Dr. Kuang-Ting Hsiao

Dr. Kuang-Ting Hsiao

Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, US
  • B.S. Naval Architecture Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


  • Novel 3D printing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Composite Parts.
  • Nanofibers Z-Threaded CFRP Composites (i.e., ZT-CFRP).
  • New multi-functional lightweight CFRP.
  • SHM and real-time cure monitoring and control of CFRP.
  • Artificial Intelligence Enabled Composite Material Manufacturing Integration. Streamlined Design, Planning, Sensing, Control, Database Feedback, Machine Decision to Mitigate Predicted Risks, and Artificial Intelligence-Self-Learning.
  • Systems for Composites Manufacturing
  • Liquid Composite Molding Processes such as RTM, VARTM, SCRIMP, and the variations
  • Out-Of-Autoclave Vacuum Bag Only (OOA-VBO) process
  • Void and Defect Characterization and Modeling for Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Residual Stress and Dimensional Stability of Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Nano-Composites and Multiscale Micro-/Nano- Fibers Reinforced
  • Composites Manufacturing and Characterization
  • Micro/Nano-fluids and Suspensions in Porous Media
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • Adhesive Joint for Polymer Composite Materials
  • Rheology, Viscous Flow, ER/MR fluids
  • Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
  • Numerical Methods
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies (energy storage and harvest)


  • Manufacturing techniques for polymer matrix composites (PMCs), Ed. Suresh G. Advani and Kuang-Ting Hsiao, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK. 2012. (ISBN: 978-0-85709-067-6 (print); ISBN: 978-0-85709625-8 (online))
  • Islam MR, Uddin MN, Taylor W, Warren R, Hsiao K.-T. “Enhancing the Longitudinal Compressive Strength of Freeform 3D-Printed Continuous Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Laminate Using Magnetic Compaction Force and Nanofiber Z-Threads”, Materials. 2024; 17(7):1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17071589
  • Sebastian Kirmse, Bikash Ranabhat, Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Experimental and analytical investigation on the interlaminar shear strength of carbon fiber composites reinforced with carbon nanofiber z-threads”, Materials Today Communications, Volume 25, December 2020, 101512 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.101512)
  • Bikash Ranabhat, Joseph Clements, Jacob Gatlin, Kuang-Ting Hsiao, Mark Yampolskiy, “Optimal Sabotage Attack on Composite Material Parts”, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Volume 26, September 2019, 100301. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcip.2019.05.004).
  • M. Scruggs, S. Kirmse, and K.-T. Hsiao, “Enhancement of Through-Thickness Thermal Transport in Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Laminates due to the Synergetic Role of Carbon Nanofiber Z-Threads.” J. Nanomaterials, Volume 2019, Article ID 8928917, 13 pages, (https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8928917).
  • K.-T. Hsiao, A.M. Scruggs, J.S. Brewer Jr, G.J.S. Hickman, E.E. McDonald, K. Henderson, “Effect of carbon nanofiber z-threads on mode-I delamination toughness of carbon fiber reinforced plastic laminates.” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Volume 91, December 2016, 324-335. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.10.022)
  • Rahman, M. M., Hosur, M., Hsiao, K.-T., Wallace, L., Jeelani, S. “Low velocity impact properties of carbon nanofibers integrated carbon fiber/epoxy hybrid composites manufactured by OOA–VBO process. Composite Structures,” 120, 32-40, 2014. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.053)
  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Embedded single carbon fibre to sense the thermomechanical behavior of an epoxy during the cure process,” Composites: Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 46, 117–121, 2013.
  • Vishwanath R. Kedari, Basil Farah, and Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Effects of vacuum pressure, inlet pressure, and mold temperature on the void content, volume fraction of polyester/E glass fiber composites manufactured with VARTM process,” J. Composite Materials 45(26) 2727–2742, 2011.
  • Ramin Sadeghian, Sudhir Gangireddy, Bob Minaie, Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Manufacturing carbon nanofibers toughened polyester/glass fiber composites using vacuum assisted resin transfer molding for enhancing the mode-I delamination resistance,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 37(10), 1787-1795, 2006.
  • K.T. Hsiao, R. Little, O. Restrepo, B. Minaie, “A Study of Direct Cure Kinetics Characterization During Liquid Composite Molding,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 37(6), 925-933, 2006.
  • M. Devillard, K.T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “Flow sensing and control strategies to address race-tracking disturbances in resin transfer molding – Part II: automation and validation,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 36(11), 1581-1589, 2005.
  • K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “Flow sensing and control strategies to address racetracking disturbances in resin transfer molding – Part I: design and algorithm development,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 35(10), 1149– 1159, 2004.
  • K.-T. Hsiao, J. Alms, S.G. Advani, “Use of epoxy/multiwalled carbon nanotubes as adhesives to join graphite fibre reinforced polymer composites,” Nanotechnology, 14, pp. 791-793, 2003.
  • K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “A coupled approach to predict microscopic temperature distribution inside a unit cell of nonisothermal laminar flow in periodic porous media,” J. Porous Media 5(2), 69-85, 2002.
  • K.-T. Hsiao and S. G. Advani, “A Theory to Describe Heat Transfer during Laminar Incompressible Flow of a Fluid in Periodic Porous Media,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp. 1738-1748, 1999.
  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ovC7LHMAAAAJ&hl=en


  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Insulated fiber sensor apparatus and method”, US Patent 8451013 B1, 2013 (https://www.google.ch/patents/US8451013)
  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao and Gregory Hickman, “Method for manufacturing nano-structurally aligned multi-scale composites”, US Patent 10066065B2, 2018-09-04 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US10066065B2)
  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Apparatus and method for directional alignment of nanofibers in a porous medium”, US Patent 10556390B2, 2020-02-11 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US10556390B2/en)
  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Porous nanocomposite and related method”, US Patent 10947356B2, 2021-03-16 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US10947356B2/en)
  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Method and apparatus for 3D printing”, US Patent 11426935B2, 2022-08-30 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US11426935B2/en)
  • Kuang-Ting Hsiao, “Method and Apparatus for 3D Printing”, US Patent 11858212B2, 2024-01-02 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US11858212B2/en)
  • Google Patents: https://patents.google.com/?inventor=Kuang-Ting+Hsiao

Professional Activities

  • Elected Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM), Class of 2024
  • Elected Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors (SMNAI), Class of 2024
  • Member, Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Awarded Scientist Medal by International Association of Advanced Materials, 2023
  • Russell and Robin Lea National Alumni Excellence in Faculty Innovation Award, University of South Alabama (2015)
  • Olivia Rambo McGlothren National Alumni Outstanding Scholar Award, University of South Alabama National Alumni Association (2010)
  • Excellence in Research Award, University of South Alabama College of Engineering (2009)


  • ME-135 Engineering Graphics and Comm.
  • EG-284 Dynamics
  • ME-228 Mechanical Engineering Analysis I
  • ME-228 Computational Engineering (restructured and renamed in 2023)
  • ME-328 Mechanical Engineering Analysis II, Mechanical Engineering Analysis (combined)
  • ME-328 Numerical Methods (restructured and renamed in 2023)
  • ME-314 Machine Component Design    
  • ME-432 Advanced Thermodynamic
  • ME-520 Adv. Fluid Mechanics
  • ME-540 Advanced Heat Transfer
  • ME-541 Conduction Heat Transfer
  • ME-551 Classical Thermodynamics
  • ME-582 Advanced Materials Science
  • ME-590 SpTop: Liquid Comp Molding