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Dr Hong Chang

Imaging Suite Manager / Experimental Officer


Telephone: 01392 725492

Extension: (Streatham) 5492

Hong completed her PhD from Department of Materials, Loughborough University, during 2005-2008. She then worked in Loughborough University, The University of Nottingham and University of Exeter as a Research Associate/Fellow, before became an Experimental Officer in 2012 and then Imaging Suite Manager. Hong is specialized in materials characterisation using various techniques including light microscope, SEM EDS, FIB SEM, TEM/STEM, XRD, CT, AFM, and sample preparations. She also deliveries teaching, training, demonstration as well as hands-on service for students projects, research and industrial customers. She is a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) since 2015, a Charted Scientist (CSci) since 2017, a Professional Registration Assessor since 2018, a CPD reviewer since 2023, and a Fellow of Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS) since 2018. 


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Selected Publications 

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.