Dr. Hua is a Research Assistant Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). He earned his Bachelor's degree from Wuhan University, MSc from Imperial College London, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is interested in developing advanced nanostructured shape memory alloys for multi-functional applications.

Research Interests

  • Advanced nanostructured shape memory alloys with superior thermomechanical properties
  • Micro-/nano-scale mechanics
  • Cyclic phase transformation behavior and ultrahigh cycle fatigue
  • Sample and grain size effects on fatigue
  • Microstructure-property relationship
  • Plasticity and shear-induced amorphization