Hong Kong Polytechnic University
“Three-dimensional Composite Structure with Nearly Isotropic Negative Poisson’s Ratio by Random Inclusions”
Professor Hong Hu is currently a full Professor at Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Departmental Research Committee Chair. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering from Donghua University in Shanghai in 1982 and Ph.D. degree in Textile Engineering and Fibrous Science from University of Haute Alsace in France in 1987. He was Visiting Scholar at University of Haute Alsace from 1991 to 1992 and Visiting Professor at University of Minho in Portugal from 1992 to 2002. Prior to joining ITC, he was a full Professor at Donghua University. He is internationally known for his leading research work on 3D textile structures for composite reinforcement and auxetic textile materials for technical applications. His cutting-edge research achievements in auxetic textiles have established him as a leader in the field. His monograph “Auxetic Textiles” recently published by Elsevier is the first such publication in this field in the world. Professor Hu has over 300 publications that have been cited over 4200, and his publication H-index is 35 (Scopus). Professor Hu has also been serving as an editorial board member of various journals.