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1992 …2023
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Expertise & Capabilities

  • Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Multi-scale Material Modelling
  • Aerogel composites
  • Composites Recycling
  • Composites Interface
  • Reinforcement Fibres
  • Surface Coating
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Polymer and Elastomer 
  • Thermomechanical Analysis

Research Interests

Current research activities focus on 

Composites recycling and reuse (This work includes the development of economically viable routes to recycling fibre reinforced composites and reusing recyclates in new industrial applications) 

Composites interface (This work centres around fibre-matrix physicochemcial interactions through surface characterisation, coating development, and fibre-matrix adhesion engineering)

Aerogel composites (This work includes the design and development of ultralight, strong, superinsulating aerogel composites for energy saving applicaitons)

Self-healing elastomer  (This work centres on the chemical design and material engineering of elastomer materials for improving wear resistance and damage self-mitigation)

Multi-scale material modelling (This work revolves around understanding and engineering of structure-property relationship through multi-scale material modelling) 

Teaching Interests

ME16232 Engineering Mechanics: Structural Mechanics

ME523 Polymer and Polymer Composites

Industrial Relevance

Industrial Links

  • PPG Industries (The Netherlands)
  • 3B Fibreglass (Belgium)
  • Blueshift International Materials (USA)
  • BOSCH (Germany)
  • Sain-Gobain (France)
  • Weir Group PLC (UK)
  • Composites Scaffolding Company (UK)

Education/Academic qualification


Master in Science, University of Sheffield

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Projects 2014 2023

Research Output 1992 2019

Assessment of insulating package performance by mathematical modelling

Kucharek, M., Yang, L. & Wang, K., 24 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Packaging Technology and Science. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freight transportation
Glass fibers
Composite materials


Recycling, regenerating and reusing reinforcement glass fibres

Author: Pender, K., 1 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Yang, L. (Supervisor) & Thomason, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Membership of committee

Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association (External organisation)

Liu Yang (Advisor)
1 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee