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2014 年 09 月 05 日
Seminar - Metal forming related research at Nottingham By Dr. Hengan Ou

Date: 05 September 2014 (Friday)

Time: 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Venue: EF305, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


This talk will include two parts. In the first part the development of innovative
methods for characterizing the mechanical properties of nanowires, nanobelts and
ultrathin films will be introduced. In the second part the fundamental understanding of
deformation mechanisms of a thin film multilayered structure under mechanical loading
and its removal characteristics involved in abrasive machining will be discussed.

This talk starts with a short introduction of Nottingham. This is followed by an overview of some of research challenges in aero-engine design and manufacturing including our recent work in modelling and optimization for net-shape forging of aero-engine components. I also would like to give a brief introduction to an on-going EU Marie Curie IRSES (International Research Staff Exchange Scheme) project with China (MatProFuture).


Dr Hengan Ou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Nottingham. He had worked as an academic staff at Queen's University Belfast and Chongqing University for 18 years before joining Nottingham in 2008. His main research interests and expertise are in the areas of metal forming process modelling, advanced metal forming and material processing techniques, structural design and optimisation.

In the past 15 years, he has led a number of EPSRC, EC/FP5/6/7 and industrial sponsored projects in the field of high value manufacturing of aerospace components. As the Principal Investigator and Co- Investigator, he has secured and participated in more than £10m research programmes supported by EPSRC and EC/FP6/FP7 in the aerospace related research. He is a keen advocate in research collaboration nationally and internationally. He is currently the Project Coordinator and PI of the EU FP7 Marie Curie IRSES project (MatProFuture) involving 4 EU and 3 Chinese institutions and an EPSRC grant in developing ISF (incremental sheet forming) based techniques and machine systems. He has published more than 110 papers and he is a regular reviewer of more than 25 international journals. He has been an EPSRC Peer College member since 2006. He is an invited reviewer of National Science Award of China and an invited reviewer of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) research programmes.