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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

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Research interests

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Composite Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics

Research projects

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). The ANAM initiative, funded by EPSRC, seeks to convert the promise offered by CNTs into commercial reality. His current research interests lie in manufacturing and modelling composite structures utilising carbon nanotube-based sheet, which aims to addressing the industrial utilization (aerospace or automobile industries) of CNTs and seeks to close the gap between academic achievement and commercial return.

Other positions

  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society


Dr. Tan graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Queen's University Belfast in 2016, he developed a composite damage model for predicting damage behaviour of composite structures under impact or crush loading. Dr. Tan has published over 10 peer reviewed journal and conference papers in composite material area. He has authored one book chapter and one patent. He also gained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with a double major in Physics (Talented Student Program) from the Central South University. 

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