Professor Han Huang is a world leading expert in machining, manufacturing and materials mechanics and has a wealth of experience in materials properties characterization in micro and nano scale.

He is currently leading a diverse and strong research team of 8 PhD students and 4 postdoctoral fellows; the research programmes of the team are largely concerned with manufacturing and characterization of advanced materials.

The group has recently established a new AM Laboratory, which houses a DTM2500 Plus SLS, a desktop Sharebot SLS system and a customised SLM (selective laser melting) system for studying laser melting of metal and ceramic powders. The group also has a world-class laboratory that are dedicated to materials preparation, mechanical testing and surface characterization.


1. Hysitron Nanomechanical Testing Instrument (Triboindenter)

Hysitron Nanomechanical Testing Instrument (Triboindenter)The-state-of-the-art Hysitron Triboindenter in our nanomechanical testing laboratory enables us to carry out research on characterization of thin film properties, MEMS sensor performance and deformation mechanisms of brittle materials, by means of nanoindentation and nanoscratch.

For more information visit the Triboindenter website.