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Research Interests

My current research mainly has three focuses: i) Precision machining of variety of materials such as metals, composites and optical materials, ii) Influence of machining/manufacturing induced microstructure changes and defects on mechanical properties, failure and fatigue life, and  iii) 2D nanosheet-based composites, high performance nano-adhesives and additive manufacturing. Details are listed below:


  • Precision machining such as lapping, polishing, grinding and milling of a variety of difficult to cut materials such as Inconel, KDP etc.
  • Microstructure changes and defects of composite materials introduced from machining/manufacturing processes (e.g. fibre damage, fibre orientation disorder, voids, weak bonding between fibre and matrix, lower cutting surface quality, damaged cutting surface etc.) and the influence of microstructure changes and defects on material mechanical/electrical/thermal properties, crack initiation, orientation and propagation, fracture failure and fatigue life, especially under extreme working conditions such as high rotational speed and high temperature.
  • Production of 2D nanosheet based composite and investigation of their properties.

PhD Project

My PhD study in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory (AMTReL), Liverpool John Moores University (AMTReL was evaluated as Grade 5 in RAE 2008) was funded by Overseas Research Students Awards and an EPSRC project. My thesis title: “Assessment of Vitrified CBN Wheels for Precision Grinding”. My research in this period include:

  • Grinding theory investigation including mechanics, tribology and material science
  • Grinding experiments with on-line process monitoring using acoustic emission system, inductive sensor, power meter and replica technique etc.
  • Grinding process simulation with Matlab

Master's Project

I  spent 3 years in my MPhil  in Shenyang, China. My thesis title is “Analysis on Lapping and Polishing Pressure Distribution”. A CIRP paper was published during this period. 


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Precision machining
  • Grinding
  • Stress analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Crack propagation
  • Micro structure


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