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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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Current position: Home >> Scientific Research
  • Currently the main research interests of my group include:


    1) Magnetic induction hyperthermia

    Ø Develop magnetic nanomaterials 

    Ø Adjust the mechanical properties of cell

    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



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

    Representative papers:



    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.


    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, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-020-05252-8.


    Chengwei Wu*, Wei Zhang, Xiao Han, Yuxiang Zhang, Guojun Ma, A systematic review for structure optimization and clamping load design of large proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack, Journal of Power Sources, 2020,476, 228724.


    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, 2020,126, 677.


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

    mechanical behavior of cranial pia mater in tension, Clinic Biomechanics,   2020,80, 105108.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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



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


    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



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.




    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. 



    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 Polymer,2018,186,82-90. 



    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.



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


    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.


    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.



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



    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. 



    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. 




    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. 



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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




    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. 



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



    Cheng-wei Wu, B. Liu, M. Y. Wei, W. Zhang*Mechanical response of a large fuel cell stack to impact: A numerical analysis, Fuel Cells, 2015,15(2):344-351. 




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



    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. ASME J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol., 2014, 11(2): 021012.


    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. 



    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.



    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. 



    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. 




    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. 



    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.




    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.



    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



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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).




    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.




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



    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.



    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.




    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.




    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.




    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. 



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



    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. 



    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.