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Research interests

Dr Yunhong Jiang is a Research Associate in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, working for the research project ISOBIO: Development and Demonstration of Highly Insulating, Construction Materials from Bio-derived Aggregates.

The project focuses on scientific characterisation and development of selected bio-aggregates to provide the basis for creation of new products, resulting in improved insulation properties. The aim of the ISOBIO project is to create construction materials that meet all of the criteria required from an eco-material for use in the construction sector and to understand these environmental effects on low energy sustainable materials.

Before joining the Department Dr Jiang was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds between 2011 and 2015.

He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds in 2011.

Research

In 2011, Dr Jiang attended the EU Quality Nano and Marina Projects, which were funded by European Commission Framework7 Project. The main duties are to develop validated methods for characterising the physic-chemical properties of Nanomaterials as pristine materials, in biological matrices.

Dr Jiang has extensive experience using compositional analysis, surface structural and compositional techniques (SEM, TEM, XRD, BET, AAS, ICP-MS, DLS and TGA), but extending far beyond into the use of characterisation methods to understand the properties, interaction, exposure, and fate of Nanomaterials in relation to human health and the quality of the environment.

His research interests include:

  • synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials
  • advanced composite materials
  • nano-enhanced composite materials
  • smart materials & structures
  • bio-based thermal insulation materials.

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Research Output 2005 2018

Open Access
Hemp
Cannabis
Density (specific gravity)
Pore size
Porosity
3 Citations

Hydrophobicity of Hemp Shiv treated with Sol-gel Coatings

Hussain, A., Calabria-Holley, J., Schorr, D., Jiang, Y., Lawrence, M. & Blanchet, P. 15 Mar 2018 In : Applied Surface Science. 434, p. 850-860 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hemp
Cannabis
Hydrophobicity
Sol-gels
Coatings

Modification of Hemp Shiv Properties using Water-repellent Sol-gel Coatings

Hussain, A., Calabria-Holley, J., Jiang, Y. & Lawrence, R. 1 Apr 2018 In : Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. 86, 1, p. 187-197 11 p., JSST-D-17-00716R3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hemp
Cannabis
Sol-gels
gels
coatings

Physical characterisation of hemp shiv: Cell wall structure and porosity

Jiang, Y., Ansell, M., jia, X., Hussain, A. & Lawrence, R. 21 Jun 2017 (Accepted/In press) Conference: 2nd International Conference on Bio-Based Building Materials & 1st Conference on ECOlogical valorisation of GRAnular and FIbrous materials. Clermont-Ferrand, France, 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

hemp
porosity
cell walls
computed tomography
mercury
4 Citations

Porosity, pore size distribution, micro-structure

Lawrence, R. & Jiang, Y. 5 Feb 2017 Bio-aggregates Based Building Materials. Amziane, S. & Collet, F. (eds.). Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, p. 39-71 (RILEM State- of-the-Art-Reports; vol. 23)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Pore size
Porosity
Microstructure
Thermal conductivity
Moisture