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​Qiang Zhu

Chair Professor

Research Direction:
metal advanced forming, additive manufacturing, failure analysis and fracture mechanics
​Qiang Zhu
Qiang Zhu, graduated from the Universität Erlangen- Nürnberg, Germany, majoring in material science and obtained a Dr.-Ing. Degree in 1994. He uses to be vice chief engineer and chief scientist in the General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (Beijing),vice director of the National Research Center for Non Ferrous Metal Based Composites, the established director of the Beijing Research Center for Advanced Forming Technologies of Metals. Now he is the Chairman of the 15th International Technical Committee of Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, executive director of the Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing of High Performance Materials. Dr. Zhu has completed or been ongoing research projects of France-China 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, China central government and local government key research programs. Zhu gave a number of invited speeches to internationally well-known academic conferences as well as universities and enterprises, published more than 160 articles and as chief editor published 2 academic books. He is also applied or granted 1 International invention patent and 50 Chinese patents.

Research Areas:

 Advanced forming (liquid and solid processing) theory and technology of metals
 Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metals
 Metal powder injection forming
 Computer Aided Engineering (material design, forming simulation, property prediction, etc.)
 Failure analysis and fracture mechanics

◆ 1994-----Dr.-Ing. in Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany       
◆ 1986-----M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, PRC
◆ 1982-----B.Sc. in High Temperature Alloying, University of Science and Technology Beijing, PRC

2016-Present-Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
 2010-2016-----Vice Chief Engineer and Chief  Scientist, General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Beijing, China
 2003-2010-----Principle Material Engineer and Chief Metallurgist, Cummins Turbocharging Technologies Ltd, UK
 1997-2003-----IMMPETUS Research Fellow in Materials, University of Sheffield, UK
◆ 1996-1997-----Senior Associate Researcher, University of Cambridge, UK
 1995-1996-----Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
 1994-1995-----Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
 1989-1990-----Visiting CNRS Research Fellow, Ecole des Mine de Nancy, France
 1982-1989-----Lecturer and Head of Superalloys Laboratory, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Awards & Honors:
◆  "Peacock Plan" A Level of Overseas High-level Talents of Shenzhen, 2017
◆  Distinguished Professor of "Pengcheng Scholar" of Shenzhen, 2018
◆  "Pilot Talents" of Nanshan district, Shenzhen, 2017
◆  Outstanding Contribution Award to Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, 2018
◆  Key Scientific Article Award of Advances in Engineering, 2015
◆  International Die Casting Competition Award on Aluminum Die Casting/Squeeze/ Semi-Solid, presented by North American Casting Association, 2009
◆  Cummins Steve Power Award “Semi-Solid Moulding of Impellers”, 2006
◆  Cummins Steve Power Award “Resolution of HX82 Impeller Slinger Boss LCF”, 2004
◆  Excellent thesis award of China Metal  “Phase interface segregation of magnesium in a nickel-base superalloy”,1988

[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.