Dr. Kuang-Ting Hsiao
- Novel 3D printing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Composite Parts.
- Nanofibers Z-Threaded CFRP Composites (i.e., ZT-CFRP).
- New multi-functional lightweight CFRP.
- SHM and real-time cure monitoring and control of CFRP.
- Artificial Intelligence Enabled Composite Material Manufacturing Integration. Streamlined Design, Planning, Sensing, Control, Database Feedback, Machine Decision to Mitigate Predicted Risks, and Artificial Intelligence-Self-Learning.
- Systems for Composites Manufacturing
- Liquid Composite Molding Processes such as RTM, VARTM, SCRIMP, and the variations
- Out-Of-Autoclave Vacuum Bag Only (OOA-VBO) process
- Void and Defect Characterization and Modeling for Polymer Matrix Composites
- Residual Stress and Dimensional Stability of Polymer Matrix Composites
- Nano-Composites and Multiscale Micro-/Nano- Fibers Reinforced Composites Manufacturing and Characterization
- Micro/Nano-fluids and Suspensions in Porous Media
- Functionally Graded Materials
- Adhesive Joint for Polymer Composite Materials
- Rheology, Viscous Flow, ER/MR fluids
- Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
- Numerical Methods
- Sustainable Energy Technologies (energy storage and harvest)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, US
B.S. Naval Architecture Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Manufacturing techniques for polymer matrix composites (PMCs), Edited by Suresh G. Advani and Kuang-Ting Hsiao, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK. 2012. (ISBN: 978-0-85709-067-6 (print); ISBN: 978-0-85709625-8 (online))
A. M. Scruggs, S. Kirmse, and K.-T. Hsiao, “Enhancement of Through-Thickness Thermal Transport in Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Laminates due to the Synergetic Role of Carbon Nanofiber Z-Threads.” Journal of Nanomaterials (in press).
K.-T. Hsiao, A.M. Scruggs, J.S. Brewer Jr, G.J.S. Hickman, E.E. McDonald, K. Henderson, “Effect of carbon nanofiber z-threads on mode-I delamination toughness of carbon fiber reinforced plastic laminates.” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Volume 91, December 2016, 324–335. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.10.022)See More
Salehi M, Krishnamurthy A, Forster AM, KT Hsiao, Whelton AJ. “Polyester composite water uptake and organic contaminant release affected by carbon nanofiber reinforcements.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 133 (30). 2016. (DOI: 10.1002/app.43724)
Jefferson, G. D., Farah, B., Hempowicz, M., Hsiao, K.-T. “Influence of hygrothermal aging on carbon nanofiber enhanced polyester material systems.” Composites: Part B. Volume 78, Pages 319–323. 2015. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.03.088)
Rahman, M. M., Hosur, M., Hsiao, K.-T., Wallace, L., Jeelani, S. “Low velocity impact properties of carbon nanofibers integrated carbon fiber/epoxy hybrid composites manufactured by OOA–VBO process. Composite Structures,” 120, 32-40, 2014. (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.053)
McDonald, E. E., Wallace, L. F., Hickman, G. J.S., Hsiao, K.-T. “Manufacturing and Shear Response Characterization of Carbon Nanofiber Modified CFRP Using the Out-of-Autoclave-Vacuum-Bag-Only Cure Process.” The Scientific World Journal, 2014, Article ID 830295, 9 pages. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/830295)
Kuang-Ting Hsiao,“ Embedded single carbon fibre to sense the thermomechanical behavior of an epoxy during the cure process,” Composites: Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 46, 117–121, 2013.
Vishwanath R. Kedari, Basil Farah, and Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Effects of vacuum pressure, inlet pressure, and mold temperature on the void content, volume fraction of polyester/Eglass fiber composites manufactured with VARTM process,” Journal of Composite Materials. Journal of Composite Materials 45(26) 2727–2742, 2011.
Kai Jin Teoh and Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Improved dimensional infidelity of curve-shaped VARTM composite laminates using a multi-stage curing technique – Experiments and modeling,” Composites: Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 42 (7), pp. 762-771, 2011.
Xiaoyong Jia, Hui Li, David Hui, Kuang-Ting Hsiao, Jinping Ou, and Alan K.T. Lau, “I-V characteristics and electromechanical behaviors of epoxy matrix composites containing different carbon black particles,” Composites Part B: Engineering. 41(1), 2532, 2010.
Kuang-Ting Hsiao and Sudhir Gangireddy, “Investigation on the spring-in phenomenon of carbon nanofiber-glass fiber/polyester composites manufactured with vacuum assisted resin transfer molding,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 39(5), 834-842, 2008.
O. Restrepo, K.T. Hsiao, A. Rodriguez, B. Minaie, “Development of adaptive injection flow rate and pressure control algorithms for resin transfer molding,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 38(6), 1547-1568, 2007.
Ramin Sadeghian, Sudhir Gangireddy, Bob Minaie, Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Manufacturing carbon nanofibers toughened polyester/glass fiber composites using vacuum assisted resin transfer molding for enhancing the mode-I delamination resistance,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 37(10), 1787-1795, 2006.
K.T. Hsiao, R. Little, O. Restrepo, B. Minaie, “A Study of Direct Cure Kinetics Characterization During Liquid Composite Molding,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 37(6), 925-933, 2006.
M. Devillard, K.T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “Flow sensing and control strategies to address race-tracking disturbances in resin transfer molding---Part II: automation and validation,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 36(11), 1581-1589, 2005.
K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “Flow sensing and control strategies to address race tracking disturbances in resin transfer molding---Part I: design and algorithm development,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 35(10), 1149– 1159, 2004.
K.-T. Hsiao, M. Devillard, and S. G. Advani, “Simulation Based Flow Distribution Network Optimization for Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding Process,” Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 12(3), pp. S175-S190, 2004.
Zhihang Fan, Kuang-Ting Hsiao and Suresh G. Advani, “Experimental Investigation of Dispersion during Flow of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Suspension in Fibrous Porous Media,” Carbon, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp.871-876, 2004.
M. Devillard, K.-T. Hsiao, A. Gokce, and S. G. Advani, “On-line characterization of bulk permeability and race-tracking during the filling stage in resin transfer molding process,” Journal of Composite Materials, 37(17), pp. 1525-1541, 2003.
K.-T. Hsiao, J. Alms, S.G. Advani, “Use of epoxy/multiwalled carbon nanotubes as adhesives to join graphite fibre reinforced polymer composites,” Nanotechnology, 14, pp. 791-793, 2003.
A Gokce, K.-T. Hsiao, S. G. Advani, “Branch and Bound Search to Optimize Injection Gate Locations in Liquid Composites Molding Processes,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 33(9), pp. 1263-1272, 2002.
J. M. Lawrence, K.-T. Hsiao, R. C. Don, P. Simacek, G. Estrada, M. Sozer, H. C Stadtfeld, Suresh G. Advani, “An approach to couple mold design and online control to manufacture complex composite parts by resin transfer molding,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 33(7), pp. 981-990, 2002.
V. Antonucci, M. Giordano, K.-T. Hsiao, S. G. Advani, “A methodology to reduce thermal gradients due to the exothermic reactions in composites processing,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 45, pp.1675-1684, 2002.
K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “A coupled approach to predict microscopic temperature distribution inside a unit cell of nonisothermal laminar flow in periodic porous media,” J. of Porous Media 5(2), 69-85, 2002.
K.-T. Hsiao, J. W. Gillespie Jr., S. G. Advani, and B. K. Fink, “Role of Vacuum Pressure and Port Locations on Flow Front Control for Liquid Composites Molding Processes,” Polymer Composites, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 660-667, 2001.
K. -T. Hsiao, H. Laudorn, and S. G. Advani, “Experimental Investigation of Heat Dispersion Due to Impregnation of Viscous Fluids in Heated Fibrous Porous Media During Composites Processing,” ASME J. of Heat Transfer, Vol. 123, No. 1, pp 178187, 2001.
K.-T. Hsiao, R. Mathur, S. G. Advani, J. W. Gillespie Jr., B. K. Fink, “A Closed Form Solution for Flow During the Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding Process”, ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 122, No. 3, pp.463-475, 2000.
K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “A Theory to Describe Heat Transfer during Laminar Incompressible Flow of a Fluid in Periodic Porous Media,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp. 1738-1748, 1999.
K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “Modified Effective Thermal Conductivity Tensor due to Heat Dispersion in Fibrous Porous Media,” Int. J. of Heat Mass Transfer, Vol. 42, No. 7, pp. 1237-1254, 1999.
S. Kirmse, K.-T. Hsiao, “ENHANCING THE INTERLAMINAR SHEAR STRENGTH OF UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC (CFRP) LAMINATE USING A NANOFIBER Z-THREADING STRATEGY.” Proceedings of CAMX 2018, Dallas, Texas. October 15-18, 2018.
F. Bayat, K.-T. Hsiao, “MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR MODELING OF UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES REINFORCED WITH Z-DIRECTIONAL NANOFIBERS.” Proceedings of SAMPE 2018, Long Beach, CA, May 21-24, 2018.
B. Ranabhat, K.-T. Hsiao, “IMPROVE THE THROUGH-THICKNESS ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF CFRP LAMINATE USING FLOWALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBER Z-THREADS.” Proceedings of SAMPE 2018, Long Beach, CA, May 21-24, 2018.
A.M. Scruggs, S. Kirmse, K.-T. Hsiao, “INFLUENCE OF Z-ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBERS ON THE THROUGH-THICKNESS THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PARAFFIN WAX.” Proceedings of the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (ASME-IMECE 2016), November 11-17, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Paper number 67795
A.M. Scruggs, K. Henderson, K.-T. Hsiao, “CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF A CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC LAMINATE REINFORCED WITH Z-ALIGNED CARBON NANOFIBERS.” Proceedings of CAMX (the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo) 2016, Anaheim, CA, September 26-29, 2016.
Hsiao, K.-T., Brewer Jr., J. S., Hickman, G. J.S., McDonald, E. E., Henderson, K. Mode-I Delamination Characterization of OOA-VBO cured Z-aligned Carbon Nanofiber Stitched CFRP Composites (pp. 11 pages). Proceedings of SAMPE 2015 (Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Baltimore, MD, May 18-21, 2015.
McDonald, E. E., Henderson, K., Hickman, G. J.S., Hsiao, K.-T. “Axial and transverse air permeability of laminate of CFRP prepregs containing z-aligned carbon nanofibers (11 pages), Proceedings of SAMPE 2015 (Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Baltimore, MD, May 18-21, 2015.
Hsiao, K.-T., Hickman, G. J.S., McDonald, E. E., Brewer Jr., J. S., Henderson, K., Parker, M. R. (2014). CHARACTERIZATION OF A BREAKTHROUGH MULTISCALE CFRP COMPOSITE REINFORCED WITH LONG-RANGE NANO-Z-THREADS (pp. 12 pages). Proceedings of SAMPE Tech 2014 (Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Seattle, WA, June 2-5, 2014.
Steadman, S. J., & Jefferson, G. D., & Thomas, T. G., & Hsiao, K. (2014, June), Impacting First-Year Engineering Retention Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20594 .
Steadman, S. J., & Jefferson, G. D., & Thomas, T. G., & Hsiao, K. (2014, June), First-Year Engineering Summer Session Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20501.
Gregory J.S. Hickman, Kendrick Henderson, Martin R. Parker, Kuang-Ting Hsiao. “QUANTITATIVE DISPERSION QUALITY ANALYSIS OF FIBROUS CARBON NANOFILLERS USING ELECTRIC FIELD ALIGNMENT.” Proceedings of SAMPE 2013 (Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Long Beach, CA, May 6-9, 2013.
Erin E. McDonald, Landon F. Wallace, Gregory J.S. Hickman, Kuang-Ting Hsiao. “MANUFACTURING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CARBON NANOFIBER MODIFIED CYCOM 5320 T40/800 CFRP WITH OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE-VACUUM-BAG-ONLY (OOA-VBO) PROCESS.” Proceedings of SAMPE 2013 (Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering), Long Beach, CA, May 6-9, 2013.
Jefferson, G. D., & Steadman, S. J., & Thomas, T. G., & Hsiao, K. (2013, June), Novel Program for Engineering Student Retention Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22317.
Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Insulated fiber sensor apparatus and method”, US Patent, US 8451013 B1, 2013. (https://www.google.ch/patents/US8451013)
Kuang-Ting Hsiao and Gregory Hickman, “(用于生产纳米结构排列的多尺度复合材料的方法)”, CN105517781B. Patent Granted, Apr 26, 2017. (https://www.google.com/patents/CN105517781B?cl=zh)
Kuang-Ting Hsiao and Gregory Hickman, “Method for manufacturing nano-structurally aligned multi-scale composites”, US10066065B2, 2018-09-04 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US10066065B2)
Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Apparatus and method for directional alignment of nanofibers in a porous medium”. Pub. No. WO2015184151, International Application No.: PCT/US2015/033000, EP20150798682, JP2017515015, CN 201580028201. (https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2015184151)
Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Porous nanocomposite and related method”. Pub. No. WO2016036663, International Application No.: PCT/US2015/047753, EP3189178, (https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2016036663)
Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Method and apparatus for 3D printing”, International Application No.: PCT/US17/52783. (https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018057784)
ME-135 Engineering Graphics and Comm.
ME-228 Mechanical Engineering Analysis I
ME-328 Mechanical Engineering Analysis II
ME-314 Machine Component Design
ME-432 Advanced Thermodynamics
ME-520 Adv. Fluid Mechanics
ME-540 Advanced Heat Transfer
ME-541 Conduction Heat Transfer
ME-551 Classical Thermodynamics
ME-582 Advanced Materials Science
ME-590 SpTop: Liquid Comp Molding