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​Qiang Zhu

​Qiang Zhu-Chair Professor
Research Areas: Precision Forming Technology


◆ 1990-1994    University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, Dr.-Ing. in Mat Sci.& Engn.
◆ 1982-1986    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Master in Mat Sci.& Engn.
◆ 1978-1982    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Bachelor in Mat Sci.& Engn.


◆ 2016-Present: Chair professor,Dept of Mechanical and Energy Engineering,
   Southern University of Science and Technology, China.
   Research areas: shaping of metals, 3D printing of metallic materials, materials
   design and computer simulation.

◆ 2010-2016:  Chief Scientist, General Research Institute for Non Ferrous Metals,
   Beijing, China. 
   Research areas: special shaping technology of metallic materials, materials
   design and computer simulation.

◆ 2003-2010: Principle Engineer, Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd, UK. 
    Research area: development of new materials and processing for turbine wheels
   and compressor wheels, Life (mainly high/low cycle fatigue and creep) evaluation
   of components.  

1995-2003:   Research Fellow, University of Sheffield and University of Cambridge , UK.
   Research area: Thermal mechanical processing of metallic materials: experiment
   and simulation.

◆ 1990-1995: Research assistant, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. 
    Research areas: hot working and creep of aluminum alloys.

1989-1990: Visiting research fellow, Ecole des Mine de Nancy, France. 
   Research area: segregation of alloying and trace elements during directional
   solidification of Ni base alloys.

◆ 1982-1989: Head of Superalloys Laboratory, University of Science and
   Technology Beijing. Research areas: role of trace elements in superalloys on
    microstructure and mechanical properties. 

Awards & Honors:

◆ Special report in “Advance in Engineering” for the paper “Microstructural evolution
   and   thixoformability of semi-solid aluminum 319s alloy during re-melting”, Journal of Alloys
   and Compounds 649(2015) 204-210.

 Cummins Steve Power Award 2004 “Resolution of HX82 Impeller Slinger Boss LCF”
 Cummins Steve Power Award 2006 “Semi-Solid Moulding of Impellers”
◆ 2009 International Die Casting Competition Award on Aluminum Die Casting/Squeeze/
   Semi-Solid, presented by North American Casting Association.

[1] X. Hu, Q. Zhu, X. Lu, F. Zhang, D. Li, S.P. Midson. Microstructural evolution and thixoformability of semi-solid aluminum 319s alloy during re-melting. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2015:649, p204-210.
[2] 杨福宝, 李丹, 章林, 景艳红, 李大全, 朱强. 热等静压及后续热处理对高温合金MIM418涡轮合金组织与性能的影响. 材料热处理学报. 36(2015),p129-135.
[3] K. Du, Q. Zhu, D. Li, F. Zhang. Study of formation mechanism of incipient melting in thixo-cast Al–Si–Cu–Mg alloys. Materials Characterization, 2015:106, p134-140.
[4] Q. Zhu, S. P. Midson, C. Ming, Helen V. Atkinson. Casting and Heat Treatment of Turbocharger Impellers Thixocast from Alloy 201. Solid State Phenomena. 2013: 192-193, p556-561.
[5] Q. Zhu and S. P. Midson. Semi-solid moulding: a competition to cast and machine from forging in making automotive complex components. Transaction of Nonferrous Metals, 2010:20, p1042-1047.
[6] Q. Zhu. Semi-Solid Moulding: A New Way of Making Impellers. HTI: The Latest Turbotecharger News, 2008:9, p7-8.
[7] Q. Zhu, C. M. Sellars, H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia. Quantitative metallography of deformed grains. Materials Science and Technology, 2007:23, p757-766.

[8] Q. Zhu, M. F. Abbod, J. Talamantes-Silva, etc. Hybrid modelling of aluminium magnesium alloys during thermomechanical processing in terms of physically-based, neuro-fuzzy and finite element models. Acta Materialia, 2003: 51(17), p5051-5062.
[9] Q. Zhu, C. M. Sellars. Evolution of Microbands in High Purity Aluminium-3% Magnesium during Hot Deformation Testing in Tension-Compression, Scripta Mat, 2001:45, p41-48.
[10] W. Blum, Q. Zhu, R. Merkel, H. J. McQueen. Dynamic restoration mechanisms in hot torsion of Al-5Mg and Al. Zeitschrift für Metallkunde, 1996, Vol:87, p14.
[11] Q. Zhu, D. Wang, H. Ge, G. Chen. Phase interface segregation of magnesium in a nickel-base superalloy. IN 100, Acta Metallurgica Sin. (Eng. Ed.), 1989, Vol:2A, p408.