as Light-Driven Artificial Muscles . ACS applied materials &amp; interfaces vol. 12 , ( 29 ) 33210 - 33218 .
Li Y, Feng Z, Hao L, Huang L, Xin C, Wang Y, Bilotti E, Essa K et al. ( 2020 ) . A Review on Functionally Graded Materials and Structures via Additive Manufacturing: From Multi-Scale Design to Versatile Functional Properties . Advanced Materials Technologies vol. 5 , ( 6 )
Lin Y, Cao J, Zhu M, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Bastiaansen CWM, Peijs T ( 2020 ) . High-Performance Transparent Laminates Based on Highly Oriented Polyethylene Films . ACS Applied Polymer Materials vol. 2 , ( 6 ) 2458 - 2468 .
Ren X, Meng N, Zhang H, Wu J, Abrahams I, Yan H, Bilotti E, Reece MJ ( 2020 ) . Giant energy storage density in PVDF with internal stress engineered polar nanostructures . Nano Energy vol. 72 ,
Liu Y, van Vliet T, Tao Y, Busfield JJC, Peijs T, Bilotti E, Zhang H ( 2020 ) . Sustainable and self-regulating out-of-oven manufacturing of FRPs with integrated multifunctional capabilities . Composites Science and Technology vol. 190 ,
Rogalski JJ, Zhang H, Yao J, Bastiaansen CWM, Peijs T ( 2020 ) . High-modulus rotary jet spun co-polyimide nanofibers and their composites . Nanocomposites vol. 6 , ( 1 ) 1 - 11 .
Bellot CM, de Leo G, Zhang H, Kernin A, Scarponi C, Sangermano M, Olivero M, Bilotti E et al. ( 2020 ) . Dual in-situ water diffusion monitoring of gfrps based on optical fibres and cnts . Journal of Composites Science vol. 4 , ( 3 )
Zhang H, Peijs T ( 2020 ) . Multifunctional composites based on hierarchical micro–nanostructures: design, manufacturing, properties, and applications . Fiber-Reinforced Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications ,
Zhang H, Liu Y, Kernin A, Wan K, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2020 ) . Nano-engineered hierarchical composites with multifunctionalities: From nanofiller network formation to self-sensing and de-icing . ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials .
Meng N, Ren X, Santagiuliana G, Ventura L, Zhang H, Wu J, Yan H, Reece MJ et al. ( 2019 ) . Ultrahigh β-phase content poly(vinylidene fluoride) with relaxor-like ferroelectricity for high energy density capacitors . Nature Communications vol. 10 , ( 1 )
Wan K, Taroni PJ, Liu Z, Liu Y, Tu Y, Santagiuliana G, Hsia I, Zhang H et al. ( 2019 ) . Flexible and Stretchable Self‐Powered Multi‐Sensors Based on the N‐Type Thermoelectric Response of Polyurethane/Na x (Ni‐ett) n Composites . Advanced Electronic Materials1900582 - 1900582 .
Li Y, Feng Z, Huang L, Essa K, Bilotti E, Zhang H, Peijs T, Hao L ( 2019 ) . Additive manufacturing high performance graphene-based composites: A review . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing vol. 124 ,
Lin Y, Tu W, Verpaalen RCP, Zhang H, Bastiaansen CWM, Peijs T ( 2019 ) . Transparent, Lightweight, and High Strength Polyethylene Films by a Scalable Continuous Extrusion and Solid-State Drawing Process . Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
Feng Z, Li Y, Xin C, Tang D, Xiong W, Zhang H ( 2019 ) . Fabrication of Graphene-Reinforced Nanocomposites with Improved Fracture Toughness in Net Shape for Complex 3D Structures via Digital Light Processing . C – Journal of Carbon Research vol. 5 , ( 2 )
LIN Y, Patel R, CAO J, TU W, ZHANG H, BILOTTI E, BASTIAANSEN C, PEIJS AA ( 2019 ) . Glass-like transparent high strength polyethylene films by tuning drawing temperature . Polymer vol. 171 , 180 - 191 .
Kang Y, Chaoli W, Youbei Q, Junwei G, ZHANG H, Ton P, Jie K, Guangchang Z et al. ( 2019 ) . Tissue-Engineered Trachea Consisting of Electrospun Patterned sc-PLA/GO-g-IL Fibrous Membranes with Antibacterial Property and 3D-Printed Skeletons with Elasticity . Biomacromolecules
Liu Y, Vliet T, Govaert L, Bilotti E, Peijs T, Zhang H ( 2019 ) . Multifunctional fibre reinforced composites: From smart out-of-oven manufacturing to integrated sensing and de-icing capabilities . ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials . vol. 2019-August ,
KERNIN A, WAN K, LIU Y, kong J, shi X, BILOTTI E, Peijs T, ZHANG H ( 2018 ) . The effect of graphene network formation on the electrical, mechanical, and multifunctional properties of graphene/epoxy nanocomposites . Composites Science and Technology vol. 169 , 224 - 231 .
BILOTTI E, LIU Y, ZHANG H, PORWAL H, BUSFIELD J, PEIJS AA ( 2018 ) . Pyroresistivity in Conductive Polymer Composites: A Perspective on Recent Advances and New Applications . Polymer International
Santagiuliana G, Picot OT, Crespo M, Porwal H, Zhang H, Li Y, Rubini L, Colonna S et al. ( 2018 ) . Breaking the Nanoparticle Loading-Dispersion Dichotomy in Polymer Nanocomposites with the Art of Croissant-Making . ACS Nano
Tao Y, Liu Y, Zhang H, Stevens CA, Bilotti E, Peijs T, Busfield JJC ( 2018 ) . Smart cord-rubber composites with integrated sensing capabilities by localised carbon nanotubes using a simple swelling and infusion method . Composites Science and Technology vol. 167 , 24 - 31 .
Liu F, Kong J, Luo C, Ye F, Luan X, Tian N, Liu Y, Zhang H et al. ( 2018 ) . High temperature self-healing SiBCN ceramics derived from hyperbranched polyborosilazanes . Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials
Liu Y, Zhang H, Porwal H, Tu W, Wan K, Evans J, Newton M, Busfield JJC et al. ( 2018 ) . Tailored pyroresistive performance and flexibility by introducing a secondary thermoplastic elastomeric phase into graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) filled polymer composites for self-regulating heating devices . Journal of Materials Chemistry C vol. 6 , ( 11 ) 2760 - 2768 .
Li Y, Zhang H, Liu Y, WANG HS, Huang Z, Peijs T, Bilotti E ( 2018 ) . Synergistic Effects of Spray-Coated Hybrid Carbon Nanoparticles for Enhanced Electrical and Thermal Surface Conductivity of CFRP Laminates . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Taroni PJ, SANTAGIULIANA G, WAN K, Calado P, QIU M, ZHANG H, PUGNO N, PALMA M et al. ( 2017 ) . Toward Stretchable Self-Powered Sensors Based on the Thermoelectric Response of PEDOT:PSS/Polyurethane Blends . Advanced Functional Materials
LIU Y, ZHANG H, PORWAL H, TU W, Evans J, NEWTON M, BUSFIELD JJC, Peijs et al. ( 2017 ) . Universal Control on Pyro-resistive Behaviour of Flexible Self-regulating Heating Devices . Advanced Functional Materials
Wong D, ZHANG H, BILOTTI E, PEIJS T ( 2017 ) . Interlaminar toughening of woven fabric carbon/epoxy composite laminates using hybrid aramid/phenoxy interleaves . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing vol. 101 , 151 - 159 .
Gao Y, Picot OT, Zhang H, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2017 ) . Synergistic effects of filler size on thermal annealing-induced percolation in polylactic acid (PLA)/graphite nanoplatelet (GNP) nanocomposites . Nanocomposites vol. 3 , ( 2 ) 67 - 75 .
Li Y, Zhang H, Huang Z, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2017 ) . Graphite Nanoplatelet Modified Epoxy Resin for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics with Enhanced Properties . Journal of Nanomaterials vol. 2017 ,
Zhang H, Liu Y, Huo S, Briscoe J, Tu W, Picot OT, Rezai A, Bilotti E et al. ( 2017 ) . Filtration effects of graphene nanoplatelets in resin infusion processes: Problems and possible solutions . Composites Science and Technology vol. 139 , 138 - 145 .
ZHANG H, Li Y, porwal H, Huang Z, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2017 ) . Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal Properties of In-situ Exfoliated Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposites . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Zhang H, Liu Y, Kernin A, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2017 ) . Filtration effects of graphene nanoplatelets in liquid moulding of composites: Problems and possible solutions . ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials . vol. 2017-August ,
Porwal H, Asare E, Liu Y, Zhang H, Evans J, Newton M, Bilotti E ( 2017 ) . Understanding the mechanism of positive thermal coefficient in conductive polymer composites . ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials . vol. 2017-August ,
Zhang H, Liu Y, Huang M, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2016 ) . Dissolvable thermoplastic interleaves for carbon nanotube localization in carbon/epoxy laminates with integrated damage sensing capabilities . Structural Health Monitoring vol. 17 , ( 1 ) 59 - 66 .
Li Y, Zhang H, Crespo M, Porwal H, Picot O, Santagiuliana G, Huang Z, Barbieri E et al. ( 2016 ) . In Situ Exfoliation of Graphene in Epoxy Resins: A Facile Strategy to Efficient and Large Scale Graphene Nanocomposites . ACS Appl Mater Interfaces vol. 8 , ( 36 ) 24112 - 24122 .
Asare E, Basir A, Tu W, Porwal H, Zhang H, Liu Y, Evans J, Newton M et al. ( 2016 ) . Effect of mixed fillers on positive temperature coefficient of conductive polymer composites . Nanocomposites vol. 2 , ( 2 ) 58 - 64 .
Li Y, Porwal H, Huang Z, Zhang H, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2016 ) . Enhanced Thermal and Electrical Properties of Polystyrene-Graphene Nanofibers via Electrospinning . Journal of Nanomaterials vol. 2016 ,
Li Y, Zhang H, Peijs T, Bilotti E ( 2016 ) . Graphene Delivery Systems for Hierarchical Fiber Reinforced Composites . MRS Advances vol. 1 , ( 19 ) 1339 - 1344 .
Zhang H, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2016 ) . Nano-engineered hierarchical carbon fibres and their composites: Preparation, properties and multifunctionalities . The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fiber Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement of the Science, Development, and Applications ,
Li Y, Zhang H, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2016 ) . Optimization of Three-Roll Mill Parameters for In-Situ Exfoliation of Graphene . MRS Advances vol. 1 , ( 19 ) 1389 - 1394 .
Zhang H, Bharti A, Li Z, Du S, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . Localized toughening of carbon/epoxy laminates using dissolvable thermoplastic interleaves and electrospun fibres . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing vol. 79 , 116 - 126 .
Zhang H, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . The use of carbon nanotubes for damage sensing and structural health monitoring in laminated composites: a review . Nanocomposites vol. 1 , ( 4 ) 167 - 184 .
Zhang H, Liu Y, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . In-Situ Monitoring of Interlaminar Shear Damage in Carbon Fibre Composites . Advanced Composites Letters vol. 24 , ( 4 )
Zhang H, Liu Y, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . In-situ monitoring of interlaminar shear damage in carbon fibre composites . Advanced Composites Letters vol. 24 , ( 4 ) 92 - 97 .
Zhang H, Bilotti E, Tu W, Lew CY, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . Static and dynamic percolation of phenoxy/carbon nanotube nanocomposites . European Polymer Journal vol. 68 , 128 - 138 .
Zhang H, Liu Y, Kuwata M, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . Improved fracture toughness and integrated damage sensing capability by spray coated CNTs on carbon fibre prepreg . Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing vol. 70 , 102 - 110 .
Zhang H, Kuwata M, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2015 ) . Integrated damage sensing in fibre-reinforced composites with extremely low carbon nanotube loadings . Journal of Nanomaterials vol. 2015 ,
Bilotti E, Zhang H, Deng H, Zhang R, Fu Q, Peijs T ( 2013 ) . Controlling the dynamic percolation of carbon nanotube based conductive polymer composites by addition of secondary nanofillers: The effect on electrical conductivity and tuneable sensing behaviour . Composites Science and Technology vol. 74 , 85 - 90 .
Zhang H, Kuwata M, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2013 ) . Damage sensing in fibre-reinforced composites using carbon nanotube networks by spray coating . ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials . vol. 2013-July , 2856 - 2864 .
Zhang H, Kuwata M, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2012 ) . Damage sensing in fibre-reinforced composites using carbon nanotube networks by spray coating . ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials .
Kuwata M, Zhang H, Bilotti E, Peijs T ( 2012 ) . Interlaminar toughness improvement of carbon fibre/epoxy composite laminates by electrospun nanofibre interleaves . ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials .
Bilotti E, Deng H, Zhang R, Zhang H, Fu Q, Peijs T ( 2012 ) . Synergistic effects in ternary polymer nanocomposites . ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials .