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

1992 …2022

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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

Research area keywords

  • Light alloys, microstructures characterisation using scanning transmission electron microscopy


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