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Associate Professor Laichang Zhang

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2322, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.201
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2322
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5811
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.201  


Laichang is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering.

Current Teaching

  • ENS1115 - Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • ENM3218/ENS6100 - Fluid Mechanics


Dr Laichang Zhang was awarded his PhD at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has considerable researches on the alloy development, synthesis and microstructure characterisation and properties evaluation of advanced engineering materials, including nanocrystalline / ultrafine-grained metallic materials, bulk metallic glasses, biomaterials, and high-strength steels. He is an internationally recognised expert in the alloy development of advanced metallic materials (including nanocrystalline / ultrafine-grained materials, bulk metallic glasses) as well as the understanding of their processing-microstructure-property relationships. Dr Zhang has extensively contributed to a number of research grants supported by Australian Research Council, European Union, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He also has good links to industry both for teaching and research.

Prior to joining the Edith Cowan University, Dr Zhang has worked at The University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) in 2009-2012, University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia) in 2007-2009, Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden (Dresden, Germany) in 2006-2007 and Darmstadt University of Technology (Darmstadt, Germany) in 2005-2006. Dr Zhang is currently the Program Leader of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering. He is in charge of two materials research labs at the School, i.e., the Engineering Materials Laboratory and the Nanomechanical Testing Laboratory. Dr Zhang has also established several ongoing collaborations with The University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia), University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia), and Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden (Dresden, Germany), Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shenyang, China), The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China), South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China), Shandong University (Jinan, China), Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research (Xi’an, China), China University of Geosciences (Beijing, China), and China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing/Xuzhou, China).

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2011: "Hundred Talents Program" Scholar (Shaanxi Provincial Government of China)
  • 2005: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany)
  • 2004: Presidential Award (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • 2002: Liu Yongling Award (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

University Awards

  • 2012: ECU Innovator Award (Edith Cowan University, Australia)

National and International Research Positions

  • Editorial Board Member, Advances in Materials Research: An international Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Technology & Applied Science
  • 2011-present: Adjunct Professor of Curtin University (Perth, Australia)
  • 2011-present: Adjunct Professor of Jinggangshan University (Jiangxi, China)
  • June 2011: Visiting Scholar, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shenyang, China)
  • June-July 2009: Guest Scientist, IFW Dresden (Dresden Germany)

Research Areas and Interests

  • 3D print
  • Metallic biomaterials and composites
  • Nanocrystalline materials and metallic glasses
  • Alloy development, materials processing, microstructure characterisation in light-weight alloys and steels
  • Mechanical behaviour and deformation mechanism
  • Nanomaterials for wastewater treatment


  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • Polymer/ rare earth nano-sized Gadolinium metal hybrid materials-preparation methods, characterization and application,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2014 - 2017,  $60,000.
  • Selective Laser Melting of Bulk Metallic Glasses,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2013 - 2016,  $15,000.
  • Ultra-high resolution focussed ion beam facility for Western Australia,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2015 - 2016,  $2,018,181.
  • Next Generation Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2014,  $1,725,000.
  • Porous Beta-Titanium Bone Implants Optimized for Strength and Bio-Compatibilty: Design and Fabrication,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2011 - 2013,  $330,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Zhang, L., (2013), High-strength ultrafine-grained titanium-based alloys with large plasticity. Titanium Alloys: Formation, Characteristics and Industrial Applications, 275-302, New York.
  • Yang, C., Liu, L., Zhang, L., (2013), Fabrication of Titanium-based Composites by Spark Plasma Sintering and Crystallization of the Amorphous Phase. Titanium Alloys: Formation, Characteristics and Industrial Applications, 239-273, New York.
  • Zhang, L., Attar, H., Yang, C., (2013), Selective laser melting of Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn alloy for biomedical applications. Titanium Alloys: Formation, Characteristics and Industrial Applications, 53-86, New York.
  • Zhang, L., (2012), Crystallization behavior and control of amorphous alloys. Advances in Crystallization Processes, 185-216, Croatia.

Journal Articles

  • Chen, L., Zeng, Q., Li, J., Lu, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Qin, X., Lu, W., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Zhang, D., (2016), Effect of microstructure on corrosion behavior of a Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Cu-O alloy. Materials and Design, 92(2016), 888-896, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.12.067.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Kang, L., Long, Y., Xiao, Z., Li, P., Zhang, L., (2016), Equiaxed Ti-based composites with high strength and large plasticity prepared by sintering and crystallizing amorphous powder. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 650(2016), 171-182, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.10.048.
  • Jia, Z., Miao, J., Lu, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., (2016), Photocatalytic degradation and absorption kinetics of cibacron brilliant yellow 3G-P by nanosized ZnO catalyst under simulated solar light. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 60(2016), 267-274, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2015.10.012.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Liu, Y., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2016), Influence of Nb on the ? ? ?? martensitic phase transformation and properties of the newly designed Ti?Fe?Nb alloys. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 60(2016), 503-510, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.11.072.
  • Dai, N., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Chen, Q., Wu, M., (2016), Corrosion behaviour of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V Alloy in NaCl solution. Corrosion Science, 102(2016), 484-489, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.10.041.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Liu, Y., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2016), Phase transition, microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Ti-Nb-Fe alloys induced by Fe addition. Materials and Design, 97(2016), 279-286, London, UK, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.02.094.
  • Liu, Y., Li, S., Hou, W., Wang, S., Hao, Y., Yang, R., Sercombe, T., Zhang, L., (2016), Electron beam melted beta-type Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn porous structures with high strength-to-modulus ratio. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 32(6), 505-508, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2016.03.020.
  • La, L., Leong, Y., Leatherday, C., Au, P., Hayward, K., Zhang, L., (2016), X-ray protection, surface chemistry and rheology of ball-milled submicron Gd2O3 aqueous suspension. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 501(2016), 75-82, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.04.058.
  • Wang, L., Wang, C., Zhang, L., Chen, L., Lu, W., Zhang, D., (2016), Phase transformation and deformation behavior of NiTi-Nb eutectic joined NiTi wires. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 23905, London, UK, DOI: 10.1038/srep23905.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Kang, L., Qu, S., Li, X., Zhang, W., Chen, W., Li, Y., Li, P., Zhang, L., (2016), A new insight into high-strength Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloys with bimodal microstructure fabricated by semi-solid sintering. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 23467, London, UK, DOI: 10.1038/srep23467.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Prashanth, K., Attar, H., Chaubey, A., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2016), Evaluation of mechanical and wear properties of Ti-xNb-7Fe alloys designed for biomedical applications. Materials and Design, 111(2016), 592-599, London, UK, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.09.029.
  • Dai, ND., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Ni, Q., Chen, Y., Wu, M., Yang, C., (2016), Distinction in corrosion resistance of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy on different planes. Corrosion Science, 111(2016), 703-710, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.06.009.
  • Jia, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2016), Amorphous Fe78Si9B13 alloy: An efficient and reusable photo-enhanced Fenton-like catalyst in degradation of cibacron brilliant red 3B-A dye under UV-vis light. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192(2016), 46-56, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.03.048.
  • Liu, Y., Li, S., Wang, H., Hou, W., Hao, Y., Yang, R., Sercombe, T., Zhang, L., (2016), Microstructure, defects and mechanical behavior of beta-type titanium porous structures manufactured by electron beam melting and selective laser melting. Acta Materialia, 113(2016), 56-67, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.04.029.
  • Zhang, L., Attar, H., (2016), Selective laser melting of titanium alloys and titanium matrix composites for biomedical applications: a review. Advanced Engineering Materials, 18(4), 463-475, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500419.
  • Ji, D., Ren, J., Zhang, L., (2016), A novel creep-fatigue life prediction model for P92 steel on the basis of cyclic strain energy density. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25(11), 4868-4874, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-016-2334-7.
  • Sun, Y., Yang, G., Li, K., Zhang, L., Zhang, L., (2016), CO2 mineralization using basic oxygen furnace slag: process optimization by response surface methodology. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75(19), article no. 1335.
  • Jia, Z., Duan, X., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Sun, H., Wang, S., Zhang, L., (2016), Ultra-sustainable Fe78Si9B13 metallic glass as a catalyst for activation of persulfate on methylene blue degradation under UV-Vis light. Scientific Reports, 6(6 Dec. 2016), article no. 38520, DOI: 10.1038/srep38520.
  • Xu, H., Shen, K., Liu, S., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Qin, J., Weimin, W., (2016), On the High Activity Methanol/H2O2 Catalyst of Nanoporous Gold from Al-Au Ribbon Precursors with Various Circumferential Speeds. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: Energy Conversion and Storage, Optical and Electronic Devices, Interfaces, Nanomaterials, and Hard Matter, 120(44), 25296-25305, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b06314.
  • Ding, Z., Zhang, C., Xie, L., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Lu, W., (2016), Effects of Friction Stir Processing on the Phase Transformation and Microstructure of TiO2-Compounded Ti-6Al-4V Alloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 47(12), 5675-5679, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3809-8.
  • Chen, L., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Lu, W., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Zhang, D., (2016), Effect of low temperature pre-deformation on precipitation behavior and microstructure during fabrication. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 54(4), 496-507, DOI: 10.1080/00223131.2015.1059776.
  • Liu, J., Wang, J., Gao, F., Ju, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., (2016), Flow consistency between non-Darcy flow in fracture network and nonlinear diffusion in matrix to gas production rate in fractured shale gas reservoirs. Transport in Porous Media, 111(1), 97-121, Dordrecht, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-015-0583-9.
  • Li, Y., Wang, Y., An, B., Xu, H., Liu, Y., Zhang, L., Ma, H., Wang, W., (2016), A practical anodic and cathodic curve intersection model to understand multiple corrosion potentials of fe-based glassy alloys in OH- contained solutions. PLoS One, 11(1), e0146421, San Francisco, USA, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146421.
  • La, L., Leong, Y., Watts, HP., Au, P., Hayward, K., Zhang, L., (2016), A novel approach for the preparation of nanosized Gd2O3 structure: The influence of surface force on the morphology of ball milled particles. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 506(2016), 13-19, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.06.005.
  • Zhang, L., Attar, H., Calin, M., Eckert, J., (2016), Review on manufacture by selective laser melting and properties of titanium based materials for biomedical applications. Materials Technology, 31(2), 66-76, Oxfordshire, UK, DOI: 10.1179/1753555715Y.0000000076.
  • Attar, H., Prashanth, KG., Zhang, L., Calin, M., Okulov, IV., Scudino, S., Yang, C., Eckert, J., (2015), Effect of Powder Particle Shape on the Properties of In Situ Ti?TiB Composite Materials Produced by Selective Laser Melting. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 31(10), 1001-1005, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2015.08.007.
  • Zheng, X., Liu, Y., Li, J., He, L., Zhang, L., (2015), Boride precipitation and mechanical behaviour of high boron stainless steel with boron and titanium additions. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 51(4), 332-344, Bucks, UK, DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2015.072559.
  • Liu, Y., Li, X., Zhang, L., Sercombe, T., (2015), Processing and properties of topologically optimised biomedical Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn scaffolds manufactured by selective laser melting. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 642(2015), 268-278, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.06.088.
  • Miao, J., Lu, HB., Habibi, D., Khiadani, M., Zhang, L., (2015), Photocatalytic Degradation of the Azo Dye Acid Red 14 in Nanosized TiO2 Suspension under Simulated Solar Light. CLEAN: Soil, Air, Water, 43(7), 1037-1043, DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400383.
  • Wang, L., Wang, X., Zhang, L., Lu, W., (2015), Ultrafine processing of (TiB+TiC)/TC18 composites processed by ECAP via Bc route. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 645(2015), 99-108, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.08.011.
  • Lin, H., Luo, Q., Tong, W., Jiang, C., Huang, R., Peng, H., Zhang, L., Travas-Sejdic, J., Duan, C., (2015), Facile preparation of rare-earth semiconductor nanocrystals and tuning of their dimensionalities. RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, 5(106), 86885-86890, Cambridge, UK, DOI: 10.1039/C5RA17506B.
  • Wang, L., Qu, J., Chen, L., Meng, Q., Zhang, L., Qin, J., Zhang, D., Lu, W., (2015), Investigation of Deformation Mechanisms in ?-Type Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr Alloy via FSP Leading to Surface Strengthening. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 46(11), 4813-4818, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-015-3089-8.
  • Attar, H., Lober, L., Funk, A., Calin, M., Zhang, L., Prashanth, K., Scudino, S., Zhang, Y., Eckert, J., (2015), Mechanical behavior of porous commercially pure Ti and Ti-TiB composite materials manufactured by selective laser melting. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 625(2015), 350-356, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.12.036.
  • Attar, H., Prashanth, K., Chaubey, A., Calin, M., Zhang, L., Scudino, S., Eckert, J., (2015), Comparison of wear properties of commercially pure titanium prepared by selective laser melting and casting processes. Materials Letters, 142(1), 38-41, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2014.11.156.
  • Ji, D., Zhang, L., Ren, J., Wang, D., (2015), Creep-Fatigue Interaction and Cyclic Strain Analysis in P92 Steel Based on Test. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 24(4), 1441-1451, New York, United States, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-015-1446-9.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Lu, H., Jian, G., Cao, G., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2015), Effect of ?? martensite on the microstructure and mechanical properties of beta-type Ti-Fe-Ta Alloys. Materials and Design, 76(1), 47-54, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.03.028.
  • Miao, J., Lin, HC., Zhang, L., (2015), Investigation of Anti-Alga Properties and Anti-Bacteria Effects of Composite Nanofiltration Membranes Based on Chitosan Derivatives. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 6(3), 174-177, Singapore, DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.584.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Wang, F., Qu, S., Li, X., Zhang, W., Li, Y., Zhang, L., (2015), Ultrafine grained Ti-based composites with ultrahigh strength and ductility achieved by equiaxing microstructure. Materials and Design, 79(1), 1-5, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.04.032.
  • Chen, L., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Lu, W., Wang, L., Zhang, L., Zhang, D., (2015), Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Si-O alloy for fuel cladding candidate: Processing, microstructure, corrosion resistance and tensile behavior. Corrosion Science, 100(2015), 332-340, Oxford, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.005.
  • Chen, L., Liu, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Lu, W., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Zhang, D., (2015), Effects of alloyed Si on the autoclave corrosion performance and periodic corrosion kinetics in Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-O alloys. Corrosion Science, 100(2015), 651-662, Oxford, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.043.
  • Li, X., Wang, X., Saunders, M., Suvorova, A., Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Fang, M., Huang, Z., Sercombe, T., (2015), A selective laser melting and solution heat treatment refined Al?12Si alloy with a controllable ultrafine eutectic microstructure and 25% tensile ductility. Acta Materialia, 95(2015), 74-82, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.05.017.
  • Yang, C., Wei, T., Yao, Y., Li, Y., Qu, S., Zhang, L., (2014), Bulk multimodal-grained irons with large plasticity fabricated by spark plasma sintering. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 591(2014), 54-58, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2013.10.076.
  • Su, L., Lu, C., Deng, G., Tieu, K., Zhang, L., Guagliardo, P., Samarin, SN., Williams, JF., (2014), Vacancy-Type Defects Study on Ultra-Fine Grained Aluminium Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation. Science of Advanced Materials, 6(7), 1338-1345, USA, DOI: 10.1166/sam.2014.1809.
  • Zhang, J., Liu, C., Cheng, G., Chen, X., Wu, J., Zhu, Q., Zhang, L., (2014), Constant-stress accelerated life test of white organic light-emitting diode based on least square method under Weibull distribution. Journal of Information Display, 15(2), 71-75, DOI: 10.1080/15980316.2014.889613.
  • Attar, H., Bonisch, M., Calin, M., Zhang, L., Zhuravleva, K., Funk, A., Scudino, S., Yang, C., Eckert, J., (2014), Comparative study of microstructures and mechanical properties of in situ Ti-TiB composites produced by selective laser melting, powder metallurgy, and casting technologies. Journal of Materials Research, 29(17), 1941-1950, United States, DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2014.122.
  • Yang, C., Guo, H., Daguang, M., Qu, S., Li, X., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., (2014), Bulk TiB2-Based Ceramic Composites with Improved Mechanical Property Using Fe-Ni-Ti-Al as a Sintering Aid. Materials, 7(10), 7105-7117, Basel, Switzerland, DOI: 10.3390/ma7107105.
  • Wang, X., Zhang, L., Fang, M., Sercombe, T., (2014), The effect of atmosphere on the structure and properties of a selective laser melted Al?12Sialloy. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 597(2014), 370?375, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.01.012.
  • Zhao, L., Yang, P., Wang, J., Zhang, L., (2014), Impacts of surface roughness and loading conditions on cyclic direct shear behaviors of an artificial frozen silt-structure interface. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 106-107(2014), 183-193, DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.07.009.
  • Challis, VJ., Xu, X., Zhang, L., Roberts, AP., Grotowski, JF., Sercombe, TB., (2014), High specific strength and stiffness structures produced using selective laser melting. Materials and Design, 63(2014), 783-788, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2014.05.064.
  • Zhang, Y., Niu, H., Zhang, L., Bai, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, P., (2014), Grain coarsening behavior in a nanocrystalline copper subjected to sliding friction. Materials Letters, 123(2014), 261-264, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2014.02.050.
  • Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Niu, H., Bai, X., Yu, S., Ma, X., Yu, Z., (2014), Deformation twinning and localized amorphization in nanocrystalline tantalum induced by sliding friction. Materials Letters, 127(2014), 4-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2014.04.079.
  • Zhao, L., Yang, P., Wang, J., Zhang, L., (2014), Cyclic direct shear behaviors of frozen soil?structure interface under constant normal stiffness condition. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 102(2014), 52-62, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.03.001.
  • An, B., Li, Y., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, W., (2014), Unique corrosion behavior of Fe78Si9B13 glassy alloy with different circumferential speeds under various chloride ion levels. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 593(2014), 16-23.
  • Attar, H., Bonisch, M., Calin, M., Zhang, L., Scudino, S., Eckert, J., (2014), Selective laser melting of in situ titanium?titanium boride composites: Processing, microstructure and mechanical properties. Acta Materialia, 76(2014), 13-22, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.05.022.
  • Attar, H., Calin, M., Zhang, L., Scudino, S., Eckert, J., (2014), Manufacture by selective laser melting and mechanical behavior of commercially pure titanium. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 593(2014), 170-177, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2013.11.038.
  • Liu, Y., Ye, S., An, B., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, W., (2014), Effects of mechanical compression and autoclave treatment on the backbone clusters in the Al86Ni9La5 amorphous alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 587(2014), 59-65, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.10.150.
  • Miao, J., Jia, Z., Lu, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2014), Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of mordant black 11 with ZnO nanoparticles under UV?Vis light. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45(4), 1636-1641, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2013.11.007.
  • Li, X., Kang, C., Huang, H., Zhang, L., Sercombe, T., (2014), Selective laser melting of an Al86Ni6Y4.5Co2La1.5 metallic glass: Processing, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 606(2014), 370-379, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.03.097.
  • Miao, J., Zhang, L., Lin, H., (2013), A novel kind of thin film composite nanofiltration membrane with sulfated chitosan as the active layer material. Chemical Engineering Science, 87(2013), 152-159, DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2012.10.015.
  • Miao, J., Lin, H., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2013), Amphoteric composite membranes for nanofiltration prepared from sulfated chitosan crosslinked with hexamethylene diisocyanate. Chemical Engineering Journal, 234(November 2013), 132?139, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2013.08.085.
  • Wang, X., Fang, M., Zhang, L., Ding, H., Liu, Y., Huang, Z., Huang, S., Yang, J., (2013), Solid particle erosion of alumina ceramics at elevated temperature. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 139(2-3), 765-769, Lausanne, Switzerland, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2013.02.029.
  • Liu, Y., Zhao, X., Zhang, L., Habibi, D., Xie, Z., Xie, Z., (2013), Architectural design of diamond-like carbon coatings for long-lasting joint replacements. Materials Science and Engineering C, 33(5), 2788-2794, Lausanne, Switzerland, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2013.02.047.
  • Zhang, L., Sercombe, T., (2012), Selective laser melting of low-modulus biomedical Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn alloy: Effect of laser point distance. Key Engineering Materials, 520(2012), 226-233, Switzerland, DOI: 10.4028/
  • Yang, Y., Li, G., Wang, H., Wu, S., Zhang, L., Li, Y., Yang, K., (2012), Formation of zigzag-shaped {1 1 2}?1 1 1? ? mechanical twins in Ti-24.5 Nb-0.7 Ta-2 Zr-1.4 O alloy. Scripta Materialia, 66(5), 211-214, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2011.10.031.
  • Su, L., Lu, C., He, L., Zhang, L., Guagliardo, P., Tieu, A., Samarin, S., Williams, J., Li, H., (2012), Study of vacancy-type defects by positron annihilation in ultrafine-grained aluminum severely deformed at room and cryogenic temperatures. Acta Materialia, 60(10), 4218-4228, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.04.003.
  • Pereloma, E., Beladi, H., Zhang, L., Timokhina , I., (2012), Understanding the Behavior of Advanced High-Strength Steels Using Atom Probe Tomography. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 43(11), 3958-3971, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-011-0782-0.
  • Zhang, Y., Li, W., Wang, G., Zhang, L., Yao, B., Han, Z., (2012), Formation of thick nanocrystalline surface layer on copper during oscillating sliding. Materials Letters, 68(1), 432-434, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2011.11.026.
  • Zhang, L., (2012), High performance ultrafine-grained Ti-Fe-based alloys with multiple length-scale phases. Advances in Materials Research, 1(1), 13-29.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Cold Drawn Steel Wires
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Effect Of Thermal Annealing And Carbon Implantation On The Functional Properties Of Nanocomposite Tisin Coatings On Steel
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Processing, Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Beta-type Titanium Porous Structures Made By Addictive Manufacturing
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design, Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of New Ti-based Alloys
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Simulated Solar Light Assisted Photocatalytic Degradation Of Organic Matters
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Manufacturing And Properties Of Titanium-based Materials Produced By Selective Laser Melting.
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