Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Huang Weimin

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Assoc Prof Huang Weimin

Dr Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has 17 years of experience on shape memory materials (alloy, polymer, composite and hybrid) and technologies. He has published two books (Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys [co-ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009]; Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer [co-au., CRC, 2011]) and over 100 papers in journals, such as Materials Today, Soft Matter, Journal of Materials Chemistry etc, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 60 international journals and proposals from American Chemical Society etc. He is currently on the editorial board of four journals.
Research Interests
Shape memory materials and technologies
Smart actuators and devices
Active assembly and disassembly
Surface patterning
Yield surface of materials
Materials selection
Current Projects
  • Characterization of thin films and small sized samples
  • Developing 3D nanofiber scaffold and microfluidic chamber to efficiently model the Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
  • Further Development and Experimental Trials of a Robotic System to Enhance Therapeutic GI Endoscopic Procedures
  • Highly elastic membranes via electro-spinning
  • Smart Materials
  • Smart Materials Add-on
  • Thermomechanical characterization of micro/nano thin films
Selected Publications
  • Christianto Renata, Wei Min Huang, Le Wei He, Jing Jing Yang. (2017). Shape change/memory actuators based on shape memory materials. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, .
  • T X Wang, C Renata, H M Chen, W M Huang. (2017). Elastic shape memory hybrids programmable at around body-temperature for comfort fitting. Materials and Design, .
  • Motemani Y., Tan MJ., White TJ., Huang WM. (2011). Rapid thermal annealing of Ti-rich TiNi thin films: A new approach to fabricate patterned shape memory thin films. Materials and Design, 32(2), 688-695.
  • An L Huang WM Fu YQ Guo NQ. (2008). A note on size effect in actuating NiTi shape memory alloys by electrical current. Materials and Design, 29, 1432-1437.
  • Leng, J.S., Lan, X., Liu, Y.J., Du, S.Y., Huang, W.M., Liu, N., Phee, S.J. and Yuan, Q. (2008). Electrical conductivity of thermo-responsive shape-memory polymer with embedded micron sized Ni powder chains. Applied Physics Letters, 92, 014104.

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