Yu (Roger) Dong PhD

Dong, Yu (Roger)
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Senior Lecturer Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Institution Disciplines
Curtin University Composites Engineering Nanobiotechnology Nanomaterials Nanoparticles Nanostructures Polymers
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Perth WA
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An Excellent Academic Expert with Outstanding Teaching and Research Performance

Dr. Yu Dong is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University which he joined in July 2008. Prior to that position, he worked as a research associate at Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), the University of Auckland in 2003-2004. Dr. Dong has been dedicated to the fabrication, material characterisation and numerical modelling of polymer nanocomposites including well dispersed nanoparticles such as nanoclays, nanotubes, nanofibres/whiskers in the last ten years. His presented research paper entitled “characterisation and object-oriented finite element modelling of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites” was selected for the Best Paper Silver Award at the 5th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-5) held in Hong Kong, 2006. In 2007, he was also nominated for “MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World” and for MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards, Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST), New Zealand.

He is actively affiliated to several global engineering professional bodies as members of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Composites (ASC), USA, Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), UK and Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) as well as a key researcher for the ATN-ISTA Australia-China NanoNetwork and Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM). He serves as a selected reviewer for Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A, Journal of composite materials, Journal of Composites Part B, Chemical Engineering Journal, International Journal of Engineering and Journal of Nanomaterials. He is a Member of Editorial Boards for International Journal of Polymers and Technologies, Journal of Modern Applied Science, Journal of Applied Physics Research, and a Guest Editor for the special issue “Advanced Composites with Natural Reinforcements” in Journal of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering. To recognise his contribution in polymer nanocomposite area, he has also been appointed as a Member of Organising Committee for the Nineteenth International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM XIX), Auckland, New Zealand, January 14-17, 2011. He was the sole editor for new technical book entitled “Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications” by Nova Science Publishers, New York , USA (ISBN: 978-62618-081-9) in 2013. He is the external reviewer of General Research Fund projects for Hong Kong Research Grants Council in 2013. Dr. Dong also received numerous teaching and research awards including Award for Highest RPI Points for Publication for an Early Career Researcher (ECR), Curtin Faculty of Science and Engineering in November 2011, Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career), Curtin Faculty of Science and Engineering, December 2012 as well as Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career), September 2013.

His current research work has focused on electrospun nanofibers/nanocomposites for drug delivery, the micro/nano particulate effects on the reinforcement efficiency, multifunctional properties of bio-nanocomposites and green composites. His research collaboration networks have been progressively developed with Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), The University of Auckland, New Zealand, University of Southern Queensland, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, North Dakota State University at Fargo, University of New Orleans and Tokushima University.

On the other hand, Dr. Dong has greatly promoted the flexible and blended student learning scheme at Curtin by conducting two Curtin funded T & L projects of e-quiz and e-review programs for Engineering Mechanics 100, which, to a great extent, enhances the learning outcome of large class units. He acted as a technical mentor for the Curtin BHP Billiton Award Winning team in Sustainable Design and Appropriate Technology Theme in 2009 Engineers Without Border (EWB) Challenges, Australia.

Education

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2008; ME (1st Class honours), The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2003; BE, Wuhan University of Science & Technology, China, 2000

Career Highlights

  • 01/12-present   Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coordinator (03/12-07/13), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • 08-11/13    Visiting Faculty Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (Hosted by Prof. Alan Kinā€Tak Lau)
  • 10/13     Visiting academic scholar, Advanced Materials Division, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan (Hosted by Prof. Hitoshi Takagi)
  • 07/08-12/11     Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • 02/03-09/04     Research Associate, Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Awards

Honours

  • 2013 Nomination Finalist for the 2013 Curtin University Aspire Professional Development Award, Perth Convention Bureau (PCB)
  • 2009 Excellent Technical Mentorship to Curtin Engineering Foundation Year (EFY)  Student Winning Team for BHP Billiton Award for Sustainable Design and Appropriate Technology in 2009 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenges, Australia
  • 2007 Selected Candidate in the Special 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of “MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World” (http://www.marquiswhoswho.com)
  • 2007 Selected Stage Two Nominee for 2007 MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards, Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST), New Zealand.


Awards

  • 2013 Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career).
  • 2012 Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career), Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University.
  • 2011 R& D Award for Highest RPI Points for Publication for an Early Career Researcher (ECR), Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University.
  • 2006 Best Paper Silver Award Presented at the 5th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-5), Hong Kong, P.R.China.
  • 2006 Best Poster Award of Mechanical Engineering Department, Beca Engineering Postgraduate Poster Competition, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland.

Books

Book

  • Y. Dong, Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 1-367, 2013 (ISBN: 978-1-62618-081-9).

Book Chapters

  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Holistic approach and development on polypropylene (PP)/clay nanocomposites from processing, material characterisation to numerical modelling”, book chapter 10 in Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 305-350, 2013 (ISBN: 978-1-62618-081-9).
  • Y. Dong, A. D. Lucey and G. Leadbeater, “e-Review program: An alternative online interaction for a first-year unit of Engineering Mechanics using a virtual classroom”, Chapter 8 in A. Herrington, J. Schrape, K. Singh (Eds.), Engaging students with learning technology, Perth, Australia: Curtin, pp. 111-127, 2012 (ISBN: 978-0-646-58702-8).
  • Y. Dong, “Fillers”, Chapter 222 in L. Nicolais, A. Borzacchiello, S. M. Lee (Eds.), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, pp. 1027-1044, 2012 (ISBN: 978-0-470-12828-2).

Important Articles

Journal Papers

  • H. Albetran, H. Haroosh, Y. Dong, V. M. Prida, B. H. O’Connor and I. M. Low, “Phase transformations and crystallization kinetics in electrospun TiO2 nanofibers in air and argon atmospheres”, Journal of Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, in press (DOI: 10.1007/s00339-014-8246-1).
  • J. Low, I. J. Davies, Y. Dong, S. F. U. Ahmed, H. Wang and H. Md. Akil, “Advanced composites with natural reinforcement”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2013, Article ID 376351, 2 pages.
  • M. P. Ho, K. T. Lau, H. Y. Au, Y. Dong and H. Y. Tam, “Structural health monitoring of an asymmetrical SMA reinforced composite using embedded FBG sensors”, Smart Materials and Structures, 22 (2013) 125015 (11 pp).
  • H. J. Haroosh, Y. Dong, G.D. Ingram, “Synthesis, morphological structures and material characterization of electrospun PLA: PCL/magnetic nanoparticle composites for drug delivery”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 51 (2013) 1607-1617.
  • N. N. Azman, S. Siddiqui, H. Haroosh, H. Albertran, B. Johannessen, Y. Dong and I.-M. Low, “Characteristics of x-ray attenuation in electrospun bismuth oxide/poly-lactic acid nanofibre-mats”, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 20 (2013) 741-748.
  • Y. Dong, T. Bickford, H. J. Haroosh, K. T. Lau and H. Takagi, “Multi-response analysis in the material characterisation of electrospun poly (lactic acid)/ halloysite nanotube composite fibres based on Taguchi design of experiments: fibre diameter, non-intercalation and nucleation effects”, Journal of Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 112 (2013) 747-757.
  • H. J. Haroosh, Y. Dong, D. S. Chaudhary, G. D. Ingram and S. Yusa, “Electrospun PLA: PCL composites embedded with unmodified and 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (ASP) modified halloysite nanotubes (HNT)”, Journal of Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 110 (2013) 433-442.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. J. Hunter, “Corrigendum: “Experimental characterisation and object-oriented finite element modelling of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites” [Compos Sci Technol 68 (14) (2008) 2864-2875]”, Composites Science and Technology, 73 (2012) 47.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Investigation on the competing effects of clay dispersion and matrix plasticisation for polypropylene/clay nanocomposites. Part II: Crystalline structure and thermo-mechanical behaviour”, Journal of Materials Science, 47 (2012) 4127-4137.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Investigation on the competing effects of clay dispersion and matrix plasticisation for polypropylene/clay nanocomposites. Part I: Morphology and mechanical properties”, Journal of Materials Science, 47 (2012) 3900-3912.
  • H. J. Haroosh, D. S. Chaudhary and Y. Dong, “Electrospun PLA/PCL fibers with tubular nanoclay: morphological and structural analysis", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124 (2012) 3930-3939.
  • Y. Dong and R. A. Mathew, “The reinforcement role of nanoclays on the mechanical properties and material characterisation of epoxy composites”International Journal of Polymers and Technologies, 3 (2011) 45-49.
  • Y. Dong, D. Chaudhary, C. Ploumis and K. T. Lau, “Correlation of mechanical performance and the morphological structures of epoxy micro/nanoparticulate composites”, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42 (2011) 1483-1492.
  • Y. Dong, D. Chaudhary, H. Haroosh and T. Bickford, “Development and characterisation of novel electrospun polylactic acid/tubular clay nanocomposites”, Journal of Materials Science, 46 (2011) 6148-6153.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Morphological-image analysis based numerical modelling of organoclay filled nanocomposites”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 17 (2010) 534-541.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “A simple micromechanical approach to predict mechanical behaviour of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites based on representative volume element (RVE)”, Journal of Computational Materials Science, 49 (2010) 1-8.
  • D. Chaudhary, Y. Dong and K. K. Kar, “Hydrophilic plasticized biopolymers: Morphological influence on physical properties”, Materials Letters, 64 (2010) 872-875.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Mapping the real micro/nanostructures for the prediction of elastic moduli of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites”, Polymer, 51 (2010) 816-824.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Dual role of maleated polypropylene in processing and material characterisation of polypropylene /clay nanocomposites”, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A, 527 (2010) 1617-1622.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, Effect of matrix plasticisation on the characterisation of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites. World Journal of Engineering 7 (2010) 198-201.
  • D. Chaudhary and Y. Dong, A statistical analysis of interaction between crystallinity and elongation in plasticized biopolymer. World Journal of Engineering 7 (2010) 10-12.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. J. Hunter, “Experimental characterisation and object-oriented finite element modelling of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, 68 (2008) 2864-2875.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, “Effects of clay type, clay/compatibiliser content and matrix viscosity on the mechanical properties of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites”, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 39 (2008) 1177-1191.
  • D. Bhattacharyya, Y. Dong, P. J. Hunter, “Formulation, processing and numerical modelling of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites”, World Journal of Engineering, 4 (2007) 83-84.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. J. Hunter, “Characterisation and object-oriented finite element modelling of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites,” Key Engineering Materials (Special Issue-“Advances in Composite materials and Structures”), 334-335 (2007) 841-844.
  • Y. Dong, R. J.T. Lin and D. Bhattacharyya, “Finite element simulation on thermoforming acrylic sheets using dynamic explicit method”, Polymers & Polymer Composites, 14 (2006) 307-328.
  • Y. Dong, R. J.T. Lin and D. Bhattacharyya, “Determination of critical material parameters for numerical simulation of acrylic sheet forming,” Journal of Materials Science, 40 (2005) 399-410.

Referred Conference Papers

  • H. J. Haroosh and Y. Dong, “Electrospun nanofibrous composites to control drug release and interaction between hydrophilic drug and hydrophobic blended polymer matrix”, Paper ID# DON80274, The 19th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM19), Montreal, Canada, 28 July-2 August, 2013.
  • Y. Dong, A. Ghataura and H. J. Haroosh, “Mechanical, thermal and biodegradable properties of polylactic acid (PLA)/coir fibre biocomposites”, Paper ID# 8793-53, The 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN 2013), Gold Coast, Australia, 10-12 July, 2013.
  • Y. Dong, T. Mosaval and H. J. Haroosh, “A novel epoxy/electrospun PLA nanofibre composite material: Fabrication and characterisation”, Paper ID# 8793-13, The 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN 2013), Gold Coast, Australia, 10-12 July, 2013.
  • Y. Dong and A. Lucey, “Relationships between student satisfaction and assessment grades in a first-year Engineering unit”, Teaching and Learning Forum 2013, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 7-8 February, 2013.
  • H. Albetran, H. Haroosh, Y. Dong and J. Low, “X-Ray Diffraction Study on the In-Situ Crystallisation Kinetics in Electrospun PVP/TiO2 Nanofibers”, Paper ID# ICACC-S7-014-2013, The 7th International Symposium on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites at the 37th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’13), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 27- February 1, 2013.
  • Y. Dong, A. Lucey and G. Leadbeater, “A pilot study of e-Quiz and e-Review programs in the online blended learning of first-year engineering mechanics”, 2012 Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 December, 2012
  • Y. Dong, T. Bickford and H. J. Haroosh, “Statistical design of experiments for electrospun poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/halloysite nanotube (HNT) composites in response to fibre diameter and thermal properties”, The eighth Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6-8 November, 2012.
  • H. J. Haroosh and Y. Dong, “ Electrospun PLA/PCL/MPS nanofibrous hybrid composite structures for sustained drug release”, The Fifteenth European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-15), Venice, Italy, June 24-28, 2012.
  • Y. Dong, R. A. Mathew, D. S. Chaudhary, T. Bickford and H. Haroosh, “Flexural properties and morphological structures of epoxy composites reinforced with platelet and tubular nanoclays”, CHEMECA 2011 “Engineering A Better World” conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September 18-21, 2011.
  • H. Haroosh, D. S. Chaudhary and Y. Dong, “Effect of solution parameters on electrospun PLA/PCL fibers”, CHEMECA 2011 “Engineering A Better World” conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September 18-21, 2011.
  • Y. Dong, D. S. Chaudhary, H. Haroosh, V. Sharma and T. Bickford, “Functionally electrospun PLA/tubular clay nanocomposites for the potential application of drug delivery”, The Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XIX conference (PFAM-19), Auckland, New Zealand, 14-17 January, 2011.
  • H. Haroosh, D. S. Chaudhary, Y. Dong and B. Hawkins, “Electrospun PLA : PCL/ halloysite nanotube nanocomposites fibers for drug delivery”, The Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XIX conference (PFAM-19), Auckland, New Zealand, 14-17 January, 2011.
  • Y. Dong, D. Chaudhary and C. Ploumis, “Investigation on the mechanical performance of micro/nanoparticulate composite materials via direct mixing”, The Seventh Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-7), Taipei, Taiwan, November 15-18, 2010.
  • D. Chaudhary, H. Bradley and Y. Dong, “Paramagnetic bionanocomposites from polyvinyl alcohol biopolymers”, The Seventh Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-7), Taipei, Taiwan, November 15-18, 2010.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Representative volume element and morphological-image based analyses of polypropylene/nanoclay composites”, [Keynote Paper#] for the 3rd International Conference on Multi-Functional Materials and Structures (MFMS 2010), Jeonju, Korea, September 14-18, 2010.
  • D. S. Chaudhary and Y. Dong “A statistical analysis of interaction between crystallinity and elongation in plasticized biopolymer”, The Seventeenth International Conference on COMPOSITES/NANO ENGINEERING (ICCE -17), Hawaii, USA, July 26-August 1, 2009.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Effects of matrix plasticisation on the characterisation of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites”, The Seventeenth International Conference on COMPOSITES/NANO ENGINEERING (ICCE -17), Hawaii, USA, July 26-August 1, 2009.
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “A comprehensive study of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites: preparation, material characterisation and numerical simulation”, [Invited Paper#] for The First International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM-2009), Kottayam, Kerala, India, April 6-8, 2009.
  • D. Bhattacharyya and Y. Dong, “Optimisation of manufacturing parameters and morphology-based numerical analysis of nanocomposites”, [Invited Paper# AI-007] for the Seventeenth International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM XVII), India Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, December 15-17, 2008. Conference Proceedings of “Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials-XVII”, edited by N. Bhatnagar, T. S. Srivatsan, pp. 559-579, I. K. International, New Delhi, India (2009).
  • Y. Dong and D. Bhattacharyya, “Morphological-image analysis based numerical modelling of organoclay filled nanocomposites”, International Conference on Multiscale Modelling and Simulation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, January 2-4, 2008.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. J. Hunter, “A novel numerical approach based on morphological image analysis to predict mechanical properties of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites”, Paper No. NM-7, the Sixth Canadian-International Composites Conference (CANCOM 2007), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 14-17 August, 2007.
  • D. Bhattacharyya, Y. Dong, P. J. Hunter, “Formulation, processing and numerical modelling of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites”, [Keynote Paper#] presented at The Fifteenth International Conference on COMPOSITES/NANO ENGINEERING (ICCE -15), Haikou, Hainan Island, China, 15-21 July, 2007.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. J. Hunter, “Optimisation of property enhancement of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites”, Paper No. GE219830, 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, Kyoto, Japan, 8-13 July, 2007.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. Hunter, “Numerical modelling of mechanical behaviour of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites using representative volume element (RVE)”, Paper No. OA-9-OR32, Symposium O: Frontiers in Computational Materials Science, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2007 (ICMAT 2007), Singapore, 1-6 July, 2007.
  • Y. Dong, D. Bhattacharyya, P. J. Hunter, “Characterisation and object-oriented finite element modelling of polypropylene/organoclay nanocomposites,” Paper No. 442-N, 5th Asia-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-5), Hong Kong, P. R. China, 27 -30 November, 2006.

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