Huang Weimin

Huang Weimin
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 4859
Email: mwmhuang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-11 
  • PhD Cambridge University 1998
  • MS Southeast University 1993
  • BS Southeast University 1990

Dr Wei Min Huang is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has over 18 years of experience on shape memory materials and technologies. He has published two books (Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys [Cambridge University Press, 2009]; Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymers [CRC, 2011]) and over 170 papers in journals, such as Drug Delivery Review and Materials Today, etc, and has been invited to review manuscripts from over 180 international journals and proposals from American Chemical Society etc. He is currently on the editorial board of over a dozen of journals.

  • Interest:
    Shape memory materials; shape memory phenomena; shape memory technology
  • Projects:
    Smart Materials
    Applications of smart materials in future cars
    [ERI@N, Materials]
    Self-colouring atop polymeric materials
    To develop a new technology for coloring of materials.

Research Students under supervision

PhD Students
Name Project
Wang Taoxi Shape memory technology for comfort fitting
Wang Qingyi Human Errors in Air Traffic Control
Salvekar Abhijit Vijay Biodegradable Shape Memory Foam Plug for Temporary Endovascular Embolization in Interventional Radiology

Selected Publications
  • Tang C, Wang TX, Huang WM, Sun L, Gao XY, Temperature sensors based on the temperature memory effect in shape memory alloys to check minor over-heating, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 238, 2016, 337-343
  • Wang TX, Huang WM, Chen H, Xiao R, Lu HB, Kang SF, Temperature memory effect and its stability revealed via differential scanning calorimetry in ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) within glass transition range, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 2016, 54, 1731-1737
  • Wong YS, Salvekar AV, Zhuang KD, Liu H, Birch WR, Tay KH, Huang WM, Venkatraman SS, Bioabsorbable radiopaque water-responsive shape memory embolization plug for temporary vascular occlusion, Biomaterials, 102, 2016, 98-106
  • Zhou MZ, Huang WM, Meng XL, Temperature memory effect in a magnetic shape memory alloy for monitoring of minor over-cooling, Scripta Materialia, 217, 2017, 41-44
  • Salvekar AV, Zhou Y, Huang WM, Wong YS, Venkatraman SS, Shen Z, Zhu G, Cui HP, Shape/temperature memory phenomena in un-crosslinked poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL), European Polymer Journal, 72, 2015, 282-295
  • Sun L, Huang WM, Lu HB, Wang CC, Tang C, Zhang JL, Shape memory technology for active assembly/disassembly: fundamentals, techniques and example applications, Assembly Automation, Vol. 34, No.1, 2014, 78-93
  • Huang WM, Lu HB, Zhao Y, Ding Z, Wang CC, Zhang JL, Sun L, Fu J, Gao XY, Instability/collapse of polymeric materials and their structures in stimulus-induced shape/surface morphology switching, Materials and Design, Vol. 59, 2014, 174-192
  • Huang WM, Song CL, Fu YQ, Wang CC, Zhao Y, Purnawali H, Lu HB, Tang C, Ding Z. Zhang JL, Shaping tissue with shape memory materials, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Vol. 65, 2013, 515-535
  •  Huang WM, Zhao Y, Wang CC, Ding Z, Purnawali H, Tang C, Zhang JL, Thermo/chemo-responsive shape memory effect in polymers: a sketch of working mechanisms, fundamentals and optimization, Journal of Polymer Research, Vol. 19, No. 9, 2012, 9952
  • Sun L, Huang WM, Ding Z, Zhao Y, Wang CC, Purnawali H, Tang C, Stimulus-responsive shape memory materials: a review, Materials and Design, Vol. 33, 2012, pp577-640
  •  Zhao Y, Wang CC, Huang WM, Purnawali H, An L, Formation of micro protrusive lens arrays atop poly(methyl methacrylate), Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 27, 2011, pp.26000-26005
  • Sun L, Huang WM, Wang CC, Zhao Y, Ding Z, Purnawali H, Optimization of the shape memory effect in shape memory polymers, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 46, No. 16, 2011, pp3582-3587
  • Huang, WM, Ding, Z, Wang, CC, Wei, J, Zhao, Y and Purnawali, H, Shape memory materials, Materials Today, Vol. 13, 2010, pp54-61
  •  Sun, L and Huang, WM, Mechanisms of the multi-shape memory effect and temperature memory effect in shape memory polymers, Soft Matter, Vol. 6, 2010, pp4403-4406
  • Huang, W.M., Yang, B., An, L., Li, C. and Chan, Y.S., Water-driven programmable polyurethane shape memory polymer: demonstration and mechanism, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.86, 2005, pp114105-1-3
  • Huang, W., On the selection of shape memory alloys for actuators, Materials & Design, Vol. 23, 2002, pp11-19

  • Behaviour Of Composite Beam
  • Precision Mechanism Design
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Marine Structural Integrity
  • Mechanical System Design And Analysis
  • Solid Mechanics And Vibration
  • Profile Cam Design & Analysis
  • Mechanics Of Deformable Solids
  • Mechanics Of Materials