My research interests lie in the engineering of composite/multiphase materials by tailoring their structures at the nano-, micro- and meso-scales to meet specific engineering applications. This includes the exploration of the latest advances in nanotechnology which opens a new horizon in the application of materials such as polymeric nanocomposite coatings for carbon fibre composite components. Research into novel composites and microstructures involves (i) development of ferromagnetic microwire (meta-)composites for a range of innovative engineering applications such as structural health monitoring; (ii) hierachical approach to composites microstructures; and (iii) novel applications of actuating shape memory materials.
Prof. Peng joined the Aerospace Engineering Department at Bristol University as a Lecturer in Aerospace Materials in October 2002 from the Materials Department at the University of Oxford, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006, Reader in 2009 and Professor in 2012. He is a core member of the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) and currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI).
Prof. Peng obtained his BEng (1990) in Physical Metallurgy from Zhejiang University ('985' Group University and member of WUN) followed by his MSc (1993) and PhD (1996) in Composite Materials from Harbin Institute of Technology ('985' Group University), P. R. China. He had spent three years time as a postdoctoral researcher at Brunel University looking into novel composite microstructures, he employed a polymeric processing approach to the fabrication of ceramic preforms for the production of metal matrix composites based on microstructural modelling. Then he worked as a Research Fellow in the Materials Department at Oxford University on the processing and design of Ti matrix composite components for aerospace applications in connection with Rolls Royce plc.
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