Dr Maozhou Meng
Profiles

Dr Maozhou Meng

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

  • Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK (July 2018 - present)
  • Research Fellow, University of Derby, UK (February 2016 - June 2018)
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK (October 2013 - May 2016)

Roles on external bodies

Topic editor of Micromachines. 

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Current courses:
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Composites Engineering
Student project supervision:
  • 3D printing of graphene sensor
  • Effects of seawater ingress on composite/metal joint
  • Composite marine propeller manufacturing and testing
  • Dynamic friction of coatings

Research

Research

Research interests

  • Composite fatigue
  • Nano-filler reinforced polymer
  • Surfaces and coatings
  • Marine renewable energy devices
  • FEA modelling (COMSOL/ABAQUS/ANSYS)
For the publications, please refer to Google scholar:

Research groups

Grants & contracts

Current research projects:

R&D Solutions Fund (2022-2023): Development of a high-performance composite marine propeller

EPSRC (2021-2023): Flexible Responsive Systems in Wave Energy (FlexWave)

Interreg (2019-2022): Development and demonstrators of durable biobased composites for a marine environment (SeaBioComp)

SuperGen ORE Hub (2019-2020): Structural health monitoring for wind turbine blades via graphene self-sensing adhesive layer joining fibre-reinforced plastics

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Searle J, Meng M & Summerscales J (2022) 'FEA modelling and environmental assessment of a thin-walled composite drive shaft' Thin-Walled Structures 180, , DOI Open access
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2020) 'Monomer Selection for In Situ Polymerization Infusion Manufacture of Natural-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic-Matrix Marine Composites' Polymers 12, (2) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Cheng S, Ji J & Meng M (2020) 'Interfacial response of fibre-to-matrix in textile reinforced concrete between two cracks: Analytical solution' Composite Structures 245, , DOI Open access
Chen D, Luo Q, Meng M & Sun G (2019) 'Low velocity impact behavior of interlayer hybrid composite laminates with carbon/glass/basalt fibres' Composites Part B: Engineering 176, 107191-107191 , DOI Open access
Chen D, Sun G, Meng M, Jin X & Li Q (2019) 'Flexural performance and cost efficiency of carbon/basalt/glass hybrid FRP composite laminates' Thin-Walled Structures 142, 516-531 , DOI Open access
Meng M, Leech A & Le H (2019) 'Mechanical properties and tribological behaviour of electroless Ni–P–Cu coatings on corrosion-resistant alloys under ultrahigh contact stress with sprayed nanoparticles' Tribology International 139, 59-66 , DOI Open access
Chen D, Sun G, Meng M, Li G & Li Q (2018) 'Residual crashworthiness of CFRP structures with pre-impact damage – An experimental and numerical study' International Journal of Mechanical Sciences , DOI Open access
Meng M & Le H (2017) 'Tribological properties of nanoclay reinforced polyimide nanocomposite coatings for alloy steels' International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 14, (5) 1013-1019 , DOI Open access
Collins KM, Meng M, Le HR, Greaves D & Bellamy NW (2017) 'Modelling of the buckling of a diaphragm–spine structure for a wave energy converter' Materials & Design 119, 159-170 , DOI Open access
Meng, M, Le, H, Grove, S, Rizvi & MJ (2016) 'Moisture effects on the bending fatigue of laminated composites' Composite Structures 154, (0) 49-60 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Meng M, Rizvi MJ, Le H & Grove STEPHEN (2016) 'Multi-scale modelling of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP laminated composites' , DOI Open access
Meng M, Le HR, Rizvi MJ & Grove SM (2015) 'The effects of unequal compressive/tensile moduli of composites' Composite Structures 207-215 Publisher Site , DOI
Meng M, Rizvi MDJ, Grove S & Le HR (2015) 'Effects of hygrothermal stress on the failure of CFRP composites' Composite Structures Author Site , DOI Open access
Meng M, Le HR, Rizvi MJ & Grove SM (2015) 'The effects of unequal compressive/tensile moduli of composites' Composite Structures 126, 207-215 Author Site , DOI Open access
Meng M, Le HR, Rizvi MJ & Grove SM (2015) '3D FEA modelling of laminated composites in bending and their failure mechanisms' Composite Structures 119, 693-708 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Conference Papers
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Meng M, Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J (2021) 'Monomer selection for natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)' International Conference on Manufacturing Advanced Composites (ICMAC) 0-/-1/20210-/-1/2021Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Open access
Qin Y, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2021) 'Large thermoplastic matrix marine composites by liquid composite moulding processes' in Fangueiro R 5th International Conference on Natural Fibers - Materials of the Future 5-/-0/20215-/-0/2021Sciencentris 153-154 Publisher Site Open access
Hu X, Mackowiak P, Zhang Y, Ehrmann O, Lang K-D, Schneider-Ramelow M, Hansen U, Maus S, Gyenge O & Meng M (2017) 'Stress-free bonding technology with bondable thin glass layer for MEMS based pressure sensor' 2017 IEEE 19th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC) 2-/-1/20172-/-1/2017IEEE , DOI
Meng M, Le H & Grove S (2017) 'Marine environmental effects on the bending creep of angle-ply laminated composites'
Hu X, Meng M, Baeuscher M, Hansen U, Maus S, Gyenge O, Mackowiak P, Mukhopadhyay B, Vokmer N & Ehrmann O (2016) 'Investigation of residual stress effect during the anodic bonding process with different bondable materials for wafer level packaging design' 2016 IEEE 18th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC) 1-/-1/20162-/-1/2016IEEE , DOI
Meng M, Le H, Grove S & Rizvi MJ (2016) 'Environmental effects on the bending fatigue of laminated composites: Experimental and modelling approaches'
Presentations and posters
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Cullen R, Meng M & Pemberton R Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Cullen R, Meng M & Pemberton R 'Recyclable structural composites for marine renewable energy' Author Site Open access
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R Summerscales J, Qin Y, Cullen R, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R 'Thermoplastic matrix systems for large marine structures' Author Site Open access
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Pemberton R, Meng M & Graham-Jones J Summerscales J, Qin Y, Pemberton R, Meng M & Graham-Jones J 'In Situ Polymerisation during Monomer Infusion Under Flexible Tooling (MIFT)' Author Site Open access
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R Summerscales J, Qin Y, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R 'In situ polymerisation during monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)' Open access
Summerscales J, Qin Y, Meng M, Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J Summerscales J, Qin Y, Meng M, Pemberton R & Graham-Jones J 'Monomer selection for natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)' Author Site Open access
Personal

Personal

Other academic activities

Guess editor of special issue 'Recent Advances in Graphene-based Sensors'