Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringOUR PEOPLE
Hong TAO 陶宏
Ph. D , Yale University
Lecturer of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Tao received the Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering at Yale University in 2006. Before joining Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she worked at Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI) from 2012-2016 and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) from 2006 to 2012, respectively, mainly focusing on advanced surface treatment on lightweight alloys and advanced metal forming technologies. Over the past ten years, she has provided market-driven R&D services to multiple industries through both governmental and industrial funded projects.

Teaching Activities

MECH 2410 – Engineering Materials
MECH 3020 - Solid Mechanics II

Research Interests

Advanced surface treatment on lightweight metal alloys, advanced metal forming technology

Selected Publications

Tao, Hong; So, King Ho; Li, Echo; Zhang, Xuezhu; Lai, Gary; Surface modification of Mg alloys based on micro-arc oxidation methods from manufacturing perspective”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 548-549, pp. 284-288, 2014
Tao, Hong; Zavattieri; P.D.; Hector Jr, Louis G.; Tong, Wei, “Mode I Fracture at Spot Welds in Dual-Phase Steel: An Application of Reverse Digital Image Correlation”, Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 50, pp. 1199-1212, 2010
Tao, Hong; Zhang, Nian; Tong, Wei, “An iterative procedure for determining effective stress–strain curves of sheet metals”, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol. 5, pp. 13-27, 2009
Tao, Hong; Tong, Wei; Hector Jr, Louis G.; Zavattieri., Pablo D. “Uniaxial Tensile and Simple Shear Behavior of Resistance Spot-Welded Dual-Phase Steel Joints”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 17, pp. 517-534, 2008
Tong, Wei; Hector Jr, Louis G.; Dasch, Cameron; Tao, Hong; Jiang, Xiquan, “Local Plastic Deformation and Failure Behavior of Nd:YAG Laser Welds in AA5182-O and AA6111-T4”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 38, pp. 3063-3086, 2007
Tong, Wei; Tao, Hong; Jiang, Xiquan; Zhang, Nian; Marya, Manuel P.; Hector Jr, Louis G.; Gayden, Xiaohong Q., “Deformation and fracture of miniature tensile bars with resistance-spot-weld microstructures”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 36A, pp. 2651-2669, 2005
Tong, Wei; Tao, Hong; Zhang, Nian; Hector Jr., Louis G., “Time-resolved strain mapping measurements of individual Portevin-Le Chatelier deformation bands”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 53, pp. 87-92, 2005
Tong, Wei; Tao, Hong; and Jiang, Xiquan, “Modeling the rotation of orthotropic axes of sheet metals subjected to off-axis uniaxial tension”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, Vol. 71, pp. 521-531, 2004 
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