Prof. Yuqing Bao

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Professor of Materials Engineering

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    020 7815 7680
  • School/Division:
    Engineering / Mechanical Engineering and Design

Yuqing started her research career as a Research Fellow at Brunel University, where she obtained a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. She then moved to London South Bank University and now has over 25 years of research experience in surface coatings and materials technologies, particularly, thermal-spray deposition, process modelling and microstructural characterisation.

Yuqing teaches the following modules:

  • Engineering principles A
  • Engineering principles B
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Solid Mechanics and dynamics
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Manufacturing systems ( MSc)

Yuqing's research is directed at undertaking to create and characterise new materials and coatings. Much of the work focuses on understanding and modelling the mechanisms of deposition and materials formation together with their relationship with structure and properties. This includes materials and process modelling to design new materials, process equipment and hybrid technologies.

Equipment available to this research includes robotically controlled plasma spraying, customised combustion spray units, high-energy infrared, sol-gel processing, and property evaluation techniques (hardness, wear and scratch resistance). Nanoindentation and microstructural characterisation facilities are also available within the School.

Most recent publications

Paspali, A and Bao, Y and Gawne, D and Piestert, F and Reinelt, S The influence of nanostructure on the mechanical properties of 3D printed polylactide/nanoclay composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 152. 160-168. DOI 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.07.005

Iturrarana, N and Huraux, K and Bao, Y and Gawne, D and Guilment, J Effect of melting parameters during synthesis on the structure and properties of tin fluoride phosphate glasses. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 489. 64-70. DOI 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.03.013

Serio, L and Gawne, DT and Bao, Y Effect of tin fluoride content on the structure and properties of phosphate glass – polyamide 11 hybrids. European Polymer Journal, DOI

Paspali, A and Bao, Y and Gawne, DT and Piestert, F Effect of composition on the mechanical properties of 3d printed polymer nanocomposites. In: 25th Annual International Conference on Composite/Nano Engineering (ICCE 25), 16 July - 22 July 2017, Rome, Italy.

Hu, X and Bao, Y and Gawne, DT and Zhang, T Process control for thermal-spray deposition of thermoset coatings using computer simulation. Progress in Organic Coatings, 101. 407 - 415. DOI 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2016.09.008

Gao, J and Bao, Y and Gawne, DT Microporosity and delamination mechanisms in thermally sprayed borosilicate glass coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology, 304. 195 - 202. DOI 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.07.008

More publications at LSBU Research Open


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