Yeqing Wang, Ph.D.

Email: ywang261@syr.edu

Title: Director

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Dr. Yeqing Wang is an assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University (SU). Prior to SU, he was an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University. He had postdoc research associate appointments at the Air Force Research Lab (Eglin AFB) (advisor: Dr. Crystal L. Pasiliao) and University of Florida (advisor: Dr. David W. Hahn, now Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering at University of Arizona) from August 2016 to July 2018. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2016) and an En-passent M.S. in the same year (2016) from The University of Iowa (advisor: Dr. Olesya I. Zhupanska, now Professor at the University of Arizona). He is a recipient of the 2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award and the Best Paper Award at the 27th American Society for Composites. He is a senior member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  

 

 

Barry D. Davidson, Ph.D.

Email: bddavids@syr.edu

Title: Director Emeritus

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Dr. Barry Davidson is an emeritus professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University, and directed the SU-CML for 31 years prior to his retirement in 2021. Dr. Davidson’ research interests include delamination growth in laminated composite materials and structures and the durability and damage tolerance of composite structures. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A & M University, M.S. in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology, and his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Davidson has been a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence (i.e., highest recognition of teaching excellence) at Syracuse University since 1999 until he retired in 2021. He is a recipient of the distinguished Filtertech, Pi Tau Sigma, and Sigma Gamma Tau Award for Excellence in Education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2019, the ASTM International's Award of Appreciation for Establishing ASTM Test Standard D7905/D7905M “Standard Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Matrix Composites,” in 2016, the National Institute of Aerospace Best Research Publication Award in 2013, and the ASTM International's Wayne W. Stinchcomb Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Field of Composite Materials in 2010 (10th Awardee in History of Award). He is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  

Wenhua Lin (PhD student)

Wenhua received his Bacholer's degree from the Aerospace Engineering department from Mississippi State University in 2019. His research focuses on the development of novel composite structures to improve the survivability under lightning strike and mechanical impacts.

 

Publications

1. Lin, W., Wang, Y., Yousefpour, K., Park, C., & Kumar, V., (2022). Evaluating the Lightning Strike Damage Tolerance for CFRP Composite Laminates Containing Conductive Nanofillers. Applied Composite Materials, Online First. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10443-022-10028-1.

2. Lin, W., Wang, Y., Aider, Y., Rostaghi-Chalaki, M., Yousefpour, K., Kluss, J., ... & Hu, W. (2020). Analysis of damage modes of glass fiber composites subjected to simulated lightning strike impulse voltage puncture and direct high voltage AC puncture. Journal of Composite Materials, 54(26), 4067-4080.

3. Yousefpour, K., Lin, W., Wang, Y., & Park, C. (2020). Discharge and ground electrode design considerations for the lightning strike damage tolerance assessment of CFRP matrix composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering, 198, 108226.

4. Lin, W., Wang, Y., Lampkin, S., Prasad, S., Zhupanska, O., Davidson, B. (2021). Bond Strength Degradation of Adhesive-Bonded CFRP Composite Lap Joints after Lightning Strike. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites-Thirty-sixth Technical Conference. (September 21-24, 2021, virtual).

5. Lampkin, S., Lin, W., Rostaghi-chalaki, M., Yousefpour, K., Wang, Y., & Kluss, J. (2019). Epoxy Resin with Carbon Nanotube Additives for Lightning Strike Damage Mitigation of Carbon Fiber Composite Laminates. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites-Thirty-fourth Technical Conference. 10.12783/asc34/31338.

6. Lin, W., Jony, B., Yousefpour, K., Wang, Y., Park, C., & Roy, S. (2020). Effects of Graphene Nanoplatelets on the Lightning Strike Damage Response of Carbon Fiber Epoxy Composite Laminates. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites-Thirty-fifth Technical Conference. 10.12783/asc35/34878.

 

 

Spencer Lampkin (PhD student)

Spencer received his Bacholer's degree in Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University in 2020. His research focuses on the advanced manufacturing of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites.

 

Publications

1. Lampkin, S., Lin, W., Rostaghi-chalaki, M., Yousefpour, K., Wang, Y., & Kluss, J. (2019). Epoxy Resin with Carbon Nanotube Additives for Lightning Strike Damage Mitigation of Carbon Fiber Composite Laminates. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites-Thirty-fourth Technical Conference. 10.12783/asc34/31338.

2. Lin, W., Wang, Y., Lampkin, S., Prasad, S., Zhupanska, O., Davidson, B. (2021). Bond Strength Degradation of Adhesive-Bonded CFRP Composite Lap Joints after Lightning Strike. In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites-Thirty-sixth Technical Conference. (September 21-24, 2021, virtual).

 

 

 


 Undergraduate Student Researchers:

Anthony Tricarico (REU student 2021 Summer, 2022 Summer). Project: Design of Foldable Carbon Fiber Composite Structures with Tunable Stiffness.

Yiyuan Sun (REU student 2022 Summer). Project: Additive Manufacturing of Thermoset Fiber Composites.

Andrea Hoe (Funded by Syracuse University SOURCE grant). Project: Additive Manufacturing of Composites.

 

Yin Fan (Postdoc: 2019-2020). Current position: Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Propulsion in School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Shanghai Jiaotong University (China).