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Wei Zhang

Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates
Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Alma Mater:University of Leeds
Degree:Doctoral Degree
School/Department:Department of Engineering Mechanics
Discipline:Engineering Mechanics. Biomechanics and Nanomechanics. Materials Physics and Chemistry
Business Address:Bldg.of Engineering Mechanics, Rm407
Contact Information:wei.zhang@dlut.edu.cn
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Prof. Wei Zhang obtained his Ph.D degree in Materials Science in University of Leeds, U.K., and had been working at the Institute of Advanced Technology in University of Surrey, U.K. since 2008 before joining Dalian University of Technology, China as an Associate Professor in 2011. In Dec. 2017, he was promoted to professorship. Prof. Zhang's current research interests include biomaterial and bio-mechanics, multimodality therapy of cancer, and hydrogel for bio-applications.


Prof. Zhang's has published over 90 journal papers as the first/ corresponding author in Composites B, Carbon, Journal of Power Source, Carbohydrate Polymers, Acta Biomaterilia, Nanoscale etc., which have received over 2000 citations with an H-index: 23.. He has been awarded Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (2021, 2013), Qian Lingxi Mechanics Award (2013), Excellent Paper Award in National Youth Symposium on Tribology and the Sixth Symposium on Biological Tribology and Internal Plant Engineering (2012), Excellent Paper Award in the Ninth National Conference on Surface Engineering (2012), Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad Awards by China government (2008), Overseas Research Students Award by U.K. government (2004-2007), Tetley and Lupton Scholarship by University of Leeds (2004-2007), Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment Award by the Society of Dyers and Colourists (2006), Green Chemistry Award by Gordon Research Conference and Crystal Faraday (2006), and Speakman Bursary Award by University of Leeds (2005).


 Currently the main research topics of my group include:

 1) Magnetic induction hyperthermia

Ø Develop magnetic nanomaterials for magnetic induction hyperthermia

Ø Adjust the mechanical properties of cell for intra hyperthermia

Ø Interaction of nanomaterials with cell

Ø Numerical simulation of thermal field in tumor

2) Hydrogel for bio-application

Ø Develop hydrogel for controlled drug release

Ø Develop hydrogel for replacement of articular cartilage

Ø Investigate the mechanical properties of biological tissue

Ø Develop hydrogel with high strength and self-healing properties

Ø Numerical simulation of the drug release behavior of hydrogel

Ø Develop wearable eletronics

3) Chinese massge therapy

Ø Develop wearable electronics for massge

Ø Investigate the relationship between massge pressure and therapeutic effects


Students with background of materials, bioscience, chemistry, and mechanics are welcome to join for master and PhD degree study, and postdoctor position.

Representative papers (* Corresponding author):



Najmeh Alsadat Abtahi, Saba Salehi, Seyed Morteza Naghib*, Fatemeh Haghiralsadat,Mohammadmahdi Akbari Edgahi, Sadegh Ghorbanzadeh, Wei Zhang*, Multi-sensitive functionalized niosomal nanocarriers for controllable gene delivery in vitro and in vivo, Cancer Nanotechnology, 2023,14:22. Impact Factor: 7.917


Heng Li, Chengwei Wu, Xiaogang Yu, Wei Zhang*, Recent advances of PVA-based hydrogels in cartilage repair application, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, in press. Impact Factor: 6.267


Saba Salehi,Seyed Morteza Naghib*, Hamid Reza Garshasbi, Sadegh Ghorbanzadeh,Wei Zhang*, Smart stimuli-responsive injectable gels and hydrogels for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications: A review,  Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 20231104126. Impact Factor: 6.064


Elnaz Khakpour, Saba Salehi, Seyed Morteza Naghib*, Sadegh Ghorbanzadeh, Wei Zhang*, Graphene-based nanomaterials for stimuli-sensitive controlled delivery of therapeutic molecules,  Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology,2023.1129768. Impact Factor: 6.064


Hamidreza Garshasbi, Saba Salehi, Seyed Morteza Naghib*, Sadegh Ghorbanzadeh , Wei Zhang*, Stimuli-responsive injectable chitosan-based hydrogels for controlled drug delivery systems, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2023,1126774. Impact Factor: 6.064


Peinan Yin, Chengxiong Wei, Xin Jin, Xiaogang Yu, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*,75  Magnetic polyvinyl alcohol microspheres with self-regulating temperature and CT/MR imaging guide for arterial embolization, Polymer Bulletin, 2023, 80, 2697-2711. Impact Factor: 2.843 



Sadegh Ghorbanzadeh, Seyed Morteza Naghib*, Ali Sadr, Fatemeh Molaabasi*, Wei Zhang*, A customizable cost-effective design for printed circuit board-based nanolayered gold screen-printed electrode: From fabrication to biosensing applications, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2022,1036224, Impact Factor: 6.064


Chengxiong Wei, Chengwei Wu, Xin Jin, Peinan Yin, Xiaogang Yu, Chao Wang, WeiZhang*CT/MR detectable magnetic microspheres for temperature-controllable hyperthermia and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, Acta Biomaterialia, 2022, 153, 453-464. Impact Factor: 10.633


Xiaogang Yu, Renpeng Yang, Chengwei Wu, Bo Liu, Wei Zhang*, The heating efficiency of magnetic nanoparticles under an alternating magnetic field, Scientific Reports, 2022,12, 16055, Impact Factor: 4.996


Suchanat Suttisonab, Kamonpan Pengpat, Uraiwan Intathad, Jinchen Fan, Wei Zhang, Sukum Eitssayeam*, Preparation of LFP-based cathodematerials for lithium-ion battery applications, Materials Today: Proceeding, 2022, 65, 2347-2350.


Guanlin Zhou, Min Chen, Chao Wang, Xiao Han, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Machine learning method for extracting elastic modulus of cells, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2022, 21:1603-1612, Impact factor:3.623


Shuai-Wen Ding, Cheng-Wei Wu, Xiao-Gang Yu, Chao Dai, Wei Zhang* Jian-Po Gong, Simulating evaluation method on heating performances of magnetic nanoparticles with temperature-dependent heating efficiencies in tumor hyperthermia, Magnetochemistry, 2022, 8, 63. Impact factor: 3.336


Heng Li, Jinming Li, Tong Li, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Macroporous polyvinyl alcohol-tannic acid hydrogel with high strength and toughness for cartilage replacement, Journal of Materials Science, 2022, 57, 8262-8275, Impact factor: 4.682



Chengxiong Wei, Xin Jin, Chengwei Wu, Anamaria Brozovic, Wei Zhang*, Carbon spheres with high photothermal conversion efficiency for photothermal therapy of tumor, Diamond and Related Materials, 2022, 126, 109048, impact factor:3.806



Jinming Li, Heng Li, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*PVA-AAm-AG multi-network hydrogel with high mechanical strength and cell adhesion, Polymer, 2022, 247, 124786. Impact factor: 4.432



Xin Jin, Chengxiong Wei, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Gastroretentive core-shell hydrogel assembly for sustained release of metformin hydrochloride, European Polymer Journal2022, 170, 111155. Impact factor: 5.546



Xin Jin, Chengxiong Wei, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Customized hydrogel for sustained release of high water-soluble drugs, ACS Omega, 2022, 7 (10), 8493–8497, Impact Factor: 4.132封面论文



Xin Jin, Chengxiong Wei, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*,Gastric fluid-induced double network hydrogel with high swelling ratio and long-term mechanical stability, Composites Part B, 2022, 236,109816, Impact Factor: 11.322



Chengcheng Yan,Jianli MaYuxiang Zhang, Chengwei Wu,  P. Yang, Peng Wang, Wei Zhang, Xiao. HanThe fracture performance of adhesively bonded orthodontic brackets: an experimental-FE modelling study, Journal of Adhesion,  2022, 98(2),180-206. Impact Factor: 2.446



Chengxiong Wei, Xin Jin, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, The injectable composite hydrogel for photothermal therapy of bone tumor and bone regeneration,  Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 2022, 118, 64-72. Impact Factor: 10.319




Weihao Sun, Peinan Yin, Chao Wang, Yifei Ren, Xiao Han, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Determination of the elastic modulus of adherent cells using spherical atomic force microscope probe, Journal of Materials Science, 2021, 56(32), 18210-18218. Impact Factor:4.682



Chao Wang, Guanlin Zhou, Xiaosong Wang, Jinguo Liu, Dong Li, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Composite hydrogel membrane with high mechanical strength  for treatment of dye pollutant, Separation and Purification Technology, 2021, 275119154. Impact Factor: 9.136



Jinxin Huang, Chengwei Wu, Xiaogang Yu, Heng Li, Shuaiwen Ding, Wei Zhang*, Biocompatible autonomic self-healing PVA-TA hydrogel with high mechanical strength, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2021, 202100061. Impact Factor: 2.996封面论文



Heng Li, Jinming Li, Shenbo Yu, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, The mechanical properties of tibiofemoral and patellofemoral articular cartilage in compression depend on anatomical regions, Scientific Reports, 2021,11, 6128. Impact Factor: 4.996



Yuxiang Zhang ,Jianli Ma,Chengwei Wu,, Xiao Han, Wei Zhang, Wei Zhang, Effects of moisture ingress on the mesoscale mechanical properties of epoxy adhesives under elevated temperature, Polymer Testing, 2021,94, 107049. Impact Factor: 4.282



Weihao Sun, Jianli Ma, Heng Li, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Precise determination of elastic modulus of cell using conical AFM probe, Journal of Biomechanics, 2021,118, 110277. Impact Factor: 2.789



Shuai-Wen Ding, Cheng-Wei Wu, Heng Li, Xiao-Gang Yu, Li Yu, Yu-Xiang Zhang, Ren-Peng Yang, Wei Zhang*, Magnetic hydrogel with long in situ retention time for self-regulating temperature hyperthermia, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 2021, 38(1), 13-21. Impact Factor: 3.753



Renpeng Yang, Xiaogang Yu, Heng Li, Chao Wang, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Weihong Guo*, Effect of Mg doping on magnetic induction heating of Zn-Co ferrite nanoparticles, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2021, 851, 156907. Impact Factor: 6.371



Dili Dong, Wei Zhang*, Wenzheng Gong, Xiaogang Yu, Xudong Zuo, Chengwei Wu*, Interconnected porous N-doped carbon coated cobalt/iron oxides core shell nanocomposites for superior lithium storage anodeJournal of Alloys and Compounds2021,862,158044.  Impact Factor: 6.371



Xiaogang Yu, Chengwei Wu, Shuaiwen Ding, Renpeng Yang, Wei Zhang*, Research progress on magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic induction hyperthermia of malignant tumor, Ceramics International2021, 47, 5909-5917.  Impact Factor: 5.532




Jinxin Huang, Wei Zhang*, Heng Li, Xiaogang Yu, Shuaiwen Ding, Chengwei Wu*, An autonomous self-healing  hydrogel with high polydopamine content for improving tensile strength, Journal of Materials Science, 2020, 55(36), 17255-17265. Impact Factor: 4.682



Chengwei Wu*, Wei ZhangXiao Han, Yuxiang Zhang, Guojun MaA systematic review for structure optimization and clamping load design of large proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack, Journal of Power Sources, 2020,476, 228724. Impact Factor: 9.794



Xiaogang Yu, Renpeng Yang, Chengwei Wu*, Wei Zhang*, Influence of annealing on magnetic induction heating efficiency of Zn-Co-Cr ferrite nanoparticles, Journal of Applied Physics A- Materials Science & Processing2020,126, 677. Impact Factor: 2.877



Yang Li, Wei Zhang, Yuanchao Lu, Chengwei Wu, Hyper-viscoelastic   

mechanical behavior of cranial pia mater in tension, Clinical Biomechanics,   2020,80, 105108. Impact Factor: 2.034



Yang Li, Wei Zhang, Qingling Meng, Gang Jiang, Chengwei Wu, How woodpecker protect its brain from concussion during pecking compared with chicken and pigeon, AIP Advances,2020,10, 065001. Impact Factor: 1.697



Xiaogang Yu, Renpeng Yang, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Effect of chromium ion substitution of ZnCo ferrites on magnetic induction heating, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2020, 830, 154724.  Impact Factor: 6.371



Chengwei Wu, Dili Dong, Xiaogang Yu, Ping He, Wei Zhang*, Mesoporous carbon/cobalt ferrite nanocomposite: A charge and pH independent magnetic adsorbent for dye pollutant treatment, Diamond and Related Materials, 2020,105, 107796. Impact Factor: 3.806



Heng Li, Cheng-wei Wu, Sen Wang, Wei Zhang*, Mechanically strong poly (vinyl alcohol) hydrogel with macropores and high porosity, Materials Letters, 2020,  266,127504. Impact Factor: 3.574



Nicholas Lanigan, Abdeljalil Assoud, Wei Zhang, Xiao-song Wang*,  Aromatic embrace motifs for bulk supramolecular polymers, Chemistry-A European Journal , 2019, 25, 12221-12227. Impact Factor: 5.02



Xiao Han, Yuexing Chao, Peng Yang, Xiaoyang Li, Wei Zhang, Yong Jin & Chengwei Wu, Strength prediction of adhesively bonded ferrite pillar–tin bronze plate under axial shear loading, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 2019, https:// doi.org/10.1080/01694243.2019.1679522, Impact Factor: 2.431



Xiao Han, Yuexing Chao, Wei Zhang, Yuezhen Chao, Chengwei Wu, Study on the effect of post curing on the Mode II fracture energy of structural adhesive using a parameter identification approach,International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 2019, 95, 102398. Impact Factor: 3.848



Wei Zhang, Xiaogang Yu, Heng Li, Dili Dong, Xudong Zuo, Chengwei Wu, Magnetic nanoparticles with low Curie temperature and high heating efficiency for self-regulating temperature hyperthermia, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2019, 489,165382.  Impact Factor: 3.097



Wei Zhang, Weihao Sun, Wenling Xiao, Xuyan Zhong, Chengwei Wu, Weihong Guo, Numerical simulation analysis of microstructure of dielectric layers in capacitive pressure sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal, 2019, 19(9): 3260-3266.  Impact Factor:4.325



Wei Zhang, Xin Jin, Heng Li, Chengxiong Wei, Chengwei Wu,Onion-structure bionic hydrogel capsules based on chitosan for regulating doxorubicin release,  Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019,209,152-160. Impact Factor: 10.723




Chengwei Wu, Chengxiong Wei, Xin Jin, Riaz Akhta, Wei Zhang*, Carbon spheres as lubricant additives for improving tribological performance of polyetheretherketone, Journal of Materials Science, 2018, 54, 5127-5135. Impact Factor: 4.682



Wei Zhang, Xin Jin, Heng Li, Runrun Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Injectable and body temperature sensitive hydrogels based on chitosan and hyaluronic acid for pH sensitive drug release, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018, 186, 82-90. Impact Factor:10.723



Wei Zhang, Xin Jin, Heng Li, Runrun Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Data on the experiments of temperature-sensitive hydrogels for pH-sensitive drug release and the characterizations of materials, Data in Brief, 2018,17,419-423.



Wei Zhang, Lifu Liu, Yuejiao Xiong,Yifan Liu,  Shengbo Yu, Chengwei Wu, weihong Guo, Effect of in vitro storage duration on measured mechanical properties of brain tissue, Scientific Reports, 2018,8,1247. Impact Factor: 4.996



Xudong Zuo, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*,Wei Gao, Magnetic carbon nanotubes for self-regulating temperature hyperthermia, RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 11997-12003. Impact Factor: 4.036



Shikai Han, Wei Zhang, Guojun Ma, Chengwei Wu, Zhen Chen, Ultrathin reflective acoustic metasurface based on the synergetic coupling of resonant cavity and labyrinthine beams, Modern Physics Letters B, 2018, 32, 1850144. Impact Factor: 1.948



Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, S. Ravi P. Silva, Proposed use of self-regulating temperature nanoparticles for cancer therapy, Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 2018,18(8): 723-725. Impact Factor: 3.627



Lu Jiang, Wei Zhang, Chengwei  Wu, Shape optimization of energy storage flywheel rotor, Struct Multidisc Optim,  2017, 55(2),739-750. Impact Factor: 4.279



Wei Zhang, Runrun Zhang, Chenggang Jiang, Chengwei Wu, Effect of pillar height on the wettability of micro-textured surfaceVolume-of-Fluid simulations, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 2017, 74 , 64-69. Impact Factor: 3.848



Wei Zhang, Xudong Zuo, Ying Niu, Chengwei Wu, Shuping Wang, Shui Guan, S. Ravi P. Silva, Novel nanoparticles with Cr3+ substituted ferrite for self-regulating temperature hyperthermia, Nanoscale, 2017, 9(37): 13929-13937. Impact Factor: 8.307, 封面论文




Bo Liu, Mingying Wei, Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Effect of impact acceleration on clamping force design of fuel cell stack, Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 303, 118-125. Impact Factor: 9.794



Bo Liu, Mingying Wei, Guojun Ma, Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Stepwise optimization of endplate of fuel cell stack assembled by steel belts, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41 (4), 2911-2918. Impact Factor: 7.139




Jungang Zheng, Xudong Zuo, ChengWei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Temperature effect on crack density and crystalline phase of electrodeposited chromium, Optoelectronics And Advanced Materials – Rapid Communications, 2016,10 (1- 2):123-126. Impact Factor: 0.556



Wei Zhang, Xudong Zuo, Dongmei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, S. Ravi P. Silva. Cr3+ substituted spinel ferrite nanoparticles with high coercivity, Nanotechnology, 2016, 27(24), 245707.  Impact Factor: 3.874



Wei Zhang, Runrun ZhangLiangliang Feng, Yang Li, Fan Wu, Chengwei Wu, Mechanical response of brain stem in compression and the differential scanning calorimetry and FTIR analyses, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2016,  83(9): 091005. Impact Factor: 2.794



Wei Zhang, Liangliang Feng, Fan Wu, Runrun Zhang Chengwei Wu, Micro/nano-particle decorated metal wire for cutting soft matter, Nanotechnology, 2016, 27(35), 355708. Impact Factor: 3.874



Wei Zhang, Runrun Zhang, Fan Wu, Liangliang Feng, Shengbo Yu, Cheng-wei Wu. Differences in the viscoelastic features of white and grey matter in tension. Journal of Biomechanics, 2016, 49 (16): 3990-3995. Impact Factor: 2.789




Liam McCafferty, Vlad Stolojan, Simon G. King, Wei Zhang, Sajad Haq, S.Ravi P. SilvaDecoration of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with Protected Iron Nanoparticles, Carbon, 2015, 84,47-55. Impact Factor: 11.307



Wei Zhang, Xudong Zuo, Chengwei Wu, Synthesis and magnetic properties of carbon nanotube-iron oxide nanoparticle composites for hyperthermia: A review, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 2015, 40(2):165-176. Impact Factor: 5.028



Cheng-wei Wu, Bo Liu, Mingying Wei, Wei Zhang*Mechanical response of a large fuel cell stack to impact: A numerical analysis, Fuel Cells, 2015,15(2):344-351. Impact Factor: 2.948




Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Dyeing of multiple types of fabrics with a single reactive azo disperse dye, Chemical Papers, 2014, 68(3)330-335. Impact Factor: 2.146



W. Zhang, C. W. WuEffect of clamping load on the performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell stack and its optimization design: A review of modeling and experimental research. Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage., 2014, 11(2): 021012.  Impact Factor: 2.323


Wei Zhang, Vlad Stolojan, S. Ravi P. Silva, Cheng Wei Wu, Raman, EELS and XPS studies of maghemite decorated multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014,121(3):715-718. Impact Factor: 4.831



W. Zhang, G. J. Ma, C. W. WuAnti-friction, wear-proof and self-lubrication application of carbon nanotubes, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 2014, 36(1):75-88. Impact Factor: 5.028



Zhaodan Zhu, Chengwei Wu, Wei Zhang*, Frequency analysis and anti-shock mechanism of woodpecker’s head structure, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2014,11(2):282-287. Impact Factor: 2.995



Z. D. Zhu, W. Zhang, C. W. Wu, Energy conversion in woodpecker on successive peckings and its role on anti-shock protection of brain, Science China Technological Sciences, 2014,57(7):1269-1275. Impact Factor: 3.903



Wei Zhang, One-step synthesis of 6-acetamido-3-(N-(2-(dimethylamino) ethyl) sulfamoyl) naphthalene-1-yl 7-acetamido-4-hydroxynaphthalene-2-sulfonate and its characterization with 1D and 2D NMR techniques, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2013, 51(7): 431-434.  Impact Factor: 2.392



Wei Zhang, Xudong Zuo, Chengwei Wu, Wetting of carbon nanotube functionalised nylon and its usage as flexible electrode in electrowetting on dielectric, Micro & Nano Letters, 2013, 10(8): 722-725. Impact Factor: 0.98




Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Chenzhao Zhang, Zhen Chen, Microstructure and mechanical property of turtle shell, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, 2012, 2, 014009.



Wei Zhang, Hidetsugu Shiozawa,  Chengwei Wu, Ian Hamerton, David C Cox, S. Ravi P. Silva, The effect of pH on the functionalization of nylon fabric with carbon nanotubes, Journal of Nanoscience Nanotechnology, 2012, 12(1), 84-90. Impact Factor: 1.134.



Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, YeeYuan Tan, S. Ravi P. Silva, Functionalization of nylon with carbon nanotubes to make thermally stable fabric and wearable capacitor, Micro & Nano Letters, 2012, 7(3): 193–195. Impact Factor: 0.98



Wei Zhang, Yee Yuan Tan, Chengwei Wu, S. Ravi P. Silva, Self-assembly of single walled carbon nanotubes onto cotton yarn, Particuology, 2012, 10(4):517-521. Impact Factor: 3.251



Wei Zhang, Les Johnson, S. Ravi P. Silva, M. K. Lei, The effect of plasma modification on the sheet resistance of nylon fabrics coated with carbon nanotubes, Applied Surface Science, 2012, 258 (20): 8209-8213. Impact Factor: 7.392



Wei Zhang, S. Ravi P. Silva, Alter the sheet resistance of carbon nanotubes coated cellulose fabrics with argon plasma pretreatment, Micro and Nano Letters, 2012, 7(8):850-853. Impact Factor: 0.98



Wei Zhang, Chengwei Wu, Chenzhao Zhang, Zhen Chen, Numerical study of the mechanical response of turtle shell, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2012, 9(3): 330-335.Impact Factor: 2.995



M. M. Ramli, W. Zhang, S. R. P. Silva, and S. J. HenleyDye-assisted dispersion of single-walled carbon nanotubes for solution fabrication of NO2 sensors AIP Advances 2(3), 032165 (2012). Impact Factor: 1.697




Wei Zhang, S. Ravi P. Silva, Application of carbon nanotubes in polymer electrolyte based fuel cells, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 2011, 29(1), 1-14. Impact Factor:5.028




Wei Zhang, Ravi Silva, Reversible functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with organic dyes, Scripta   Materialia, 2010, 63(6), 645-648. Impact Factor: 6.302



Wei Zhang, Ravi Silva, Raman and FT-IR studies on dye-assisted dispersion and flocculation of single walled carbon nanotubes, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2010, 77(1), 175-178. Impact Factor: 4.831



Wei Zhang, Ravi Silva. The effects of phenolic hydrogens and methyl substitute groups in organic dyes on their dispersion of multiple-walled carbon nanotubes, Carbon, 2010, 48(7): 2063-2071. Impact Factor: 11.307



Wei Zhang, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sani, Richard S. Blackburn, Carbon Black Reinforced Epoxy Resin Nanocomposites as Bending Sensors, Journal of Composite Materials, 2009,43(4), 367-376. Impact Factor: 3.191



Wei Zhang, Abbas Dehghani-Sanij, Richard S. Blackburn, IR study on hydrogen bonding in epoxy resin-silica nanocomposites, Progress in Natural Science-Materials International, 2008, 18 (7), 801-805. Impact Factor: 4.269




Wei Zhang, Richard S. Blackburn, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij, Effect of silica concentration on electrical conductivity of epoxy resin-carbon black-silica nanocomposites, Scripta Materialia, 2007, 56(7), 581-584.  Impact Factor: 6.302



Wei Zhang, Abbas Dehghani-Sanij, Richard S. Blackburn, Carbon based conductive polymer composites, Journal of Materials Science, 2007, 42(10), 3408-3418. Impact Factor: 4.682



Wei Zhang, Richard S. Blackburn, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij, Effect of carbon black concentration on electrical conductivity of epoxy resin-carbon black-silica nanocomposites, Journal of Materials Science, 2007, 42 (18): 7861-7865. Impact Factor: 4.682



Wei Zhang, Richard S. Blackburn, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij , Electrical conductivity of epoxy resin-carbon black-silica nanocomposites: Effect of silica concentration and analysis of polymer curing reaction by FTIR,  Scripta Materialia, 2007, 57(10): 949-952. Impact Factor: 6.302