Dr. Cheng Yan

School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Associate Professor



1998 Ph.D., The University of Sydney

1986 M. Eng., Lanzhou University of Technology

1983 B. Eng., Lanzhou University of Technology

Publications (selected)
  1. Wang, M.C., Yan, C. and Ma, L. Graphene nanocomposites, in Composite Materials/Book 1, InTech, 2012,
  2. Wang, M.C., Yan, C., Ma, L. and Hu, N. Effect of defects on fracture strength of graphene sheets. Computational Materials Science, vol.54, pp.236-239, 2012.
  3. Hu, N., Itoi, T., Akagi, T., Kojima, T., Xue, J., Yan, C., Atobe, S., Fukunaga, H., Ning, H., Surina, Liu, Y. and Alamusi. Ultrasensitive strain sensors made from metal-coated carbon nanofiller/epoxy composites.Carbon, in press, 2012.
  4. Njuguna, M.K., Yan, C., Hu, N., Bell, J.M. and Yalargadda, P. Sandwiched carbon nanotube film as strain sensor. Composites B, vol.43, pp. 2711-17, 2012.
  5. Liu, M.N., Chang, J., Wang, H.X., Yan, C. and Bell, J.M. Enhanced photocatalytic activity of titanium oxide nanotube after heat treatment. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, in press, 2012, doi:10.1166/jnn.2012.6020.
  6. Yamamoto, G., Liu, S., Hu, N., Hashida, T., Liu, Y., Yan, C., Li, Y., Cui, H., Ning, H. and Wu, L. Prediction of pull-out force of multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) in sword-in-sheath mode. Computational Materials Science, vol.60, pp.7-12, 2012.
  7. Alamusi, Hu, N., Jia, B., Arai, M., Yan, C., Li, J.H., Liu, Y.L. Atobe, S. and Fukunaga, H. Prediction of thermal expansion properties of carbon nanotubes using molecular dynamics simulations. Computational Materials Science, vol.54, pp.249-254, 2012.
  8. Wang, H.X., Liu, M.N., Zhang, M., Wang, P., Yan, C and Bell, J. Electron recombination kinetics of dye-sensitized solar cells with TiO2nanorod array film. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,vol.13, pp.17359-17366, 2011.
  9. Liu, M.N., Wang, H., Yan, C., Will, G. and Bell, J.M. One-step synthesis of titanium oxide with trilayer structure for dye-sensitized solar cells. Applied Physics Letters, vol.98, 133113, 2011.
  10. Deng, S.T., Diao, H, Chen, Y.L, Yan, C, Zhang, H.F., Wang, A. and Hu, Z.Q. Metallic Glass Fibers Reinforced Zr-based Bulk Metallic Glass.ScriptaMaterialia, vol.64, pp.85-88, 2011.
  11. Lin, T.R., Tan, A.C.C., Yan, C and Hargreaves, D. Vibration of L-shaped plates under a deterministic force or moment excitation: a case of statistical energy analysis application. Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol.330, pp.4780-4797, 2011.
  12. Hu, N., Karube, Y., Arai, M., Watanabe, T., Yan, C., Li, Y., Liu, Y. and Fukunaga, H. Investigation on sensitivity of a polymer/carbon nanotube composite strain sensor. Carbon, vol.48, 680-687, 2010.
  13. Dai, C.Y., Zhang, G.P. and Yan, C. Size effects on tensile and fatigue properties of polycrystalline metal foils at micrometer scales. Philosophical Magazine, vol.91, 932-945, 2010.
  14. Zhu, X.F., Zhang, G.P., Yan, C., Zhu, S.J. and Sun, J. Scale-dependent fracture mode in Cu-Ni laminate composites.Philosophical Magazine Letters, vol.90, pp.413-421, 2010.
  15. Hu, N., Masuda, Z., Yan, C., Fukunaga, H. and Hashida, T. The electrical properties of polymer nanocomposites with carbonnanotube fillers. Nanotechnology, vol.19, 215701, 2008.
  16. Hu, N., Karube, Y., Yan, C., Masuda, Z. and Fukunaga. Tunneling effect in a polymer/carbon nanotube nanocomposite strain sensor.ActaMaterialia, vol.56, pp.2929-2936, 2008.
  17. Hu, N., Shimomukai, T., Yan, C. and Fukunaga, H. Identification of delamination position in cross-ply laminated composite beams using So Lamb mode. Composites Science and Technology, vol.68, pp.1548-1554, 2008.
  18. Chang, H.I., Lau, Y.C., Yan, C. and Coombes, A.G.A. Controlled release of an antibiotic, gentamicin sulphate, from gravity spun polycaprolactonefibres, Journal of biomedical materials research, Part A, vol.84A, pp.230-237, 2008.
  19. Zhang, X. H., Qiang, X., Han, J., He, X., Yan, C. and Wang, B. Ablation-resistance of combustion synthesized TiB2-Cu cement. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol.88, pp.89-94, 2005.
  20. Shen, J., Wang, G., Sun, J. F., Stachurski, Z. H., Yan, C., Ye, L. and Zhou, B. D. Superplastic deformation behaviour of Zr41.25Ti13.75Ni10Cu12.5Be22.5 bulk metallic glass in supercooled liquid region, Intermetallics, vol.13, pp.79-85, 2005.

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