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Education and Engineering Complex 360D
(205) 996-7390

Research and Teaching Interests: High performance lightweight composite materials; hybrid materials

Office Hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Materials Engineering

Dr. Haibin Ning’s research focuses on high performance lightweight materials with an emphasis on the thermoplastic matrix fiber reinforced composite materials with various matrix systems and reinforcements. He has published peer reviewed research articles on environmentally-friendly natural fiber composite materials. He has issued patents in developing advanced high performance composite materials for specific applications. He has developed a new standard procedure for determining the fiber content of carbon fiber composite materials. Dr. Ning is the recipient of Professor of The Year Award from ASTM International in 2013 and UAB President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. Dr. Ning has taught courses on metallic materials, composite materials, and frontiers of automotive materials.

  • Recent Courses
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Processing
    • Composite Materials
    • Frontiers of Automotive Materials
    • Applied Finite Element Analysis
  • Select Publications
    • H Ning, S Pillay, KB Thattaiparthasarathy, UK Vaidya (2017), Design and manufacturing of long fiber thermoplastic composite helmet insert, Composite Structures 168, 792-797.
    • T Sullins, S Pillay, A Komus, H Ning (2017), Hemp fiber reinforced polypropylene composites: The effects of material treatments, Composites Part B: Engineering 114, 15-22.
    • Q Wang, H Ning, U Vaidya, S Pillay, LA Nolen (2016), Fiber content measurement for carbon fiber–reinforced thermoplastic composites using carbonization-in-nitrogen method, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 0892705716679481.
    • UK Vaidya, KB Thattaiparthasarthy, S Pillay, S Vaidya, H Ning, D Bansal (2015), Colored inorganic-pigmented long-fiber thermoplastics, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 28 (12), 1627-1643.
    • A Constante, S Pillay, H Ning, UK Vaidya (2015), Utilization of algae blooms as a source of natural fibers for biocomposite materials: Study of morphology and mechanical performance of Lyngbya fibers, Algal Research 12, 412-420.
    • Q Wang, H Ning, U Vaidya, S Pillay, LA Nolen (2015), Development of a carbonization-in-nitrogen method for measuring the fiber content of carbon fiber reinforced thermoset composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 73, 80-84.
    • JM Johnston, H Ning, JE Kim, YH Kim, B Soni, R Reynolds, L Cooper (2015), Simulation, fabrication and impact testing of a novel football helmet padding system that decreases rotational acceleration, Sports Engineering 18 (1), 11-20.
    • S Oza, H Ning, I Ferguson, N Lu (2014), Effect of surface treatment on thermal stability of the hemp-PLA composites: Correlation of activation energy with thermal degradation, Composites Part B: Engineering 67, 227-232
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • American Standards for Testing of Materials (ASTM) Professor of the Year, 2013.
    • American Society of Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) faculty award for developing a NDT module for composite materials, 2015.