Dr. Xiaowen Yuan
Dr Xiaowen Yuan obtained her PhD from the University of Auckland in New Zealand and has a strong background in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. She worked as a senior scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, and was an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore. She is now a senior academic in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey University, New Zealand. Dr Yuan has been working on the characterisation and processing of novel composite materials using natural resources (including natural fibres, cellulose, mineral fibres, gelatine and collagen). She has led research on processing and characterisation of Nano-cellulose composites for medical and electronic applications, and has also researched fibre surface modification. Her current research focuses on functional composite materials for energy storage and smart textiles.