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Advanced magnesium alloys; wire-based additive manufacturing; biodegradable metallic materials; atomic-scale characterisation and computation of solute segregation

1992 …2024

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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Light alloys, microstructures characterisation using scanning transmission electron microscopy

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