I am a Professor in Composite and Aerospace Engineering, Research Excellence Framework Coordinator for Engineering at the Colllege of Engineering & Technology, University of Derby. I am currently leading a European Regional Development Fund project on 'Catalysing Growth through Research for Transport Equipment Manufacturing' to support a wide range of SMEs in D2N2 region.
I have held a number of academic positions previously. I was a Research Associate then Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University Engineering Department during 1997-2005; Lecturer in Engineering Design at the University of Dundee during 2005-2010 and Associate professor in Mechanical and Marine Engineering at Plymouth University during 2011-2015.
I have obtained considerable experience in materials processing, mechanics of composite, surface engineering and tribology, numerical modelling. My current research interests include fibre-reinforced plastic composites, surface-coating technologies, tribology of power transmission systems.
I have authored/co-authored over 100 publications so far, including book chapters, book reviews, journal papers and international conference presentations. I have served as referee for more than 30 established journals in materials and mechanical engineering.
I am a Fellow of HEA, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of IoM3, Fellow of IMechE and Committee Member of IMechE Tribology Group. I have acted as Session Chair for several NanoMedicine conferences and International Conferences on Composites Engineering.
K. Natesan, H. Le, C. Tredwin, R. Handy. Hydroxyapatite/Carbonnanotubes composite bone implants - Biocompatibility Vs ToxicityAnalysis. International Association for Dental Research AnnualMeeting, 14-16 Sep 2015.
U Danookdharree, H. Le, R Handy, C. Tredwin. Antibacterial coating made of strongly adhered nanosilver to titania nanotubes for dental implants. International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, 14-16Sep 2015.
E Akpan, H. R. Le, A. Cree. Electrodepositionand Characterisation of Diamond-like-carbon Coating for Offshore PipelineConnections. International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, Bad Homburg, Germany, 6-10 September 2015.
M. Meng, H.R. Le,M.J. Rizvi, S.M. Grove. Multi-scale analysis of moisture diffusion coupled withstress distribution in CFRP composites. 18th International Conference of Composite Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-18 June 2015.
U Danookdharree, H. R. Le, Antimicrobial silver nanoparticles intitaniumdioxide nanotubes grown on Ti-6Al-4V medical grade alloy. The 2nd Symposium on Diagnostics and the Developing World, Brunel University, London, 23 March 2015.
KM Collins, ODavid-West, H Le, DG Greaves. FromConcept to Laboratory Testing: the Development Cycle of a Novel Wave EnergyConverter. International Conference on Ocean Energy. 04 Nov 2014 (Poster)
K. Natesan, H. R. Le, C. Tredwin, R. Handy. Reinforcement of Sol-GelProcessed Calcium Phosphate Cement using Functionalised CNTs, 26th Annual Conference of the European Society forBiomaterials (ESB), 31st August – 3rd September 2014, Liverpool, UK.
U. Danookdharree, H. R. Le, R. Handy, C. Tredwin. Tailoring the Interfacial Adhesion of Anodised TiO2Nanotubes on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy for Medical Implants. 26th Annual Conference ofthe European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), 31st August – 3rd September 2014,Liverpool, UK.
R. Sieh, H. R.Le, A. Cree. Advanced Nanocomposite Coating for Offshore Threaded Connections.9th Nanosmat International Conference, Sep 8-11, 2014, Dublin, Ireland.
U Gunputh, H. R. Le*, R Handy, C Tredwin. Anodised TiO2 nanotubes as a scaffold for antibacterial silver nanoparticles on titanium implant. Materials Science & Engineering C, 91(2018) 638-644. Doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2018.05.074.
Hanmei Hu*, Jian Wang, Chonghai Deng, Xiaoyu Zhou, Cheng Niu, Huirong Le. Microwave-assisted controllable synthesis of hierarchical CuS nanospheres displaying fast and efficient photocatalytic activity. Journal of Materials Science, 91(2018) 638-644.
H. M. Hu*, J. J. Xu, C. H. Deng, M. Wang, X. Y. Zhou and H. R. Le. 3D multilayered Bi4O5Br2 nanoshells displaying excellent visible light photocatalytic degradation behavior for resorcinol. IET Micro & Nano Letters 13(2018) 1121-1125. Doi: 10.1049/mnl.2017.0886
Hanmei Hu*, Man Wang, Chonghai Deng, Jianli Chen, Aiguo Wang , Huirong Le. Satellite-like CdS nanoparticles anchoring onto porous NiO nanoplates for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic properties. Materials Letters, 224(2018) 75-77. Doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.04.061, 15 April 2018.
M Meng, H. R. Le*. Tribological Properties of Nanoceramics Reinforced Polyimide Nanocomposite Coatings on Steels. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/ijact.12747.
R Sieh, H R Le*, “Evaluation of environmentally friendly Ag-PTFE composite coating for use in threaded compression fittings”. Proc IMechE Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1350650117719775.
A. Besinis, S. D. Hadi, H. Le, C. Tredwin, R. Handy*. Antibacterial activity and biofilm inhibition by surface modified titanium alloy medical implants following application of silver, titanium dioxide and hydroxyapatite nanocoatings. Nanotoxicology 2017, Doi: 10.1080/17435390.2017.1299890.
K. Collins*, H. R. Le, D. Greaves, N. Bellamy. Modelling of the Buckling of a Diaphragm / Spine Structure for a Wave Energy Converter. Materials and DesignDOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.041.
R. Sieh, H. R. Le*, "Non-Cyanide Electrodeposited Ag–PTFE Composite Coating Using Direct or Pulsed Current Deposition ", Coatings, 2016. doi: 10.3390/coatings6030031.
P. Manikandan, R. Sieh, A. Elayaperumal, H. R. Le*, and S. Basu, "Micro/Nanostructure and Tribological Characteristics of Pressureless Sintered Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Aluminium Matrix Composites," Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2016, Article ID 9843019, 10 pages, 2016.
M. Meng, M. J rizvi, H. R. Le*, S. M. Grove. Multi-scale modelling of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP laminated composites. Composite Structures 138 (2016) 295-304.
M. Meng, M.J.Rizvi, S.M. Grove, H.R. Le*. Effects of hygrothermal stress on the failure ofCFRP composites. Composite Structures, 133 (2015) 1024-1035. DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.08.016.
M. Meng, H.R.Le*, M.J. Rizvi, S.M. Grove. The effects of unequal compressive/tensile moduliof composites. Composite Structures, Volume 126 (2015) 207–215.
M. Meng, H.R.Le*, M.J. Rizvi, S.M. Grove. 3D FEA modelling of laminated composites in bendingand their failure mechanisms, Composite Structures, Volume 119 (2015) 693-708.
K Natesan, W Shah, H RLe*, C Tredwin. A Critical Comparison on Biocompatibility of Different Phasesof Sol-gel Derived Calcium Phosphates as Bone Graft Materials. Journal of Biomaterialsand Tissue Engineering, Volume 5, Number 8, August 2015, pp. 655-664(10).
R Sieh, H R Le*, A Cree. Process optimisation ofnon-cyanide Ag-PTFE metal matrix composite plating for threaded connections. Transactionsof the Institute of Materials Finishing, 93 (2015) 232-240. DOI: 10.1179/0020296715Z.000000000256.
U Danookdharree, H. R. Le*, C. Tredwin. The effect ofinitial etching sites on the morphology of anodised TiO2 nanotubes on Ti-6Al-4Valloy. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 162 (2015) E213-222, 2015. DOI:10.1149/2.0011511jes.
H. R. Le*, K. Natesan, S. Pranti-Haran. Mechanical Property and Biocompatibiloity of Co-precipitated Nano Hydroxyapatite-GelatineComposites. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 4(2015) 1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s40145-015-0155-z.
H. R. Le*, KCollins, D. Greaves, N Bellamy. Mechanics and Materials in the Design of a BucklingDiaphragm Wave Energy Converter. Materials and Design, 79 (2015) 86-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.04.041.
H. R. Le*. F. Stewart,J A Williams. A Simplified Model of Surface Burnishing and Friction in RepeatedMake-up of Premium Tubular Connections, Tribology Letters, 59 (2015). DOI:10.1007/s11249-015-0562-x.