報告題目：?Nanoparticle-enabled Large-scale Advanced Composites and Structures
Youhong Tang is an Associate Professor in Material Engineering (Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking 4 in Materials Engineering), Flinders University, Australia. He is also a Research Leader in Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology (ERA ranking 5 in Nanotechnology). He was an Australian Research Council- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC-DECRA, Equivalent to NSFC for Excellent Young Scholars in China), 2012-2014, Australia. Dr Tang obtained his PhD in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007, after finished his post-doc in the same university, he was appointed as an Associate Professor in South China University of Technology in 2009. He was a Research Fellow in Centre for Advanced Material Technologies, The University of Sydney in 2011, where he was awarded the prestigious ARC-DECRA and moved to Flinders University in 2012.
In the past 5 years, Dr Tang published 1 book, 8 book chapters and more than 130 SCI journal papers (including 7 reviewer papers) with citation > 3900 (citations >100 for 7 papers) and IF=30. Meanwhile, within the last 5 years, he obtained 5 funds from ARC, 3 funds from South Australian government. 1 from ASTRI and a few from Flinders University with total amount > 4.5 million Australian dollars.
In the past decades, extensive studies have been conducted for enhancing the mechanical performance of polymers using various nanofillers because of their ability to act as a reinforcing phase at the nanoscale. Some efforts have also been made to improve the performance of continuous fiber reinforced polymer composites and structures such as carbon fibre/epoxy (CF/EP) and glass fibre/epoxy (GF/EP) laminate with modified epoxy resins. This presentation is to articulate how the improvement for nanofiller-modified epoxy resins translates into CF/EP and GF/EP composite laminates. Some available data are reviewed, addressing the effects of nanoparticles and fabrication methods. In particular, some recent results on interlaminar fracture, impact damage resistance and compression after impact (CAI) on CF/EP and GF/EP composite laminates with nanosilica and carbon black are highlighted. The electrical conductivity based on percolation network of nanoparticles in GF/EP laminates renders a unique opportunity to monitor delamination growth and impact damage in GF/EP laminates based on?electrical impedance tomography.