Dr Richard (YongQing) Fu is a Reader in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK. He was a Reader in the Thin Film Centre at the University of West of Scotland, UK, and a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, UK. He obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and he then worked as a Research Fellow in Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance, and a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.
He has extensive experience in advanced thin film materials, biomedical microdevices, lab-on-chip, micromechanics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), sensors and microfluidics, shape memory/piezoelectric thin films and nanotechnology. He is well-known worldwide for his pioneer research work on shape memory film and piezoelectric thin films, as well as nanostructured/composite materials/films for applications in microactuators, microsensors and microfluidic devices.
His research has been funded by EPSRC-UK, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Carnegie Trust, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Government, Scottish Union Physics Alliance (SUPA), Nuffield Foundation, Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network UK, AWE-UK, Erasmus, Scottish Sensor System Centre/CENSIS, Scottish Funding Council and National Science Foundation of China.
He has published about 300 SCI journal papers, over 140 conference papers, two books and many book chapters. His current SCI H-index is 37, with over 5500 citations.
He is an associate editor/editorial board member for three international journals, a regular journal paper reviewer for more than 30 journals, and he has co-organised over ten international conferences worldwide.
He was voted as Regional President of International Thin Film Society, Regional Secretary of Taiwan Thin Film Society, and Committee Member of the Chinese Society of Heat Treatment and Metallurgy.
He has extensive teaching experience in a few UK universities with teaching areas covering the Departments of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Electrical Engineering.
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