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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


  • Doctor of Engineering, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • Design, Microstructure and Properties of Biomedical Titanium Alloys,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.
  • Corrosion behaviour of 3D-printed titanium alloys for biomedical applications,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme ? 2017 Round 2,  2018 - 2019,  $7,815.
  • A novel and highly efficient metallic glass catalyst for heterogeneous wastewater treatment,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $4,560.
  • 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.
  • Ultra-high resolution focussed ion beam facility for Western Australia,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2015 - 2016,  $2,018,181.
  • Selective Laser Melting of Bulk Metallic Glasses,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2013 - 2016,  $15,000.
  • 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., 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, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Zhang, L., (2013), High-strength ultrafine-grained titanium-based alloys with large plasticity. Titanium Alloys: Formation, Characteristics and Industrial Applications, 275-302, New York, Nova Science Publishers.
  • 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, Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2017), Nanoindentation study of mechanical properties of Ti based alloys with Fe and Ta additions. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 692(September 2017), 892-897, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.09.123.
  • Peng, S., Xie, S., Yang, Y., Xiao, G., Lu, J., Zhang, L., (2017), Aluminum and antimony segregation on a batch hot-dip galvanized Zn-0.05Al-0.2Sb coating. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 694(October 2017), 1004-1010, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.10.136.
  • Lv, Y., Ding, Y., Han, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Lu, W., (2017), Strengthening mechanism of friction stir processed and post heat treated NiAl bronze alloy: Effect of rotation rates. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 685(December 2017), 439-446, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier.
  • Liu, Y., Wang, H., Li, S., Wang, S., Wang, W., Hou, W., Hao, Y., Yang, R., Zhang, L., (2017), Compressive and fatigue behavior of beta-type titanium porous structures fabricated by electron beam melting. Acta Materialia, 126(December 2017), 58-66, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.12.052.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Liu, Z., Zhang, L., Zhang, W., Huang, X., He, L., Li, P., (2017), Ultrahigh strength and large plasticity of nanostructured Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloy obtained by selectively controlled micrometer-sized phases. Materials Characterization, 124(January 2017), 260-265, Philadelphia, USA, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2017.01.009.
  • Liu, L., Ma, J., Yu, C., Huang, X., He, L., Zhang, L., Li, P., Liu, Z., (2017), Determination of forming ability of high pressure die casting for Zr-based metallic glass. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 244(January 2017), 87-96, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.01.015.
  • Liang, S., Jia, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2017), Rapid malachite green degradation using Fe73.5Si13.5B9Cu1Nb3 metallic glass for activation of persulfate under UV?Vis light. Materials and Design, 119(January 2017), 244-253, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.039.
  • Lei, X., Dong, L., Zhang, Z., Liu, Y., Hao, Y., Yang, R., Zhang, L., (2017), Microstructure, Texture Evolution and Mechanical Properties of VT3-1 Titanium Alloy Processed by Multi-Pass Drawing and Subsequent Isothermal Annealing. Metals, 7(4), article no. 131, Basel, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/met7040131.
  • Jia, Z., Liang, S., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Yang, C., Zhang, L., (2017), Heterogeneous photo Fenton-like degradation of cibacron brilliant red 3B-A dye using amorphous Fe 78 Si 9 B 13 and Fe 73.5 Si 13.5 B 9 Cu 1 Nb 3 alloys: The influence of adsorption. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 71(Novermber 2016), 128-136, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2016.11.021.
  • Jia, Z., Kang, J., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Yang, C., Sun, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2017), Surface aging behaviour of Fe-based amorphous alloys as catalysts during heterogeneous photo Fenton-like process for water treatment. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 204(December 2016), 537-547, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.12.001.
  • Zhang, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, W., Huo, W., Hu, J., Zhang, L., (2017), Elevated tensile properties of Ti-O alloy with a novel core-shell structure. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 696(April 2017), 360-365, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier.
  • Bai, Y., Gai, X., Li, S., Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Hao, Y., Zhang, X., Yang, R., Gao, Y., (2017), Improved corrosion behaviour of electron beam melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy in phosphate buffered saline. Corrosion Science, 123(May 2017), 289-296 , Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon press, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2017.05.003.
  • Chen, Y., Zhang, J., Dai, N., Qin, P., Attar, H., Zhang, L., (2017), Corrosion Behaviour of Selective Laser Melted Ti-TiB Biocomposite in Simulated Body Fluid. Electrochimica Acta, 232(February 2017), 89-97, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.02.112.
  • Zhao, L., Yang, P., Zhang, L., Wang, J., (2017), Cyclic direct shear behaviors of an artificial frozen soil-structure interface under constant normal stress and sub-zero temperature. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 133(November 2016), 70-81, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2016.10.011.
  • Liu, Y., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2017), Additive manufacturing techniques and their biomedical applications. Family Medicine and Community Health, 5(4), 286-298, DOI: 10.15212/FMCH.2017.0110.
  • Jia, Z., Duan, X., Qin, P., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Yang, C., Sun, H., Wang, S., Zhang, L., (2017), Disordered Atomic Packing Structure of Metallic Glass: Toward Ultrafast Hydroxyl Radicals Production Rate and Strong Electron Transfer Ability in Catalytic Performance. Advanced Functional Materials, 27(38), 1702258, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201702258.
  • Jia, Z., La, L., Zhang, W., Liang, S., Jiang, B., Xie, S., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2017), Strong enhancement on dye photocatalytic degradation by ball-milled TiO2: A study of cationic and anionic dyes. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 33(8), 856-863, Liaoning, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2017.02.006.
  • Chen, J., Ma, F., Liu, P., Liu, X., Li, W., Chen, X., Zhang, K., Zhang, L., (2017), Effects of different processing conditions on super-elasticity and low modulus properties of metastable ?-type Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy. Vacuum, 146(December 2017), 164-169, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2017.09.047.
  • Shen, K., Jia, C., Cao, B., Xu, H., Wang, J., Zhang, L., Kim, K., Wang, W., (2017), Comparison of catalytic activity between Au(110) and Au(111) for the electro-oxidation of methanol and formic acid: Experiment and density functional theory calculation. Electrochimica Acta, 256(December 2017), 129-138, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.10.026.
  • Yu, B., Qi, F., Chen, Y., Wang, X., Zheng, B., Zhang, W., Li, Y., Zhang, L., (2017), Nanocrystalline Co0.85Se anchored on graphene nanosheets as a highly efficient and stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(36), 30703-30710, Washington, USA, American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b09108.
  • Jia, Z., Wang, J., Liang, S., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2017), Activation of peroxymonosulfate by Fe78Si9B13 metallic glass: the influence of crystallization. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 728(September 2017), 525-533, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.09.019.
  • Li, X., Liang, S., Xi, X., Jia, Z., Xie, S., Lin, H., Hu, J., Zhang, L., (2017), Excellent performance of Fe78Si9B13 metallic glass for activating peroxymonosulfate in degradation of naphthol green B. Metals, 7(7), Article No. 273, Basel, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/met7070273.
  • La, L., Leatherday, C., Qin, P., Leong, Y., Hayward, K., Jiang, B., Zhang, L., (2017), The interaction between encapsulated Gd2O3 particles and polymeric matrix: the mechanism of fracture and X-ray attenuation properties. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 535(December 2017), 175-183, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.09.038.
  • Peng, S., Xie, S., Lu, J., Zhang, L., (2017), Surface characteristics and corrosion resistance of spangle on hot-dip galvanized coating. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 728(2017), 1002-1008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.09.091.
  • Ma, X., Gao, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, L., (2017), Fretting wear behaviors of aluminum cable steel reinforced (ACSR) conductors in high-voltage transmission line. Metals, 7(9), 373, Basel, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/met7090373.
  • Zhang, C., Ding, Z., Xie, L., Zhang, L., Wu, L., Fu, Y., Wang, L., Lu, W., (2017), Electrochemical and in vitro behavior of the nanosized composites of Ti-6Al-4V and TiO2 fabricated by friction stir process. Applied Surface Science, 423(30 Nov 2017), 331-339, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.06.141.
  • Yang, C., Zhu, M., Luo, X., Liu, L., Zhang, W., Long, Y., Xiao, Z., Fu, Z., Zhang, L., Lavernia, E., (2017), Influence of powder properties on densification mechanism during spark plasma sintering. Scripta Materialia, 139(October 2017), 96-99, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.06.034.
  • Dai, N., Zhang, J., Chen, Y., Zhang, L., (2017), Heat Treatment Degrading the Corrosion Resistance of Selective Laser Melted Ti-6Al-4V Alloy. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 164(7), C428-C434, DOI: 10.1149/2.1481707jes.
  • Wang, L., Xie, L., Lv, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, L., Meng, Q., Qu, J., Zhang, D., Lu, W., (2017), Microstructure evolution and superelastic behavior in Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy processed by friction stir processing. Acta Materialia, 131(April 2017), 499-510, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.03.079.
  • Yang, C., Mo, D., Lu, H., Li, X., Zhang, W., Fu, Z., Zhang, L., Lavernia, E., (2017), Reaction diffusion rate coefficient derivation by isothermal heat treatment in spark plasma sintering system. Scripta Materialia, 134(1 June 2017), 91-94, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.03.005.
  • Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., Huo, W., Hu, J., Zhang, L., (2017), Microstructure, mechanical and wear properties of coreeshell structural particle reinforced Ti-O alloys. Vacuum, 139(1 May 2017), 44-50, DOI: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2017.02.006.
  • Yang, C., Kang, L., Li, X., Zhang, W., Zhang, D., Fu, Z., Li, Y., Zhang, L., Lavernia, E., (2017), Bimodal titanium alloys with ultrafine lamellar eutectic structure fabricated by semi-solid sintering. Acta Materialia, 132(April 2017), 491-502, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.06.005.
  • 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, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146421.
  • 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, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-015-0583-9.
  • 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 of a Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Cu-O alloy during fabrication. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 53(4), 496-507, Taylor and Francis Ltd., DOI: 10.1080/00223131.2015.1059776.
  • 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, Elsevier Ltd, 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, Elsevier Ltd, 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, Elsevier BV, 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, 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, Elsevier Ltd, 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, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.02.094.
  • 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, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1179/1753555715Y.0000000076.
  • 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, Elsevier, 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, Nature Publishing Group, 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, Nature Publishing Group, 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, Elsevier Ltd, 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, Elsevier Ltd, 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, Elsevier, 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, Elsevier Ltd, 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, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 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, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-6147-7.
  • 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.
  • 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, Chinese Society of Metals, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2016.03.020.
  • 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, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.03.028.
  • 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, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.043.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2014.11.156.
  • 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, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.12.036.
  • 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.
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  • 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, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.06.088.
  • 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, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.05.017.
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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.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Functional Application Of Iron-based Metallic Glasses In Catalysis Technology: Design And Mechanism
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  From Gd2o3 Suspension To Nanocomposite: Synthesis, Properties And Radiation Protection
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