Dr. Kuang-Ting Hsiao
Shelby Hall 3130
Ph: (251) 460-7889

Dr. Kuang-Ting Hsiao

Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • 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)

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  • ME-135 Engineering Graphics and Comm.
  • EG-284 Dynamics
  • 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