Jian Nie


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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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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 1992 2019

9 Citations (Scopus)

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.

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A first-principles study of β'F phase in magnesium-rare earth binary systems

Liu, Y. X., Liu, H., Zhu, Y. M., Wilson, N. C. & Nie, J. F., 1 Dec 2019, In : Computational Materials Science. 170, 14 p., 109126.

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Direct observation and impact of co-segregated atoms in magnesium having multiple alloying elements

Zhao, X., Chen, H., Wilson, N., Liu, Q. & Nie, J. F., 19 Jul 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 9 p., 3243.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of Ca addition on microstructures of aged Mg-15Gd-0.5Zr alloy

Chen, H. W., Liu, C., Li, Z., Li, P., Zhang, A. & Nie, J. F., 1 Oct 2019, In : Materials Characterization. 156, 9 p., 109838.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of calcium on strength and microstructural evolution of extruded alloys based on Mg-3Al-1Zn-0.3Mn

Zeng, Z. R., Zhu, Y. M., Nie, J. F., Xu, S. W., Davies, C. H. J. & Birbilis, N., Sep 2019, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 50A, 9, p. 4344–4363 20 p.

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