1992 …2019
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Jian works in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University as a Professor.

Research Interests:

  • physical metallurgy of light alloys
  • structure/property relationships in metallic alloys
  • crystallography of phase transformations in solids
  • application of electron microscopy and diffraction

My current projects include:

  • Development of high strength and creep-resistant magnesium alloys
  • Thermomechanical processing of magnesium and aluminium alloys
  • Creep deformation mechanisms in magnesium alloys
    Strengthening mechanisms in magnesium and aluminium alloys
  • Heterogeneous nucleation of strengthening precipitates in magnesium alloys
  • Effects of microalloying elements on precipitate nucleation and light alloy design
  • Structure and migration of interphase boundaries
  • Applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction

Teaching Commitments:

  • MAE2400
  • TRC3800
  • MTE3542
  • MTE4573

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Projects 2004 2006

Research Output 1992 2019

A detailed HAADF-STEM study of precipitate evolution in Mg–Gd alloy

Zhang, Y., Rong, W., Wu, Y., Peng, L., Nie, J-F. & Birbilis, N., 10 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 777, p. 531-543 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

First-principles study of the solute segregation in twin boundaries in Mg and possible descriptors for mechanical properties

Pei, Z., Li, R., Nie, J-F. & Morris, J. R., 5 Mar 2019, In : Materials & Design. 165, 10 p., 107574.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Isometric tilt grain boundaries and solute segregation in a deformed Mg–Zn–Ca alloy

Zhu, Y. M. & Nie, J. F., 1 Jan 2019, Magnesium Technology, 2019. Neelameggham, N. R., Jordon, J. B., Orlov, D. & Joshi, V. V. (eds.). Springer, p. 263-266 4 p. (Minerals, Metals and Materials Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

Magnesium extrusion alloys: a review of developments and prospects

Zeng, Z., Stanford, N., Davies, C. H. J., Nie, J. F. & Birbilis, N., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Materials Reviews. 64, 1, p. 27-62 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Microstructural design for advanced light metals

Nie, J. F. & Wang, Y., 1 Apr 2019, In : MRS Bulletin. 44, 4, p. 281-286 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review