Y. W. Mai

  • Title: Distinguished Research Chair Professor
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  • Education:

    Ph. D., University of Hong Kong, 1972

  • Research Topics:
    • 1. Materials science and engineering covering processing-structure-property relations, manufacturing and development of innovative materials including 
      (a)particulate and fibre composites;
      (b)polymer and ceramic nanocomposites;
      (c)toughened ceramics;
      (d)polymers, their blends and alloys:
      (e)thin films and coatings and biomaterials
      2. Smart materials, eco-materials and biomimetics
      3. Nanomaterials and nanoengineering
      4. Fracture and fatigue mechanics of materials and structures
      5.Design, characterisation and mechanics of interfaces/interphases
      6. Tribology and surface engineering and science


  • Main experience:

    Fellow, Roytal Society of London
    International Fellow, Royal Academic of Engineering
    Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
    Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences
    Member, European Academy of Sciences
    Fellow, World Innovation Foundation
    Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Engineers

  • Awards:

    Doctor of Science(honors causa), University of Hong Kong, 2013
    Engineering Distinguished Lecture, Hong Kong University, 2013