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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


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.  I have various research interests, mainly in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, to solve the curiosities.  My current research is focusing on Composite Bistable Technologies.

Research Interests

Polymer-matrix Composites

Shape-changing (bistable) Composite Structures

Finite Element Analysis


Elasticity and Viscoelasticity

Other Professional Activities

I review manuscripts for international journals include:

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

Key Publications

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

6. 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.

Other Publications

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.