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Dr Hong Chang

Imaging Suite Manager / Experimental Officer

 (Streatham) 5492

 01392 725492


Hong completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Materials at Loughborough University between 2005 and 2008. Following this, she worked as a Research Associate/Fellow at Loughborough University, The University of Nottingham and University of Exeter. In 2012, she transitioned into the role of Experimental Officer and later the role of Experimental Officer/Imaging Suite Manager.

Specializing in materials characterisation, Hong manages various facilities including light microscope, SEM EDS, FIB SEM, TEM/STEM, XRD, CT, AFM, and sample preparation equipments. Her expertise extends to providing teaching, training, demonstration as well as hands-on service for students projects, research initiatives and industrial clients.

Hong is a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) since 2015, a Chartered Scientist (CSci) since 2017, a Professional Registration Assessor since 2018, a Fellow of Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS) since 2018, and a CPD reviewer since 2023. She also sits in the Engineering Health and Safety Committe, the University of Exeter's Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Committee, as well as Technical Strategy and Operations' Staff Wellbeing Committee.

Information of Imaging Suite facilities:

Booking training or lab induction: Imaging Suite - Home (

Selected Publications 

Alhabradi, M., Yang, X.R., Alruwaili, M., Chang, H., Tahir, A. A., (2024) Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performance Using Cobalt-Catalyst-Loaded PVD/RF-Engineered WO3 Photoelectrodes, Nanomaterials 14 (259),

Alruwaili, M., Roy, A., Alhabradi, M., Yang, X.R., Chang, H., Tahir, A. A., (2024) Heterostructured WO3–TiVO4 thin-film photocatalyst for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting, Heliyon 10 (3), e25446,

Yang, X.R., Barwani, S. A., Alhabradi, M., Alruwaili, M., Saremi-Yarahmadi, S., Clarkson, T., Roy, A., Shanks, K., Chang, H., Tahir, A. A., (2023) Synthesis, characterization, and photocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance of neodymium iron composites: Influence of annealing temperature, Inorganic Chemistry Communications 158 (1), 111592.

Yang, X. R., Roy, A., Alhabradi, M., Alruwaili, M., Chang, H., Tahir, A. A., (2023) Fabrication and Characterization of Tantalum–Iron Composites for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, Nanomaterials, 13(17), 2464,

Joshi, B., Khalil, A., Tabish, T., Memon, F., Chang, H., Zhang, S.W., (2023) Near Green Synthesis of Porous Graphene from Graphite Using an Encapsulated Ferrate(VI) Oxidant, ACS Omega,

Chen, B., Davies, R., Chang, H., Xia. Y. D., Zhu, Y., Ghita, O., (2021) In-situ synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)-PA12 powders and their laser sintering into hierarchical porous lattice structures, Additive Manufacturing, 38 101774. Hussain, M. Z., Linden, V. B., Yang, Z. X., Jia, Q. L., Chang, H., Fischer, R. A., Kapteijn, F., Zhu, Y. Q., Xia, Y. D., (2020) Bimetal-organic framework derived multi-heterostructured TiO2/CuxO/C nanocomposites with superior photocatalytic H2 generation performance, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI:  

Nutting, D., Felix, J. F., Tillotson, E., Shin, D-W., Sanctis, A. D.,Chang, H., Cole, N., Russo, S., Woodgate, A., Leontis, I., Fernandez, H. A., Craciun, M. F., Haigh, S. J., Withers, F., (2020) Heterostructures formed through abraded van der Waals materials, Nature Communications, 11 3047, DOI:


Pancorb, P., Thummavichai, K., Clark, L., Tabish, T., Mansfield, J., Gardner, B., Chang, H., Stone, N., Zhu, Y., (2019), Novel Au-SiO2-WO3 Core-Shell Composite Nanoparticles for Application in Cancel Cell Imaging, Advanced Functional Materials, 1903549.

Chen, B., Yazdani, B., Benedetti., L., Chang, H., Zhu, Y., Ghita, O., (2019) Fabrication of Nanocomposite Powders with a Core-shell Structure, Composites Science and Technology, 170, pp 116-127.

Thummavichai, K., Wang, N., Lem, L., Philips, M., Ton-That, C., Chang, H., Hu, C., Xu, F., Xia, Y., Zhu, Y., (2018) Lanthanide - doped W18O49 nanowires: Synthesis, structure and optical properties, Materials Letters 214, Doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2017.12.022

Xu, F., Kobayash, T., Yang, Z., Sekine, T., Chang, H., Wang, N., Zhu, Y., (2017), How the toughest inorganic fullerene cages absorb shockwave pressures in a protective nanocomposite: experimental evidence from two insitu investigations, ACS NANO, 11 8114-8121, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b02943.

Bao, K., Chang, H., Lin, L., Zhang, S., (2017) Low - temperature synthesis of calcium hexaboride nanoparticles via magnesiothermic reduction  in molten salt, Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, 25 866-871, DOI: 10.2109/jcersj2.17102

Semaltianos, N., Hendry, E., Chang, H., Wears, M. L., Monteil, G., Assoul, M., Malkhasyan, V., Blondeau-Patissier, V., Gauthier-Manuel, B., Moutarlier, V., (2016) Ns or fs pulsed laser ablation of a bulk InSb target in liquids for nanoparticles synthesis, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 469 57-62.

Chabi, S., Chang, H., Xia, Y. D., Zhu, Y., (2016) From graphene to silicon carbide: ultrathin silicon carbide flakes, Nanotechnology 27(7), DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/7/075602.

Semaltianos, N., Hendry, E., Chang, H., Wears, L., (2015) Electrophoretic deposition on graphene of Au nanoparticles generated by laser ablation of a bulk Au target in water, Laser Physics Letters,12(4), DOI: 10.1088/1612-2011/12/4/046201.

Semaltianos, N., Hendry, E., Chang, H., Wears, L., (2014) Laser ablation of a bulk Cr target in liquids for nanoparticle synthesis, RSC ADVANCES 4(92), DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08393H.

Xu, F., Yan, C.Z., Shyng, Y-T., Chang, H., Xia, Y. D., Zhu, Y., (2014) Ultra-toughened nylon 12 nanocomposites reinforced with IF-WS2, Nanotechnology 25(32). doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/32/325701.

Xu, F., Wang, N., Chang, H., Xia, Y. D., Zhu, Y., (2014) Continuous production of IF-WS2 nanoparticles by a rotary process, Inorganics, 2(2) 313-333.

Chang, H., Dimitrakis, G., Xu, F., Yi, C., Kingman, S., Zhu, Y., (2013) Microwave dielectric properties of inorganic fullerene-like tungsten disulfide nanoparticles, Chemical Physics Letters, volume 555, pages 159-163.

Xu, F., Almeida, T., Chang, H., Xia, Y., Wears, L., Zhu, Y., (2013) Multi-walled Carbon/IF-WS2 Nanoparticles with Improved Thermal Properties, Nanoscale, 5(21), pages 10504-10510.

Chang,H., Binner, J., Higginson, R., Myers, P., Webb, P., King, P., (2011) Preparation and characterisation of ceramic - faced metal-ceramic interpenetrating composites for impact applications, Journal of Materials Science, 46(15), 5237-5244.

Chang, H.*, Binner J., Higginson R., Myers, P., Webb, P.,  and King, G., (2011) High strain rate characteristics of 3-3 metal-ceramic interpenetrating composites, Materials Science and Engineering A, 528(6), 2239-2245.

Chang, H.*, Higginson, R. L. and Binner, J. G. P., (2010) Microstructure and property characterisation of 3-3 Al(Mg)/Al2O3 interpenetrating composites produced by a pressureless infiltration technique, Journal of Materials Science, 45(3), 662-668.

Chang, H.*, Binner, J. G. P. and Higginson, R. L., (2010) Wear behaviour of 3-3 interpenetrating composites, Wear, 268(1-2), 166-171.

Chang, H.*, Higginson, R. L. and Binner, J. G. P., (2009) Interface Study by Dual Beam FIB-TEM in a pressureless infiltrated Al-Mg/Al2O3 Interpenetrating Composite, Journal of Microscopy, 233(1), 132-139.

Binner, J. G. P., Chang, H. and Higginson, R. L., (2009) Processing of ceramic-metal interpenetrating composites, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 29(5), 837-842.

Selected Certificates & Awards 

University of Exeter and Technical Service, Above and Beyond Awards (2019, 2020, 2022 &2023)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE), Stage 2 Certificate, UK. 2019.

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Level 2 Certificates, UK. 2018.

Institute of Science and Technology (IST) recommends to self-nominate for CPD Awards of Science Council, UK. 2018.

Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Travel Bursary Award, RMS, UK. 2017.

Green Impact Platinum Award, Imaging Suite, University of Exeter. 2015.

Green Impact Gold Award, Imaging Suite, University of Exeter. 2014.

Best Use of Materials in Science and Engineering Award, Materials KTN Annual Meeting, UK. 2009.

Best Poster Award (1st Prize), Department of Materials Research Day, Loughborough University. 2008.

Best Presentation Award (1st Prize), Department of Materials Research Day, Loughborough University. 2007.

Overseas Research Students Award Scheme (ORSAS) Award, UK. 2005.

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