Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Huang Weimin
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Dr Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has 17 years of experience on shape memory materials (alloy, polymer, composite and hybrid) and technologies. He has published two books (Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys [co-ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009]; Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymer [co-au., CRC, 2011]) and over 100 papers in journals, such as Materials Today, Soft Matter, Journal of Materials Chemistry etc, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 60 international journals and proposals from American Chemical Society etc. He is currently on the editorial board of four journals.
Shape memory materials and technologies
Smart actuators and devices
Active assembly and disassembly
Surface patterning
Yield surface of materials
Materials selection
 
  • Highly elastic membranes via electro-spinning
US 2016/0331380 A1: Embolic Device, An Apparatus For Embolizing A Target Vascular Site And A Method Thereof (2019)
Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, an embolic device for embolizing a target vascular site is provided. The embolic device includes a biodegradable shape memory element having an original shape and a deformed shape, wherein the biodegradable shape memory element in the deformed shape is in at least one dimension of a smaller size than the biodegradable shape memory element in the original shape, and wherein the biodegradable shape memory element is provided in the deformed shape and configured to resume the original shape in response to an external stimulus being applied to the biodegradable shape memory element in its deformed shape, to embolize the target vascular site and prevent fluid flow through the target vascular site. According to further embodiments of the present invention, an apparatus for embolizing a target vascular site and a method thereof are also provided.

US 2014/0327969 A1: A Microlens Array And A Method Of Fabricating Thereof (2016)
Abstract: A method of fabricating a microlens array, the method comprising the steps of: compressing a shape memory polymer substrate with a predetermined load; indenting the shape memory polymer substrate to form an array of micro-indents; immersing the shape memory polymer substrate in a solvent capable of causing stress-enhanced swelling in the shape memory polymer substrate such that the array of micro-indents forms a corresponding array of micro-protrusions on the shape memory polymer substrate due to the stress-enhanced swelling of the micro-indents; and heating the shape memory polymer substrate to form at least one curved surface of the shape memory polymer substrate under the micro-protrusion array.