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Department of Engineering

Dr Wei Tan


Wei Tan

Research Associate in Carbon Nanotube-Based Sheet

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Materials Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48523


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Research interests

Dr. Tan is currently a Research Associate at Cambridge Centre of Micromechanics. He is working on carbon nanotube-based sheet within research group in Advanced Nanotube Application and Manufacturing Initiative (ANAM). His research interests includes: 

  • Manufacturing direct-spun CNT mat polymer composites with various composition.
  • Characterisation of mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of CNT mat-epoxy composites.
  • Developing a micromechanical model relate the microstructure of the CNT mat-epoxy composites to their macroscopic moduli and yield strength.

Dr. Tan also received the 2017 CAPE Acorn Blue Sky Research Award to develop structural (solid-state) supercapacitors using hybrid carbon fibre/carbon nanotube composites.  

Dr. Tan has been working on virtual testing and design of composite aerostructures since 2012. He has developed a composite damage model for predicting damage behaviour of composite structures under impact or crush loading.