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Dr Bing Wang

Dr Bing Wang

Research Associate

University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Office INO-27
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ


I have various research interests, mainly in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, to solve the curiosities.  My current research at Cambridge is focusing on Composite Bistable Technologies.  My PhD was at the University of Hull, from Sep 2013 to Sep 2016, working on Viscoelastically Prestressed Polymeric Matrix Composites.  I served as Research Associate/Fellow at the UoH between Nov 2016 and June 2017.  I had worked on the following EPSRC projects: (1) improving the cooling efficiency of fabric/Al panels for indirect evaporative cooling systems and (2) the ultrasound cavitation and its effects on metal solidification.  

Research Interests

Polymer-matrix Composites

Morphing Composite Structures

Finite Element Analysis


Elasticity and Viscoelasticity

Research Supervision

Supervise students on their research projects.


Teaching assistant of the Structural Design Course.

Other Professional Activities

I frequently review manuscripts for international journals include:

Composites Part B-Engineering; Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; Journal of Composite Materials; Walailak Journal of Science and Technology.

Key Publications

1. Keith A Seffen, Bing Wang, Simon D Guest. Folded orthotropic tape-springs. Special Edition of the Journal of the Mechanics of Physics and Solids in honour of Prof Fleck's 60th Birthday, 2018, to be published. 

2. Bing Wang, Kevin S Fancey. Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms. Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2018, 111: 106-114.

3. Bing Wang, Dongyue Tan, Tung Lik Lee, Jia Chuan Khong, Feng Wang, Dmitry Eskin, Thomas Connolley, Kamel Fezzaa, Jiawei Mi.  Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound.  Acta Materialia, 2018, 144: 505-515.

4. Bing Wang, Dongyue Tan, Tung Lik Lee, Jia Chuan Khong, Feng Wang, Dmitry Eskin, Thomas Connolley, Kamel Fezzaa, Jiawei Mi.  Data and videos for ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of metal solidification under ultrasound.  Data in Brief, 2018, 17: 837-841.

5. Chao Ge, Bing Wang, Kevin S Fancey. An evaluation of the scanning electron microscope mirror effect to study viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. Materials Today Communications, 2017, 12: 79-87.1. 

6. Bing Wang, Chao Ge, Kevin S Fancey. Snap-through behaviour of a bistable structure based on viscoelastically generated prestress. Composites Part B-Engineering, 2017, 114: 23-33.

7. Bing Wang and Kevin S Fancey. Application of time-stress superposition to viscoelastic behavior of nylon 6,6 fibre and its ‘true’ elastic modulus. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2017, 134(24): 1-9.

8. Bing Wang. Viscoelastically prestressed composites: towards process optimisation and application to morphing structures. PhD Thesis. United Kingdom: University of Hull; 2016. 

9. Bing Wang and Kevin S Fancey. Towards optimization of load-time conditions for producing viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites. Composites Part B-Engineering, 2016, 87: 336-342.

10. Bing Wang and Kevin S Fancey. A bistable morphing composite using viscoelastically generated prestress.  Materials Letters, 2015, 158: 108-110.

Other Publications

1. Bing Wang, Keith A Seffen, Simon D Guest. Folding of a bistable tape-spring structure based on plain-woven composite. 26th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-26). 2018, Paris. 

2. Peng Xu, Bing Wang, Kevin S Fancey, Xudong Zhao, Xiaoli Ma. Feasibility investigation of a bonding method for fibrous materials and aluminium sheets employed in evaporative cooling systems. 16th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies Proceeding (SET2017). 2017, Bologna.

3. Bing Wang and Kevin S Fancey. Shape-changing (bistable) composites based on viscoelastically generated prestress. 10th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology Proceeding (ICCST/10).  2015, Portugal. Doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1735.6249.

4. Chao Ge, Bing Wang, Kevin S Fancey. Techniques to investigate viscoelastically generated prestress in polymeric composites. 10th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology Proceeding (ICCST/10). 2015, Portugal. Doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2784.2004.