Dr. Peng joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University under the National 1000 Talent Plan as a full Professor of Aerospace Materials in 2014 from the University of Bristol, UK. He gained his PhD (1996) and MSc (1993) in composite materials in Harbin Institute of Technology and BEng (1990) in Zhejiang University. He was a full Professor in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University (member of Worldwide University Network and ranked 29th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings) and served as the founding Deputy Director of the Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information NSQIand a member of Senate. He also worked as a Research Fellow in the Materials Department at Oxford University (2001-2) and Brunel University (1998-2000).

His research activities follow two main streams: (1): Nanomaterial through Engineering to Applications; and (2) Novel Composites and Microstructures. The latter involves (i) development of ferromagnetic microwire (meta-) composites for a range of ingenious engineering applications such as structural health monitoring; (ii) hierarchical approach to composites microstructures; and (iii) novel applications of actuating shape memory materials. He has published over 130 peer reviewed Journal articles including 3 authoritative monographs in Progress in Materials Science. He has been invited to give Plenary/Keynote/Invited talks at over 30 international conferences/workshops and involved in organizing major international conferences including ICCM.

Dr. Peng is the founding Director of the Institute for Composites Science Innovation (InCSI) at Zhejiang University and one of the founding Editors of the Composites Communications (COCO) – an Elsevier journal.


Research work

Aerospace materials and composites; Ferromagnetic microwire composites; Nanocomposite coatings; Metal-ceramic composites; Microstructural design. Publications: