Academic Profile

Dr. Fan is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Acoustics at Nanjing University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He carried out his PhD research in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London from 2006 to 2010, focused on Non-Destructive Testing using ultrasonic structural guided waves. From 2010 to 2013, he continued his research in NDT as a post-doctoral research associate at Imperial College London, with particular interest in ultrasonic phased array imaging and structure health monitoring.

Dr. Fan received the Bob Chivers Prize from UK Institute of Physics for the best PhD paper in Physical Acoustics in 2010, and he was also awarded the Unwin Postgraduate Prize by Imperial College London for the best PhD thesis of the year in Mechanical Engineering.
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Assoc Prof Fan Zheng, David
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

- Non-destructive testing of composites

- Structure health monitoring

- Materials characterization

- Ultrasonic modeling
  • ENSURE WP 2: Structural Digital Twin

  • Holistic Management of HDB Flats against Spalling Concrete

  • Hybrid Acoustic Metamaterials for Sustainable Noise Controland Super-resolution Imaging

  • Metasurface Based Broadband Ultrasonic Deep-subwavelength Imaging
  • Alexandru Crivoi, Danylo Lisevych, Zheng Fan. (2019). A cellular sound-absorbing metasurface with subwavelength thickness. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(4), 2788.

  • Jian Chen, Zeqing Sun, Zheng Fan. (2019). Groove-structured meta-surface for patterned sub-diffraction sound focusing. Applied Physics Letters, 114, 254102.

  • Xudong Yu, Peng Zuo, Jing Xiao, Zheng Fan. (2019). Detection of damage in welded joints using high order feature guided ultrasonic waves. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 126, 176-192.

  • Xudong Yu, Zheng Fan. (2018). Health monitoring of composite structural features via a time-reversal imaging technique. The 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring.

  • Xudong Yu, Peng Zuo, Zheng Fan. (2018). Investigation on Higher-Order Guided Ultrasonic Waves in a Welded Plate. The 45th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation.