|Telephone:||+61 8 6304 2322|
|Facsimile:||+61 8 6304 5811|
Laichang is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering.
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).