Prof Xiaosu Yi

Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Advanced Materials and Composites(0.75FTE)

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1986 …2024

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Major research interests

  • Composites science and technology
  • Multifunctional composite technology
  • Green materials and composites
  • Polymer materials and plastic process engineering
  • Adhesive bonding and plastic welding

Personal profile

Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.) 1982 and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree 1986 in Material Engineering at University of Paderborn, Germany. Full professor in Polymer Materials and Technology 1988-1998 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and joined Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) 1998-2011, and AVIC Composite Center (ACC) since 2010. Since 2017 LDS Chair professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Publication of about 400 papers, 8 monographs and about 60 international and Chinese invention patents. 

Professional membership

Director of the National Engineering Laboratory of Structural Carbon-fiber Composites, Director of Beijing Engineering Laboratory of Green Composites. Fellow of SAMPE (F. SAMPE), Fellow of Aviation Industry of China (AVIC), Academician of APAM (Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials), Chairman of SAMPE Global China, the executive council member of International Conference of Composite Materials (ICCM) and Asia-pacific Conference of Composite Materials (ACCM).

Received SAMPE Fellow Award, ZhouGuangZhao Award, KC Wong Fellowship, Aerospace Laureate Award, Feng Ru Aerospace Science and Technology Award, and China Patent Excellence Award etc. 

Expertise Summary

Technological expertise in advanced toughening technology, multifunctional composites typically electrically conductive composites for structural application like electromagnetically shielding and lightening strike protection of composite aircraft structures, device-integrated composites typically the de-icing device integration, bio-sourced resin and the composites, green honeycomb and sandwich, process modelling, data base, and manufacturing technologies like liquid moulding and RTM, autoclave moulding, plastic welding and adhesive bonding etc.


2017-               LDS Chair professor at UNNC

1998-2011       Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM)

Courses taught:

Advanced Composite Materials and Process Technology (for graduate students)                  

1990–1998:   Department of Polymer Sciences & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Courses taught:

  1. Polymer and Composite Materials (for under-graduate students)
  2. Plastic Process Technology (for post-graduate students)

1986 –1990:  Department of Material Sciences & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Courses taught:

Polymer and Composite Materials (for graduate students)                      

1983 –1986:  Laboratorium für Werkstoff- und Fügetechnik, Fachbereich 10 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Paderborn Universität, Paderborn, Germany

Courses taught (co-lectures):

  1. Werkstoffkunde (Material Technology)
  2. Fügetechnik (Joining Technology)

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