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​Qiang Zhu

​Qiang Zhu-Chair Professor
Research Areas:
metal advanced forming, additive manufacturing, failure analysis and fracture mechanics

Qiang Zhu, graduated from Universität Erlangen- Nürnberg majoring in material science and obtained a Dr.-Ing. Degree in 1994. He worked as Research Fellow for Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France, University of Cambridge and University of Sheffield, UK, as well as Principle Engineer for Cummins. He returned China in 2010 as Deputy Chief Engineer for General Research institute for Non Ferrous Metals, Deputy Director for National Research Center of Metal Matrix Composite, Director of Beijing Research Center of Advanced Metal Manufacturing. In 2016, he joint the department as Chair Professor. Dr. Zhu has carried out research projects of China-France cooperation project, National Natural Science Foundation of Germany, National Natural Science Foundation key project of UK and the life improvement project of the impeller and turbine for the key components of Cummins global turbocharger. Since returned China, Dr. Zhu has hold projects of “863”, China International Corporative Research program, National Key Technology and Development Program, National Key Research and Development Program-Basic Materials project and National Key Research and Development Program-Materials Genome project. Dr. Zhu gave a number of invited speeches to internationally well-known academic conferences as well as universities and enterprises, published more than 100 articles in international journals and academic conferences, edited and published an academic book as well as 1 International invention patent and 27 Chinese invention patents.

◆ 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.

 Shenzhen Key Laboratory approved in 2017.

[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.