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Journal Publications


Guan, R., Zou, F.*, Li, D., Liu, W., & Wu, C. (2021). Understanding the sensitivity of thin-film graphene/polymer nanocomposite strain sensors to ultrasonic waves: Analytical and experimental analysis. Composites Science and Technology, 216, 109079.

Li, F., & Zou, F.* (2021). A hybrid spectral/finite element method for accurate and efficient modelling of crack-induced contact acoustic nonlinearity. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 508, 116198.

Wu, B., Liu, F. Q., Luo, S. W., Zhang, L. Q., & Zou, F. (2021). Carbonaceous materials-supported polyethylenimine with high thermal conductivity: A promising adsorbent for CO2 capture. Composites Science and Technology, 208, 108781.

Guan, R., Lu, Y., Zou, F., Wang, K., & Su, Z. (2021). A simplified analytical model for the investigation of contact acoustic nonlinearity in pipe structures. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 197, 106328.


Wong, T. Y., Tang, Y., Zou, F.*, & Su, Z. (2020). An Ultra-High Accuracy Temperature Measurement Method Using Acoustic Waveguide. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(3), 2618-2626.

Weng, Z., Guan, R., Zou, F.*, Zhou, P., Liao, Y., Su, Z., Huang, L., & Liu, F. A highly sensitive polydopamine@hybrid carbon nanofillers based nanocomposite sensor for acquiring high-frequency ultrasonic waves. Carbon, 170, 403-413.

Guan, R., Zou, F.*, Weng, Z., Zhou, P., Liao, Y., Su, Z., & Huang, L. On a Highly Reproducible, Broadband Nanocomposite Ultrasonic Film Sensor Fabricated by Ultrasonic Atomization Assisted Spray Coating. Advanced Engineering Materials, 22(11), 2000462.


Zhou, P., Liao, Y., Li, Y., Pan, D., Cao, W., Yang, X., Zou, F., Zhou, L., Zhang, Z., & Su, Z. (2019). An inkjet-printed, flexible, ultra-broadband nanocomposite film sensor for in-situ acquisition of high-frequency dynamic strains. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 125, 105554.


Zou, F. (2018). Data-enabled quantitative corrosion monitoring using ultrasound. Data-enabled discovery and applications, 2(1), 8. (invited paper)

Before Joining PolyU

Zou, F.*, & Aliabadi, M. H. (2018). On modelling three-dimensional elastodynamic wave propagation with boundary spectral element method. European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 27(3), 204-228.

Zou, F.*, & Cegla, F. B. (2018). On quantitative corrosion rate monitoring with ultrasound. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 812, 115-121.

Wang, Y., Zou, F.*, & Cegla, F. B. (2018). Acoustic waveguides: An attractive alternative for accurate and robust contact thermometry. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 270, 84-88.

Zou, F.*, Rao, J., & Aliabadi, M. H. (2018). Highly accurate online characterisation of cracks in plate-like structures. NDT & E International, 94, 1-12.

Zou, F.*, & Cegla, F. B. (2017). High-Accuracy Ultrasonic Corrosion Rate Monitoring. Corrosion, 74(3), 372-382.

Zou, F.*, & Cegla, F. B. (2017). High accuracy ultrasonic monitoring of electrochemical processes. Electrochemistry Communications, 82, 134-138.

Zou, F.*, & Aliabadi, M. H. (2017). On modelling three-dimensional piezoelectric smart structures with boundary spectral element method. Smart Materials and Structures, 26(5), 055015.

Zou, F.*, & Aliabadi, M. H. (2015). A boundary element method for detection of damages and self-diagnosis of transducers using electro-mechanical impedance. Smart Materials and Structures, 24(9), 095015.

Zou, F.*, Benedetti, I., & Aliabadi, M. H. (2013). A boundary element model for structural health monitoring using piezoelectric transducers. Smart Materials and Structures, 23(1), 015022.


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Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong SAR, China


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