Prof Yiu-Wing Mai

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BSc (Eng) PhD DSc HonDSc HK, DEng Sydney
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University Professor and Personal Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Materials and Fracture Mechanics

Phone: +61-02 9351 2290
Fax: +61-02 9351 3760
E-mail: yiu-wing.mai@sydney.edu.au
Address: Room S524/S528, J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building

Research interests

  • Materials science and engineering covering processing-structure-property relations, manufacturing and development of innovative materials including: (a) particulate and fibre composites; (b) polymer and ceramic nanocomposites; (c) toughened ceramics; (d) polymers, their blends and alloys; (e) thin films and coatings and (f) biomaterials
  • Smart materials, eco-materials and biomimetics
  • Nanomaterials and nanoengineering
  • Fracture and fatigue mechanics of materials and structures
  • Design, characterisation and mechanics of interfaces/interphases
  • Tribology and surface engineering and science

Background

  • BSc (Eng), First Class Honours and Williamson Prizeman, University of Hong Kong, 1969
  • PhD, University of Hong Kong, 1972
  • DSc, University of Hong Kong, 1999
  • DEng, University of Sydney, 1999
  • DSc (honoris causa), University of Hong Kong, 2013

Fellowship

  • Fellow, Royal Society of London
  • International Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences
  • Member, European Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow, World Innovation Foundation
  • Life Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Honours, prizes and awards

  • DVSS Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University, 2014-2016
  • IAS Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013-2015
  • Distinguished Chair Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2013-2016
  • Doctor of Science (honoris causa), University of Hong Kong, 2013
  • Engineering Distinguished Lecture, Hong Kong University, 2013
  • Closing Honour Lecture, Thirteenth International Congress on Fracture (ICF13), Beijing, China, June 2013.
  • Takeo Yokobori Gold Medal, International Congress on Fracture, 2013.
  • ACCM-8/Academy of Science Malaysia Distinguished Lecture, Eighth Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2012
  • William Mong Distinguished Lecture, Hong Kong University, 2012
  • AM, Member of the Order of Australia, 2010
  • Australian Federation Fellow, 2002-07
  • University Chair, Sydney University, 2004-Present
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University, 2003-04
  • Centenary Medal, 2003
  • Honorary Fellow, International Congress on Fracture, 2001
  • Honorary Member, Gruppo Italiano Fracttura, 2002
  • AFG Achievement Award, Australian Fracture Group, Inc., 2000
  • Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science, since 2002
  • Chan Kai Ming Prize, Hong Kong University, 1968
  • Williamson Prize, Hong Kong University, 1969
  • Hong Kong Government Scholarship, 1969
  • Hong Kong Productivity Council PhD Research Scholarship, 1969-72
  • UK Science Research Council Senior Visiting Fellowship to Imperial College, 1980
  • RILEM Award and Robert L'Hermite Medal, International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures (awarded for distinguished research on the fracture-mechanical behaviour of engineering structures for a scientist under the age of 40), 1981
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, 1988
  • Australian Academy of Science/Japan Society for Promotion of Science Exchange Fellowship, 1989, 1996

Employment history

  • Management & Technology Trainer, Hong Kong Productivity Centre, 1973
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 1974-75; Imperial College, 1976
  • Lecturer, University of Sydney, 1976-78
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, 1979-82
  • Associate Professor, University of Sydney, 1983-87
  • Personal Chair, University of Sydney, 1987-2002, 2007
  • University Chair, University of Sydney, 2004
  • Associate Dean (Research & Development) of Engineering, University of Sydney, 1990-93, 1995-98
  • Pro-Dean of Engineering, University of Sydney, 1998-2004
  • Director, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Sydney, 1995-98
  • Director, DSTO AED Centre of Expertise in Damage Mechanics, 1997-2003
  • Director, Centre for Advanced Materials Technology (CAMT), 1988-2010
  • Australian Federation Fellow, 2002-07

Visiting appointment

  • Professor and Acting Head, Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1993-95
  • Eminent Visiting Professor in Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 1997
  • Chair Professor and Head, Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, 2000-02
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University, 2003-04
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2008-12
  • Honorary Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2002-Present; Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University, 2005-Present
  • Honorary, Guest, Adjunct and Consultant Professor, South China University of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Huazhong University of Technology and Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute of Technical Physics and Chemistry, 2005-Present; Tsinghua University, 1999-Present; Hunan University, 2004-Present; Tongji University, 2002-Present; Tianjin University, 2003-Present; Xian Jiaotong University, 2000-Present; Zhongshan University, 2005-Present; Zhejiang University, 2004-Present; Peking University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2006-Present; Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007-Present; Hebei University of Technology, 2010-Present

Recent publications

Professor Mai holds 2 US patents, has published 5 books, 34 book chapters and 743 SCI papers (with 15028 non-self cites). He is a highly cited researcher in Materials Science with an h-index of 58 @03/05/2014. Representative publications are given below:

Patents

  • US Patent # 5,503,717 granted on 2 April 1996
    “Method of Manufacturing Flexible Graphite”
    Feiyu Kang, Yang Leng, Tong-Yi Zhang and Yiu-Wing Mai
  • US Patent #7,097,922 granted on 29 August 2006
    “Multi-layered Superhard Nanocomposite Coatings”
    Yaogen Shen, Yiu-Wing Mai, Lawrence Kwok-Yan Li, Tai Lun Chan and Simon chin-Yu Tung

Research monographs

  • A G Atkins and Y-W Mai, "Elastic and Plastic Fracture: Metals, Polymers, Ceramics, Composites, Biological Materials", Chichester, U.K.: Ellis Horwood/John Wiley, 1985, 817 pp. Paperback edition, 1988.
  • B Cotterell and Y-W Mai, "Fracture Mechanics of Cementitious Materials", Glasgow, UK: Blackie A & P/Chapman & Hall, 294 pp., 1996.
  • J K Kim and Y-W Mai, "Engineered Interfaces in Fibre-Reinforced Composites", Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd, Oxford, 401 pp, 1998.
  • S Y Fu, B Lauke and Y-W Mai, “Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites”, Woodhead Publishing/CRC Press, Cambridge/New York, 338 pp, 2009.
  • Chen XH, Y-W Mai, “Fracture Mechanics of Electromagnetic Materials: Nonlinear field theory and applications”, Imperial College Press, London, 305 pp, 2013. [ISBN: 978-1-84816-663-9]

Proceedings and books edited (since 2003)

  • Special Issue, Composites Science and Technology, (Guest Editors: Y-W Mai, H Hamada and S Ramakrishna), “Asian Research on Textile Composites”, Vol. 60, Issue #5, 2000, pp. 641-800.
  • “Comprehensive Structural Intergrity (I Milne, R O Ritchie, B L Karihaloo, eds.) - Volume 9: Bioengineering, eds: Y-W Mai, SH Teoh, Elsevier, Oxford, 2003, ISBN: 0-08-044150-5.
  • “Composites Technology for 2020”, Proceedings of the 4th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials ACCM-4, (Editors: L Ye, Y-W Mai and Z Su), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, 2004, 1096 pp.
  • Special issue, International Journal of Fracture, Vol 138, Nos 1-4, 2006 - “Advances in Fracture Research”: Honour and Plenary lectures presented at the 11th International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), held in Turin, Italy, on March 20-25, 2005, (Editors: A Carpinteri, Y-W Mai, Ritchie, RO), Springer, the Netherlands, 2006, 262 pp.
  • “Polymer Nanocomposites”, (Eds: Y-W Mai and Z Z Yu), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 2006, 594 pp., ISBN 13: 978-1-85573-969-7 and 10: 1-85573-969-0.
  • “Physical Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites”, (Eds: SC Tjong and Y-W Mai), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 2010, 928 pp., ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 672 6 and 1 84569 672

Chapters in books (since 2003)

  • S C Wong, Y-W Mai, "Performance Synergism in Polymer-Based Hybrid Materials”, in Advanced Polymeric Materials: Structure Property Relationships, eds. GO Shonaike, SG Advani, CRC Press, Washington DC, Chapter12, pp 439-477, 2003. ISBN 1-58716-047-1.
  • S C Wong, Y-W Mai, X H Chen, "Fracture Characterization of Structure-Property Relationship of Polymer Blends", in Polymer Characterization Techniques and Their Applications to Blends, ed. G.P. Simon, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., Oxford University Press, Chapter 7, pp 191-234, 2003. ISBN 0-8412-3818-9.
  • X X Diao, L Ye, Y-W Mai, “A statistical study of the fatigue performance of fibre-reinforced composite lamaintes”, in Fatigue in Composites, ed. B Harris, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, England, Chapter 16, pp 442-469, 2003. ISBN 185573 608X.
  • S C Tjong, Y-W Mai, “Failure of discontinuously reinforced Al-based metal-matrix composites”, in Comprehensive Structural Integrity, Volume 2: Fundamental Theories and Mechanisms of Failure, ed: BL Karihaloo, pp 549-571, 2003, Elsevier, Oxford. ISBN 0-08-043749-4.
  • X Sun, H-Y Liu, W Yan, L Tong, Y.-W. Mai, ‘Modelling composite reinforcement by stitching and z-pinning’, in Multi Scale Modeling of Composite Material Systems, eds: C. Soutis and PWR Beaumont, Chapter 11, pp 319-355, 2005, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge. ISBN-10: 1-85573-936-4.
  • Z Z Yu, A Dasari, Y-W Mai, “Polymer-clay nanocomposites – a review of mechanical and physical properties”, in Processing and Properties of Nanocomposites, ed: SG Advani, Chapter 7, pp 307-358, 2007, World Scientific, Singapore, ISBN 981-270-390-X.
  • Y Li, Y-W Mai, “Fracture-mechanical properties of sisal fiber composites”, in Handbook of Egineering Biopolymers: Homopolymers, Blends, and Composites, eds: S Fakirov and D Bhattacharyya, Chapter 12, pp 335-377, 2007, Hanser Publishers, Munich, Germany, ISBN 978-1-56990-405-3.
  • A Dasari, Z Z Yu, Y-W Mai, “Wear and scratch damage in polymer nanocomposites”, in Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites, eds: K Friedrich and AK Schlarb, Chapter 16, pp 374-399, 2008, Oxford, Elsevier, UK, ISBN 978-0-444-53155-1.
  • A Dasari, S H Lim, Z Z Yu and Y-W Mai, “Fracture properties and mechanisms of polyamide/clay nanocomposites”, in Nano- and Micromechanics of Polymer Blends and Composites, eds: J Karger-Kocsis and S Fakirov, Chapter 11, pp 377-424, 2009, Hanser Publishers, Munich, Germany, ISBN 978-3-446-41323-8.
  • XL Xie, FP Du, Y-W Mai, “Carbon nanotube nanocomposites for biomedical actuators”, in Physical Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites, eds: SC Tjong and Y-W Mai, Chapter 25, pp 832-861, 2010, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, ISBN-13: 978-1-84569-672-6 and 1- 84569-672
  • XL Xie, SP Liu, FP Du, Y-W Mai, “Polymer/magnesium hydroxide nanocomposites by emulsion polymerization”, in Polymer Nanocomposites by Emulsion and Suspension Polymerization, Ed: V Mittal, Chapter 9, pp 180-197, 2010, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, ISBN 978-1-84755-225-9
  • YK Yang, XL Xie, Y-W Mai, “Functionalization of carbon nanotubes for polymer nanocomposites”, in Polymer Carbon Nanotube Composites: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Eds: T McNally and P Pötschke, Chapter 3, pp 55-86, 2011, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, ISBN 978-1845697617 and 1-845697618

Refereed journal papers (selected paper in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

2003
  • Chen J K, Huang Z P, Mai Y-W, “Constitutive relation of particulate-reinforced viscoelastic composite materials with debonded microvoids”, Acta Materialia, Vol 51, No 12, 2003, pp 3375-3384.
  • Chen Z, Atwood J L, Mai Y-W, “Rate-dependent transition from thermal softening to hardening in elastomers”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol 70, No 4, 2003, pp 611-612.
  • Feng X Q, Mai Y-W, Qin Q H, “A micromechanical model for interpenetrating multiphase composites” Computational Materials Science, Vol 28, No 3-4, 2003, pp 486-493.
  • Fu T, He L P, Han Y, Xu K W, Mai Y-W, “Induction of bonelike apatite on carbon-carbon composite by sodium silicate”, Materials Letters, Vol 57, 2003, pp 3500-3503.
  • Liu H Y, Qin Q H, Mai Y-W, “Theoretical model of piezoelectric fibre pull-out”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 40, No 20, 2003, pp 5511-5519.
  • Luna P, Bernal C, Cisilino A, Frontini P, Cotterell B and Mai Y-W, “The application of the essential work of fracture methodology to the plane-strain fracture of ABS 3-point bend specimens”, Polymer, Vol 44, No 4, 2003, pp 1145-1150.
  • Ma J, Xu H, Ren J H, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “A new approach to polymer/montmorillonite nanocomposites”, Polymer, Vol 44, No 16, 2003, pp 4619-4624.
  • Ma J, Su W, Zhang Y-J, Hu T J, Liu H Y, Li B Y, Shi L H, Xu J, Mai Y-W, “Polysilsesquioxane nanosheets synthesized in confined environment”, Macromolecular Rapid Communnication, Vol 24, 2003, pp. 676-680.
  • Shen Y G, Mai Y-W, “Crystallization-induced stress in reactively sputter-deposited molybdenum nitride thin films”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Vol 83, No2, 2003, pp 125-133.
  • Tjong S C, Wang G S, Mai Y-W, “Low-cycle fatigue behaviour of Al-based composites containing in situ TiB2, Al2O3 and Al3Ti reinforcements”, Materials Science and Engineering, Vol A358, 2003, pp. 99-106.
  • Tjong S C, Xu S, Mai Y-W, “Impact fracture toughness of short glass fiber-reinforced polyamide 6,6 hybrid composites containing elastomer particles using the essential work of fracture concept”, Materials Science and Engineering, Vol A347, 2003, pp. 338-345.
  • Tsoi K A, Stalmans R, Schrooten J, Wevers M and Mai Y-W, “Impact damage behaviour of shape memory alloy composites”, Materials Science and Engineering A - Structures, Vol A342, Nos 1-2, 2003, pp 207-215.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Thermal shock fracture of piezoelectric materials”, Philosophical Magazine, Vol 83, No 5, 2003, pp 631-657.
  • Wong J S S, Ferrer-Balas D, Li R K Y, Mai Y-W, Mapoch M L, “On tearing of ductile polymer films using the essential work of fracture (EWF) method”, Acta Materialia, Vol 51, No 16, 2003, pp 4669-4952.
  • Yan W Y, Liu H Y, Mai Y-W, “Numerical study on the mode I delamination toughness of z-pinned laminates”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 63, No 10, 2003, pp 1481-1493.
  • Yan W Y, Wang C H, Zhang X P and Mai Y-W, “Theoretical modelling of the effect of plasticity on reverse transformation in superelastic shape memory alloys”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol A354, Nos 1-2, 2003, pp. 146-157.
  • Yu Z Z, Yang M S, Zhang Q X, Zhao C G, Mai Y-W, “Dispersion and distribution of organically modified MMT in nylon 66 matrix”, Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol 41, 2003, pp 1234-1243.
  • Zhang Q X, Yu Z Z, Yang M S, Ma J, Mai Y-W, “Multiple melting and crystallisation of nylon 66/mont-morillonite nanocomposites”, Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol 41, No 22, 2003, pp 2861-2869.
  • Zhang X, Qin Q H, Mai Y-W, “Asymptotic fields for dynamic crack growth in non-associative pressure sensitive materials”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 40, No 3, 2003, pp 649-670.
  • Zhang X, Mai Y-W, Jeffrey R G, “A cohesive plastic and damage zone model for dynamic crack growth in rate-dependent materials”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 40, No 21, 2003, pp 5819-5837.
2004
  • Dai S C, Yan W Y, Liu H Y, Mai Y-W, “Experimental study on z-pin bridging law by pullout test”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 64, No 16, 2004, pp 2451-2457.
  • Fan T Y, Mai Y-W, “Elasticity theory, fracture mechanics, and some relevant thermal properties of quasi-crystalline materials”, Applied Mechanics Review, Vol 57, No 5, 2004, pp 325-343.
  • Fasce L A, Frontini P M, Wong S C, Mai Y-W, “Polypropylene modified with elastomeric metallocene-catalyzed polyolefin blends: Fracture behavior and development of damage mechanisms”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B – Polymer Physics, Vol 42, No 6, 2004, pp 1075-1089.
  • Guo R P, Mai Y-W, Fan T Y, Liu G T and Maier M, “Plane stress crack growing steadily in metal foams”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol 381, Nos 1-2, 2004, pp 292-298.
  • He L P, Mai Y-W, Chen Z Z, “Effects of anodization voltage on CaP/Al2O3-Ti nanometer biocomposites”, Nanotechnology, Vol 15, 2004, pp 1465-1471.
  • He L P, Mai Y-W, Chen Z Z, “Fabrication and characterization of nanometer CaP(aggregate)/Al2O3 composite coating on titanium”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol 367, Nos 1-2, 2004, pp 51-56.
    Ip K H, Mai Y-W, “Delamination detection in smart composite beams using Lamb waves”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol 13, No 3, 2004, pp 544-551.
  • Liu Z J, Zhang C H., Shen Y G., Mai Y-W, “Monte Carlo simulation of nanocrystalline TiN/amorphous SiNx composite films”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 95, No 2, 2004, pp 758-760.
  • Lu M, Ye L, Mai Y-W, “Thermal de-consolidation of thermoplastic matrix composites - II. "migration" of voids and "re-consolidation"“, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 64, No 2, 2004, pp 191-202.
  • Lu M, Mai Y-W, “On fast fracture in an elastic-(plastic)-viscoplastic solid Part II - The motion of crack”, International Journal of Fracture, Vol 129, No 2, 2004, pp 177-195.
  • Ma J, Yu Z Z, Zhang Q X, Mai Y-W, Luck I, “A novel method for preparation of disorderly epoxy/clay nanocomposites”, Chemistry of Material, Vol 16, No 5, 2004, pp 757-759.
  • Ma J, Xiang P, Mai Y-W, Zhang L Q, “A novel approach to high performance elastomer by using clay”, Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Vol 25, 2004, pp 1692-1696.
  • Sun X N, Tong L Y, Wood M D K, Mai Y-W, “Effect of stitch distribution on mode I delamination toughness of laminated DCB specimens”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 64, Nos 7-8, 2004, pp 967-981.
  • Tjong S C, Wang G S, Geng L, Mai Y-W, “Cyclic deformation behavior of in situ aluminum-matrix composites of the system Al-Al3Ti-TiB2-Al2O3”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 64, Nos 13-14, 2004, pp 1971-1980.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Fracture of piezoelectromagnetic materials”, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol 31, No 1, 2004, pp 65-73.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, Zhang X H, “Thermal shock resistance of functionally graded materials”, Acta Materialia, Vol 52, No 17, 2004, pp 4961-4972.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Surface fracture of a semi-infinite piezoelectric medium under transient thermal loading (poling axis parallel to the edge of the medium)” Mech Mater, Vol 36, No 3, 2004, pp 215-223.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Strength evaluation of piezoelectric ceramics under transient thermal environments”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol 87, No 5, 2004,.pp 929-936.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, Noda N, “Fracture mechanics analysis models for functionally graded materials with arbitrarily distributed properties (mode II and mode III problems)”, International Journal of Fracture, Vol 126, No 4, 2004, 307-320.
  • Wong J S S, Sue H-J, Zeng K-Y, Li R K Y, Mai Y-W, “Scratch damage of polymers in nanoscale”, Acta Materialia, Vol 52, No 2, 2004, pp 431-443.
  • Xie X L, Tang C Y, Zhou X P, Li R K Y, Yu Z Z, Zhang Q X, Mai Y-W, “Enhanced interfacial adhesion between PPO and glass beads in composites by surface modification of glass beads via in situ polymerization and copolymerization”, Chem Mater, Vol 16, No 1, 2004, pp 133-138.
  • Xie X L, Li R K Y, Liu Q X, Mai Y-W, “Structure-property relationships of in-situ PMMA modified nano-sized antimony trioxide filled poly(vinyl chloride) nanocomposites”, Polymer, Vol 45, No 8, 2004, pp 2793-2802.
  • Xie X L, Liu Q X, Li R K Y, Zhou X P, Zhang Q X, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “Rheological and mechanical properties of PVC/CaCO3 nanocomposites prepared by in situ polymerization”, Polymer, Vol 45, No 19, 2004, pp 6665-6673.
  • Yan W Y, Liu H Y, Mai Y-W, “Mode II delamination toughness of z-pinned laminates”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 64, Nos 13-14, 2004, pp 1937-1945.
  • Zhang Q X, Yu Z Z, Xie X L, Mai Y-W, “Crystallisation and impact energy of polypropylene/CaCO3 nanocomposistes with non-ionic modifier”, Polymer, Vol 45, No 17, 2004, pp 5985-5994.
  • Zhang X P, Galea S, Ye L, Mai Y-W, “Characterisation of the effects of applied electric fields on fracture toughness and cyclic electric field induced fatigue crack growth for piezoceramic PIC 151”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol 13, 2004, pp N9-N16.
  • Zhu S-H, Chan C-M, Mai Y-W, “Micromechanical properties on the surface of PVC/SBR blends spatially resolved by a nanoindentation technique”, Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol 44, No 3, 2004, pp 609-614.
2005
  • Chen Z, Shen L, Mai Y-W, Shen Y-G, “A bifurcation-based decohesion model for simulating the transition from localization to decohesion with the MPM”, ZAMP, Vol 56, No 5, 2005, pp 908-930.
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “Effect of blending sequence on microstructure of ternary nanocomposites”, Polymer, Vol 46, No 16, 2005, pp 5986-5991.
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, Hu G H, Varlet J, “Clay exfoliation and organic modification on wear of nylon 6 nanocomposoites processed by different routes”, Composites Science and Technology 20th Anniversary Issue, Vol 65, Nos 15-16, 2005, pp 2314-2328.
  • Liang Y R, Ma J, Lu Y L, Wu Y P, Zhang L Q and Mai Y-W, “Effects of heat and pressure on intercalation structures of isobutylene-isoprene rubber/clay nanocomposites. I. Prepared by melt blending”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol 43, No 19, 2005, pp 2653-2664.
  • Lu C, Mai Y-W, Xie H, “A sudden drop of fractal dimension: a likely precursor of catastrophic failure in disordered media”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Vol 85, No 1, 2005, pp 33-40.
  • Lu C, Mai Y-W, Bai Y, “Fractals and scaling in fracture induced by microcrack coalescence”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Vol 85, No 2, 2005, pp 67-75.
  • Lu C, Mai Y-W, Shen Y G, “Optimum information in crackling noise”, Physical Review E, Vol 72, 2005, 027101.
  • Lu C, Mai Y-W, “Influence of the aspect ratio on barrier properties of polymer-clay nanocomposites”, Physical Review Letters, Vol 95, 2005,088303.
  • Ma J, Yu Z Z, Kuan H C, Dasari A, Mai Y-W, “A new strategy to exfoliate silicone rubber/clay nanocomposites”, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol 26, No 10, 2005, pp 83-833.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, Zhang X H, “Functionally graded materials under severe thermal environments”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol 88, No 3, 2005, pp 683-690.
  • Xie X L, Mai Y-W, Zhou X P, “Dispersion and alignment of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix: A review”, Materials Science and Engineering R, Vol 49, No 4, 2005, pp 89-112.
  • Yang J H, Zhang X P, Mai Y-W, Jia W P, Ke W, “Environmental effects on deformation mechanism and dislocation microstructure in fatigued copper single crystal”, Materials Science and Engineering A - Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol 396, Nos 1-2, 2005, pp 403-408.
  • Zhang X P, Wang C H, Ye L, Mai Y-W, “A study of the crack wake closure/opening behaviour of short fatigue cracks and its influence on crack growth”, Materials Science and Engineering A - Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol 406, Nos 1-2, 2005, pp 195-204.
2006
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Yang M S, Zhang Q X, Xie, X L, Mai Y-W, “Micro- and nano-scale deformation behaviour of nylon 66-based binary and ternary nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 66, No 16, 2006, pp 3097-3114.
  • Du X S, Yu Z Z, Dasari A, Ma J, Meng Y Z and Mai Y-W, “Facile synthesis and assembly of Cu2S nanodisks to corncoblike nanostructures”, Chemistry of Materials, Vol 18, No 22, 2006, pp 5156-5158.
  • Gu B, Liu H Y, Mai Y-W, “A theoretical model on piezoelectric fibre pullout with electric input”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 73, No 14, 2006, 2053-2066.
  • Li Y Q, Fu S Y, Mai Y-W, “Preparation and characterization of transparent ZnO/epoxy nanocomposites with high-UV shielding efficiency”, Polymer, Vol 47, No 6, 2006, pp 2127-2132.
  • Wang B L, Han J C, Mai Y-W, “Mode III fracture of a magnetoelectroelastic layer: exact solution and discussion of the crack face electromagnetic boundary conditions”, International Journal of Fracture, Vol 139, No 1, 2006, pp 27-38.
  • Yang Y K, Xie X L, Wu J G, Mai Y-W, “Synthesis and self-assembly of polystyrene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes with a hairy-rod nanostructure”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol 44, 2006, pp 3869-3881.
  • Yang Y K, Xie X L, Wu J G, Yang Z F, Wang X T, Mai Y-W, “Multiwalled carbon nanotubes functionalized by hyperbranched poly(urea-urethane)s by a one-pot polycondensation”, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol 27, No 19, 2006, pp 1695-1701.
  • Yu X, Cartwright B, McGuckin D, Ye L, Mai Y-W, “Intra-ply shear locking in finite element analyses of woven facbric forming processes”, Composites, Part A: applied science and manufacturing, Vol 37, No 5, 2006, pp 790-803.
  • Zheng Y G, Lu C, Mai Y-W, Gu Y X, Zhang H W, Chen Z, “Monte Carlo simulation of grain growth in two-phase nanocrystalline materials”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol 88, 2006, 144103.
  • Zheng Y G, Lu C, Mai Y-W, Zhang H W, Chen Z, “Grain growth as a stochastic and curvature-driven process”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Vol 86, No 12, 2006, pp 787-794.
  • Zhang X, Jeffrey R G, Mai Y-W, “A micromechanics-based Cosserat-type model for dense particulate solids”, ZAMP, Vol 57, No 4, 2006, pp 682-707.
  • Zhang X, Liu Q, Mai Y-W, “Numerical study on void growth in rate and temperature dependent solids”, International Journal of Fracture, Vol 142, Nos 1-2, 2006, pp 119-136.
  • Zhang X, Mai Y-W, “A simple damage-accumulation model for constraint effects on ductile fracture”, International Journal of Fracture, Vol 141, Nos 1-2, 2006, pp 135-145.
2007
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “Nanoscratching of nylon 66-based ternary nanocomposites”, Acta Materialia, Vol 55, No 2, 2007, pp 635-646.
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, Liu S L, “Flame retardancy of highly filled polyamide 6/clay nanocomposites”, Nanotechnology, Vol 18, 2007, 445602.
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “Transcrstalline regions in the vicinity of nanofillers in polyamide 6”, Macromolecules, Vol 41, No 1, 2007, pp 123-130.
  • de Kruijf N, Zhou S W, Li Q, Mai Y-W, “Topological design of structures and composite materials with multiobjectives”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 44, Nos 22-23, 2007, pp 7092-7109.
  • Lim S H, Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, Liu S, Yong M S, “Fracture toughness of nylon 6/organoclay/ elatomer nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technnology, Vol 67, No 14, 2007, pp 2914-2923.
  • Liu H Y, Yan W Y, Yu X Y, Mai Y-W, “Experimental study on effect of loading rate on mode I delamination of z-pin reinforced laminates”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 67, Nos 7-8, 2007, pp 1294-1301.
  • Lu C S, Mai Y-W, “Permeability modelling of polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technnology, Vol 67, No 14, 2007, pp 2895-2902.
  • Lu C S, Mai Y-W, Tam P L, Shen Y G, “Nanoindentation-induced elastic-plastic transition and size effect in alpha-Al2O3(0001)”, Philosophic Magazine Letters, Vol 87, No 6, 2007, pp 409-415.
  • Lu Y L, Li Z, Yu Z Z, Tain M, Zhang L Q, Mai Y-W, “Microstructure and properties of highly filled rubber/clay nanocomposites prepared by melt blending”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 67, No 14, 2007, pp 2903-2913.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Self-consistent analysis of coupled magnetoelectroelastic fracture – theoretical investigation and finite element verification”, Computational Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol 196, Nos 13-16, 2007, pp 2044-2054.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Applicability of the crack-face electromagnetic boundary conditions for fracture of magnetoelectroelastic materials”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 44, No 2, 2007, pp 387-398.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Multiple surface cracks in a piezoelectric layer bonded to an elastic substrate under transient electromechanical loads”, Mechanics of Materials, Vol 29, No 6, 2007, pp 564-579.
  • Wang B L, Mai Y-W, Niraula OP, “A horizontal shear surface wave in magnetoelectroelastic materials”, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Vol 87, No 1, 2007, pp.53-58.
  • Wood M D K, Sun X N, Tong L Y, Katzos A, Rispler A R, Mai Y-W, “The effect of stitich distribution on mode I delamination toughness of stitched laminated composites - experimental results and FEA simulation”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 67, No 6, 2007, pp 1058-1072.
  • Xie X L, Yu Z Z, Zhang Q X, Zheng G W, Mai Y-W, “Synergistic effect of SEBS-g-MA and epoxy on toughening of polyamide 6/glass fibre composites”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol 45, No 12, 2007, pp1448-1458.
  • Yang H, Tian M, Jia Q X, Shi J H, Zhang L Q, Lim S H, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “Improved mechanical and functional properties of elastomeer.graphite nanocomposites prepared by latex compounding”, Acta Materialia, Vol 55, No 18, 2007, pp 6372-6382.
  • Yang Y K, Xie X L, Yang Z F, Wang X T, Cui W, Yang J Y, Mai Y-W, “Controlled synthesis and novel solution reheology of hyperbranched poly(urea-urethane)-functionalised multiwalled carbon nano-tubes”, Macromolecules, Vol 40, 2007, pp 5858-5867.
  • Yang Y K, Wang X T, Liu L, Xie X L, Yang Z F, Li R K Y, Mai Y-W, “Structure and photoresponsive behaviors of multiwalled carbon nanotubes grafted by polyurethanes containing azobenzene side chains”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol 111, 2007, pp 11231-11239.
  • Zhou X P, Xie X L, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, “Intercalated structure of polypropylene/in situ polymerization-modified talc composites via melt compounding”, Polymer, Vol 48, No 12, 2007, pp 3555-3564.
2008
  • Dasari A, Yu Z Z, Mai Y-W, Kim J K, “Orientation and the extent of exfoliation of clay on scratch damage in polyamide 6 nanocomposites”, Nanotechnology, Vol 19, 2008, 055708 (14 pp).
  • Du X S, Mo M S, Zheng R K, Lim S H, Meng Y Z, Mai Y-W, “Shape-controlled synthesis and assembly of copper sulfide nanoparticles” Crystal Growth & Design, Vol 8, No 6, 2008, pp 2032-2035.
  • Du X S, Yu Z Z, Dasari A, Ma J, Mo M S, Meng Y Z, Mai Y-W, “New method to prepare graphite nanocomposites”, Chemistry of Materials, Vol 20, No 6, 2008, pp 2066-2068.
  • Du X S, Zhou C F, Wang G T, Mai Y-W, “Novel solid-state and template-free synthesis of branched polyaniline nanofibers”, Chemistry of Materials, Vol 20, No 12, 2008, pp 3806-3808.
  • Du X S, Zhou C F, Mai Y-W, “Facile synthesis of hierarchical polyaniline nanostructures with dendritic nanofibers as scaffolds”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol 112, No 50, 2008, pp 19836-19840.
  • Du X S, Mo M S, Zeng R K, Lim S H, Meng Y Z, Mai Y-W, “Shape-controlled synthesis and assembly of copper sulfide nanoparticles”, Crystal Growth & Design, Vol 8, No 6, 2008, pp 2032-2035.
  • Fu S Y, Feng X Q, Lauke B, Mai Y-W, “Effects of particle size, particle/matrix interface adhesion and particle loading on mechanical properties of particulate-polymer composites”, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol 39, No 6, 2008, pp 933-961.
  • Gao C F, Mai Y-W and Wang B L, “Effects of magnetic fields on cracks in a soft ferromagnetic materials”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 75, No 17, 2008, pp 4863-4875.
  • Gu B, Liu H Y, Mai Y-W, Feng X-Q, Yu S W, “Fracture mechanics analysis of the effects of temperature and material mismatch on the Smart-Cut technology”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 75, No 17, 2008, pp 4996-5006.
  • Huang G Y, Mai Y-W, Ru C Q, “Surface deflection of a microtubule loaded by a concentrated radial force”, Nanotechnology, Vol 19, 2008, 125101 (8 pp).
  • Huang G Y, Mai Y-W, “Sticky chain model for shear response of red blood cells”, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol 41, No 11, 2008, pp 2349-2352.
  • Ke Z, Shi D, Yin J H, Li R K Y, Mai Y-W, “Facile method of preparing supertough polyamide 6 with low rubber content”, Macromolecules, Vol 41, No 20, 2008, pp 7264-7267.
  • Li X F, Wang B L, Mai Y-W, “Effects of a surrounding elastic medium on flexural waves propagating in carbon nanotubes via nonlocal elasticity”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 103, No 7, 2008, 074309.
  • Li Y Q, Fu S Y, Yang Y, Mai Y-W, “Facile synthesis of highly transparent polymer nanocomposites by introduction of cor-shell structured nanoparticles”, Chemistry of Materials, Vol 20, 2008, pp 2637-2643.
  • Lothan L A, Mai Y-W, Thomas S, Li R K Y, “Tensile and flexual behaviour of sisal fabric/polyester textile composites prepared by resin transfer molding technique”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol 27, No 16-17, 2008, pp 1847-1866.
  • Lu C S, Lu Y H, Shen Y G, Mai Y-W, “Log-normal nanograin-size distributions in nanostructured composites”, Philosophic Magazine Letters, Vol 88, No 11, 2008, pp 829-836.
  • Melkumyan A, Mai Y-W, “Influence of imperfect bonding on interface waves guided by piezoelectric/ piezomagnetic composites”, Philosophical Magazine, Vol 88, No 23, 2008, pp 2965-2977.
  • Mo M S, Lim S H, Mai Y-W, Zheng R K, Ringer S P, “In situ self-assembly of thin ZnO nanoplatelets into hierarchiacal mesocrystal microtubules with surface grafting of nanorods: a general strategy toward hollow mesocrystal structures”, Advanced Materials, Vol 20, 2008, pp 339-342.
  • Seltzer R, Mai Y-W, “Depth sensing indentation of linear viscoelastic-plastic solids: a simple method to determine creep compliance”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 75, No 17, 2008, pp 4852-4862.
  • Tjong S C, Mai Y-W, “Processing-structure-property aspects of particulate- and whisker-reinforced titanium matrix composites”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 68, Nos 3-4, 2008, pp 583-601.
  • Wang X Y, Li L K Y, Mai Y-W, Shen Y G, “Theoretical analysis of Hertzian contact fracture: Ring crack”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 75, No 14, 2008, pp 4247-4256.
  • Zhang A Y, Liu H Y, Mouritz A P, Mai Y-W, “Experimental study and computer simulation on degradation of z-pin reinforcement under cyclic fatigue”, Composites Part A: applied science and manufacturing, Vol 39, 2008, pp 406-414.
2009
  • Dasari A, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W, “Fundamental aspects and recent progress on wear/scratch damage in polyme nanocomposites”, Materials Science and Engineering R, Vol 63, 2009, pp 31-80.
  • Dasari A, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W, Cai GP, Song H, “Roles of graphit oxide, clay and POSS during the combustion of polyamide 6”, Polymer, Vol 50, No 6, 2009, pp 1577-1587.
  • Dasari A, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W, “Electrically conductive and super-tough polyamide-based nanocomposties”, Polymer, Vol 50, No 16, 2009, pp 4112-4121.
  • Du XS, Zhou CF, Mai Y-W, “Novel synthesis of novel poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanotubes and hollow microspheres”, Materials Letters, Vol 63, Nos 18 & 19, 2009, pp 1590-1593.
  • Fan TY, Fan L, Mai Y-W, “Approximate analytic and numerical study on indentation of cellular/foam film with glass substrate”, Acta Physica Sinica, Vol 58, No 6, 2009, pp S189-S192.
  • Gu B, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, Feng X-Q, Yu SW, “Fracture mechanics analysis on Smart-Cut technology. Part 1: Effects of stiffening wafer and defect interaction”, Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol 25, No 1, 2009, pp 73-81.
  • Gu B, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, Feng X-Q, Yu SW, “Fracture mechanics analysis on Smart-Cut technology. Part 2: Effect of bonding flaws”, Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol 25, No 2, 2009, pp 197-203.
  • Gu B, Mai Y-W, Ru CQ, “Mechanics of microtubules modeled as orthotropic elastic shells with transverse shearing”, Acta Mechanica, Vol 207, Nos 3-4, 2009, pp 195-209.
  • Huang GY, Wang BL, Mai Y-W, “Effective properties of magnetoelectroelastic materials with aligned ellipsoidal voids”, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol 36, No 5, 2009, pp 563-572.
  • Huang GY, Wang BL, Mai Y-W, “Effect of interfacial cracks on the effective properties of magnetoelectroelastic composites”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol 20, No 8, 2009, pp 963-968.
  • Liu SP, Ying JR, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Dispersion, thermal and mechanical properties of poly-propylene/magnesium hydroxide nanocomposites compatibilized by SEBS-g-MA”, Composites Science and Techchnology, Vol 69, Nos 11-12, 2009, pp1873-1879.
  • Melkumyan A, Mai Y-W, “Electroelastic gap waves between dissimilar piezoelectric materials in different classes of symmetry”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 46, No 21, 2009, pp 3760-3770.
  • Seltzer R, Frontini PM, Mai Y-W, “Effect of hygrothermal ageing on morphology and indentation modulus of injection moulded nylon 6/organoclay nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 69, Nos 7-8, 2009, pp1093-1100.
  • Shan GF, Yang W, Yang MB, Xie BH, Fu Q, Mai Y-W, “Investigation on tensile deformation behavior of semi-crystalline polymers”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics, Vol 48, No 4, 2009, pp799-811.
  • Wang GT, Hiu HY, Saintier N, Mai Y-W, “Cyclic fatigue of polymer nanocomposites”, Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol 16, No 8, 2009, pp 2635-2645.
  • Wang GT, Liu HY, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W, “Evaluation methods for stiffness predictions of polymer/clay nanocomposites”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol 28, No 13, 2009, pp 1625-1649.
  • Wong EH, Mai Y-W, Woo M, “Analytical solution for the damped-dynamics of printed circuit board and applied to study the effects of distorted half-sine support excitation”, IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, Vol 32, No 2, 2009, pp 536-545.
  • Wong EH, Lim KM, Mai Y-W, “Analytical solutions for PCB assembly subjcted to mismatched thermal expansion”, IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, Vol 32, No 3, 2009, pp 602-611.
  • Wong EH, Mai Y-W, “The damped dynamics of printed circuit board and analysis of distorted and deformed half-sine excitation”, Microelectronics Reliability, Vol 49, No 8, 2009, pp 916-923.
  • Yang YK, Qiu SQ, Cui W, Zhao Q, Cheng XJ, Li RKY, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “A facile method to fabricate silica-coated carbon nanotubes and silica nanotubes from carbon nanotubes templates”, Journal of Materials Science, Vol 44, No 17, 2009, pp 4539-4545.
  • Zheng JZ, Zhou XP, Ying JR, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Enhannced mechanical properties of polypropylene/ silica nanocomposites with surface modification of nano-silica via in situ copolymerisation of methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate”, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, Vol 27, No 5, 2009, pp 685-694.
  • Zheng YG, Zhang HW, Chen Z, Lu CS, Mai Y-W, “Roles of grain boundary and dislocations at different deformation stages of nanocrystalline copper under tension”, Phyics Letters A, Vol 373, No 5, 2009, pp 570-574.
  • Zhou CF, Du XS, Liu Z, Ringer SP, Mai Y-W, “Solid phase mechanochemical synthesis of polyaniline branched nanofibers”, Synthetic Metals, Vol 159, No 13, 2009, pp 1302-1307.
2010
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Wong SC, Abtahi M, Chen P, “Electrospinning of polymer nanofibres: Effects on oriented morphology, structure and tensile properties” Composites Science and Technology, Vol 70, No 5, 2010, pp 703-718.
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Wong SC, Abtahi M, Du XS, “Mechanical behavior of self-assembled carbon nanotube reinforced nylon 6,6 fibers” Composites Science and Technology, Vol 70, No 9, 2010, pp 1401-1409.
  • Cai, GP, Dasari A, Yu ZZ, Du XS, Dai SC, Mai Y-W, Wang JY, “Fire response of polyamide 6 with layered and fibrillar nanofillers”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol 95, No 5, 2010, pp 845-851.
  • Chen CR, Mai Y-W, “Comparison of cohesive zone model and linear elastic fracture mechanics for a mode I crack near a compliant/stiff interface”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 77, No 17, 2010, pp 3408-3417.
  • Chen JK, Wang GT, Yu ZZ, Huang ZP, Mai Y-W, “Critical particle size for interfacial debonding in polymer/nanoparticle composites”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 70, No 5, 2010, pp 861-872.
  • Dasari A, Zhang QX, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W, “Toughening polypropylene and its nanocomposites with submicronmeter voids”, Macromolecules, Vol 43, No 13, 2010, pp 5734-5739.
  • Feng QP, Yang JP, Fu SY, Mai Y-W, “Synthesis of carbon nanotube/epoxy composites films with a high nanotube loading by a mixed-curing-agent assisted layer-by-layer method and their electrical conductivity”, Carbon, Vol 48, No 7, 2010, pp 2057-2062.
  • Gao CF, Mai Y-W, Zhang N, “Solutions of collinear cracks in an electrostrictive material”, Philosophic Magazine, Vol 90, No 10, 2010, pp 1245-1262.
  • Gao CF, Mai Y-W, “Fracture of electrostrictive solids subjected to combined mechanical and electric fields”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 77, No 10, 2010, pp 1503-1515.
  • Gao CF, Mai Y-W, Zhang N, “Solution of a crack in an electrostrictive solid”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 47, Nos 3-4, 2010, pp 444-453. Corrigendum, Vol 48, No 6, 2011, pp 1082-1083.
  • Hameed N, Guo QP, Hanley T, Mai Y-W, “Hydrogen bonding interactions, crystallization, and surface hydrophobicity in nanostructured epoxy/block copolymer blends”, Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol 48, No 7, 2010, pp 790-800.
  • Hameed N, Guo QP, Xu ZG, Hanley T, Mai Y-W, “Reactive block copolymer modified thermosets: highly ordered nanostructures and improved properties”, Soft Matter, Vol 6, No 24, 2010, pp 6119-6129.
  • Li DS, Zhang XP, Xiong ZP, Mai Y-W, “Lightweight NiTi shape memory alloy based composites with high damping capacity and high strength”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol 490, Nos 1-2, 2010, pp. L15-L19.
  • Lim SH, Dasari A, Wang GT, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W, Yuan Q, Liu SL, Yong MS, “Impact fracture behavior of nylon 6-based ternary nanocomposites”, Composites: Part B – Engineering, Vol 41, No 1, 2010, pp 67-75.
  • Lim SH, Y ZZ, Mai Y-W, “Effects of loading rate and temperature on tensile yielding and deformation mechanisms of nylon 6-based nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 70, No 13, 2010, pp 1994-2002.
  • Shan GF, Yang W, Tang XG, Yang MB, Xie BH, Fu Q, Mai Y-W, “Multiple melting behavior of annealed crystalline polymers”, Polymer Testing, Vol 29, No 2, 2010, pp 273-280.
  • Shi HB, Shi D, Wang XY, Yin LG, Yin JH, Mai Y-W, “A facile route for preparing stable co-continuous morphology of LLDPE/PA6 blends with low PA6 content”, Polymer, Vol 51, No 21, 2010, pp 4958-4968.
  • Sturm S, Zhou SW, Mai Y-W, Li Q, “On stiffness of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering – a numerial study”, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol 43, No 9, 2010, pp 1738-1744.
  • Xiao HM, Zhang WD, Lv C, Fu SY, Wan MX , Mai Y-W, “Large enhancement in conductivity of polyaniline films by cold stretching”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol 211, No 10, 2010, pp 1109-1116.
  • Xu ZG, Hameed N, Guo QP, Mai Y-W, “Nanostructures and thermomechanical properties of epoxy thermosets containing reactive diblock copolymer”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol 115, No 4, 2010, pp 2110-2118.
  • Yang Y, Li WN, Luo YS, Xiao HM, Fu SY, Mai Y-W, “Novel ultraviolet-opaque, visible-transparent and light-emitting ZnO-QD/silicone composites with tunable luminescence colors”, Polymer, Vol 51, No 12, 2010, pp 2755-2762.
  • Zheng JZ, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Silica hybrid particles with nanometre polymer shells and their influence on the toughening of polypropylene”, Nanoscale, Vol 2, No 10, 2010, pp 2269-2274.
2011
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Li Q, Wong SC, Liu Y, Yao QW, “One-dimensional multiferroic bismuth ferrite fibers obtained by electrospinning techniques”, Nanotechnology, Vol 22, No 23, 2011, 235702 (6 pp).
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Li Q, Liu Y, “Nanoscale investigation of ferroelectric properties in electrospun barium titanate/polyvinylidene fluoride composite fibers using piezoresponse force microscopy”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 71, No 11, 2011, pp 1435-1440.
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Wong SC, “Effect of fiber diameter on the deformation behavior of self-assembled carbon nanotube reinforced electrospun Polyamide 6,6 fibers”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol 528, No 21, 2011, pp6565-6572.
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Li Q, Liu Y, “Electrospinning induced ferroelectricity in poly(vinyl fluoride) fibers”, Nanoscale, Vol 3, No 8, 2011, pp 3068-3071.
  • Ballarre J, Seltzer R, Mendoza E, Orellano JC, Mai Y-W, Garcia C, Cere SM, “Morphological and nano-mechanical characterization of bone tissue growth around bioactive sol-gel coatings containing wollastonite particles applied on stainless steel implants”, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol 31, No 3, 2011, pp 545-552.
  • Cui W, Du FP, Zhao JC, Zhang W, Yang YK, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Improving thermal conductivity while retaining high electrical resistivity of epoxy composites by incorporating silica-coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Carbon, Vol 49, No 2, 2011, pp 495-500.
  • Feng QP, Shen XJ, Yang JP, Fu SY, Mai Y-W, Friedrich, K, “Synthesis of epoxy composites wth high carbon nanotube loading and effects of tubular and wavy morphology on composite strength and modulus”, Polymer, Vol 53, No 26, 2011, pp6037-6045.
  • Gao CF, Mai Y-W, “Singularities of an interface crack in electrostrictive materials”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 48, No 9, 2011, pp 1395-1401.
  • Huang YL, Tien HW, Ma CCM, Yang SY, Wu SY, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, “Effect of extended polymer chains on properties of transparent graphene nanosheets conductive film”, J. Mater. Chem. Vol 21, No 45, 2011, 18236-18241.
  • Huang YL, Baji A, Tien HW, Yang YK, Yang SY, Ma CCM, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, Wang NH, “Self-assembly of graphene onto electrospun polyamide 66 nanofibers as transparent conductive thin films”, Vol 22, No 47, 2011, Nanotechnology, 475603 (7 pp).
  • Li W, Tang XZ, Zhang HB, Jiang ZG, Yu ZZ, Du XS, Mai Y-W, “Simultaneous surface functionalization and reduction of graphene oxide with octadecylamine for electrically conductive polystyrene composites”, Carbon, Vol 49, No 14, 2011, pp 4724-4730.
  • Liao GY, Chen L, Zeng XY, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Peng EJ, Ye ZQ, Mai Y-W, “Electrospun PLA/PCL blend fibers and their cellular response to adipose-derived stem cells”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 120, No 4, 2011, pp 2154-2165.
  • Liu HY, Wang GT, Mai Y-W, Zeng Y, “On fracture toughness of nano-particle modified epoxy”, Composites: Part B Engineering, Vol 42, No 8, 2011, pp 2170-2175.
  • Liu X, He XQ, Yang QS, Mai Y-W, “Overall behavior and microstructural deformation of R-CNT/ polymer composites”, Composites: Part B Engineering, Vol 42, No 8, 2011, pp 2123-2129.
  • Liu X, Yang QS, He XQ, Mai Y-W, “Molecular mechanics modeling of deformation and failure of super carbon nanotube networks”, Nanotechnology, Vol 22, No 47, 2011, 475701 (11 pp).
  • Qiu WQ, Dasari A, Mai Y-W, “Improvement in adhesion of diamond film on Cu substrate with an inlay structured interlayer”, Surface & Coatings Technology, Vol 206, Nos 2-3, 2011, pp 224-227.
  • Seltzer R, Cisilino AP, Frontini PM, Mai Y-W, “Determination of the Drucker-Prager parameters of polymers exhibiting pressure-sensitive plastic behviour by depth-sensing indentation”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol 53, No 6, 2011, pp 471-478.
  • Seltzer R, Kim JK, Mai Y-W, “Elevated temperature nanoindentation behavior of polyamide 6”, Polymer International, Vol 60, No 12, 2011, pp 1753-1761. Erratum, Vol 60, No 12, 2011, p1762.
  • Wang YB, Wang LF, Joyce HJ, Gao Q, Liao XZ, Mai Y-W, Tan HH, Zou J, Ring SP, Gao HJ, Jagadish C, “Super deformability and Young’s modulus of GaAs nanowires”, Advanced Materials, Vol23, No 11, 2011, pp 1356-1360.
  • Yang YK, He CE, He WJ, Yu LJ, Peng RG, Xie XL, Wang XB, Mai Y-W, “Reduction of silver nano-particles onto grapheme oxide nanosheets with N,N-dimethylformamide and SERS activities of GO/Ag composites”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol 13, No 10, 2011, pp 5571-5581.
  • Ye Y, Huang HT, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, “Enhanced unipolar fatigue resistance in ferroelectric PNN-PT ceramics prepared via glycerol-assisted solid-state reaction”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol 94, No 2, 2011, pp 488-495.
  • Yu CR, Wu DM, Liu Y, Qiao H, Yu ZZ, Dasari A, Du XS, Mai Y-W, “Electrical and dielectric properties of polypropylene nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes and barium titanate nano-particles”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 71, No 15, 2011, pp 1706-1712.
  • Zhao JC, Du FP, Zhou XP, Cui W, Wang XM, Zhu H, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Thermal conductive and electrical properties of polyurethane/hyperbranched poly(urea-urethane)-grafted multi-walled carbon nanotube composites”, Composites: Part B Engineering, Vol 42, No 8, 2011, pp 2111-2116.
  • Zhou C, Liu ZW, Du XS, Mai Y-W, Ringer SP, “Multi-holed clay nanotubes and their modification with a polyaniline nanolayer”, Journal of Materials Science, Vol 46, No 2, 2011, pp 446-450.
  • Zhou C, Liu ZW, Yan YS, Du XS, Mai Y-W, Ringer S, “Electro-synthesis of novel nanostructured PEDOT films and their application as catalyst support”, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol 6, 2011, Art No. 364, 6 pp.
2012
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Du XS, Wong SC, “Improved tensile strength and ferroelectric phase content of self-assembled PVDF fibre yarns”, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Vol 297, No 3, 2012, pp 209-213.
  • Chen YM, Lu ZG, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, Huang HT, “Triple-coaxial electrospun amorphous carbon nanotubes with hollow graphitic carbon nanospheres for high-performance Li ion batteries”, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol 5, No 7, 2012, pp 7898-7902
  • Chen YM, Lu ZG, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, Huang HT, “In situ formation of hollow graphitic carbon nanospheres in electrospun amorphous carbon nanofibers for high-performance Li-based batteries”, Nanoscale, Vol 4, No 21, 2012, pp. 6800-6805
  • Du XS, Liu HY, Cai GP, Mai Y-W, Baji A, “Use of facile mechanochemical method to functionalise carbon nanofibres with nanostructured polyaniline and their electrochemical capacitance”, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol 7, 2012, Art No. 111, 8 pp.
  • Du XS, Liu HY, Zhou CF, Moody S, Mai Y-W, “On the flame synthesis of carbon nanottubes grafted onto carbon fibres and the bonding force between them”, Carbon, Vol 50, No 6, 2012, pp 2347-2350.
  • Huang YL, Baji A, Tien HW, Yang YK, Yang SY, Wu SY, Ma CCM, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, Wang NH, “Self-assembly of silver-graphene hybrid on electrospun polyurethane nanofibers as flexible transparent conductive thin films”, Carbon, Vol 50, No 10, 2012, pp 3473-3481.
  • Huang ZD, Oh SW, He YB, Zhang B, Yang Y, Mai Y-W, Kim JK, “Porous C–LiFePO4–C composite microspheres with a hierarchical conductive architecture as a high performance cathode for lithium ion batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol 22, No 37, 2012, pp 19643-19645.
  • Ke SM, Huang HT, Fan HQ, Lee HK, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, “Antiferroelectric-like properties and enhanced polarization of Cu-doped K0.5Na0.5NbO3 piesoelectric ceramics”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol 101, No 8, 2012, 082901.
  • Lee J, Zhang MQ, Bhattacharyya D, Yuan YC, Jayaraman K, Mai Y-W, “Micromechanical behavior of self-healing epoxy and hardener-loaded microcapsules by nanoindentation”, Materials Letters, Vol 76, 2012, pp 62-65.
  • Liao GY, Zhou XP, Chen L, Zeng XY Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Electrospun aligned PLLA/PCL/ functionalised multiwalled carbon nanotube composite fibrous membranes and their bio/mechanical properties”, Composites Science and Technology, Vo 72, No 2, 2012, pp 248-255.
  • Lin XY, Shen X, Zheng QB, Yousefi N, Ye L, Mai Y-W, Kim JK, “Fabrication of highly-aligned, conductive, and strong grapheme papers using ultralarge grapheme oxide sheets”, ACS Nano, Vol 6, No 12, 2012, pp 10708-10719.
  • Liu HY, Wang GT, Mai Y-W, “Cyclic fatigue crack propagation of nanoparticle modified epoxy”, Composites Science & Technology, Vol 72, No 13, 2012, pp 1530-1538.
  • Phua SL, Yang L, Toh CL, Huang S, Tsakadze Z, Lau SK, Mai Y-W, Lu X, “Reinforcement of polyether polyurethane with dopamine-modified clay: The role of interfacial hydrogen bonding”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol 4, No 9, 2012, pp 4571-4578.
  • Qiu WQ, Liu ZW, He LX, Zeng DC, Mai Y-W, “Improved interfacial adhesion between diamond film and copper substrate using a Cu(Cr)-diamond composite interlayer”, Materials Letters, Vol 81, 2012, pp 155-157.
  • Seltzer R, Mai Y-W, Frontini PM, “Creep behaviour of injection moulded polyamide 6/organoclay nanocomposites by nanoindentation and cantilever-benidng”, Composites: Part B Engineering, Vol 43, No 1, 2012, pp 83-89.
  • Tan XH, Fan HQ, Ke SM, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, Huang HT, “Structural dependence of piezoelectric, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of K0.5Na0.5(Nb1-2x/5Cux)O3 lead-free ceramics with high Qm”, Materials Research Bulletin, Vol 47, No 12, 2012, pp 4472-4477.
  • Wang S, Yang Y, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, “Size effect in microcompression of epoxy micropillars”, Journal of Materials Science, Vol 47, No 16, 2012, pp 6047-6055.
  • Wu SY, Guo QP, Peng SH, Hameed N, Kraska M, Stuhn B, Mai Y-W, “Toughening epoxy thermosets with block ionomer complexes: A nanostructure-mechanical property correlation”, Macromolecules, Vol 45, No 9, 2012, pp 3829-3840.
  • Wu SY, Peng SH, Hameed N, Guo QP, Mai Y-W, “A new route to nanostructured thermosets with block ionomer complexes”, Soft Matter, Vol 8, No 3, 2012, pp 688-698.
  • Yang CC, Mai Y-W, “Size-dependent absorption properties of CdX (X=S, Se, Te) quantum dots, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol 535, 2012, pp91-93.
  • Yang QS, He XQ, Liu X, Leng F-F, Mai Y-W, “The effective properties and local aggregation effect of CNT/SMP composites”, Composites: Part B Engineering, Vol 43, No 1, 2012, pp 33-38.
  • Yang YK, He CE, Peng RG, Baji A, Du XS, Huang YL, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Non-covalently modified graphene sheets by imidazolium ionic liquids for multifunctional polymer nanocomposites”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol 22, No 12, 2012, pp 5666-5675.
  • Yang YK, Yu LJ, Peng RG, Huang YL, He CE, Liu, HY, Wang XB, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Incorporation of liquid-like multiwallled carbon nanotubes into an epoxy matrix by solvent-free processing”, Nanotechnology, Vol 23, No 22, 2012, 225701, 10 pp.
  • Zeng Y, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, Du XS, “Improving interlaminar fracture toughness of carbon fibre/epoxy laminates by incorporation of nano-particles”, Composites: Part B Engineering, Vol 43, No 1, 2012, pp 90-94.
  • Zhang B, Yu Y, Huang ZD, He YB, Jang DH, Yoon WS, Mai Y-W, Kang FY, Kim JK, “Exceptional electrochemical performance of freestanding electrospun carbon nanofiber anodes containing ultrafine SnOx particles”, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol 5, No 12, 2012, pp 9895-9902
  • Zhang B, Liu YS, Huang ZD, Oh SW, Yu Y, Mai Y-W, Kim JK, “Urchin-like Li4Ti5O12-carbon nanofiber composites for high rate performance anodes in Li-ion batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol 22, No 24, 2012, pp 12133-12140.
  • Zhou CF, Liu ZW, Du XS, Mitchell DRG, Mai Y-W, Yan YS, Ringer S, “Hollow nitrogen-containing core/shell fibrous carbon nanomaterials s support to platinum nanocatalysts and their TEM tomography study”, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol 7, 2012, Art No. 165,11 pp.
2013
  • Baji A, Mai Y-W, Abtahi M, Wong SC, Liu Y, Li Q, “Microstructure development in electrospun carbon nanotube reinforced polyvinylidene fluoride fibers and its influence on tensile strength and dielectric permittivity”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 88, 2013, pp 1-8.
  • Chen B, Wang J, Gao Q, Chen YJ, Liao XZ, Lu C, Tan HH, Mai Y-W, Zou J, Ringer SP, Gao HJ, Jagadish C, “Strengthening brittle semiconductor nanowires through stacking faults: insights from in situ mechanical testing, Nano Letters, Vol 13, No 9, 2013, pp 4369-4373
  • Chen B, Gao Q, Yang YB, Liao XZ, Mai Y-W, Tan HH, Zou J, Ringer SP, Jagadish C, “Anelatic behavior in GaAs semiconductor nanowires”, Nano Letters, Vol 13, No 7, 2013, pp 3169-3172.
  • Chen YM, Li XY, Park KS, Song J, Hong JH, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, Huang HT, Goodenough, “Hollow carbon-nanotube/carbon-nanofiber hybrid anodes for Li-ion batteries”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol 135, No 44, 2013, pp 16280-16283.
  • Dasari A, Yu ZZ, Cai GP, Mai Y-W, “Recent developments in the fire retardancy of polymeric materials’, Progress in Polymer Science, Vol 38, No 9, 2013, pp 1357-1387.
  • Du XS, Zhou CF, Liu HY, Mai Y-W, Wang GX, “Facile chemical synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene sheets and their electrochemical capacitance”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol 241, 2013, pp 460-466.
  • Kuan HC, Dasari A, Yu ZZ, Ma J, Mai Y-W, Ma CCM, “Molecular mobility and mechanical properties of novel clay/waterborne polyurethane nanocomposites”, Advanced Science Letters, Vol 19, No 2, 2013, pp 524-528.
  • Shi D, Liu EW, Tan TY, Shi HC, Jiang T, Yang YK, Luan SF, Yin JH, Mai Y-W, Li RKY, “Core/shell rubber toughened polyamide 6: an effective way to get good balance between toughness and yield strength”, RSC Advances, Vol 3, No 44, 2013, pp 21563-21569
  • Wu SY, Guo QP, Kraska M, Stuhn B, Mai Y-W, “Tougheniing epoxy thermosets with block ionomers: the role of phase domain size”, Macromolecules, Vol 46, No 20, 2013, pp 8190-8202
  • Wu SY, Guo QP, Zhang TY, Mai Y-W, “Phase behaviour and nanomechanical mapping of block ionomer complexes”, Soft Matter, 2013, Vol 9, No 9, pp 2662-2972.
  • Xu SA, Wang GT, Mai Y-W, “Effect of hybridization of liquid rubber and nanosilica particles on the morphology, mechanical properties, and fracture toughness of epoxy composites”, Journal of Materials Science, Vol 48, No 9, 2013, pp 3546-3556.
  • Yang CC, Mai Y-W, “Size, dimensionality, and constituent stoichiometry dependence of physico-chemical properties in nanosized binary alloys”, Journal of Physcial Chemistry C, Vol 117, No 5, 2013, pp 2421-2426.
2014
  • Cadogan JM, Campbell SJ, Jing J, Foley CP, Kater P, Mai Y-W, “Annealing enmbrittlement of Fe78Si9B13”, Hyperfine Interact, Vol 226, 2014, pp 7-14.
  • Chen YM, Li XY, Park KS, Hong JH, Song J, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, Huang HT, Goodenough JB, “Sulfur encapsulated in porous hollow CNTs@CNFs for high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol 2, No 26, 2014, pp 10126-10130.
  • Chen YM, Li XY, Zhou XY, Yao HM, Huang HT, Mai Y-W, Zhou LM, “Hollow-tunneled graphitic carbon nanofibers through Ni-diffusion-induced graphitization as high-temperature anode materials”, Energy and Environmental Science, Vol 7, No 8, 2014, pp 2689-2696.
  • Du XS, Liu, HY, Xu F, Zeng Y, Mai Y-W, “Flame synthesis of carbon nanotubes onto carbon fiber woven fabric and improvement of interlaminar toughness of composite laminates”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol 101, No, 2014, pp 159-166.
  • Gong CL, Xue ZG, Wang XE, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, “Poly(ethylene glycol) grafted multi-walled carbon nanotubes/LiFePO4 composite cathodes for lithium ion batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol 246, No 2, 2014, pp 260-268.
  • Jia JJ, Sun XY, Lin XY, Shen X, Mai Y-W, Kim JK, “Exceptional electrical conductivity and fracture resistance of 3D interconnected graphene foam/epoxy composites”, ACS Nano, Vol 8, No 6, 2014, pp 5774-5783.
  • Ke SM, Lin P, Zeng XR, Huang HT, Zhou LM, Mai Y-W, “Tuning of dielectric and ferroelectric properties in single phase BiFeO3 ceramics with controlled Fe2+/Fe3+ ratio”, Ceramics International, Vol 40, No 4, 2014, pp5263-5268.
  • Li XY, Chen YM, Zhou, LM, Mai Y-W, Huang HT, “Exceptional electrochemical performance of porous TiO2-carbon nanofibers for lithium ion battery anodes”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol 2, No 11, 2014, pp 3875-3880.
  • Peng HY, Bi SG, Ni MG, Xie XL, Liao YG, Zhou XG, Xue ZG, Zhu JT, Wei Y, Bowman C, Mai Y-W, “Monochromatic visible light "photo-initibitor": Janus-faced initiation and inhibition for storage of coloured 3D images”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol 136, No 25, 2014, pp 8855-8858.
  • Uddin MN, Huang ZD, Mai Y-W, Kim, JK, “Tensile and tearing fracture properties of graphene oxide papers intercalated with carbon nanotubes”, Carbon, Vol 77, 2014, pp 481-491.
  • Wong EH, Mai Y-W, “A unified equation for creep-fatigue”, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol 68, 2014, pp 186-194.
  • Yang CC, Mai Y-W, “Thermodynamics at the nanoscale: A new approach to the investigation of unique physicochemical properties of nanomaterials”, Materials Science and Engineering R, Vol 70, 2014, pp 1-40.
  • Yang QS, Li BQ, He XQ, Mai Y-W, “Modelling the mechanical properties of functionalised carbon nanotubes and their composites: Design at the atomic level”, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Vol 2014, 2014, Article #482056, 8 pp
  • Zhan HF, Zhang YY, Bell JM, Mai Y-W, Gu YT, “Structure-mediated thermal transport of graphene allotrope nanoribbons”, Carbon, Vol 77, 2014, pp 416-423.