Dr Yan Huang leads metallic biomaterials and metal matrix nanocomposites research at Brunel University London, with interests in structural and biomedical applications. He is a founding member and co-investigator of the UK government EPSRC Future Liquid Metal Engineering HUB where he leads the activities on light alloy processing involving both solidification and plastic deformation. He has extensive experience in process innovation for combined solidification and thermomechanical processing, solid state joining and severe plastic deformation for light alloys and light metal matrix composites. He has long-term interests in the characterization of microstructure and texture evolution during thermomechanical processing and fundamental issues of strengthening, plastic deformation and grain boundary migration. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and filed 3 patents with an h-index of 22 and a total of 1910 citations.
Solidification, thermomechanical processing, microstructure-property relationships, biomaterials for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications, solutions to modern healthcare problems, plastic deformation and grain boundary migration.