Dr. Hanxing Zhu

School of Engineering

Cardiff University, UK

Research field: Nano-materials



1994–1997 Ph.D., Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK
1983–1986 M.Sc.,Chemical Machinery, Zhejiang University, P.R. China
19791983 B.Eng., Electronic Machinery, Xi'an Electronic Univ. of Sci. & Tech., P.R. China

Publications (selected)

  1. L.G. Hu, H. Zhou, H.X. Zhu, T.X. Fan, D. Zhang, Efficient network‐matrix architecture for general flow transport inspired by natural pinnate leaves, Soft Matter, (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01413H
  2. H.X. Zhu, H.C. Zhang, J.F. You, D. Kennedy, Z.B. Wang, T.X. Fan, D. Zhang, The elastic and geometrical properties of micro‐ and nano‐structured hierarchical random irregular honeycombs, J. Mater. Sci., V49, 5690‐5702, (2014). doi: 10.1007/s10853‐014‐8288‐y
  3. J. Ru, B. Kong, H. Zhu, Z. Shi, D. Zhang, T. Fan, Microstructure, capillary performance and gas permeability of biporous copper fabricated by tape casting, Powder Technology, V256, 182‐187, (2014). Doi:
  4. N. Shi, X. Li, T. Fan, H. Zhou, D. Zhang, H. Zhu, Artificial chloroplast: Au/chloroplast‐morph‐TiO2 with fast electron transfer and enhanced photocatalytic activity, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, V39, 5617‐5614, (2014). Doi:
  5. H. X. Zhu, P. Zhang, D. Balint, S.M. Thorpe, A.H. Windle, J. Lin, The effects of regularity on the geometrical properties of Voronoi Tessellations, Physica A, V406, 42‐58, (2014). Doi:
  6. H.X. Zhu and Z.B. Wang, Size‐dependent and tunable elastic and geometric properties of hierarchical nano‐porous materials, Science of Advanced Materials, V5, 677‐686. (2013). DOI:
  7. L. Ding, H. Zhou, S.A. Lou, J. Ding, D. Zhang, H.X. Zhu and T.X. Fan, Butterfly wing architecture assisted CdS/Au/TiO2 Z‐scheme type photocatalytic water splitting, Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, V38, 8244‐8253, (2013), Doi:
  8. Y.M. Shabana, B.L. Karihaloo, H.X. Zhu and S. Kulasegaram, Influence of processing defects on the measured properties of Cu‐Al2O3 Composites: A forensic investigation, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, V46, 140‐146, (2013), Doi:
  9. H.X. Zhu, Z.B. Wang, T.X. Fan and D. Zhang, Tunable bending stiffness, buckling force and natural frequency of nanowires and nanoplates, World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering, V2, 161‐169, (2012). Doi: 10.4236/wjnse.2012.23021
  10. H. X. Zhu, L. Yan, R. Zhang and X.M. Qiu, Size‐dependent and tunable elastic properties of hierarchical honeycombs with square and equilateral triangular cells, Acta Materialia, V60, 4927‐4939, (2012). Doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.05.009
  11. Y.T. Lu, H.X. Zhu, S. Richmond and J. Middleton, Numerical modelling of the fibre‐matrix interaction in biaxial loading for hyperelastic soft tissue models, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, V28, 401‐411, (2012), DOI: 10.1002/cnm.1455.
  12. H.H. Liu, Q.B. Zhao, H. Zhou, J. Ding, D. Zhang, H.X. Zhu and T.X. Fan, Hydrogen Evolution via Sunlight Water‐Splitting on Artificial Butterfly Wing Architecture Structure, to appear in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, V13, 10872‐10876, (2011). DOI: 10.1039/clcp20787c
  13. H.X. Zhu, C.Y. Chen, Combined effects of relative density and material distribution on the mechanical properties of metallic honeycombs, Mechanics of Materials, V43, 276‐286, (2011), DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2011.02.010
  14. H.X. Zhu, Size‐dependent elastic properties of micro‐ and nano‐open‐celled foams, Structural Longevity, V5, 17‐24, (2011).
  15. Y.T. Lu, H.X. Zhu, S. Richmond, J. Middleton, Modelling skeletal muscle fibre orientation arrangement, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, V14, 1079‐1088, (2011). DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2010.509100
  16. N. Shi, X.H. Li, T.X. Fan, H. Zhou, J. Ding, D. Zhang and H.X. Zhu, Biogenic N‐I‐codoped TiO2 photocatalyst derived from kelp for efficient dye degradation, Energy and Environmental Science, V4, 172‐180, (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c0ee00363h
  17. H.X. Zhu, Crrigendum to ‘Size‐dependent elastic properties of micro‐ and nano‐honeycombs’, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, V58, 843, (2010). DOI: 10.1016/jmps.2010.04.006
  18. Y.T. Lu, H.X. Zhu, S. Richmond, J. Middleton, A visco‐hyperelastic model for skeletal muscle tissue under high strain rates, J. Biomechanics, V43, 2629‐2632, (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.05.030
  19. H.X. Zhu, Size‐dependent elastic properties of micro‐ and nano‐honeycombs, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, V58, 696‐709, (2010). DOI: 10.1016/jmps.2010.02.009
  20. H.X. Zhu, Effects of relative density and material distribution on the elastic properties and yield strength of metallic honeycombs, Mater. Sci. Forum, V638‐642, 1003‐1008, (2010). DOI: 10.4028/‐642.1003.
  21. H.X. Zhu, J. Wang & B. L. Karihaloo, Effects of surface and initial stresses on the bending stiffness of trilayer plates and nanofilms, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, V4, 589‐604, (2009)
  22. H.X. Zhu, The Effects of Surface and Initial Stresses on the Bending Stiffness of Nanowires, Nanotechnology, 19 (405703) (2008) ISSN 0957‐4484 (Print) ISSN 1361‐6528 (Web)
  23. H.X. Zhu and B.L. Karihaloo, Size‐dependent bending of thin metallic films, Int. J. Plasticity, V24, 956‐972, (2008).Doi: 10.1016/j.ijplas.2007.08.002
  24. H.X. Zhu, Large deformation pure bending of an elastic plastic power‐law‐hardeningwide plate: Analysis and application, Int. J. Mech. Sci., V49, 500‐514, (2007)
  25. H.X. Zhu, Thorpe, S. M., Windle, A. H., The effect of cell irregularity on the high strain compression of 2D Voronoi honeycombs, Int. J. Solids and Structures, V43, 1061, (2006)

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