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Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Journal Associated: International Journal of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Biography:

Dr Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor (tenured) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. With over 20 years of experience on various shape memory materials (alloy, polymer, composite and hybrid), he has published over 150 papers in journals, such as Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Materials Today, Soft Matter, and Journal of Materials Chemistry, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 150 international journals (including Progress in Polymer Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced functional materials, Small and biomaterials, etc), project proposals from American Chemical Society, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, etc, and book proposals from CRC. He has published two books (Thin film shape memory alloys – fundamentals and device applications, Polyurethane shape memory polymers) and is currently on the editorial board of over a dozen of international journals.

Research interest:

1.Shape memory materials and composites (bulk and thin film)

2.Laser annealing and micro fabrication

3.Thin films (characterization and materials/devices)

4.Micro/nano mechanics, nano patterning and indentation technology

5.Surface and optical properties of smart materials

6.Advanced and novel materials

7.Micro assembly and packaging, active disassembly

8.Deploy able and bi-stable structures

9.Materials selection

10.Flight mechanism in inserts

11.Micro biomedical devices

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Grant details: Current project: Self-coloring atop polymeric materials 

No. of Publications : 183

1.Sun L, Huang WM, Lu HB, Lim KJ, Zhou Y, Wang TX, Gao XY, Heating-responsive shape-memory effect in thermoplastic polyurethanes with low melt-flow index, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 215, 2014, 2430-2436
2.Zhang JL, Huang WM, Lu HB, Sun L, Thermo-/chemo-responsive shape memory/change effect in a hydrogel and its composites, Materials and Design, Vol. 53, 2014, 1077-1088
3.Sun L, Huang WM, Wang CC, Ding Z, Zhao Y, Tang C, Gao XY, Polymeric shape memory materials and actuators, Liquid Crystals, Vol. 41, 2014, No. 3, 277-289
4.Sun L, Huang WM, Lu HB, Wang CC, Tang C, Zhang JL, Shape memory technology for active assembly/disassembly: fundamentals, techniques and example applications, Assembly Automation, Vol. 34, No.1, 2014, 78-93
5.Wu XL, Huang WM, Ding Z, Tan HX, Yang WG, Sun KY, Characterization of the thermo-responsive shape memory effect in polyether ether ketone (PEEK), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 131, 2014, 39844
6.Lu H, Liang F, Gou J, Huang WM, Leng J, Synergistic effect of self-assembled carbon nanopaper and multi-layered interface on shape memory nanocomposite for high speed electrical actuation, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 115, 2014, 064907
7.Lu H, Huang WM, Leng J, Functionally graded and self-assembled carbon nanofiber and boron nitride in nanopaper for electrical actuation of shape memory nanocomposites, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 62, 2014, 1-4
8.Huang WM, Lu HB, Zhao Y, Ding Z, Wang CC, Zhang JL, Sun L, Fu J, Gao XY, Instability/collapse of polymeric materials and their structures in stimulus-induced shape/surface morphology switching, Materials and Design, Vol. 59, 2014, 174-192
9.Lu H, Huang WM, Wu XL, Ge YC, Zhang F, Zhao Y, Geng JF, Heating/ethanol-response of poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) with gradient pre-deformation and potential applications in temperature sensor and anti-counterfeit, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 23, 2014, 067002
10.Lu H, Yao Y, Huang WM, Leng J, Hui D. Significantly improving infrared light-induced shape recovery behavior of shape memory polymeric nanocomposite via a synergistic effect of carbon nanotube and boron nitride, Composites: Part B, C62, 2014, 256-261
11.Zhang JL, Huang WM, Gao G, Fu J, Zhou Y, Salvekar AV, Venkatraman SS, Wong YS, Tay KH, Birch WR, Shape memory/change effect in a double network nanocomposite tough hydrogel, European Polymer Journal, 58, 2014, 41-51
12.Yang WG, Lu H, Huang WM, Qi HJ, Wu XL, Sun KY, Advanced shape memory technology to reshape  product design, manufacturing and recycling, Polymers, 6, 2014, 2287-2308
13.Huang WM, Zhao Y, Zhang JL, Lu HB, Chemo-responsive shape memory/change effect in polymeric materials based on transport phenomena, Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, 1, 2014, 16-22
14.Huang WM, Song CL, Fu YQ, Wang CC, Zhao Y, Purnawali H, Lu HB, Tang C, Ding Z. Zhang JL, Shaping tissue with shape memory materials, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Vol. 65, 2013, 515-535
15.Cui HP, Song CL, Huang WM, Wang CC, Zhao Y, Rubber-like electrically conductive polymeric materials with shape memory, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, 2013, 055024
16.Zhao Y, Wang CC, Huang WM, Purnawali H, Ethanol induced shape recovery and swelling in poly(methyl methacrylate) and applications in fabrication of microlens array, Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 77, 2013, 354-358 
17.Tang C, Huang WM, Wang CC, From dual-shape/temperature memory effect to triple-shape memory effect in NiTi shape memory alloys, Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 78, 2013, 1-6 
18.Chen YH, Skote M, Zhao Y, Huang WM, Stiffness evaluation of the leading edge of the dragonfly wing via laser vibrometer, Material Letters, Vol. 97, 2013, 166-168
19.Lu HB, Huang WM, Yao YT, Review of chemo-responsive shape change/memory polymers, Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2013, 237-246
20.Lu H, Huang WM, Synergistic effect of self-assembled carboxylic acid-functionalized carbon nanotubes and carbon fiber for improved electro-activated polymeric shape-memory nanocomposite, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, 2013, 231910
21.Wu XL, Huang WM, Tan HX, Characterization of shape recovery via creeping and shape memory effect in ether-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), Journal of Polymer Research, Vol. 20, 2013, 150
22.Chen YH, Skote M, Zhao Y, Huang WM, Dragonfly (sympetrum flaveolum) flight: kinematic and measurement and modelling, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 40, 2013, 115-126
23.Lu H, Huang WM, Liang, F, Yu K, Nanoscale design of nano-sized particles in shape-memory polymer nanocomposites driven by electricity, Materials, Vol. 6, 3742-3754
24.Lu H, Huang WM, On the origin of the Vogel–Fulcher–Tammann law in the thermo-responsive shape memory effect of amorphous polymers, Smart materials and Structures, Vol. 22, 2013, 105021
25.Lu H and Huang WM, A phenomenological model for the chemo-responsive shape memory effect in amorphous polymers undergoing viscoelastic transition, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, 2013, 115019
26.Lu H, Yin W, Huang WM, Leng JS, Self-assembled carboxylic acid-functionalized carbon nanotubes grafting onto carbon fiber for significantly improving electrical actuation of shape memory polymers, RSC Advances, Vol. 3, Issue 44, 2013, p 21484-21488
27.Sun L and Huang WM, Reply to “Comment on ‘Mechanisms of the multi-shape memory effect and temperature memory effect in shape memory polymers’" by H. Lu, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, DOI:10.1039/C3SM51720A”, Soft Matter, Vol. 9, 2013, 11159
28.Wu XL, Huang WM, Seow ZG, Chin WS, Yang WG, Sun KY, Two-step shape recovery in heating-responsive shape memory polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and its thermally assisted self-healing, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, 2013, 125023
29.Wu X, Huang WM, Zhao Y, Ding Z, Tang C, Zhang J, Mechanisms of the shape memory effect in polymeric materials, Polymers, Vol. 5, 2013, 1169-1202
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