October 17, 2018

Dr Wei Yang


Dr Yang is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. His research expertise focuses on nanomaterials, 3D aerogels, multifunctional polymer composites, bio-composites and fire safety engineering. Since 2010, a total of more than 60 SCI-included papers have been published, and more than 20 invention patents have been applied, and the SCI papers have been cited by other researchers for more than 1000 times. Up to January of 2019, Dr. Yang’s H-Index is 20 in Google Scholar.








Degree/Job Title

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Science and Technology of China, City University of Hong Kong, Joint PhD Program

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
State Key Lab of Fire Science, University of Science and Technology of China

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Hefei University

Senior Research Associate
College of Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Visiting Senior Research Fellow
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales



Selected Publications

Wei Yang*, Ning-Ning Wang, Peng Ping, Anthony Chun-Yin Yuen, Ao Li, San-E Zhu, Li-Li Wang, Jian Wu, Timothy Bo-Yuan Chen, Jing-Yu Si, Bao-Dong Rao, Hong-Dian Lu*, Qing Nian Chan, Guan-Heng Yeoh. Novel 3D network architectured hybrid aerogel comprising epoxy, graphene, and hydroxylated boron nitride nanosheets. ACS Applied Material & Interfaces, 2018, 10(46): 40032−40043.

Wei Yang*, Wen-Jie Yang, Benjamin Tawiah, Yang Zhang, Li-Li Wang, San-E Zhu, Timothy Bo Yuan Chen, Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, Bin Yu, Yun-Feng Liu, Jing-Yu Si, En-Zhu Hu, Hong-Dian Lu, Kun-Hong Hu, Qing Nian Chan, Guan Heng Yeoh. Synthesis of anhydrous manganese hypophosphite microtubes for simultaneous flame retardant and mechanical enhancement on poly(lactic acid). Composites Science and Technology, 2018, 164: 44-50.

Wei Yang*, Benjamin Tawiah, Chao Yu, Yi-Fan Qian, Li-Li Wang, Anthony Chun-Yin Yuenc, San-E Zhu, En-Zhu Hu, Timothy Bo-Yuan Chen, Bin Yu, Hong-Dian Lu, Guan Heng Yeoh, Xin Wang, Lei Song, Yuan Hu. Manufacturing, mechanical and flame retardant properties of poly(lactic acid) biocomposites based on calcium magnesium phytate and carbon nanotubes. Composites Part A 2018, 110: 227-236.

Wei Yang, Peng Ping, Li-Li Wang, Timothy Bo-Yuan Chen, Anthony Chun-Yin Yuen, San-E Zhu, Ning-Ning Wang, Ye-Lian Hu, Pan-Pan Yang, Chen Sun, Cheng-Yang Zhang, Hong-Dian Lu, Qing Nian Chan, Guan-Heng Yeoh. Fabrication of Fully Bio-Based Aerogels via Microcrystalline Cellulose and Hydroxyapatite Nanorods with Highly Effective Flame-Retardant Properties. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2018, 1: 1921-1931.

Qiangjun Zhang, Yong C Wang, Colin G Bailey, Richard KK Yuen, Joshua Parkin, Wei Yang, Cristina Valles. Quantifying effects of graphene nanoplatelets on slowing down combustion of epoxy composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2018, 146: 76-87.

Islam Md Rizwanul Fattah, Caizhi Ming, Qing Nian Chan, Armin Wehrfritz, Phuong Xuan Pham, Wei Yang, Sanghoon Kook, Paul R Medwell, Guan-Heng Yeoh, Evatt R Hawkes, Assad R Masri. Spray and combustion investigation of post injections under low temperature combustion conditions with biodiesel. Energy & Fuels, 2018, 32: 8727-8742.

A.C.Y. Yuen, G.H. Yeoh, S.C.P. Cheung, Q.N. Chan, T.B.Y Chen, W. Yang, H Lu. Numerical study of the development and angular speed of a small-scale fire whirl. Journal of Computational Science, 2018, 27: 21-34.

Benjamin Tawiah, Bin Yu, Wai Yi Cheung, Shuk Ying Chan, Wei Yang, Bin Fei. Synthesis and application of synergistic azo-boron-BPA/polydopamine as efficient flame retardant for poly (lactic acid). Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2018, 152: 64-74.

T.B.Y. Chen, A.C.Y. Yuen, C. Wang, G.H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, S.C.P. Cheung, Q.N. Chan, W. Yang. Predicting the fire spread rate of a sloped pine needle board utilizing pyrolysis modelling with detailed gas-phase combustion. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2018, 125: 310-322.

Jingyu Si, Peng Ping, Hongyan Xie, Wei Yang, Hongdian Lu. The influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes-NiCoAl layered double hydroxide hybrids on fire safety performance of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) composites. Polymer Composites, 2018, 39: E835-E841.

San-E Zhu, Li-Li Wang, Hao Chen, Wei Yang*, Anthony Chun-Yin Yuen, Timothy Bo-Yuan Chen, Cheng Luo, Wen-Mei Bi, En-Zhu Hu, Jian Zhang, Jing-Yu Si, Hong-Dian Lu, Kun-Hong Hu, Shaun Chan, Guan Heng Yeoh. Comparative Studies on Thermal, Mechanical, and Flame Retardant Properties of PBT Nanocomposites via Different Oxidation State Phosphorus-Containing Agents Modified Amino-CNTs. Nanomaterials, 2018, 8: 70.

T.B.Y. Chen, A.C.Y. Yuen*, G.H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, S.C.P. Cheung, Q.N. Chan, Wei Yang, H. Lu. Numerical study of fire spread using the level-set method with largeeddy simulation incorporating detailed chemical kinetics gas-phasecombustion model. Journal of Computational Science, 2018, 24: 8-23.

Hongyan Xie, Wei Yang, Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, Chang Xie, Jinsong Xie, Hongdian Lu*, Guan Heng Yeoh. Study on flame retarded flexible polyurethane foam/alumina aerogel composites with improved fire safety. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 311: 310-317.

San-E Zhu, Li-Li Wang, Ming-Zhen Wang, Anthony Chun-Yin Yuen, Timothy Bo-Yuan Chen, Wei Yang*, Tian-Zhu Pan, You-Ran Zhi, Hongdian Lu*. Simultaneous enhancements on the mechanical, thermal stability, and flame retardant properties of poly(1,4-butylene terephthalate) nanocomposites with a novel phosphorus-nitrogen-containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane. RSC Advances, 2017, 7: 54021-54030.

Wei Yang*, Yun-Ran Zhang, Anthony Chun-Yin Yuen, Timothy Bo-Yuan Chen, Ming-Chung Chan, Li-Zhen Peng, Wen-Jie Yang, San-E Zhu, Ben-Hong Yang, Kun-Hong Hu, Guan-Heng Yeoh, Hong-Dian Lu. Synthesis of phosphorus-containing silane coupling agent for surface modification of glass fibers: Effective reinforcement and flame retardancy in poly(1,4-butylene terephthalate). Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 321: 257-267.

Weiyi Xing, Wei Yang*, Wenjie Yang, Qihang Hu, Jingyu Si, Hongdian Lu, Benhong Yang, Lei Song, Yuan Hu, Richard K.K. Yuen. Functionalized carbon nanotubes with phosphorus- and nitrogen-containing agents: Effective reinforcer for thermal, mechanical and flame retardant properties of polystyrene nanocomposites. ACS Applied Material & Interfaces, 2016, 8(39): 26266-26274.

Wei Wang, Ying Pan, Haifeng Pan, Wei Yang, Lei Song, Yuan Hu*. Synthesis and characterization of MnO2 nanosheets based multilayer coating and applications as a flame retardant for flexible polyurethane foam. Composites Science and Technology, 2016, 123: 212-221.

Wei Wang, Haifeng Pan, Yongqian Shi, Ying Pan, Wei Yang, K.M. Liew, Lei Song, Yuan Hu*. Fabrication of LDH nanosheets on beta-FeOOH rods and applications for improving the fire safety of epoxy resin. Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2016, 80: 259-269.

Wei Yang*, Zhongjing Jia, Yani Chen, Yunran Zhang, Jingyu Si, Benhong Yang, Hongdian Lu. Carbon nanotube reinforced polylactide/basalt fiber composites containing aluminium hypophosphite thermal degradation, flame retardancy and mechanical properties. RSC Advances, 2015, 5(128): 105869-105879.

Wei Yang*, Zhenghe Jiang, Jie Yang, Benhong Yang, Hongdian Lu. Preparation of thermoplastic polyester elastomer/cerium carbonate hydroxide composites containing aluminium phosphinate with improved flame retardant and mechanical properties. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015, 54(44): 11048-11055.